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As the saying goes, Your home is your castle. Or perhaps it feels like an isolated island during this Covid 19 pandemic. We have been asked to self isolate, to stop all non essential activity. To Stay Home. Has this affected how you think of your home? Do you feel trapped, or content? Safe or disconnected?
I am sure there are challenges and difficulties however I also hope there is a chance to take stock of what you love about your home, and what you would like to change. Are there areas you prefer to spend your time in, or areas you avoid? Do you find you use every room in your house/apartment or that some doors remain closed, rooms untouched. Did you pull out those puzzles and games that you have kept "for a rainy day" or did they stay tucked away? Did you start working on unfinished projects, or repairs - those items you have told yourself you would get to "someday"?
Taking stock may help you realize what you will make use of in the future. Could you manage with a smaller living space, or would it drive you crazy! This exercise may help you take a realistic view toward your personal priorities and where you may spend your energy in the future - when the world opens up again -- to a new normal.
Home Suite Home Transitions Testimonial
A few years ago I saw Patti’s Home Suite Home Transitions presentation about helping Seniors move and /or downsize. I just “filed it away”, until ...
Last Spring I REALIZED I WAS READY TO LET GO of a lot of “STUFF”.... wedding presents that were lovely but no longer being used, inherited coins and jewellery that had been in a safety-deposit box for 50 years, some furniture, some art, old sports autographs from the 1950’s, good china, serving dishes, flatware, well-used camping gear, small appliances and many everyday items etc. After asking Family to take whatever they wanted, I contacted Patti.
My main goal was to downsize our stuff and also make it easier for our executors when that time comes (hopefully not too soon). I am extremely pleased with the results. Patti and her team did all the work and we were left with a nice profit and empty shelves! It was a real weight off my mind.
When you are ready to downsize, I recommend you contact Patti as she is very pleasant to work with, knows her stuff and reaches a wide range of potential buyers.
Liz Henderson, Peterborough, Feb 2019.