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Now, how do I get rid of all the stuff in the house I'm selling?

 I really hope that whoever buys my house will fall so deeply in love with my furniture and furnishings that they'll want to take the place lock, stock, and barrel. Highly unlikely, though. So now I'm looking into how to get rid of all the stuff that I have amassed over the past nearly 40 years and packed into this four storey ample house.

I got a lot of my stuff at flea markets, auctions, and estate sales, and I think the stuff is going to return to the source. I'm looking into having an auction company come and take care of my "estate" (yes, it makes me feel as if I've died). 

I have a large office with plenty of unused cabinet space, so I'll bring all my paperwork, photos, and personal paper stuff over there. I will have my own room at the bf's and plan to bring as many books as I can. I guess I'm dreading it more than I need to and if the auction company just comes and packs everything up, I won't have to do a thing. Let's see what they have to say...

Has anyone else whose gotten rid of anything got any suggestions or stories to share?

Published Nov 19 2008, 06:15 PM by Anne Cross
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Cinnamonhuskies said:

Consignment store...all of it!  : ) When we moved from a 2200 sq ft house to a 950 sq ft one , I had lots to get rid of fast. The consignment store was a wonderful outlet for all my extra furniture and housewares.

November 19, 2008 7:46 PM

Hofmama said:

Your options, at their simplest: sell it, donate it, or throw it out! When we moved from Phoenix to Kentucky, we put everything we wanted into a moving truck. The rest found new homes; my girlfriends descended on the decorative stuff, clothes, and a lot of food. A lot of other food that we didn't think would handle the drive went to a homeless shelter. With a few calls, the DV shelter and a few schools were found to take the furniture.

Good luck!

November 20, 2008 4:24 PM

frugal_fun said:

I can relate to not wanting to touch the stuff.

Where I live, consignment stores and thrift shops do refuse items.  I understand why, but on a personal level, I get frustrated because I just wanted to get rid of it without driving all over town.

If you have a fair amount of free time and would like to maximize $$ return, go room by room and Craigslist/Consignment shop it all.  It will be your hobby for the next several weeks/months (probably). :)

If you aren't so concerned about the $$ return (the auction company will take a lot of the proceeds, so don't look to get rich off this option) and want the free time, I'd go that route.

November 21, 2008 4:18 PM

karen kay said:

There is a site called freecycle.com that we have in our state.  dont know if one near you.  but you could look and put your things there if you dont need or want to sell them.  you post everything free on the site and if people want it, they come get it .  i did this several months ago and it took all of 4 days to get rid of everything i put on it.  some are really in need of things and others are just plain BUMS, but it works  

December 2, 2008 3:17 PM

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