Thursday, April 4, 2013

Don't Throw Anything Out Series: Chemicals

Don't Throw Anything Out Series: Part 1 Chemicals

Beyond the collectibles, furniture, jewelry and other great items, there are many over looked useful items at an estate.

There are often cupboards and garage shelves full of partially or never used chemicals.

If you are about to have a company come in and conduct an estate sale don't throw these out. Give them a chance to be bought. Even though they are partially used they are still useful, help people save money, and help reduce landfill.

Still useful chemicals include:

Furniture and metal polish
Paints and glues
Laundry soap
Garden chemicals
Car oil and other auto fluids
Machine oils
Lamp kerosene
And many more.

It adds up!

Some of own chemicals we have bought at estate sales.
 Oils for machinery and polish for leather, furniture and metals.

Fallow us

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Storage Estate Sale Stanwood

I am helping a friend have a sale at her parent's storage. Will put address up as soon as she is ready.

beam bottles, fire grenade, clock parts, and toys

avon bottles, lamp parts and some things not unpacked yet

dime store toys, tin car, roller skates, lamps and light up painting.

Closer look at toys

very old lamp parts

bucket, lamps, electrical coil and toys

Quilts, lamp and booklets

Bike, candle making supplies, water jug

cook books with wood covers and old Nintendo games

Match books, Christmas items and deco style chairs


There are also some wood shelves and excersize equipment that we cant move.
Thank you, Curry Doggone Estate Sales

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Hoarding for Family

Everyone values things differently. What may seem like a very valuable item for one person may seem like total garbage to another, and values range everywhere in between for each person.  These values come from ones experiences in life to what they see it sell for.

Parents often collect things from real estate to trinkets in hopes of higher value later on to pass to their children. Even if they never say, it may be deep in their mind and actions.

When it comes to hoarding there is usually a good reason in the person's mind for doing so.  Saving things from landfill for recycle  because they are trying to be green, saving items in case they are needed later for some use,  buying to help with stress, saving items they feel are valuable for their children, collecting a favorite thing, and other reasons.

It often gets out of control, but they mean well. They get to where they cant really clean it up or they have given up.  Sometimes a person has projects they hope to get to one day and those pile up. I love that will to live on forever and their hope to make things, that make the world better.

Stuff in a household is often left in a will to someone.  Even an insurance company puts values on household items, because it can cost a lot to replace every fork and necessity.

Before throwing out everything after your loved one has passed, think for a minute what their wishes would be. They may have been trying to leave something they feel was valuable for you. Have an Estate sales service help you with the work.  It saves stuff from landfills and helps others get something they like or that they can repurpose.

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