and perhaps later...
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.
"Oh I forgot all about that!" ... "She Never Told Me About Hiding Money!"
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!
We are so blessed to be in such great company of all nominees and award recipients! Every successful business owner spends countless hours behind the scenes just for the love of their business. Special Thank you to the Chamber, and to CIBC for sponsoring the Customer First Category!
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.
Delighting Seniors in Eastern Ontario
An opportunity presented itself to move closer to family. The HSHT staff had moved us before, so it was an easy decision to jump on this chance -- despite it being less than 2 weeks before Christmas!! We relaxed while they packed and looked after everything!Read more ...