Jane and John Doe knew they would trade in their four-bedroom family house someday for a smaller, more manageable home. But the couple put off downsizing until after retirement … then after their youngest’s wedding … then after a big vacation … then ….
Then John had a stroke. Suddenly Jane faced not just the immediate health crisis, but having to move their entire decades-old household into a one-level apartment within three weeks.
Why no names on this story? Because it’s so common. “This happens all the time,” says Aida Middel, co-founder of Maryland’s Potomac Concierge, a company which handles downsizing, moving and organizing.