Changing the way you donate, so local non-profits get the cash flow they needTurning the things in your home into local donations that help people is easy to do. It’s not just cleaning the closet. The largest age wave change in history is under way right now, and people everywhere are downsizing. Coming soon…HarvestBox. Reusable plastic, stackable moving boxes rented and returned to us. It’s an environmentally friendly and easy way to pack, donate unneeded stuff, and move. When you downsize, or donate, we bring you “Purposeful Packing”. Pack and move only the things you know you have room for. More to come December 2013! Here’s another way we do it. Cleaning out the home of a family member who has passed away is a very emotional life event. Harvest is here to help. Assisted living, long term care, and nursing home transitions require time consuming clear out work most families need help navigating. Having a one-call source who understands what to do is so valuable. It’s the core of our work at Harvest. As needed, we catalog, photograph, and record on video a complete estate inventory.
Estate Sale: Don’t do it! Use the Harvest Estate Clear Out instead
The Traditional Estate Sale: - People who have been thrown into the estate sale process often report frustrating results. A client recently came to us after the sale was already complete. She watched, in tears, as the beautiful dining room table and chairs her mother had purchased for $15,000, walked out the door for $2000.
The gentleman helping her price the items said, “Ma’am, we have two days to sell everything, and you want the house empty. If you want it to go fast, we need to price it at $2,000″. They were in a rush, the house sale was closing.
In an estate sale, bargain seekers trample through the house and buy your families household stuff for pennies on the dollar.
A better option: Harvest Estate Clear Out - Harvest offers a better way. We pull up a truck to the house, and our team clears it out. All the items that would sell at a charity thrift store are delivered and donated to the most appropriate place of need. Think large charitable deduction.
Next, we take the table that mom paid $15,000 for, and bring it to our safe, dry warehouse. If needed, we arrange for certified appraisals. We offer the pieces for sale to our network of designers, dealers, and re-purpose retailers. No rush. The house can be sold, because it’s immediately empty.
The table will likely sell for a lot more than $2,000, because we’re not in an extreme rush to dump it off to the lowest bidder.
Pennies on the dollar? Instead of having bargain hunters pick through the smaller items in your home, you donate them. A family in need will be using those items within days.
Estate sales are a time-consuming, labor intensive option that often deliver dissatisfying results. Harvest can relieve you of that stress. Call us and discuss how a Harvest Estate Clear Out may be appropriate for your family.
Let Harvest Handle It For You
Many of our clients homes have excess furniture, art, and heirloom pieces. We sort through the more valuable items and arrange for them to be appraised, delivered, or coordinated and sold through our extensive network of re-sellers, designers, and retailers. Since our primary business is coordinating the donations of household goods to charities and people who need the items your family doesn’t use anymore, we handle everything in this important clear out phase. With one phone call, we handle the trash removal, document shredding, packing and moving, leaving the home clean and ready for next steps. The work we do in clearing out estates is individually tailored to each families needs. We create the support as needed, every situation is unique. Please call us to discuss your personal situation.
Telephone: 612-840-2796 Harvest on the web: www.harvestmn.org Harvest on Facebook: Harvest Facebook Harvest on Twitter: @harvestinghomes Simplify. De-Clutter. Downsize. Let it go. Harvesting your unwanted household goods and furniture to benefit the lives of others.
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