Staging A Seniors HomeRecently, a friend and I had a conversation lamenting the fact that people don’t “dress up” anymore. Years ago, folks wore their best attire to church each Sunday. The ladies wore lovely dresses, and the men had suits and ties. A shopping trip downtown was a reason for ladies to put on hats, gloves, pumps and a purse. Back then, most adults would never dream of wearing pajama-like clothing to the bank or the grocery store. Continue reading

Navigating Long Distance Home SaleWorking as a diplomat in another country, Susan only had one week to fly to her father’s town in the U.S., move him into a care community, and arrange for his home to be sold. All of her professional education and globe-trotting business affairs had not prepared her for this challenge, and she wondered how she would manage it in so short of a time. Laura and her three siblings each lived in a different state, each hundreds or thousands of miles from their aging parents. Continue reading

DownsizingMr. and Mrs. Sherman, in their mid-80’s, had a house full of belongings. They were moving to an assisted living community, but their son Todd, as the only child, had no idea how he would handle their move on his own. Fortunately, the Shermans chose SASH to handle their home sale. SASH hired Karin, one of the best professional downsizers in the Seattle area, to help the Shermans make the move out of the family home. Karin came to meet the Shermans and got to know them, and their particular situation. Continue reading