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Planning an Estate Sale? Know what to Toss, What to Keep

DSC03809Finding the right estate sale company is a big step towards scheduling this event. Of course, this doesn’t mean your work is done. In fact, there are a few key steps you need to take.

When planning an estate sale, here is one question that will continue to weigh you down: what should I toss and what should I keep?

If you are successful answering this question, you will feel much better about your ability to achieve estate sale success.

Here are three tips for answering this $20k question:

1. Get the help of your estate sale company. The best estate sale companies have no problem visiting your home, inspecting your items, and helping you decide what has the best chance of attracting an audience. You might as well take advantage of this professional resource.

2. Be honest with yourself. When reviewing an item, it won’t be long before you have a feeling as to whether it’s worth keeping, tossing out, or selling. If the item has no value, if the item has seen better days, it’s probably best to put it on the curb. Conversely, if you feel that somebody could get use out of it in the future, put a “for sale” tag on it.

3. Do your research. The internet allows you to research every item imaginable. Take a few minutes to learn more about an item before deciding to keep it or toss it, but don’t hang your hat on this. If you hire the right estate sale company, your items will be priced for maximum sales value and and likelihood of sale.

These basic tips can help you better address the questions of what to keep and what to toss as you plan an estate sale.

If you still have questions or concerns, reach out to us for professional guidance.

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