Preparing For an Estate Sale

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When helping an elderly loved one transition to a new home, such as an assisted living facility, you’ll most likely take time to go through their belongings with them, and may even help them plan an estate sale. Sifting through years of memories can be very emotional and challenging, but you know that it’s for the best, especially as your loved one downsizes to a smaller residence. If there are items, such as family heirlooms, that you want to save and keep safe, EZ Storage® in Philadelphia is here to help. We can help you protect items that you plan on taking home at some point, or keep belongings secure for the long term!

Items You Plan on Keeping

dreamstime_xxl_11764830With an estate sale, your goal is to sell items to help with your loved one’s finances as they transition, and also perhaps to get the house and property ready to sell. If there are items you plan on keeping, but that can’t stay in the house or on the property, you need an affordable storage solution. You might have some space in your garage, attic, or basement, but if there’s not enough room, one of our self-storage units can be the ideal option. We have units in a variety of sizes, and our month-to-month leases make it easy to store things for as long as you need.

Items You Plan on Selling

There may also be items you plan on selling, but they need to be moved out of the house or off of the property as soon as possible. Larger items such as vehicles and furniture need to be protected, and you can keep everything secure at one of our metro area storage facilities until the date of the sale, or when the buyer is ready to pick up a certain item. Instead of making room in your home or garage for something you know is only going to be there for a month or two, come to the closest EZ Storage® location and find an affordable short-term solution.

Getting everything ready for estate sale can be stressful, from picking the right date to having everything appraised at an appropriate value. Once those things are set, you have to make sure the list of items for sale is complete and that the public knows about the sale. All of this, on top of helping your loved one move to a new place, can be a bit overwhelming. When it comes to self-storage, our team is here to help make the experience as easy as possible. With convenient access hours and monthly leases, you can bring your belongings or pick them up when it works for you, and you don’t have to worry about being locked into a year-long storage contract.


If you’re taking inventory of your relative’s belongings, or you’re planning a sale of your own, let EZ Storage® be a part of the process by providing the best storage solutions in Philadelphia. We look forward to meeting and helping you!