Managing an Estate

Like everything else in our world, real estate has felt some dramatic effects from the pandemic and shutdown over the last 7 or 8 weeks.  March sales results did not see the impact, simply due to the strength and inertia of the strong sellers’ market we had been experiencing prior

We all have them, the mementos from days gone by that remind us of a time where things were different. Perhaps it’s the high school yearbook collection, the trophies from baseball championships or the wedding dress. Our basements, closets and garages become storage areas for things we will never use

This is a question we hear almost every day.  We receive phone calls at the office, we get this question on our Facebook page and our clients and their families ask us daily what they can do with their gently used furniture and household items.
The sad reality is that

In a previous article, we covered how to price your items. In this article, we’ll look at where to sell your items.
There are several ways you can sell your items, many of which you already know. For instance, having a garage sale is a common way to sell items

Julie Hall, The Estate Lady, has seen the worst in people during the personal property settlement of an estate.  In this podcast, Julie shares some basic estate etiquette to help you and the people you know get through the challenging task of dividing personal property during an estate.

We at Moving Forward Matters, Ottawa Home Transition Specialists,  would like to share some of the basic tools we use to help you simplify the downsizing, decluttering, sorting and purging process.  These  tools that are easy to find and are quite accessible to all.
Here are the tools we suggest