An unexpected day...
This is just one of MANY items I've been taking pictures of for the last several days now. It belongs to my kids' dad's parents & maternal grandparents. (The last of the parents & grandparents on his side of the family died over a decade ago...and the property has now been sold)
Their dad is left to liquidate the entire household in the next 45 days or so.
It's kinda emotional for him and the kids; so I'm the one keeping everyone on task. LOL
Take a pic ~ write a note ~ give them both the same number!
Start with local listings for antiques ~ consignments ~
Find someone who knows more about "old" stuff than we do...
What might be worth something more than a quarter or a buck...
Is it just pretty?
Or will it pay the rent?
How do we know?
So I put a few feelers out on some local FB pages for buying, selling, trading, giving away, or anything else I could think of where people might know.
I discovered an auctioneer, an antiques collector, a record (vinyl recordings) collector, a single mom setting up first home, and a very nice lady about my age who grew up around here and has "liquidated" full estates (homes, farms, generations of belongings) for 3 family members in the last year or so (sad, that she's had to, but happy to find someone with experience in this) who wanted to see some silver items.
She graciously offered to help us sort through some of this and get a better idea of what stuff is and if it may be collectible or bring in some money.
We met yesterday. The task at hand no longer seems daunting and overwhelming!
80+ years the family has had this homestead! We've found stuff that predates electricity! And we're just getting started! The only way I know to count the calories burned is "Heavy Cleaning or house cleaning" - does that seem the right fit to you? Sure is exhausting work! And I know it's burning more calories than my usual (non-exercise) activities!
Please let me know your suggestions on how to count this work!
Still maintaining my Rise'n'Shine streak...14 days running now!