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Old 05-19-2021, 04:48 PM
 
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Thanks! So garage sale for the smaller items (that I can actually drag out of the house) and maybe just donate all the furniture (or find a consignment place that can haul the furniture away)?

All I know is hiring a junk company to haul away a kitchen set, dining room set, family room set, office furniture, storage cabinets, and two bedroom sets will cost a small fortune. It would probably take up a whole truck.

I think, if nothing else, the Salvation Army might take all that furniture away for free. It's decent stuff, just not high end. Except the couch with is Ethan Allen.
People will buy furniture at a garage sale. I'd do the sale first, then offer things for free for a week on Facebook, etc., then get one of those big dumpsters from the trash company and fill it and/or donate whatever is left.
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Old 05-19-2021, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Rochester, WA
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I have the opposite experience doing garage sales. If you're willing to take a week to organize and price things, you'll make good money. Yes, people will dicker with you, let them. Make them a deal, get the stuff out the door. Last sale we had we made a few thousand dollars. Lots of small items do add up.
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Old 05-19-2021, 05:00 PM
 
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Try a yard sale for the decent stuff. I helped elderly mom sell her cabin in the mountains...bit of a hoarder...tons of old stuff ...mostly junk (some antiques though)...had my picker friend go through and get some stuff for not much money. Sold the place suddenly...the buyers took it "as is". Hope they keep some and don't toss all...up to them though. If you sell the decent stuff and most of the other stuff has little value, you may be able to sell all "as is"...or get a junk hauler out there.

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Old 05-19-2021, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Kansas City North
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This is my third reply on this thread, but keep thinking of things.

When my MIL died, she only had the contents of her one bedroom apartment, and nothing special at that. After the kids, grandkids and great grandkids took what they wanted, we had a garage sale. I called a friend of mine who is a serious garage sale attendee to get some ideas for prices, and she said “just tell people to make an offer.” Which is what we did. Made about $100.00. Mid afternoon a couple showed up and bought everything that was left for $20.00. We were done with it and that was the best part.
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Old 05-19-2021, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Rose capitol of Texas
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Back in the spring of 2008, I had just moved into a house that I had furnished with the furniture
and belongings of 3 different deceased relatives.

The last relative had passed in April of that year. After the ink was dry and the probate was settled,
I was stuck with a bunch of stuff I did not want or need. On a whim, I decided to put everything
out on my driveway one morning.

All of sudden, from out of nowhere all these people showed up to look and buy. By noon, all the
stuff was sold and I had twelve hundred bucks cash in my pocket. That was a once in a lifetime experience.
I still have no idea how I got so lucky that morning.
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Old 05-19-2021, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Tierra del Encanto
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When I was prepping to sell, I gave away most of what had to be gone. Certainly could have used the money, but I was doing everything myself and over-burdened with things to do and keeping the house show-ready.

Extreme decluttering really improved the appearance of the house, and it looked staged using a few pieces of furniture I had left. In the long run just giving things away was the easiest and least stressful way to unload. I still had too much stuff that moved with me, but apparently everyone moves with too much stuff.
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Old 05-20-2021, 07:40 AM
 
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This topic should be a lesson to all of us to look around our houses to see what we can start decluttering, even if we aren't moving.

I've been thinning out my drawers and closets after reading that adult children DON'T want your stuff. My children have houses full of items they like and have purchased themselves. They don't want my couches and chairs.

I think about my parent's furniture. When they pass, I don't want or need anything of theirs. I will keep photos, jewelry and maybe a painting or knick-knack but that's it. I have everything I need and in my style because I picked it out. When I have to deal with their house, I'll advertise an Estate Sale and price everything to sell.

Now I walk through my house thinking "when I die, how difficult will it be for my children to get rid of this stuff"? I've left instructions for the easiest way to be done with it and the money to make it happen.
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Old 05-20-2021, 07:43 AM
 
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Just give it away! It will go fast.
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Old 05-20-2021, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Berkeley Neighborhood, Denver, CO USA
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Freecycle.
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Old 05-20-2021, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Tierra del Encanto
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Freecycle.
Endless, tiresome no-shows from Freecycle and Craigslist people. Lots of them were also moochers. Thrift shops were my go-to favorite places to unload stuff. Also, they benefit charities.
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