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Treasure your family Treasures!

How to place your family treasures…..

We all have a piece of artwork, furniture or an object that’s valuable to us emotionally if not financially. One does not always outweigh the other.
Even if it’s not worth a great deal of money these are your “family treasures.” Your treasure may be a painting that belonged to your mother, a set of silverware or china that’s been in your family for generations and received as a wedding gift.

Downsizing doesn’t mean that you have to part with cherished items, I  can help you place or make room for your family treasures.

Planning 

Many of my clients bring treasured items and furniture with them to new residences. Before they move, I they should make a plan of their space. Together, we determine which items will fit and where they will work best. It’s important to plan ahead and know exactly where everything will go before you move.

Items for gifting

There are also  many options for donating, selling, or otherwise disposing of items you no longer want or need. I can connect you with trusted auctioneers, estate sale personnel, charitable organizations, and more.

Get started 

When downsizing, I advise my clients to begin with closets, cabinets, and drawers. Start by downsizing clutter, then move on to bigger items like furniture. Above all, start early. The more time you give yourself, the more selective you can be in terms of selling, donating, and keeping your treasures.


 Adjust mindset

When downsizing, it’s important to adjust your mindset. You do not want to bring everything with you. When you walk through your new door, you will want to see a beautiful uncluttered home….. familiar and inviting!