We recently worked with a widow whose husband had died 3 years ago and she is putting her house, which she has lived in for over 30 years on the market. The basement and garage were full of her husband’s old hobby equipment. To her and her grown children is was a mountain of “junk , a hurdle, a burden, an obstacle preventing her to move on with her life.
When she first spoke with Org & Relo, she just wanted everything “gone”. On closer analysis however, we were able to identify items of not only financial value but personal value to her and her family. With a team of four organizers we were able to sort items for resell and donation, cutting down on the amount that would be removed for trash. Saving her not only the cost of disposal but also making her money with the reselling of her husband’s tools and ham/short wave radios.
All those cost savings pale in comparison however to the true treasure on of our organizers found when culling through her husband’s old text books; a manuscript he wrote about his experiences during the Korean War. Priceless. Now that her basement and garage are empty of the mountains of old books and unused electrical equipment, our client can move forward with the next phase of her life with her children and grandchildren AND have important mementos that honor her late husband which she can share and pass on.
Written by: Corinne O'Doherty, Project Manager