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Adopt us: we are like your "daughter, Mom, or wife"

So many of our clients say to us, gee, we feel like you are our “daughter, Mom, or wife”. We come into your home as strangers and leave as family.

What makes our services and our team unique and special? We give our whole “heart”. We make ourselves available emotionally, physically and mentally to assist in any way we can. If we have to take a short role as one’s daughter, wife or mom” and have those heartfelt conversations about items in your home or memories while downsizing or moving, we step right into that role. We are unique because we are one stop who has all the resources to plan, coordinate, supervise and execute your project whether its rightsizing, de-cluttering, loss of a family member, organizing life documents, and assigning household items to be re-purposed or given to members of the family.

As a senior move manager and professional organizers we act as a coach, mentor, and psychiatrist at times but we actually just listen while we work and hear your stories, tales and adventures.

Our activity in Indianapolis and Hamilton Counties neighborhoods in Indiana take us to lovely families. No house or family is the same even though we still provide the sorting, organizing, discarding, donating, selling unwanted household items, packing, moving and decluttering services. When we work together many say, “My wife” would say that. Or “My daughter” would ask me to go through personal items.

We recently worked with a 91 year old gentleman who we love. He is blind in his center vision. We asked his permission and went to a local organizing store and bought him a canvas shoe holder in natural color that would hang from the shelf so he could see his shoes and wouldn’t have to bend down to the floor. Previously he had two sofas he couldn’t get out of because the seats were too deep. We suggested a love seat sofa with 24” depth he granted us permission and found and delivered one to his new home for an economical price. We hung up his expensive artwork around his 2 bedroom apartment. Move in night we brought in his favorite dinner which is veal piccata and Caesar salad. These are just a few of the little things we do that mean so much to our clients. That’s WHAT MAKES US UNIQUE.

We are open for adoption!

Ways To Sell Household Contents

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Selling items today is tough. As years evolve the “wants” from the public change. Currently most people are still buying the “mid-century modern” type items. The period of the 1960’s that are sleek lines, lighter brown woods, chrome, glass and “modern” looking. The heavy wood furniture from the 70’s to 90’s is now called the “brown furniture” even if it is the “real wood”. The boomers did like the American or Victorian, or English antiques but most of them are changing and moving to the look of “modern” or “contemporary”. You never know what will sell or when it will sell because where are the buyers and where do they look to go buy it? As experience senior move manager and professional organizer we evaluate homes and their contents on a daily basis.

The following are a few places to sell items but you have to mark your items at the right price. The dollar value is all over the board. But please consider if you had something for 10 years or longer and it brought you great pleasure and you and your family spent holidays, birthdays, anniversaries and special occasions with those items, then how can you replace the “value” of those joyous occasion. Let the piece go …..re-purpose it….let someone else enjoy it….and make a few bucks.

Auction Houses: Most in the area if you have over $3,000 in value they will pick up and take back to the warehouse and sell to a live bidding and a local city audience. Most auctioneers take 35 to 50% commission based on the value of what is to be sold. Online Auction sites might take 40 to 50% commission and it is conducted online for the world to see. In both situations they group items that are not selling and make it a very affordable deal to purchase so all goes.

Estate Sales- this method is set up in the home and the public comes into the home usually for two to three days of showing. The estate sale company may take 35 to 50% commission plus charge advertising and staffing costs to run the sale. There are always items left over and those are usually donated. Security is something to keep in mind. If the family is still living in the home it becomes a challenge with everything out and on tables, plus it jeopardizes home security.

Facebook and Nextdoor Neighborhood websites have become very active and popular if you want to sell and do this selling process by yourself. Buyers will come to the home and pick up items. Security is always an issue and ask for cash rather than personal checks. Many times you have people who say they want the item but never show up.

Consignment Shops – More and more have been popping up but these stores are picky on what they will accept or not. Many times you have to send in pictures via e-mail and if they are interested you can deliver it yourself or if they pick up there is a fee. The split is usually 40% to owner 60% to the shop. They have the items for 90 days and if the items doesn’t sell in the first 30 days the price is reduced, If the items hasn’t sold in 90 days the owner can pick up or given to donation.

Who wants it, how to reach out to the public, and how to move it out of your house……The MILLION $ question.

Value and benefit of a service

I’ve been meeting people lately who desperately need our assistance but procrastinate and think they can do it themselves. Some of these individuals could but don’t know where to begin or have the resources. Some individuals have physical and mental disabilities and are head strong about what they can or cannot do. Moving forward on decision without weeks of contemplating and dwelling on issues.

So what is the “value and benefit” of using a professional service? You hire an attorney to make sure you abide by the law. You hire an account to make sure your in alignment with the IRS. Your hire a senior move manager – professional organizer for the following reasons:

  • Experienced, trained, ethical, trustworthy, and confidential
  • Coordinating, arranging, organizing and executing the plan
  • Support as a coach, a mom, a friend, a therapist on listening to all the emotional issues in one‘s life
  • A resource for most situations in moving, selling, dealing with divorce, dementia, and sibling quarrels, family dynamics and more
  • Insured, bonded and background checked
  • Respective and ask permission prior to conducting a task
  • Security and safety is critical
  • Resident works alongside of us
  • We just get the project done in a timely and efficient manner. Our rates our competitive

We come in with fresh eyes with no judgement. Believe me, we have seen it all and more!!! With proven track record the value of selling your home goes up when our team comes in and de-clutters, stage, removing dated pieces and accessories, and pack up items you want to keep. We suggest painting if needed with latest color palette, organize repair work needed so your home is "buyer ready". Agents love us because the home is ready for showings. Buyers first judge the home with online pictures. If the rooms are not show ready the pictures will relfect that view. We complete this process with all of our clients (if they chose). Recently a home we completed had a bidding war of offers and the property owner ended up receiving $6,000 over listing price.

If you can sell your house for asking price, what is that value? If you had an extra pair of hands to hevauseelp you sort, de-clutter and stage your home, what is that value? If you could sell unwanted household items and make a few bucks, what is that value? What is the dollar value of eliminating the emotional, physical and mental anguish and sleepiness nights on moving and downsizing?

Let us add value and benefit to your project!

There are several reasons you will need our services:

  • Passing of a family member or friend.
  • Final household clean-outs and gettng the house ready for the real estate market. Act as project manager for home renovations.
  • Home staging for active real estate showings.
  • Moving – Just packing or just unpacking at the new location.
  • Moving or downsizing an aging senior parent to independent, assisted living, or long term care.
  • Want to keep your aging senior parent in their home? "Age in Place". Re-organize and de-clutter. Safety is an issue.
  • Remodeling or Redecorating – packing breakables and clean and polish while unpacking.
  • Just organizing need for an extra pair of hands to help.
  • Divorce or separation.
  • Corporate employee transfers and relocations. No downtime for the employee relocation. Getting settled immediately.
  • Digitzing documents, photos, VHS tapes, slides. Preserving the memories.