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Somebody Wants Your Parents’ Stuff

Last week, we discussed the fact that many children don’t want their parents’ stuff once they pass on. Here’s an excerpt from that piece:

“While there are sure to be some items you want to keep, don’t be surprised if you realize this to be true: you want to get rid of most of the stuff you come across.”

With all this in mind, there’s something you need to remember: just because you don’t want your parents’ stuff doesn’t mean that everyone else feels the same way.

The items may not be as valuable as you would like, but don’t overlook the fact that there is a buyer for almost everything. This is where an estate sale comes into play.

It’s never easy to lose a loved one, such as a parent, especially when you’re left with many reminders of this person. Although you may feel bad about selling some items, it’s okay to realize that you can’t keep everything.

Most estate sale companies will make it clear that you should keep items that hold sentimental value. From there, they can work with you to determine what items to sell at an upcoming event.

It’s easy to believe that certain items hold no value. It’s easy to believe that nobody is going to want something that has been sitting in your parents’ home for 20+ years. Don’t make these decisions on your own. Instead, plan an estate sale and let the market determine what these items are worth.

You can’t keep all your parents’ stuff, but that doesn’t mean it has to go in the trash. Don’t throw out items that could be sold, even if only for a small amount of money. This is a great way to honor your loved one’s memory.

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