Easily, actually. Or as easily as one can begin a new venture. And there is a symmetry to this move, given what’s been going on with me personally over these past couple of years.
This was all inspired by my experiences with my 90-year-old father, his 88-year-old sister, and the rather delicate dynamics of my family. Suffice it to say that it became clear that there is a need for a service which manages both the physical objects and treasures collected throughout a lifetime – and the frail emotions that often surface when a senior is making some sort of transition.
The house was a mess. Her mother had always been the housekeeper and kept it very tidy. But during those few months between summer and winter she’d become too weak to keep up with it.
That’s not a minor change. Her mother’s transition meant they needed to bring in an outside worker, a housekeeper, into their home. Having someone new coming into your home - a stranger who’s touching your belongings and cleaning your bathroom - can sometimes feel as jarring as relocating.
And of course there’s the concern about how honest that new person is, which is why you need a home inventory before having someone work in your home. But that’s for another blog.
One of the things I love doing the most is solving problems. They’re like puzzles to me. My father’s home is neat and organized, while my late aunt’s home was neither due to the ravages of Alzheimer’s. It showed me how unique each situation is, and how challenging – and fulfilling – this work could be, and that I’d be good at it.
Clear Home Solutions combines what’s been going on with me personally over these past two years with a new professional life that I’m truly enjoying. So please have a look around our beautiful website and let me know what you think. You can leave a comment here, shoot me an email or chat us up on our Facebook page. We’d love it if you’d “like” us!
Dad at Seneca Lake a few years ago. He was quite the outdoorsman.