Are you throwing money down the drain? Almost one in 10 Americans pay for off-site storage. In fact the average Californian spends $114 a month for off-site storage. We’ve found many of our clients will continue paying the monthly fee (sometimes for years) rather than step foot into their storage unit. We understand that when you've lost a loved one or been through a traumatic event, you have neither the time nor emotional energy to conquer the mounds of boxes, papers, furniture and knick knacks.
Til now, the answer to this problem has been either abandoning the storage unit all together, leaving it for auction or charity, or contacting a hauler to take all the contents to the dump...without ever really knowing what’s there.
We’ve designed a better, more gentle and cost effective way to address this problem.
Silver Linings Transitions now offers “Storage Unit Sweeps”. First, we’ll take a photographic inventory of everything that's there. If there are family members involved, we’ll host a sentimental auction to divide the possessions - avoiding conflict. After we’ve determined who gets what, we ship items to loved ones.
Next, we’ll determine which items are salable and what course of action is best in order to maximize the sale. This includes selling items through online auctions and apps, eBay and contacting third party auctioneers when appropriate.
Once we sell what can be sold, we’ll organize donations and minimize waste whenever possible as to not negatively impact our environment.
All money from the sale of items is given back to the client allowing them to recoup the charge for our services. In addition, they will be liberated from the continuous monthly storage unit fee. More importantly, our experience and compassion minimizes the emotional toll of clearing out a storage unit.
What's in your storage unit?
Silver Linings Transitions provides job opportunities for women transitioning back into the workforce after altering careers to stay home and care for loved ones.
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Jami Shapiro is President of Silver Linings Transitions. As a cancer survivor, she embraces aging and the challenges it presents.