Welcome! My name is Janet Parkinson. My husband Rick and I have spent most of our professional lives working with families struggling during life’s most stressful and overwhelming times. My own struggles while caring for my aging parents compelled us to start Caring Transitions. As our company’s name implies, we help people who are transitioning from one phase of life to another.
Caring for my own parents has reminded me of the essential importance of a rule that has always guided my actions: The Golden Rule, arguably the most important ethic for the modern concept of human rights and compassion. Can you imagine how much better our world would be if everybody agreed to treat others in a manner that they themselves wished to be treated? Caring Transitions is guided by this precept. It is not a flowery ideal that I am casually mentioning for affect and the quickly forgotten. The Golden Rule is my personal compass, and also Caring Transitions’. It directs our actions as we work with people, forming the types of relationships that good businesses necessarily have.
Transitions come in many forms. Retirees and “empty nesters”, no longer needing the homes they purchased to raise families, often choose to downsize into smaller living spaces to reduce cost, time, and the taxing exertion required maintaining a larger home. The upheaval of divorce is a different type of transition, and so is work related relocations, each with its own set of challenges.
The type of transitions that eventually affect every family are those caused by life changing events such as the death of a family member, serious illness, or an injury that upsets life’s fine balance, reducing a person’s ability to live independently. During these traumatic, emotional, stress-filled times it is difficult figuring out what needs to be done. People often do nothing because they don’t know where to start, which worsens the situation because many of the tasks demanding attention have time requirements. Caring Transitions helps families, or anyone needing assistance, cope with the need to downsize, move, and disperse or liquidate personal property.
Caring Transitions can help by doing any of the following:
Sorting and De-cluttering
Packing and Moving
Liquidate personal property
Estate/Tag Sales and On-Line Auctions
Disperse personal property
Repair, paint, clean-up
Prepare the old home for resale or re-occupancy
We will strive to minimize your stress, and help you through a difficult time. Let us shoulder the burden. Delegation is the secret to maintaining one’s emotional balance and family relationships, which can become frayed. Whatever part of the task you don’t want to do, or don’t have time to do, delegate that to us so that you can work on those things that can’t be delegated. We’ll work with you to formalize a clear plan with a timetable that suits your needs. You tell us. It’s done. It’s that simple.
Respectfully and efficiently, we work with estate executors, family members, and friends of the family, organizing and dispersing the estate as directed. If conducting your estate sale, we promote the sale to draw a lot of buyers to get maximize value for your property. When needed, we can handle the painting, repairs, the clean-up, hauling away trash, and sweep it out, preparing the house for resale or reoccupation. We can be your on-site manager, coordinating whatever needs to be done.
Call us today to schedule a FREE in-home consultation at the end of which we will be able to provide you with an individualized blueprint with completion timeframes.
Caring Transitions of Upstate South Carolina: Guided by The Golden Rule