It took years to confront, then I realized I needed an organizer. I called several before getting the right vibe from Christie of “In Good Order”.
I’d put things downstairs since we moved in, intending to get to them, before the job transfer came. With long-term sitters moving in, things had to take shape fast. The ceiling is 3 inches lower than I am tall, I’m a nostalgic pack-rat, have a bad back, and my organizational attention span is roughly that of the common housefly. Christie saw through this and in 6 hours what had taken 4 years to avoid was sorted for the move, stored and labelled for easy access, or gone.
She was excellent - completely neutral on my attachment to warn out wallets and single shoes and empathetic to my need to dispose of things to people who will treasure them as I would have, if I could have found them. I guestimate spending 40 or more hours getting nowhere just trying to sort stuff before Christie came and helped me fix it. She was easy to speak to, on-time to the minute, extremely hard working, and clear about what had to happen to meet my goals.
I didn’t need to buy a new storage system, and about half her bill (which was bang-on what was expected) was off-set by income from the clutter that ended up being of value, once Christie pointed me toward who might buy it.
Thanks, Christie! See you when we move again (you should see the amount of storage room for my new stuff in the place we’re in now! (uh' oh)