My move coordination clients are typically very private, and I have the utmost in respect for that privacy. As a result, certain details are obscured in the stories below. I share them because there is a universal, human thread which runs through each of their stories; through the years and myriad of varied projects. My how time flies! All this, only four short years ago…
A Year of Adventures in Move Coordination from 2010
December 29, 2010 – Love my business! Tomorrow I am helping a favorite client put away the 63 storage bins of Christmas that decorate her warm, fabulous home each year. Five years ago we organized them by type and labeled the bins. Then eggnog!
December 29, 2010 – I love being needed. The client’s business trip to India wasn’t scheduled and the house was supposed to be finished this week but … so yesterday 3 men and I searched a 10 x 30 storage unit w/contents of 3000sf house for a passport… Found it!!!
December 21, 2010 – A year end reminder that it’s a good time to change the batteries in all of your smoke alarms. And buy new batteries to use, not ones dug up out of a drawer. It’s a matter of life and death!
December 13, 2010 – Planning to move a couple into their new condo in January. Lining up the closet designer; the art installers; a handywoman; the IT guy and the moving company. Pack, Move, Unpack and all else accomplished from Monday to Thursday. My team rocks!!
July 1, 2010 – Yesterday I unpacked a Priest into his new digs at the Refectory. The movers had offloaded everything into all in the rooms while I was at another job site – piles, stacks, no order. Then… from chaos and overwhelm to comfort and peace. Even I am amazed what 2 pros can do in a 7hr period. Just what he needed to settle in and tackle his new assignment. My time was paid by a grateful parishioner so I was a gift. How fun!
July, 1, 2010 – Today I moved an elderly resident from her 1br apt into Assisted Living. It takes grace, humor, sequencing skills, politics and persistence to move a home in an 8 hr period. I use photos to recreate the look of the tables, cabinets etc. We try so hard to minimize the impact of a move by making the new home look as much like the last, even though we are downsized by 150sf. Exhausted. A very gratifying day.
March 25, 2010 – Yesterday I spoke to a room of Seniors saying that the transition of this final move is part of their Legacy. That the downsizing process, the act of choosing which stuff to bring with them from a long life; and the opportunity to share their beloved stuff with their families, retelling stories and histories is their Legacy. And then they can live lightly for the remainder of their life with what is most important.
March 20, 2010 – My client, turning 91 next week, accidentally called me last night. Listened to how she is doing in her new apt at the retirement home. Was grateful that I had received some training in working with dementia i.e. instead of correcting or objecting I just listened, soothed and agreed. So much easier. Next book to read “How to Say It to Seniors”
March 1, 2010 – Welcome to the fan page for It’s a Breeze Moving. We specialize in high net-worth and complex households as well as estate transitions. We cater to busy professionals, business owners, downsizing seniors, executors and heirs and coordinate all aspects of Move Out, Move, Move In and manage the selected moving company and its crew. Simply give us a call.