I really cannot say enough about the wonderful members of Barbara’s team!
"Barbara and her Overwhelmed? How Can I Help staff were the single most helpful resource I used in a recent move. We were working with a short time frame when our home sold much more quickly than anticipated and the moving process was complicated by us being out of state much of the time. Our transition involved moving some items from our home of 20 years to a small apartment across town, some to the family home in Texas, some to auction, some to donate and much just clearing out of 20 years of homework papers, too small clothing, books, memorabilia etc. Barbara’s team helped organize, clear out, sort and pack. They transformed what seemed to be an overwhelming task into a do-able job. And they did it with kindness, support, efficiency and clear-headed organization. I really cannot say enough about the wonderful members of Barbara’s team! Every day when they arrived I could just feel my blood pressure lowering! Additionally, Barbara was a terrific source of additional resources: an auction and clean out company, movers, access to cleaners and handymen—anything that was necessary to complete this task. Moving is hard, anxiety-producing work, OHCIH helped carry the load."
Karen Gainesville, TX January 5, 2021
Over a 2 year period
"I used White Glove Moving Solution to relocate from my single family home to an Independent Living apartment in the same area. I was very impressed from the start as Alonso did an excellent job of communicating well before the move. I also used "Overwhelmed, How Can I Help" to assist me in right-sizing my possessions to fit into my apartment. Both of these companies worked together to ensure that after my move was complete, I was able to simply move in and start living. They helped to unpack all of my belongings, assembled furniture and set up everything that they could. These companies were truly "full service" and capable of doing anything asked of them. They even helped complete the move-out cleaning in my single family home. I thoroughly enjoyed working with both White Glove Solution and Overwhelmed, How Can I Help LLC and would recommend them to friends that are also looking for a Move Management Company.”
Lora K. Woodbridge, VA November 16, 2020
I'm Grateful to Barbara and Her Team
"My parents had their home built and lived there happily for 17 years. Then, a series of events resulted in my Dad moving to assisted living while my Mom landed in a different rehab facility. Once they vacated the home, it fell to me to get it cleared out and ready to sell. Barbara and her team were truly a lifesaver in this project. While I only had a vague idea of what was in the house, and no idea as to what to do with all of the stuff, Barbara and her crew came in and were able to sort through the house, separate trash from treasure, and bring in the resources needed to empty the house of furniture, clothing, and decades worth of accumulated items.
During this process, the team found my Dad's high school ring, socks filled with rolled coins and credit cards that were scattered throughout the home. Most special of all was a strand of pearls that was the one thing my Mom let me 'borrow' for my wedding day, and which I had never seen since. I have no idea where they found it, but I was thrilled to have this necklace located and not lost in the process of clearing out the house. They finished in a couple of weeks, a project that would have taken me and my husband several months to accomplish. I'm grateful to Barbara and her team for caring for a lifetime's accumulated treasures just as if it were their own home's contents."
Ann Jeffersonton, VA October 23, 2018
Home transitioned like I have never seen before!
"My experience with 'overwhelmedhowcanihelp' started with acknowledging the name of the company. If for no other reason, just to call and share just how overwhelmed you are about anything, should be stress reducing enough. The owner, Barbara, would gladly listen, even if she could not help out after all. I was introduced to Barbara through another resource and I am ever so thankful it happened.
She and her team transitioned a home like I have never seen before. Not only was it spotless, when all was said and done, but along the way they paid close attention to detail and what really mattered. In the midst of all the clutter, they still managed to keep myself and my client updated on everything that was taking place; where items were being moved too, down to the new mail that had been accumulating. She even took care of getting movers and securing a storage unit, so that my client could remain worry free. I say with certainty, that if it were not for her help, professionalism and ultimate strategy, we would not have been able to sell the home so quickly.
Most importantly, my client's ability to downsize as planned and cover the cost of her new living arrangements also would have failed. So Barbara, I thank you and your team immensely and truly happy that people like you exist! Organizations that do the type of work that you do, need a lot more praise and recognition. I hope this is a start..."
Jihan S. Owner & Eldercare Consultant, Davenport Senior Connections, LLC October 23, 2018
The Staging Helped Sell Our House
"We did sell the house and I have no doubts at all, it was because it was so beautiful. Everybody who came through just said 'how beautiful the house was.' That had so much to do with all of you and all of your hard work, so thank you again! You and your team were wonderful to work with.
I cannot thank you enough."
Gretchen Reston, VA August 21, 2018
Could Not Have Done It Without Her
"When my sister-in-law became seriously ill while in the middle of selling her house and moving into a retirement community, I was thrown into the middle of going to settlement and clearing out and packing up her house of over 40 years, all while figuring out and dealing with her medical care. Barbara and her crew took so much off my shoulders.
She went through household items and belongings, organized them into groups to be sold, donated and trashed. She coordinated with an auctioneer for the items to be sold and coordinated a truck load of furniture to be put in storage. She has a network of people who buy special items, like coin collections, cameras, etc. Her crew hauled bags to be donated to various charities and constantly kept me informed of the status of all items, all the while being very considerate of my sister-in-law's needs and feelings.
Months later, after my sister-in-law died, Barbara helped us clean out her vacation home and staged it for sale. Barbara and crew are worth every penny and I could not have got through this rough experience without her."
Suzy C. Staunton, VA May 22, 2017
Artfully Guided Our Parents
"It is difficult to find the words to express our gratitude for the care and attention that Barbara and her crew exhibited while assisting my wife's parents through an extremely trying chapter in their lives. We live out of state, and most of the preparation, as well as the physical move, was directed by her.
Having to relocate from their home of 46+ years into an assisted living apartment at the age of 90 — and with dementia — was sometimes more than their patience and understanding could bear. We know that this is 'what y'all do' — but you 'artfully guided' them through the minefield of what to keep, what to give to charity, and what to submit to auction.
Helping them to understand just what would fit into their new home, as well as overcome the sense of loss they must have felt as they had to select which treasures to keep and which to discard, requires the experience and empathy of seasoned professionals.
From the packing to physically moving to unpacking and establishing a new lifestyle in unfamiliar surroundings — Barbara and her crew share a special responsibility during this awkward transition for many older folks. We gratefully thank y'all, and highly recommend your care and guidance to any family facing similar circumstances."
Theresa & Jim Picayune, MS April 13, 2017
Downsizing & Moving On
"What a relief it was when Barbara and her crew took over my downsizing and packing. The move-in was a joy. Sharing experiences with the staff made the whole process go quickly and more pleasantly. They were professional and respectful as well as efficient. The whole process was completed faster than expected. I would definitely recommend them."
Carol Burke, VA February 24, 2016