Anne is a widowed writer and translator who had lived in her UES townhouse for 40 years, and was moving into a much smaller apartment nearby. Two months before the closing date, she realized there were too many tasks for her to do by herself. She contacted Lambent Services and was paired with an assistant with a specialty in professional organizing. Over the course of several months, her assistant assumed responsibility for almost every aspect of the move. She was given a key to the apartment in order to work at times that Anne was away, including weekends.
The assistant’s work included:
Anne was very happy with the move and with her assistant. They developed a great working relationship, and in short order Anne felt she could trust her assistant with her belongings, her home, and to do a good job with all the components of this project. While Anne was not able to completely relax, everything was much easier than if she had tried to do it herself or asked her children and grandchildren for help. Anne used her assistant for an average of 12 hours a week.