Cleaning Out Mom’s House

One of the most challenging things you may have to face as a daughter (or a son) is that of cleaning out mom’s house. Maybe it’s time for your parents to downsize, maybe your widowed mom is moving to a smaller place or a nursing home, or maybe you have recently said good-bye to a dearly loved parent.  Whatever the situation, cleaning out the home of a parent is not only time-consuming work but it’s a whole lot of emotional upheaval as well. Recently, Moxie Girl was privileged to help a family with this enormous task. We were honored to be able to help them preserve memories, sort through belongings, donate usable items, and clean the home of their mom who moved to a smaller place. Here is how we broke this giant job down into manageable steps: Cleaning Out Mom’s House 1. Mom had already taken along with her the things she would need at...

Spring Cleanout – Time to Purge and Toss

Everywhere you look, magazines, Pinterest, websites, are all talking about spring cleaning. Have you ever wondered why it’s called spring cleaning and not summer cleaning or fall cleaning? Spring represents rebirth and renewal; when plants and trees awaken from their winter slumber and start budding flowers and leaves. It’s time to come out of hibernation. Time to come out of the cave. Maybe your home is so cluttered and full of stuff that you feel like you live in a cave! At Moxie Girl, we recently took on a gigantic clean-out and organizing project. This project is one that really requires stamina, perseverance and a divide & conquer mindset. Do you have a big clean-out project you need to tackle? Here are five basic strategies to follow to get the job done: Spring Cleanout – Time to Purge and Toss   #1: Sort through everything and create piles. Keep a large dumpster or garbage can at...