Moving: The Next Chapter

box of clothes with a "donate" label

By Debbie Sokobin, Next Chapter Concierge

Moving can be physically and emotionally taxing at ANY age. The impetus to launch my company, Next Chapter Concierge, came after helping my parents move out of their home of 48 years. It is so hard to part with items that you have collected over time, only to find that your children and grandchildren either don’t want or have the room for your “stuff.” I always recommend starting with one closet or even one drawer at a time. You can even time yourself – 15 minutes a day to fill a box with clothing that hasn’t been worn in 5 years (or more!) – and slowly, it will chip away. Many of my clients regret not having whittled down their belongings sooner. You may not have those bell-bottom pants in your closet from the ’70s, but you will have the memory of having worn them and the stories to tell! And, remember that the suit that no longer fits may help someone less fortunate look great at the job interview that sets them up for success.

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