My mom has lived in an assisted living for the past 18 months, and it is going well. She owns a home in the same area as her assisted living . It is necessary now to sell her home to keep her finances in good order to meet her future needs. My mom and my brother both see the necessity of doing this. I have Power of Attorney for her both medical and financial. Unfortunately I live out of state from my mother which presents a challenge both prepping the house for sale and selling it. My brother lives in that area and will be able to assist somewhat. I have secured a highly recommended real estate agent. My brother promptly had the realtor see the house. My mom's house is 10 years old and in excellent shape. The house still has some furniture, appliances, and all the contents she did not have room for in her assisted living apartment. Thankfully it is in good order. I anticipate minor repairs, possibly painting, and a thorough cleaning before putting it on the market. I am unable to go there for another 6 weeks, but we want to have it on the market within the next few weeks. I have placed some things in a safe deposit box and have brought many documents and papers home with me but , There are still some important papers, files and valuables in the house. My thought is to have my brother contain those items temporarily in maybe a trunk type locker with a lock. At least things would not be out in the open. The house has security system so that is a plus. The realtor expects the house to sell quickly. I could really use some thoughts on how to organize and deal with all the house hold contents. I hope to be there when I go at least 2 weeks when I am able to go. There are some things in the basement that my mom says is mostly to be trashed or donated . But there are many things to be sold through out house or dispersed . The fact that I will have limited time to take care of this is daunting. I will need to, of course, have my mom decide on what things she wants to hold on to. That has to be managed as well because she was recently diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia. She is increasingly getting more easily confused and overwhelmed, which then stresses her. I want to reduce as much wear and tear on her as possible for her sake as well as mine. When she I struggling it is both physically and emotionally draining for me. I have encountered this a number of times in the last couple of years trying to work in her best interest. She knows this and is very appreciative, thankfully, but I can feel pulled in many directions trying to ease her concerns and fears while trying to take care of so many practical things. I would very much appreciate hearing what others have learned from doing this and ideas for just making this whole process go a little easier. I thank you all in advance . I have gotten such helpful feedback the few times I have put out a question. I so very much appreciate you taking the time to share with me.