How To Avoid Stress When Moving

Moving is stressful at any level and quite often it is overwhelming. I mean, where does a person start? Instead of stressing or feeling disabled by being overwhelmed, find someone who will:

  • Work with you
  • Talk you through moving the contents of your home from start to finish
  • Help you!

Moving is much easier if a home has been vacated first. Once it has been vacated, start here:

Moving: Personal and Confidential Documents

Disposing of personal and confidential documents on your own is recommended, and it’s simple to do. For safety’s sake, shredding personal and confidential documents is best. If you don’t have access to a shredder, there are plenty of shredding services available. You can take your personal and confidential documents to them for shredding. For example, check out Shred-It Shredding Services. A shredding company could even come right to the door if you happen to have an abundance of documents to dispose of. How easy is that?

Moving: Personal Belongings

Personal belongings sometimes come with strong emotional attachments. These attachments can make it difficult to see their true value and make them hard to part with. Plainly put, personal belongings are not usually worth what you think they are. “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” and “One man’s treasure is another man’s junk.” I’m sure you’ve heard the sayings.

An estate sale is a great way help you see the true value of personal belongings and allow you to part with them. In most cases, however, the estate sale company will only work with the seller if they see enough money to cover expenses. They also want to see enough money to make it worth their while. What does that mean? Holding an estate sale can cost between $2,000 and $3,000. On top of that amount, you will pay 35-45% of the proceeds! An estate sale can be a perfect option if you have items of real value and plenty of them.

After an estate sale, remaining personal belongings that you don’t want to take with you will need to be removed. Proceeds from the estate sale should cover the cost of their removal. If not, the cost to do so is not usually hefty. Those unwanted items could also be donated to a local charity.

Moving: Finding Help

Finding someone who will work with you, talk you through the process of moving the contents of your home from start to finish, and help you assess the contents can add great peace of mind. Bringing someone onto your team who will vet out the estimates and see the job through can alleviate stress and prevent overwhelm. Don’t stress about moving your home’s contents! There’s no need to.

Do you need help moving your home’s contents? Are you feeling overwhelmed and don’t know where to start? Call Presto Real Estate Services at (630) 336-1820 or email anytime for a FREE consultation.

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