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Moving Is Not Easy

 

 

Today I went by one of my newly signed listings to see how things were going.

They were just a bit beyond exhausted from cleaning, packing and basically purging years of their parent's home.

While there we went through each level to see the progress and make a few more suggestions.

There was a stack of photos, books, prints and memorabilia.

Each person asking the other the fate of each item.

This was not an easy task. What do you do with those framed  professional diplomas and years of memories?

And then we all smiled at the print pictured above.

It told the story and summed up the day with those three words in the top left of picture.

 

Getting ready for the sale.

 

Margaret Rome

 

 

 

 

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Comment balloon 15 commentsMargaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 • October 08 2017 03:08AM

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Margaret, just have done this recently myself. It is a tall order. Most of us don't really know how much extra stuff we have to contend with if the house is big enough to handle it all. The tough  part is in the downsizing.  What do you really need, and what can you part with?  For some folks, that's the agonizing and difficult part.

Posted by Karen Crowson, Your Agent for Change (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) almost 3 years ago

So true! It's so difficult and yet when it's done can be stunningly satisfying.  ugh! Great post.

Posted by SmartZip Analytics, Data-Driven Marketing & Referral Solutions (SmartZip) almost 3 years ago

The longer in one place makes the move much more difficult.  Collecting "stuff" is easy, moving it is hard, getting rid of it for the move is harder.

Posted by Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate, Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs (Kelly Right Real Estate) almost 3 years ago

My parents moved  lot so I earned t an early how to move

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) almost 3 years ago

Not easy at all.  I see children and relatives feel obligated to keep their loved ones "crap" that truly has no value and not one really wants it.  Emotions run very deep.

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist, Probate Real Estate (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) almost 3 years ago

Good morning Margaret. Once they were important and now they are in the trash. Enjoy your day 

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) almost 3 years ago

Those of us who haven't moved in years (or even decades), usually have more stuff than those who haven't.  I remember my mom said 2 moves were worth a fire.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) almost 3 years ago

Good morning Margaret. I like your title and it is so true. Important to remember and the picture is great.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) almost 3 years ago

I'm in the process of helping my mother purge her items as we anticipate a move for her in the next few months.  I have asked her that when she gets to items she is on the fence about, she needs to ask herself one simple question.  "Do I want to pay someone to move this?"

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) almost 3 years ago

Hi Margaret - That's the truth. When we moved this summer, we used Craigslist, Facebook, word of mouth and a giant roll-off dumpster to pare everything down to manageable size. I have no idea how we ever got so much stuff.

Posted by Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate (New Paradigm Partners LLC) almost 3 years ago

If you haven't heard George Carlin's Stuff...this would be a good time. If you have heard it..go listen again.  I'll try to find a link.

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) almost 3 years ago

Here is  George Carlin's take on STUFF

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) almost 3 years ago

Margaret- during one of my first redesigns, the adult children of my client pulled me aside and told me confidentially that they wanted none of the stuff she'd collected over the years.  Thank goodness for Craigslist, local Facebook groups, Offer up and local charities!!!

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) almost 3 years ago

Kathy Streib You deal with these situations all the time. Bet you have some great stories.

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) almost 3 years ago

Good to see up Marcio Wilges Your comment would make a good stand alone blog.

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) about 2 years ago

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