Some items are not appropriate for a typical garage sale or Craigslist, and some feel it’s too overwhelming to take on the burden themselves. For those special items that are too valuable or need special handling we have some great resources. And if the task is just too overwhelming, we have a great recommendation for help!
Estate sales: Thea’s Vintage Living, is licensed and insured for Estate planning. Thea has been in the estate business for years and is very knowledgeable and reputable. She will give a free quote to set up your schedule, will organize, stage and conduct the sale from start to finish. Search Google Thea’s Vintage Living
Savvy Services: Carolyn Allen is the owner of Savvy Services. Her company is a concierge service which offers a variety of options for assisting the moving process. Carolyn and her team handle the complete process of estate sales ,as well as moving sales from start to finish. They also offer packing, organizing, and labeling services for the move, they even offer a walk through service to help assess what you should keep and discard. As a foot note, Savvy Services also offers house cleaning service! Search Google Savvy Services
Junk Removal Hauling and Recycling: Rubbish Works will remove appliances, hot tubs, uncertified wood stoves, old furniture, and much more. Search Google Rubbish Works
Consignment: Consignment NW has been one of my go-to consignment stores for selling gently used quality furnishings. With approval of your consignment they will pick up larger items for free. The split is reasonable. Search Google Consignment NW
Donate: Community Warehouse is a household and furniture bank which donates to neighbors in need. They take everything from toasters, pots and pans, alarm clocks, furniture, and bedding. They only take items that are in good working order, free of stains, and already assembled. I recommend checking out their website to confirm what items they will and will not take. They also have a consignment area if you want to donate your treasures to raise funds for their warehouse. If you are unable to drop off the items they will pick them up for a fee. This is a great way to help out your community. And remember this may also be a tax deduction so don’t forget your receipt. Search Google Community Warehouse.