"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.
HSHT Foot In The Door
One of the biggest ways that MaxSold has helped me, is because it's hard to explain what a move manager does. It's easy to explain selling possessions. So it get's me in the door, it helps me to have a client call and say, I have some possessions I need to sell, can you help me? When we actually arrive at that initial consult we're able to tell them that we can also help them with the sorting, with donating what need to go to shelters, as well as selling their possessions, which is what they originally called for, we can [also] help them to pack, and we can unpack them at their new locations. So that's very beneficial to me to have MaxSold as helping me to get the foot in the door.
Not Ready Yet ... and Just In Case suddenly changed to READY NOW!
This story began with John and I attending a senior's show. While we were there, a seminar was ofered which caught our attention. It was all about De-cluttering and downsizing. "Yup - Someday we may need something like that. But not right now, we're not ready yet!" It was an interesting session, given by Patti, of "Home Suite Home". We liked her and her ideas, but still not ready yet... We kept her card, just in case...
A few weeks later, at the request of our children, we checked out some senior residences. Again, "just in case", because we still weren't ready. Some residences did tweak some interest - we weren't seriously considering, --- were we?? Other "just in case" and "we aren't ready yet" people had put their names on waiting lists. You know, Just In Case!! As the next chapter of our lives unravelled, we suddenly became very grateful to be on that list --reality and health issues were ...Read more ...