Maybe solved (somewhat) Huge,Huge Decluttering Problem
Tuesday, February 05, 2013
My condo basement has everything from the big house we moved from.
I sold that house with no help
from anyone--except some wonderful friends who did certain projects there for me. DH had a stroke in 2006 and even before that he was not capable of helping me. I was teaching full time through all of this. Even the movers that I paid did not do their full share! My husbands brother's WIFE and their 3 teen BOYS were there on moving day. Eventually his brother came to help us get into the new condo. And his brother also helped me majorly getting organized with finances. DH's other brother built us a huge ramp on our 'old house' and another ramp on the condo we moved into.
So I have this lovely condo now with a packed basement. I eventually want to move closer to family who are now 400 miles away. to sell it obviously I have to clean the basement!!!!
It was suggested to get started, that I contact an auction house.
I emailed one that specializes in such problems as mine.
A friend told me for $160 a truck will come and haul away the stuff appropriate for auctioning.
After auction, I'd get some money from those things. Even if I don't get a great deal of money, $160 is way cheaper that hiring people to help me clean my basement. And it is way easier than asking friends to help me do the job little by little or sell things on ebay or craigeslist. I do not have that kind of energy and there is no one to help me do this.
When those things are gone from the basement, I can call Salvation Army or someone to take boxes of clothes away. There are all those clothes that my disabled hubby can no longer wear and of course there are boxes of my clothes which need to go.
I did not know an auction house would do this.
I thought I'd have to get rid of stuff little by little with lots of work on my part.
I do not have the energy for doing all that. I can barely keep things together
I am so very grateful that this was suggested to me. this friend did it this way so she know from experience! Yippee! chris