Working Smoothly Together
"Barbara has been a great help in clearing out my father-in-law's home. We were inexperienced with the process and emotionally drained from caring for him. Barbara helped in deciding what was the best way to handle all the items. There were a lot of belongings, and when the house sold quickly it needed to be expedited. It was nice to have Barbara and Margaret work closely together and keep things moving smoothly. Thank you for making it work!"
Pam Ellicott City, MD July 31, 2015
Truly a Blessing!
"We were faced very suddenly with having to relocate our elderly Aunt from living in an apartment for almost 20 years into Potomac Place, an assisted living facility. We were out of state and in poor health and could not oversee or do the job ourselves. We did not know anyone in the area. We had to downsize; we needed more services than just moving.
Barbara presented her services and was truly a life saver. She is a very take-charge, organized, no-nonsense person who at the same time is compassionate, dedicated, and conscientious. She performs her services as if she were your family member; she is reliable and trustworthy. She stays in touch and is responsive to your needs. She moves quickly and has the resources to get it done. She is thorough and detail oriented. Barbara does little things as well as big chores and makes recommendations for needs she thinks may help your loved one. Barbara and her team were truly a blessing when we needed one most!"
Peggy St. Louis, MO November 19, 2012
Exceeded My Expectations
"My client, an enthusiastic collector, lived in a 100+ year old home and her transition situation was a case of borderline hoarding to much needed downsizing. My homeowner was very pleased with Barbara and the services provided by Overwhelmed How Can I Help, LLC. I would absolutely use and recommend their services again!"
Elizabeth Ann Realtor®, Keller Williams November 19, 2012
Outstanding Senior Transition
"My husband and I were referred to Barbara Stohlman through Home Marketing Services for Seniors. Her company, Overwhelmed How Can I Help, LLC came highly recommended. From the beginning, I felt an empathetic and compassionate demeanor from Barbara. She really put herself in our shoes and our very unique transition to the senior living community, Westminster at Lake Ridge. From measuring furniture to our very inflexible schedule and incremental moving phases, Barbara met each expectation with a grand smile! By far, Barbara exceeded our expectation when we arrived to our home and a ready made bed with fresh linens! What a wonderful first night in our new home! Her follow-up and check-ins have also been a great pleasantry! I highly recommend Barbara and her company for senior home transition. You will be pleasantly surprised throughout the process with Barbara and her company!"
Jean Westminster at Lake Ridge, VA November 9, 2012
"We recently engaged with Barbara Stohlman who runs a small business entitled Overwhelmed How Can I Help.
My brother and I were struggling with what to do with the remaining items in our recently deceased Mother's condo. It was a bit overwhelming. A couple of friends pointed us to Barbara.
Barbara came over on fairly short notice to see what we had to deal with. We had a lot of kitchen stuff: plates, glassware, serving dishes, utensils, plus home decor items, wall mirrors, framed artwork, furniture, and other odds and ends. Barbara explained the process of packing everything up, and how she would coordinate with an auction company she works with to come pick everything up.
So, we went with her. Barbara was on-site for two days. She packed up everything, marked the boxes and left everything ready to be picked up by the auction company.
Barbara is also a very nice person!"
Neil Haymarket, VA November 2, 2012
"I would like to take this opportunity to recommend Barbara Stohlman and her associates at Overwhelmed How Can I Help? for their professionalism and thoroughness helping my mother transition from an independent to an assisted-living environment.
Barbara and her team understand the challenges that accompany these life changes for elderly customers, and they brought patience and compassion that, without a doubt, calmed nerves and eased emotions on moving day.
Barbara and her colleagues were essential to organizing and managing the entire process and worked tirelessly until the project was completed. Thank you, Barbara, your assistance was indispensable."
Tom M. Warrenton, VA November 1, 2012