Thinking About Moving? A Few Helpful Resources for Seniors

Helpful senior resources

The first quarter of the year is a great time to get those moving plans in motion, even if relocating later in the year. We’ve come up with a few helpful resources for seniors to help you organize, purge and donate the things you don’t want to take with you. Let’s get started.

You’ve likely already de-cluttered the house.  Nice job!  If you missed those helpful de-cluttering tips visit our de-clutter blog post.  Now, what do you do with all the things you don’t want to keep?

Important Documents

Keep an eye out for local shredding events typically hosted by local news agencies.  If these shred-a-thons do not coincide with your timetable consider other shredding service providers, such as FedEx.

If you are not sure whether or not you should keep a document, visit  Managing Household Records.

Selling Items

Ebay offers a nice alternative to the traditional yard sale for unwanted, yet still useful items.  Contact Art Mendel with Brinkley Enterprises, LLC by phone, 206-940-7310 or email, amstockport @yahoo.com.  He can help you sell your valuables on Ebay.  Note, this is not an exhaustive list below, but do not hesitate to contact The Red Door Team or Art Mendel regarding other unwanted items not listed.

Art – paintings, etchings

Christmas Items – All Types

Clothing – Vintage or Designer, High-end

Computer Games & Gaming Operations

Fur Coats – Men’s & Women’s

Medical Equipment – Wheelchairs & Lifts

Musical Instruments

Photography Equipment

Sports memorabilia – Autographed & Posted

Toys – Collectible, Mechanical, Battery Operated

Railroad Sets

Donating Items

There are several centers that will pick up your donation items for you.

Community Service For The Blind & Partially Sighted [pick up]
9709 3rd Ave NE, Suite 100, Seattle, WA 98115
206-767-2177
http://www.csbps.org/

**They will pick up from your house

Eco Encore [drop off or ship to]
900 1st Ave S, Suite 408, Seattle, WA 98134
206-297-6995

http://ecoencore.org/
**Accepts books, CDs, DVDs, software – sold to fund environmental organizations

Bridge Ministries [drop off]
12328 Northup Way, 1st floor, Bellevue, WA 98133
425-885-1008

http://www.bridgemin.org/

**Accepts used medical equipment

The Salvation Army [pick up or drop off]
1010 4th Ave S., Seattle, WA 98134
800-SA-TRUCK

http://satruck.org/donation-value-guide/appliances

**Accepts used appliances and more

 

Hire a Moving Manager

If you’re still feeling overwhelmed, you can hire a moving manager to assist you throughout the entire moving process.  Read about the ‘Benefits of Move Managers’ and consider the two options below.

Relocation company specializing in helping seniors: http://senior.movingstation.com/

Find a senior move manager, go to http://www.nasmm.org/

If you would like more resources or assistance planning or coordinating an upcoming transition, please contact the Red Door Team at our office at 425-408-9681.

 

 

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