Estate Distribution, an Upside of Downsizing
Estate Distribution and downsizing can be very rewarding if you approach it with a generous attitude…
One of Moving Forward’s most rewarding projects was connecting a Moving Forward client with The Sophia Way in Bellevue, Washington. The Sophia Way is a great program that helps homeless women get back on their feet.
Our client, Barb (not her real name), had a storage locker containing all the belongings for a complete 1-bedroom apartment. She was living in Boston and realized she probably wasn’t going to move back to the Seattle area. Barb wanted to quit paying the monthly fee, but how would she get her unit emptied without going to all the expense and trouble of flying across the country? She needed estate distribution.
Consider the idea of distribution an opportunity to give…
The manager of the storage complex recommended Moving Forward to Barb. Even though the storage manager knew she’d be losing a tenant, she has a good heart and wants to help people who live out of town and need estate distribution in Redmond, Washington.
Barb explained to Moving Forward that she wanted all of the paperwork in the storage unit shipped to her in Boston and everything else donated as soon as possible. She really hoped the donations could go to a charity that helped women or children in some way.
So we contacted The Sophia Way, one of the charities that Moving Forward works with on a regular basis. Their mission is helping homeless women get back on their feet. When a woman graduates from their program with new work skills and money management skills, they are awarded a fully furnished 1-bedroom apartment from which to launch a new life. Talk about making a difference!
Liquidating results were…
As it happened, The Sophia Way had a client who was just about to graduate. So Barb was able to donate all the furniture, dishes and matching décor items in one fell swoop. She really experienced the up side of downsizing! And The Sophia Way was so happy they sent a truck out that very weekend to pick up everything. It was the fastest estate distribution ever!
You should have seen the look on the Sophia Way client’s face. She looked like she had just won the grand prize on “The Price is Right”!
The Sophia Way is just one of the charities that Moving Forward is pleased to support. We also donate to Park Place Assisted Living, a retirement community for frail, indigent seniors, and to the YWCA who provides shelter for women and children escaping from domestic violence.
Call Moving Forward Inc. to help you with estate distribution, and experience for yourself the upside of downsizing.