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New Year, Less Clutter?

January 6, 2014

Ah, The New Year!

A bright beginning and a great time to make resolutions for our personal betterment.  Many people make getting organized or decluttering their resolution for the new year.   Especially when they start trying to find room in their closets and garages for all the great new stuff they just got for Christmas.

If this is one of YOUR goals, Caring Transitions may be able to help.  We are currently seeking quality consignments for online auctions at our warehouse located at 6919 Lakeside Ave., Henrico, VA.  We have a whole list of things we are particularly interested in but here is a sample:

- furniture

- vintage toys

- military memorablia

- costume and fine jewelry

- tools

We have a full list at our warehouse and we are always happy to answer any questions that you may have.  You may reach us at (804) 368-0677 or at Rcline@CaringTransitions.net or feel free to stop by Wednesday through Saturday, 9 to 3pm.

 

Storage Wars: Why I Think Storage Units Belong to the Dark Side

July 19, 2013

I have a love hate relationship with storage units.

They can be a great short term solution while a transition or move is being made but a lot of my clients use them as a way to procrastinate.

When a loved one (or even yourself) is downsizing, storage units are used as a way to avoid pain; the pain of making decisions (do I sell this, donate it or throw it away). However, this pain is unavoidable and in fact you may just end up swapping it for additional and a different kind of pain.

Storage Units can be expensive over time and when your loved ones (or you) are ready to make decisions, there is the added pain of either paying someone to move the things back out to donate them, consign them or throw them away or another weekend lost to hauling things hither and yon.

My recommendation? Use storage units for important things and with a plan. For example, storage units may be OK for Christmas decorations, beach chairs and off season clothing, which allows you to best use the space at your new downsized home. I do not recommend you store things for your grandchildren to use for their first apartments. By the time you pay the storage fees, you could have bought them brand new furniture and possibly paid a nice vacation. Chances are the grandkids will say “Thank you for the thought, but it’s not quite my style.”

Make the decisions now, use that money for a great vacation!

STARTING TODAY! College Valley #Estate S

June 14, 2013

STARTING TODAY! College Valley #Estate Sale. #antiques, #vintage, furniture and garden. Visit http://ow.ly/lJYhT for address and pictures #RVA

STARTS TOMORROW! College Valley #Estate

June 13, 2013

STARTS TOMORROW! College Valley #Estate Sale. #Antiques, #vintage toys, garden.
Visit http://ow.ly/lJXUY for address and details. #RVA #Thrift

STARTS TOMORROW! College Valley #Estate

June 13, 2013

STARTS TOMORROW! College Valley #Estate Sale #Antiques, drums, #Vintage toys and more. For details visit http://ow.ly/lJXyZ

College Valley #Estate Sale highlight #v

June 12, 2013

College Valley #Estate Sale highlight #vintage #pinball http://ow.ly/i/2hPb6 in http://ow.ly/lJXc4

College Valley #Estate Sale highlight #v

June 12, 2013

College Valley #Estate Sale highlight #vintage #Pedal #car. Sale starts Fri #RVA! http://ow.ly/lJWwN http://ow.ly/i/2hP3B

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