Estate Organization – Creating a Strategic Game Plan

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Few things in life can feel more overwhelming than being responsible for the management of a loved one’s estate. While our homes are filled with the memories of holiday’s celebrated, meals prepared, and generations of living, they can also be filled with a lifetime of accumulated stuff.

Estate Organization is the process of organizing and documenting all of the information and possessions related to one’s estate.  Ideally, assisting one’s parents by proactively discussing the various aspects of the estate can reduce the amount of stress and time spent managing the estate when they are no longer able to do so. However, often children of aging parents are left to sort through the belongings of a loved one after his or her passing, which triggers a variety of emotions and can often feel paralyzing. With countless decisions to be made, few are prepared or equipped to handle it alone in addition to their current responsibilities.

But you don’t have to do it alone! Simplicity can assist you in a variety of ways and empower you to make decisions about the dispersement of items. Specifically, here are a few ways that Simplicity can support you throughout the estate organization process:

  • Sort items by category and assist with the decision-making process
  • Schedule pick-up of donated and consigned items
  • Create an inventory of items that includes an Excel spreadsheet and photos
  • Contact and schedule an appraiser
  • Contact and schedule an estate sale coordinator
  • Schedule packers and movers
  • Schedule removal of trash and debris
  • Locate a storage facility

Here is how one client described the experience of working with Simplicity to handle his family’s estate:

estatesale“I found out about Simplicity through an attorney friend who was working on settling my parents estate.  Needless to say, our family was in the middle of a stressful life event.  What we needed more than anything else at that moment was a sense of peace and yes…Simplicity.  The Simplicity team responded quickly to our need to organize and inventory a vast array of items and personal effects. They expertly cataloged all of the items and efficiently planned many aspects of the estate settlement.  My whole family is forever grateful for the team at Simplicity for their professionalism and compassion during a difficult time for our family. I would highly recommend their services as a result of our very personal experience.” – M. Warstler 

Whether through working with your family to develop a strategic game plan for your family’s estate or coordinating the estate management process after a loved one’s passing, Simplicity is here to help!

Once decisions have been made regarding the dispersement of physical belongings, we recommend the following vendors to help you appraise and sell any remaining cherished items.

Estate Vendors

These vendors offer estate sales, appraising and liquidating.

Appraisals

Caroline T. Gray, ISA CAPP

(704) 365-4539

http://www.isa-appraisers.org

 

Estate Consignment

Sleepy Poet Antique Mall

4450 South Boulevard, 
Charlotte, N.C. 28209

704-529-6369

www.sleepypoetstuff.com

 

Clearing House

701 Central Avenue
, Charlotte, N.C. 28204

704-375-7708

www.clearinghousesouth.com

 

Fifteen Ten Antiques

1510 Central Avenue, 
Charlotte, N.C. 28205

704-342-9005

www.1510-antiques.com

 

Rooney Robison Antiques

1719 South Boulevard
, Charlotte, N.C. 28203

704-348-1778

www.rooneyrobisonantiques.com

 

Southend Exchange

1616 Camden Road, Charlotte, NC 28203

704-353-4600

www.southendexchange.com

 

Hamilton-Stuart

Showroom: 3916 Park Road, Charlotte, NC 28209

704-526-5054

www.hamiltonstuart.com

 

Consignment on South

4450 South Blvd., Charlotte, NC  28209

704-837-7890

www.consginmentonsouth.com

 

Classic Attic

4301 Park Road, Charlotte, NC 28209

704-521-3750

www.classicattic.biz

 

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