Every seller has a story. The business of bundling up material goods is a process of elimination. The pressure to move on gives rise to emotions. Life as you know it is about to be streamlined, sealed, and delivered.
Transition involves the distribution of goods. Selecting the right place to move, including the right moving company requires careful thought, especially when it comes to cost and quality of services. A do-it-yourselfer will feel the pain, the strain, and constraints of letting go. If a seller pays for services, the greater the quantity the more it costs. The more you discard of could mean the more you'll pay down the road when you discover something you need is no longer there. Possessions have value and a cost. This is where a cost-benefit analysis pays off. Replacement costs are something to consider and evaluate.
Boxes Contain Stories
One box may contain a mother's mother's Chinaware. Another, mementos from a child who went off to College. Regardless of what the box contains, there is a story behind each one, and now everything is about to change. Making tough decisions is hard to do: Should I keep it or let it go? For many people, collecting is part of their culture. Every individual has their own collection of life stories.
A bigger house has more storage. Smaller apartments or houses have limitations. If you get rid of a dresser but you need what is inside the drawers, where will you put them? If you give away your books but must keep the bookcase, what will you do with an empty bookcase? Strategic thinking is required whenever there is a move. If you downsize but you can't let go of stuff and you move into smaller quarters will the cost of something smaller plus a storage unit cost more than a bigger house? Just how much value is there in storage after all? The business of moving is more than just a location, it requires critical thinking of everything else that needs to be streamlined, sealed and delivered.
©Patricia Feager, 12/27/2016