This was the most challenging home by far for me and Jeff. We immediately felt overwhelmed and did not know where to start or how we could possibly finish. Kelly thought her situation was fine, her daughters did not. She admitted she was doing this for them. As we uncovered stuff and began to move things out, emotion and pain came to the surface. Kelly had been keeping her ex-husband’s things for him for many years, which Jeff and I thought was unacceptable. We pushed Kelly to move fast, to not think, and to pack up his things for him. As the days went on, you could feel a physical lift in Kelly as well as the energy in the home.
I believe we helped Kelly and her daughters above and beyond creating a great new space. We helped Kelly to feel good about herself again.
Fun Fact: I ran into Kelly two months later and she said we had changed her life. She had hired someone and had completely cleaned out her closet and master bedroom!
It was all worth it!