For every minute spent organizing, an hour is earned. ~ Benjamin FranklinWhen you're better organized and your environment is uncluttered, your mind can relax and focus. You're more efficient and productive. And it's easier to be spontaneous when you can find your car keys and have a handle on your schedule! What if you knew you could get organized... and stay organized? Would you be willing to invest some time now so that you could have more time everyday to spend on the activities and people that matter to you?
A client was under a time pressure to clear her parent’s house in order to get it on the market as soon as possible. The house was filled with decades of family history and possessions. What to do??
She really wanted to recoup some of the value of the items in the home, keep as much out of landfill as possible and have the removal process flow at a pace that felt less radical and more thoughtful than a one-time hauling or donation pickup.
For this client the perfect solution was an estate liquidator recommended by her real estate agent. In this case, there were enough items of value in the home to hold an estate sale and the house was situated to make it easy to put everything on display. She was able to make some money. The added bonus of the estate liquidator is they can deal with the entire contents of the house – everything from the food in the cupboards to the scrap wood in the basement…leaving the house broom-clean with as much sold as possible — donating and giving away all the rest.
If you’re faced with the challenge of clearing a home – consider taking the time to reflect on what would be the most elegant solution for you; one that takes into account the kind and value of the items being cleared out, one that honors the original owner and a solution that suits your style.