How We Perform Your Project
Project Management: We first meet at the home or office for a free survey and estimate. We then arrange, organize, research, oversee, and manage every activity to be performed on your contract. We provide services for every aspect of personal property disposition.
Teamwork & Crew: We assign a crew and/or licensed & insured subcontractors to perform your project from start to finish; you know from the beginning who will be entering your home.
Downsizing & Estate Cleanout includes determining what the family may wish to keep for personal wishes, investment; what to have appraised, what to sell and where – for the best option for sales in the current economy, what to donate and where; what to shred, what to take to consignment stores, what to discard; and, the why of our recommended options.
We suggest one of two processes for the estate transition – either way, works well after the initial sorting and inventory processes are completed.
Move first – allows a few days to change out a lamp, art, small table, then proceed with the disposition of the remainder of the property.
Downsizing first & schedule disposition of the excess property and then move retained property
Downsizing & Estate Services include
Sorting items assists to determine:
• what to keep, move, sell or donate
• discover what is “hidden from sight” from trash to treasures
• identify historical, valuable, or significant items important to you or your loved ones
• organize for the transition
• plan what to utilize in your daily living, sell, donate or recycle.
– ship to family – gifts to friends
– sales – donations
– shredding – recycling
– Trash: city bulk trash or dumpster
Inventory: We inventory everything that is to be removed from the home.
Charitable donation inventories are clipped to each organization’s receipts for your tax purposes.
Sales inventories are your reference guide on what is being sold and by whom
Valuable property is inventoried for the client.
Sales Terminology: After the inventory is signed, agreed to, on the date property is removed from the premises. The inventory along with a sales contract is the legal documentation for the sales of your property. The industry standard process is to inventory, contract execution, then sell, payment to the estate within 30 days. This is the process that every estate sale and/or auction gallery follows. Many of the items sold are listed individually on your settlement sheet; however, items may be grouped and described on settlement as follows:
Box lots: when several items are placed on a tray and or in a box and are sold as one single group that property is referred to as a “lot”. The settlement accompanying your check will show “box lot” and or Tray lot with the highest bid amount for that lot. It will have no other description as to the contents of the box lot.
Choice: when one or more items are grouped together. The highest bidder has his “choice” to purchase one or more of the items. Other bidders then have his or her choice of the remaining grouped items, but must also pay the highest “choice” bid price. The settlement will show “choice” along with the quantity of the total choice sales. There is no further description as to the contents of the choice lot.
Packing for a short local move can be done quickly by our experienced packers. Often we provide clean, gently used recycled boxes and packing materials on a first-come basis. Labor, special boxes or packing materials, crating services require a written estimate. Interstate, Intrastate, and International moves require estimates by licensed commercial movers.
Space Planning: We are very familiar with independent and retirement living apartments as well as the advantages and constraints of the smaller space. Working in concert we assist you to select those items that are dear to your heart, multifunctional, and will fit safely in your new home.
Crating and Special Box Requirements: Glass table tops, marble, large art, and large decorative items are crated to protect against damage during a move. The commercial mover will not move that property unless properly packed.
Moving: The actual move is managed by our Move manager; the commercial mover performs the actual move. Our movers are very experienced with facility rules, processes, and move-in requirements.
Insurance: Your homeowner’s insurance may cover property while being transported to your new home. Commercial mover insurance provides industry-standard contents coverage at $.60/per pound. Additional insurance costs are quoted at your request, by our commercial movers.
Unpacking services can be provided by your same team. With space planning completed ahead of time, the movers place furniture in designated areas. Your property is unpacked and placed into designated locations, we put your food in the refrigerator and freezer, make your bed, and remove boxes and materials. Lastly, you come in, and you are “home again!”
Redecorating and staging for a real estate sale can include many combinations of interior decorating and can include hanging your art; some facilities may provide those services.
Handyman – there may be small repairs that need to be taken care of. We manage those workers and projects as directed and approved in a separate estimate.
Cleaning: The same crew continues to assist by cleaning your home. If you choose a basic clean we vacuum all floors, dust, and clean the bathrooms. If a deep clean, the crew washes all trim, the inside of all windows, the bathrooms, inside and outside of all cabinets, bookcases, all kitchen appliances, floors are vacuumed and/or damp mopped, the garage and/or sheds are swept clean. Carpet, Upholstery, steam cleaning, and pressure washing cleaning services are provided by our subcontracted commercial cleaning company.
Trash Removal: Most often we bag excess debris for city trash pickups. A bulk trash pickup can often be arranged on the city website. A commercial dumpster is delivered as needed.
Special Requirements: Well, there is always something that isn’t covered in a category on an estimate; i.e., personal shopping, or a resource for a particular service. Additional services require change orders prior to the performance.
As a Certified Senior Advisor and as a member of all area Task Forces on Aging – we network both locally and nationally. If we don’t know the answer or source, we make every effort to locate the resource needed.
It makes good sense to have a professional service provider assist you – MOVING ON! Services. Call for your free first As a Certified Senior Advisor and as a member of all area Task Forces on Aging – we network both locally and nationally. If we don’t know the answer or source, we make every effort to locate the resource needed.
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Moving On! Services LLC services all of Hampton Roads to Richmond Virginia, Central Virginia, and areas east to include York and Gloucester County, and the Eastern Shore. MOVING ON! provides a Single Point of Contact for as much or as little that needs to be done – related to the disposition of household items and personal property. First consultations are always free.
Our services include Downsizing Lifestyle Change, Appraisals and Auctions, Estate Liquidations, and Senior Move Specialists. Above all, we have the expertise for Aging in Place services. For example, Personal Shopping, Errand, Sort, Space Planning, Pack, Move, Unpack, Redecorate, Reorganize, Charitable Donations, Books & Bibles, Disposal of Surplus Possessions, Deep Cleaning, Organizing, and Redecorating.