Hassle-Free Ways To Liquidate Your Relative’s Estate

Posted by on Mar 23, 2015 in Uncategorized

If you are the executor of the estate of a relative who has recently passed away, then you are likely feeling completely overwhelmed with the task. The good news is that there are some specific things that you can do to make the process a lot easier for yourself. Here are three suggestions to help you begin to liquidate your beloved relative’s estate: Gather All of Your Family Together at Your Loved One’s Home As the members of your extended family are sending you their condolences, they are also offering to help if you need assistance with anything. While it is human nature to resist their offers for help, this is one time where you should accept the help of any family members willing to donate some time to the cause. Organize a “work day” that will take place at your relative’s home. When everyone is gathered at their home, then allow your relatives to take whatever items they were left in the will, or that they may have an emotional attachment to. This step is vital because it allows people the chance to take mementos of their loved one and helps to stop any arguments later down the line about the disbursement of the estate. Sell Unwanted Gold and Silver for Scrap While you are inventorying the items in the estate, you should remove any gold and silver. Rather than have these type of items sold at an estate sale, you should sell the metal for scrap to a local jeweler. This will bring in the highest cost, and it will eliminate items which are often stolen at estate sales. Outsource the Estate Sale If you do not have time to price items and hold an estate sale, then you should hire an estate liquidation company to hold the estate sale for you. The estate liquidation company will have their staff come out to the house and create a complete inventory and price items for sale.  On the day of the estate sale, the company’s representatives will be onsite and will handle all aspects of the sale. After all of the items have been sold, then the estate liquidation company will furnish you with a detailed listing of what items were sold, how much they sold for, etc… You may need this information for the probate courts. Final Thoughts By following the suggestions above, you can liquidate your relative’s estate quickly and with the least hassle for you and your family. If you would like professional help liquidating the estate, then you should contact a licensed, insured estate liquidation company in your local area. Talk to experts like International Auction Gallery for more...

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Planning A Backyard Wedding On A Tight Budget

Posted by on Mar 18, 2015 in Uncategorized

If you have always imagined having an outdoor wedding, but your budget for the festivities is low, you can still create an unforgettable and beautiful event. You don’t have to spend thousands of dollars on flowers and decorations that people will enjoy for a few hours. More importantly, the day is about you and not décor. You can have a wedding in the yard of a family member or friend, at a local park that offers free rental, or somewhere that has property to rent at a low rate. When planning your reception, consider the following: Rent The Big Stuff There are some items that are easiest to rent, so you don’t have to deal with the set up and take down. All your need for your reception—or even for the ceremony itself—is a tent, tables, and chairs. The rental companies are going to do all of the heavy lifting, configuration and the take-down at the end of the event. You don’t have to worry about a thing. For more information, contact a company like Joliet Tent Co. Use Shabby Chic Décor You can get decorations for the event on a very tight budget, without having to sacrifice elegance. You can get floating lanterns to hang from the ceiling in packages at discount stores, along with crepe paper and balloons. You can also get candles at these stores, with a decorative mirror to place underneath—use these as the centerpieces with prepackaged flower petals. Add Christmas lights around the interior of the tent, place some fresh flower bouquets throughout the space, and you’ll have a complete look that is very low cost. Catering Is Easier Than You Think Do you ever sit at a wedding and feel like you are eating a bulk food store’s vegetables, salad or coleslaw? You probably are, because it’s easy for catering companies to purchase some of these items already prepped in bulk. You can get family members to help contribute or make a dish for the big day. You don’t need to have catered food to have a good time. Your budget wedding could be everything that you have ever dreamed of, if you think that you can manage to do the majority of the work on your own. You can get create and use ideas from pictures online to create your own decor and wedding theme, and you can save your money for the more important things that will come in your...

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