Estate sales are common in many scenarios. Lost loved ones, downsizing, moves, and other life events often mean having to liquidate the entirety of a home’s items. Estate sale companies are knowledgeable at what they do, but their services often come at a hefty cost. Although it’s tough and time consuming, organizing your own estate cleanup and sale can save a considerable amount of money. Here’s how to organize an estate cleanup and sale without having to hire a pro.
Sort through every item in every room, closet, and storage place in your home. Put aside sentimental items you want to keep as well as private paperwork, photos, and other personal items you don’t want seen by the public.
Research is the key to pricing goods for an estate sale. Begin by looking online at price guides, or sign up for an online subscription. Valuable items should be taken to an appraisal to ensure you get top dollar.
Get the Word Out
Let people know about your sale by placing ads in the classified section of newspapers and online forums.
Putting Items on Display
Display your items in the rooms where they’re used. Kitchen items in the kitchen, living room furniture in the living room, bedding in the bedroom, etc. Keep valuables near the checkout table or by a security guard to prevent theft.
Invest in hiring a few security guards and station someone in each area. They can help carry items and greet shoppers while also monitoring the items for sale.
Keeping Customers in Line
Ask customers to stand in a line outside of the house before the sale begins. Then let them in gradually to control the number of shoppers inside at a time. This helps to prevent theft and chaotic scenes.
Estate Sale Services
Contact the team at A+ Enterprises Junk Removal for help hauling old, unsold items. Call us today at 570-299-3138 to schedule a pickup for your estate cleanup and sale.
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- Tina Stella
Great service , They came the same day I called. Very friendly and efficient. Great price for removal. Highly recommend this company. Very professional and A plus rating. Arrived on time and ready to work.
8/05/2019Mark Van Dyke
I can't say enough about Sal. He was very patient, knowledgeable, and went out of his way to ensure my company was taken care of. I absolutely recommend anyone to use this company. They get in and out very quickly and offer a great price. They also stick to their word which is very rare now-a-days!
Fantastic customer service. Sal was on time, very responsive to messages and professional. The price for the dumpster was very reasonable also. I have had issues with other junk removal companies in the past and wish I had found them sooner. I will definitely use them again in the future.
- Mary Jane Meaney
Very professional. Very polite. Efficient. I will use this company again. Prices were reasonable.
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Would definitely recommend this company for anyone needing junk removal! Super nice owner. He and another young man came to my home and were very efficient getting rid of our junk in about 90 minutes. If you’re looking for a junk removal service, definitely check out this company. Thanks, Sal!
- Carissa Dewey
I never leave reviews but Sal (I think his name is) was great. Both times we used them they showed up the next day on time and did a fast and efficient job. Personable and reliable. Highly recommend.
Requested a free estimate and they called me back in seconds! They were much more affordable than other big name companies in the area and provided service the day I requested. The movers were friendly and awesome! They moved out my awful bulky sofa with no issues! Absolutely would recommend to anyone! They are efficient and completely organized!
The 3 man crew did a fantastic job in clearing out and disposing of several large and small items that still remained after a 2 day estate sale. Items removed included beds and mattresses, 3 couches, bedroom chest of drawers, old refrigerator and electric stove, computer desk, old and very heavy television, several tools plus much more.Very courteous workers and owner was great to work with. Highly recommend and you won’t be disappointed.
- Daryl Williams
I got a 100% accurate estimate from the owner and he dispatched a crew to clean out my house the next day (!). The guys were professional and very nice and personable, making a tough situation much easier to handle. Moreover, they worked until the job was done way over my expectations. This company has the best prices in our area and they are complete pros. I would recommend them to anyone...don't hesitate and call A+ first! They will be my first call in the future!
Sal and his team are amazing! They came and did a clean out the same day I called. They are honest, flexible, quick, and professional. They are worth every penny they charge. I wouldn't consider calling anyone else.Ryan K.
EXTREMELY PLEASANT AND PROFESSIONAL! Gave them a call to remove some old furniture and assorted boxes of junk. They said the had a crew in my area the next morning and could be here at 9am. Arrived right at 9 on the dot and got straight to work. They battled through all my cobwebs and work quick and efficiently. No trouble or damage from moving some big items in narrow areas. The price they quoted was great value for all the work they did. I have already and will continue to HIGHLY recommend them.
- Meredith Rynkiewicz
Kyle and Joe were wonderful! Very efficient process. I called and gave brief information to a very professional person. They came out the next day. Wiped their feet, quoted me a very fair price, and removed my furniture. I’m very pleased with their service and friendliness. I will definitely recommend them to my family and friends! Meredith R.They did such a good job yesterday that I called them back again today for more revival. They’re very fast, efficient, easy to work with and professional. Joe and Kyle came both days and we’re incredibly polite and thoughtful in what was a hard situation for me. Bravo A+ Enterprises! Repeat business speaks for itself. Meredith R.
One of the best companies I have ever dealt with. Professional, courteous, reasonable and efficient. Highly recommend.
AMAZING!!! 30 years of junk in a HUGE truck garage. We could not have done this job without A+ Enterprises. Thanks to Sal, Joe and the entire staff. I've never met in this day and age such HARD WORKERS!!! Also extremely polite and professional. I HIGHLY recommend this company to everyone. My rating is A+++++++++++