Anyone who has cared for a loved one remembers the tumultuous process of getting rid of all the extra.
Whether you are helping your loved one downsize thanks to a move to a new living situation, or your loved one has passed and you are going through their stuff, getting rid of things is a rite of passage.
Although, especially at first, it can feel like a heavy responsibility, it’s not so much the actual task of rehoming and repurposing things that is challenging. It’s the emotional attachments we have to the items and accepting what letting go of the stuff truly means.Excerpt from my guest post at ReUseFull.org
Recently, I shared about my experience letting go of Grandma’s belonging on the blog at ReUseFull.org. ReUseFull is a local platform here in Kansas City that connects everyday people looking to get rid of stuff with the organizations that can use it.
I used ReUseFull to help me find a new home for key items in my first round of getting rid of Grandma’s extra stuff.
As I find new homes for things, I find joy. I know that, through giving them away, my grandma continues to be a blessing to others who receive her earthly treasures.
Follow the link below to read more about our journey in downsizing, when I first came on the caregiving scene and after my caregiving mission was completed.