Who Gets Grandma's Fur Coat?

 Posted by Ken France on March 15, 2017 at 4:27 PM

At some point in life, many of us inherit items from our parents, aunts, uncle, grandparents, dear friends, and others. These items might be furniture, jewelry, China sets, tools, books, photos, handmade items, and so much more. These items serve as a reminder of our loved ones and the memories we have shared.

As we grow older, many of us will move to Assisted or Independent Living, apartments and such. Some of us will do anything it takes to stay in our current homes, which might require remodeling and downsizing to make living more accessible and safe. When we look to the future, as we all do, many of us will admit we aren't sure where all of our possessions will go when we move or downsize. The truth of the matter is, it's better to think about this NOW.

Talk with your loved ones about your prized items and delegate them in your will, trust, or whatever works best for you. Tell stories to your loved ones about the items, such as who gave it to you and what it was used for.  Keep family heirlooms close by if possible, but understand that sometimes our kids, nieces, nephews and grandchildren just cannot keep everything.  As Senior Move Managers, Caring Transitions in the Heartland Kansas specializes in helping families in housing transitions deal with their possessions. We can help with the sorting and delegating of items (with your help of course). We can help you downsize to make your home safer and more accessible. We can help you pack, move and unpack in a new place (we can help with space planning for the new home so you know what to take and what won't fit). We also do a lot of estate liquidations through estate sales and online auctions, selling items no longer needed by your family. It may feel daunting at first to think about who you would like to have some of your things, but it's worth the effort to start earlier than later.

Call Caring Transitions today for a free consultation: 913.488.6397. We'd love to help!