Organizing Your Home

Garage Organization in Action!

This timelapse video shows our team in action! Also, check out the before and after photos below.

Garage Before

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Garage After

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Paring Down Before Organizing is Important

There are many resources and tools to help downsize, clean and organize your belongings. Whether you are looking to donate or sell your items, paring down will help make room for a fresh start.

  • Give your belongings away
  • Donate items to organizations who need them.        
  • These organizations will pick donations up from your home
  • Estate sales – Restrictions apply. There has to be enough value for a company to hold an estate sale and you have to live in a home conducive to holding one. Estate sale companies can often be booked up for months.  Commissions run between 40-60%. 
  • Garage sales – Consider whether the investment in time is worth the return.
  • Liquidation/Buy Out – A liquidator will offer pennies on the dollar for what remains in the home. The items they sell will offset the costs involved with packing and clearing out the home (including unsaleable items).  In some cases, you will pay the liquidator. If you own collectibles, there are several ways to value and sell them.
  • Free Cycle/Curb Alert – Craig’s List or
  • Online auctions – You can organize this on your own through a company like MaxSold or you can hire a third part (like Silver Linings Transitions) to hold the sale for you. There are less restrictions and the client doesn’t pay commissions though they do pay for the hours worked.
  • Facebook Marketplace  – Is beginning to replace Craig’s List for many reasons including safety. Here’s an article about the advantages.
  • Online apps – eBay, Craigslist, 5 mile, Letgo, Offer Up, Mercari,
  • Photo organization/scanning
  • Collectibles – If you own collectibles, there are several ways to value and sell them. To get a general idea of value, you can look at eBay to see if others like it are selling and for what amount. If you can’t find answers there, we work with estate appraisers who will give you an idea of the value.  Some will broker the sale and take a commission.
  • will buy estate sale jewelry, silverware, crystal and china. You can contact their buyers to see if your items can be sold.

Ready to learn more? We would love to support you through your transition.  Connect with us and we’ll discuss your options with you.

🌟 Celebrating 9 Years at Silver Linings Transitions! 🌟

This year marks a significant milestone for us, and we couldn’t have reached this moment without you, our amazing community. For nine years, we’ve been dedicated to supporting individuals and families through their most significant life transitions, and it’s been an honor to be a part of your journey.

As we reflect on the past and look forward to the future, we want to express our deepest gratitude for your trust, support, and the opportunity to make a difference. Your stories inspire us every day, and we are excited to continue this journey together, providing guidance, care, and the silver linings to life’s changes.

Thank you for being a vital part of our story. Here’s to celebrating our shared achievements and to all the new beginnings that lie ahead.

🎉 Thank You for 9 Incredible Years! 🎉