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Old 04-22-2022, 09:40 PM
 
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You can contact an estate liquidator/auctioneer to take care of these items,if there is much worthwhile
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Old 04-23-2022, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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You can contact an estate liquidator/auctioneer to take care of these items,if there is much worthwhile
I have never seen the auction thing work out well for anyone. But as far as estate liquidator - that is what this post is about.
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Old 04-29-2022, 01:15 PM
 
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And in the meantime, you're stuck paying property taxes, heating and A/C bills, and for lawn care. Hope you can speed things up.
Bills really aren't the issue. We just thought Mom wanted to declutter and get rid of stuff that she really doesn't need. She originally did, now doesn't. It isn't costing me anything, so I'm just going to take a hands off approach.
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Old 04-30-2022, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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Bills really aren't the issue. We just thought Mom wanted to declutter and get rid of stuff that she really doesn't need. She originally did, now doesn't. It isn't costing me anything, so I'm just going to take a hands off approach.
Professional estate sales are really for when you are selling everything. People often do not want to got o sales where you are just selling excess things that you do not want. They figure they will not want them either. That is why an estate sale can draw 500 or more people and a regular rummage sale will get 20 or so customers.
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Old 09-05-2022, 07:20 AM
 
Location: S-E Michigan
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Oh man. I wish I had seen this back in late April/early May. We (myself, my wife, my younger sister, and her husband) held two Estate Sales on back-to-back weekends in Late May to clear out my Sister's home. Total proceeds were less than $2K for all that work, but this might hsve been too little ffor this company.

We had a LOT of items remainimg after the sales, all of which also went to the Ann Arbor Kiwanis as donations.
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Old Today, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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We had a LOT of items remaining after the sales, all of which also went to the Ann Arbor Kiwanis as donations.
That Kiwanis thrift store is beyond amazing. It is the size of a costco and organized into departments - and they have pretty much everything you can imagine. They donate over $300,000 a year to children's charities and also allow financially impaired people to shop with vouchers so they can get what they need for their homes.

I recently had the great idea of collecting all the left overs from our community wide yard sale weekend and take it to the Kiwanis thrift store. We got a surprise when over 100 yard sales brought us their stuff. Getting it all to Ann Arbor was impossible. Probably 50 or more pick up truck loads (if you load them really heavy). We donated it all over the place and then put the rest in my carriage house. I have been taking a couple of loads a weekend to Kiwanis for a month. We are taking the last load or two to Ann Arbor this weekend.

The nice thing about the Kiwanis Thrift store is they want almost everything. They have a list of obvious things they do not want, but anything else is gratefully accepted. Most places are pretty picky about what they will take. They have limited space and only want things that can be sold very quickly and with no repair or cleaning or anything. Many of those places throw away half or more of the donations they get. Sometimes things that have nothing wrong with them get tossed, they just have too many of that thing at the time and no more storage space.
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