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Cleaning Out After The Estate Sale – What To Do?

clean out truckEstate sale companies do everything they can to completely sell your contents out, but that doesn’t always happen. Unable to control weather conditions, market conditions, and property location an estate liquidator may not be able to sell all the contents of a property.

What happens when there are leftovers?

Many estate sale companies offer clean outs. Some have even started an additional phase of their business just to perform clean outs.  They may include it in their commission or it may be an additional charge. This is a discussion that should take place when reviewing the estate sale contract with the estate liquidator.  Other  estate liquidators hire a company that will perform the clean out for you. The fee the company will charge should be divulged before signing the estate sale contract. In this case you may be paying the company directly or it may be deducted from the net proceeds of the sale.  Some estate sale companies may take more valuable items on consignment if they have a shop or sell online if they do not sell at the sale.

If your estate liquidation company does not do clean outs there are companies you can call. One nation wide name is 1-800-Got-Junk. (This is not an endorsement, simply an example).

Leaving a property broom clean is very important in many cases when the property has been sold or is going up for sale.

Ask your estate sale company if they have a list of charities also.

Estate Sales News would like to hear from companies that specialize in clean outs. You can email us at carol@estatesalesnews.

It’s Wednesday, October 16th, the month and week are half over. Estate sales start tomorrow.