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Plan Your Spring Cleaning & De-Cluttering Now

The time is arriving for spring cleaning and de-cluttering your home and garage! Here's how a professional home-content seller can help by coordinating and conducting your yard/garage sale.

I know it's not even Valentine's Day yet, but planning your spring cleaning or overall house-cleaning-for-updating-and-renewal project -- now -- is your best bet.

Families change, hobbies and interests change, your personal interior decor style changes. We tend to store older items in boxes and tuck them away in attics, basements, and at last resort, the garage (remember when it used to shelter your cars?).  You may still have tons of toys in good condition, and your kids are not playing with them any longer because they're planning for college or weddings!

When thoughts often turn to "spring cleaning," and "de-cluttering" your home, you immediately envision all these boxes. You probably want new flatware, the latest in kitchen gadgets, or items such as wall art that depict a fresh new interior style -- but where's it all going to go?

You may feel overwhelmed with the idea of getting rid of all your older or gently used furniture and items that you simply want to replace or no longer have the need for or interest in. Sure, one solution is to rent a dumpster and throw it all in, and have it hauled away. But by doing so, you're throwing out cash. Or, you've thought about doing a yard/garage sale but hate the idea of hauling everything out, setting it up -- and negotiating with strangers.

Consider having a professional home-content seller run your yard/garage sale from start through finish.

If you think nobody wants your stuff, think again.  Many, many people love going to yard/garage sales, and often, whole weekends are mapped out, the car is gassed up, the comfy walking shoes are donned, and the thrill of the hunt begins.  There are hordes of collectors and a bevy of bargain shoppers.  When you hear "collector" the objects of desire and fascination are not necessarily the high-ticket antique luxury brands (Tiffany, Lalique, etc.), but are so diverse and can be as unique as green baskets, or items depicting ladybugs, daisies, koalas, etc.  The bargain shoppers enjoy finding useful items in still good condition, or are supplementing their interior decor because they are on budgets.  These are win-win situations.

 A professional home-content seller knows how to sort through your items, price them literally to sell, clean and stage them correctly, and most important, to negotiate with visitors. And a true professional will arrange to dispose of any leftover items. The goal?  To sell as many of your items as possible and to deliver cash in your hands while you relax.

 Remember: you don't want it anymore -- but it's just what someone's looking for!

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