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So it is finally starting to warm up. We are beginning to thaw and with the change of the season comes the reemergence of estate and tag sales. People start to shake off the cold and start looking for hot deals on all kinds of products. We see the dealers who to their credit still hit those few winter sales and are bright eyed and waiting for the doors to open hours before the sale starts. Then we start to have the true collector showing up looking for those lost gems that may put their collection over the top.
You get your young couples who may be just starting out and looking for some vintage (used) furniture to keep within there budget. There is also the groups who are out looking for items for there church, and or people looking for items to send back to their families who may still reside in other countries. All in all I guess what I’m saying is there is just about something for all demographics. Usually at very reasonable prices and who knows maybe you can find that diamond in the ruff that could turn in to a great story of your own. To share with the next generation and inspire their imagination.
People are always asking me, "How did I get started with Estate Sales?" My grandmother and mother always had an annual tag sale. I really enjoyed the seeing the people find good deals on things they wanted. It was much better than seeing unwanted items go into the trash! These memories extended into adulthood and I now own a company that holds over 100 sales a year, and is one of the most popular Estate and Tag Sale companies on Long Island and we service the entire tri-state area!
It has always been a dream of mine to own my own company, and Nationwide Estate Sales has made that possible. We are a family run business and we are a full estate sale and cleanout service. I hope you check back often to see what we are up to next!
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Last year we were given the assignment of a large estate owned by a hoarder. We wound up billing the estate over $8,500 to remove 30+ tons of stuff from the clients house to get it ready to be sold. During the clean-out we obtained over $5,000 of sell-able items which we later sold at one of our Estate Sales, We also found over $5,000 in gold jewelry, $1,000 in cash, a large vintage collection of Lionel Trains witch we later sold for the client for over $10,000.
While our client could have paid a clean-out crew that only specializes in junk removal substantially less than our fee, who knows what would have happened to the other things that we are trained to identify. I would say in someones pocket and the other items in the garbage dump or they would have resold and kept all the profit. If you are looking for a clean out company in the New York Tri State area and don't know if you should just throw it all away think twice and high the real pros that know what is junk and what is a treasure.
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There is a fine line when it comes to trash or garbage. Now probably more than ever people are using, re-purposing and even recycling more things that would have just been thrown out a few years back. There are so many things that I have seen sell that even I would have thrown out. It could be that old beat up chair in the corner, those old black and white photos (landscape) no one wants or a varied of other things.
I’ve had people buy old magazine’s and or newspapers (based on subject) and then others buy used cleaning product’s. We had a sale where someone purchased a piece of aluminum siding and 2 gutter leaders out of the garage I guess to use on their own house or maybe to scrap. The point is, if you are thinking about having a sale before you just start throwing things out think about if it can still be used. Chances are if the answer is yes and the price is right you may just sell it. In the end if you don’t sell it you were going to throw it out anyway so you might as well try to sell it.
The very thought of having to pack up a lifetime of your memories can be overwhelming. People become paralyzed and choose to “stay right where we are” even though we know, in our hearts, that it’s time to simplify there lives.
A few simple steps will help reduce your anxiety and make downsizing to your new home easier. Contact we can help! 1-800-810-9174 or www.Tagsale123.com
STEP #1: What will you decide to take with you?
Before the move, make a list and take the measurements of the furnishings and other items you want to take with you. Visit your new home, taking along a tape measure and a roll of painters tape. Measure and block out the outline of these items on the floor using the painters tape. This will help you visualize how your belongings will fit in the new space. You will make better decisions about the items you should and should not move.
Downsizing means that you are moving to a smaller space, ask yourself these questions:
DO I REALLY WANT THIS?
DO I REALLY NEED THIS?
DO I REALLY NEED OR WANT TO REMEMBER THIS?
If you can’t answer “yes” to these questions, the item should not be moved to your new home.
If you are unsure about an item, consider the following:
Ask a loved one or trusted friend to store it for you.
Gift the item to someone who will value and appreciate it.
STEP #2: Movers!!!
Always use a recognized mover! We have references to give from local movers. Call the Better Business Bureau. Remember that you are entrusting the mover with a lifetime of treasures. You want your belongings to be handled
Try to move mid-week. Movers ultimately rely on part time help to get through the busy weekends. By moving mid-week, you will have the advantage of a full time, experienced crew who will provide you with a more efficient move.
Try not to move at month end. You pay a higher hourly rate for a month end move and are likely to get a less experienced crew. Your move will be less efficient and will cost more!
Anything you pack yourself is not insured! Leave the packing of all breakables and other valuables to the mover’s crew.
Keep the mover until you have all of the essentials unpacked. Be sure that your bathroom is set up, your bed is assembled and made, and the kitchen is in working condition for breakfast the following morning.
Finally, remember to give each member of the crew a gratuity if you are pleased with their work!
STEP #3: Disposition of the balance of your property
Be sure to contact Nationwide Estate Sales about hosting an estate sale or tag sale to sell the rest of the items you have in your estate. We also offer clean out services to help take away the balance of your belongings that are junk or garbage.
Step #4 : Notification
Approximately 2-3 weeks prior to your move advise the following:
Submit a change of address form to the post office.
Arrange for disconnection/transfer of:
- Telephone service
- Cable/Internet services
Send change of address to:
- Banks/Credit Card Companies
- Insurance Companies
- Ministry of transportation
- Canada Customs and Revenue
Step #5 Contact us at 1-800-810-9174 or at www.Tagsale123.com to find out about all our services and how we can assist you in your relocation or with any of our other services. Have a nice day!
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