I beg you to ask him to start purging now!! It’s so damned hard! I fear my dad’s apartment will look like his house did in six months or less. We left him at 8 pm Friday night and picked him up for dinner at 6 pm Saturday, and he hadn’t moved, or cleaned out, or even opened one box (they’re spread all over his apartment and in both closets). He said he spent the day enjoying his new TV (I got him cable, which he’d never had before, so I guess this is my fault. LOL), and taking naps. My DH was so traumatized by all the crap that he’s planned to start purging our garages and house this week. Silver lining, I guess.