Eco-friendly, Supportive & Practical -- that's ESP!
Eco-friendly (in many ways!)
We want to help you get rid of the stuff you don't want, and keep it out of the landfill if at all possible. We have extensive knowledge about options on how to divest yourself of "stuff"
If you think some things have value, we can line up an appraiser or assist with an estate sale.
If you just want stuff to "go away" we'll give you lots of options. We will ask you what charities you might prefer to support, discuss a range options on where to send things as donations, recycling, or reselling specialty items.
The Dynamic Duo has many electronic tools to help far-flung families be involved in the process. Our on-line options can speed up decision making, save time and travel expenses, and reduce your environmental impact.
We can put photos on a private webpage where family members can view, comment on, "tell a story" about items, or even "vote" or "bid" on who gets what. We can conduct a Facebook live or Zoom conference to work through certain types of things. And, if family dynamics require them, there are several more options which we can set up to help the family, or the executor, negotiate distribution of items.
Downsizing can be hard, emotionally and physically.
Cleaning out a loved one's belongings (or even your own things!) can be full of surprises -- on a spectrum from delightful to depressing. Some family members might have differing ideas on how to manage things. We know about these kinds of issues, we've witnessed them.
We are not therapists, but we help our clients process "stuff" and stay focused on the outcome.
We know it is highly important to respect your wishes, while guiding you towards your goals. We will ask you questions to make sure we're following your wishes, and check in frequently.
"The owner of Dynamic Duo Downsizing & Estate Services provided much-needed relief when I was attempting to quickly redistribute our parents' wealth of accumulated collectibles, household goods and just plain stuff.
Finding places for things to go, and knowing what could be recycled in a community unfamiliar to me was overwhelming; having someone who knew what to do and gently helped me make decisions was wonderful during an uncomfortable and challenging time.
I highly recommend this company to anyone in need of help in the midst of a loss, not sure what to do with anything from furniture and fuzzy photos to Tupperware and old videos. There is, apparently, a place for just about everything."
Emily G., Wyoming
Whether we just consult with you to get you started, or we take the whole clean-out and do it for you, we will save you a lot of your time and energy.
If you have a deadline to clear out a place, we can bring in extra hands to help make it happen.
And we don't get carried away with our whole-hearted eco-friendly philosophy. We will tell you (if needed!) -- sometimes you just have to let some things go to the dump.