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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- R K
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- Shannon Meier
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!
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- 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!
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- E R
Great service! Was able to schedule a pickup very easily and quickly - at my convenience. The crew was very professional and worked quickly- with great results. Thank you!
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Absolutely amazing! Highly recommended! I recently moved to Pennsylvania and purchased a fixer upper in Luzern County. I had a large pile of debris from the house that I needed to get rid of. I called A+ Junk Removal and spoke with Sal. He was extremely professional and very personable. He was able to work with my schedule which was greatly appreciated. Sal also contacted me through text to remind me of my scheduled appointment. Joe and Andrew showed up on time to give me an estimate for my junk pile. They gave me a great price and got right to work. Both Joe and Andrew were very polite and extremely professional. Very friendly as well. They did an amazing job! I couldn’t have asked for a better crew to come and do this job for me. I am extremely appreciative for Sal, Joe and Andrew. I highly recommend this company and will definitely use them again on the future. Thank you so much A+ Enterprises!