Can you really afford
to hold on to your clutter?
The worst part of hanging on to clutter, besides the low self esteem, guilt and
time wasted in pursuit of lost objects, is the inability to have the things you
truly want, because you have no room for them. Simply put, if you rid yourself
of the unwanted, you make space for the desirable.
Good Riddance’s Supportive Relocation Assistance or Aging in Place Services
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Practically Daughters™ Assistance for Aging in Place
Most seniors wish to stay in their homes for the rest of their lives. In fact an AARP survey found this number to be greater than 80% of seniors. This "stay at home" approach is also known as "Aging in Place”.
However, quite often it is the home that creates the difficulties. Most residential housing is geared to young healthy adults and does not consider age-related conditions such as reduced mobility or limited range of reach. Consequently, homes do not support the physical and sensory changes that older adults encounter as they age. What seem like insignificant home features can have considerable effect, for a person with even minor aging issues. Practically Daughters™’ professional organizers understand that successful “Aging in Place" requires planning. It is important to do a thorough assessment of the home to assure that it is properly organized for comfort, safety and accessibility. We remove clutter and other hazards and work with handymen and renovations experts to install necessary modifications in the home that allow seniors to remain in familiar surroundings and neighbourhoods where support systems are in place.
Practically Daughters™ Supportive Relocation Services
Good Riddance’s Practically Daughters™ program focuses on the specific needs of seniors who are often faced moving from a home in which they have resided for many years, at a time in their lives when they may be experiencing reduced physical performance. Many seniors may need support through this transition especially if family members are unable or have limited time to assist in the downsizing process. When an individual needs to relocate to a retirement community or care facility, our Practically Daughters™ program provides the know-how and decision support to organize the home for sale or clearing. Our staff is dedicated to helping families decide what do to with memories that span a lifetime. Through Good Riddance’s Practically Daughters™ program and their partners, excess and unwanted belongings find good homes through sale, donation and recycling. Our seniors relocation specialists organize the entire move including floor plan, packing and unpacking, hiring and supervising movers and setting up the new residence.
For families experiencing grief over the loss of a relative after a prolonged illness, clearing and disseminating a loved one’s possessions often adds to their distress. And if these activities also include preparing the home for sale, the surviving family members may not feel up to the emotional demands that these complexities inflict. Sorting through a parent’s or spouse’s lifetime of possessions brings up lots of memories. If you have grown up in the home yourself, there will be many experiences which are important to recall, even record, in order to say goodbye. Sometimes, conflict develops between children or siblings over who assumes responsibility for the disposition of material items. Having professional support during this difficult process can help to maintain harmony within the family at a difficult time.
Practically Daughters works with families who are faced with having to cope with the logistical problems of the disposition and distribution of their family’s treasured belongings through sale, donation and re-directing to family members. We are downsizing experts who understand how overwhelming this course of action can be and can make it easier.
do you stay organized when you are constantly in orbit? Every age, from infancy
to the teen years, has its accompanying possessions to manage. For new and
experienced parents, all that stuff can be overwhelming. We help families to
implement simple and practical strategies to control clutter, engaging family
members as resources to help design the organizing solutions that work best for
them. From designing learning environments to support success at school or
organizing kid’s bedrooms and closets, sports equipment, and collections, we
view the de-cluttering process as a sustainable practice. Our purpose is to
teach families how to reduce, re-use and recycle, optimizing their existing
storage. Good Riddance shows you how to let go, to make room so that other
things may enter their lives.
your middle years presents both opportunities and challenges. As members of the
“sandwich generation” you can count yourself among those balancing the needs of
family and older parents. Perhaps you have inherited excess furniture and
belongings that you don’t have room for, or you are taking care of your parents
in addition to work responsibilities. If you are planning to sell your home,
Good Riddance can assist with your downsizing needs. Moving from a large home to
smaller quarters involves stressful, critical decision-making. It is a proven
fact that by removing the clutter prior to putting a home on the market reduces
the time to sell and improves your profit margin. This is the perfect occasion
to take stock of what you actually need. Good Riddance experts can expedite
packing, unpacking and organizing your new dwelling.
you changing careers? Running a business out of your home? Are the paper piles
out of control? Working from home presents opportunities for making
modifications to your living space to accommodate life changes. Good Riddance
professionals can help create order out of chaos with systems that are easy to