GETTING BY WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM YOUR FRIENDS

She didn’t have a lot of money but, after 50 years living in one building, one client had many acquaintances in the neighborhood. So I enlisted their help in downsizing.

I made a plan, got them started, then visited weekly to check on their progress. Once the downsizing and sorting was done, we decided to have a moving sale.

Everyone wanted to make this event a real happening, and the client was delighted seeing her loved possessions going to those who truly appreciated them — including her acquaintances.

Most of the items sold. The next day, through the Jasmin Transition network of not-for-profit organizations, we donated everything left behind.

What a wonderful experience!