In the aftermath of a loved ones passing, deciding to sell their home is often a decision that holds a multitude of emotions.
Perhaps this is the home where you grew up.
Maybe your parents have lived in this home for most of their married life and the thought of sorting through it can feel overwhelming.
I understand. I too have walked this pathway when my mom passed away in 2016, so my words are deep with empathy.
I have also had the privilege of being invited into this season with several clients that are walking through this chapter and it is my heartfelt intention to help guide the way with the utmost compassion and dignity.
Depending upon the circumstances, I might recommend having a gathering at the home so extended family and close friends can have the opportunity to join with you as you sift through furniture, clothing, and other household items. This helps to transform a challenging task into a celebratory event of reminiscing and sharing about special times and memories.
Family and friends are often reluctant to impose upon you during this time of grieving but if you open the doors and invite them into this process with you, it might open conversations of sharing stories and moments that can extend encouragement and strength to you in the present.
I recently had a client tell me that she had walked passed the photos on the walls so many times that she had never really taken the time to truly look at them. As she began to take the photos down and box them up, she felt like she really saw them. She expressed the impact of immersing herself into those sacred memories and a feeling of thankfulness overwhelmed her knowing that the photos could live on and offer many more years of enjoyment upon new walls.
Embracing these tender days with care, surrounded by the loving support of others can often truly help one find the spark of hope as you prepare the home for the next chapter to be enjoyed by its next homeowner with honor and reflection.
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