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As the saying goes, Your home is your castle. Or perhaps it feels like an isolated island during this Covid 19 pandemic.  We have been asked to self isolate, to stop all non essential activity.  To Stay Home.  Has this affected how you think of your home?  Do you feel trapped, or content?  Safe or disconnected?

I am sure there are challenges and difficulties however I also hope there is a chance to take stock of what you love about your home, and what you would like to change.  Are there areas you prefer to spend your time in, or areas you avoid?  Do you find you use every room in your house/apartment or that some doors remain closed, rooms untouched. Did you pull out those puzzles and games that you have kept "for a rainy day" or did they stay tucked away?  Did you start working on unfinished projects, or repairs - those items you have told yourself you would get to "someday"?  

Taking stock may help you realize what you will make use of in the future.  Could you manage with a smaller living space, or would it drive you crazy!  This exercise may help you take a realistic view toward your personal priorities and where you may spend your energy in the future - when the world opens up again -- to a new normal.  

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It happens more often than you may think.  People tuck money away and forget about it. 

Perhaps it is 1967 "Expo" bills pressed into the family bible, or "mad money" taped to the underside of a dresser drawer, or bills hidden in the bottom of a plant pot, or silver dollars loaded into the hollow base of a statue.  We have seen every one of these situations!  

Sometimes family may be actively looking for money, but more often it is a surprise find.  It was a bittersweet thrill to find a stack of Savings Bonds that were never cashed  tucked in with some old letters, and at times disappointing not to find the suspected $$$ hidden by a woman with dementia.  Be sure to flail pages of books, feel the inside dark corners of dressers, closets. 

Use a flashlight like a spotlight - you never know what you may be showcasing!

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HSHT Selling Possessions Process

Hi I'm Patti with Home Suite Home Transitions, and we help seniors to downsize, declutter, sell their possessions. We pack them and unpack them when they move into a new smaller home and get them all settled in on the same day that they move, usually. Many people ask me about how they're going to sell their possessions, what are we going to do with the contents of their home when they want to downsize. MaxSold - running an online auction is the solution. We can help you by sorting, organizing, cataloguing everything and having a specific pickup time were purchasers who have been bidding on items over 7 - 10-day time frame, the successful purchasers, the top bidders can come in to pick items up. My staff would be there and everything will be managed the purchases are escorted to their lots, it's a secure method. We'll get everything sold for you and out of your home in no time.

Testimonials

Home Suite Home Transitions Testimonial

A woman at Royal Gardens spoke highly of Home Suite Home Transitions.  So I gave them a call. I was amazed at how quickly they were able to take care of everything!   

I was afraid that I would feel too emotional returning to the house, but actually, I was relieved. It didnt look like my home anymore -- but my new apartment at Royal Gardens did! I am glad I followed Patti's advice and moved first [before dealing with the rest of the possessions]. I was able to start detaching myself, and that process has continued.  This made it easier to let go of my stuff.

After HSHT sold my possessions, they cleaned everything out of the condo.  It was thoroughly cleared.  Amazing!

Why go through the hassles alone?  I will recommend you to others.  Thank you.

M Beesley April 2019.