Take a look at this linked article. Firstly, how different from our current experience that some of these appliances have been in use for over 60 years. Built to endure and reducing the crazy amounts of waste we now produce for whitewoods and appliances. How many of us find appliances that are truly built to last?
Secondly, and this is where it hits home with so many clients, it is so clearly difficult for this lovely couple to let go of these items. While their wish is for the pieces to go to a museum or a collector (and how lovely that would be), the reality is that so many belongings are sitting in homes, offices and storage units right now waiting for a "worthy home".
I so often see people holding on to things because they want to know they will go to a good home. Here's the catch: while they are sitting unused in your home, office or in storage, they are not being appreciated, used or enjoyed. So often they are adding to crowded areas, heightened anxiety and the ever present weight of procrastination.
As professional organisers, we develop the knowledge and experience to recognise items likely to find "a good home", those that can absolutely find "a good home" and those that have served their purpose and given as much as they can.
As a reformed hoarder, I know just how hard it is to face those decisions, and I know the experience of feeling pain or panic at trying to let go of something that could surely have a good home. I've taken the journey and it is, without a doubt, one of the most fundamental shifts you can take.
One of the greatest gifts I can give is to help others on their journey.
When you look around your home or office today, when you think about any other storage areas you have such as storage units, your parents' house, the attic, the garage - are you ready to make a change? Are you ready to let go?