Or What to do with all this stuff?
Consider having a garage sale or home auction: Having enough items that are likely to net a profit (furniture, antiques, electronics) may make the effort of having a garage sale worthwhile. Alternatively, if your possessions are potentially of substantial value, consider holding a home auction. You can often hire a service agency to catalog and appraise your possessions and coordinate a home auction for a percentage of the profit.
We had leased out part of our pole barn to an antique reseller. She used 1/2 of the building for storing stuff in as she collected items from garage and estate sales in the Minneapolis and St Paul areas. She was recently diagnosed with a terminal illness that meant closing up her stores and business. Our building is the last place she had stored items, so we suggested that we use our shop area to liquidate the items stored here.With our concept of downsizing, living sustainably, and recycling…we thought that holding a sale is a good solution.
We even set up a small area for marketing our tiny houses and have generated a lot of local interest and discussion about tiny houses with visitors that came for antiques.
Some of the items are:
Over the last 3 weeks of holding this antique sale, we also have had over 1000 people learn about tiny houses and Tiny Green Cabins in our local marketing area. We are always marketing because…well, we just love building tiny houses and talking about them.