Dealing With Kids' Stuff Who've Left The Nest

Dealing With Kids' Stuff Who've Left The Nest

Kid clutter may be one of  thKie easiest category of excess stuff in your home to deal with, at least in my opinion. When kids no longer share your space the stuff they leave behind is just clutter for you.

When sharing living space with someone, be it a spouse, child or roomate, you've got to have some give and take, and compromise is often in order. However, if you don't have room for someone's stuff who doesn't live there, you are not required to hold onto it any longer and have to make some difficult decisions.

How to Liquidate an Estate, from Knickknacks to Furniture

How to Liquidate an Estate, from Knickknacks to Furniture

When faced with a task you’ve never had to tackle before, it’s often best not to procrastinate because it’s likely going to take longer than you anticipate. A death in the family hits like a ton of bricks. And before you have time to properly mourn, you’re forced to learn how to liquidate an estate of a loved one.

With the compassionate team at Art of Downsizing on your side, you’re never alone in the process. When you begin to plan how to liquidate an estate, you must first know what exactly it is you’re selling. Removing or sequestering the things you know you want to keep and then nailing down a list of items you want to include in the sale eases your stress and keeps you organized. Once this is done, you can roll up your sleeves and start researching, tagging and pricing.

Getting an Appraisal to Sell Estate Jewelry

Getting an Appraisal to Sell Estate Jewelry

Getting an Appraisal to Sell Estate Jewelry

Most people like things that are shiny and new — including cars, phones and jewelry. No matter how practical you claim to be, you may have a secret desire to buy diamonds, gold and other eye-catching precious gems. You can take pride in things of value because you know how hard you worked to afford them or what they meant to their former owners.

If you’ve inherited something valuable, it carries additional sentimental value. Inherited jewelry, for example, may be the most difficult things to sell, for both emotional and financial reasons. Once you get over the hurdle and decide to sell it, you’re faced with another hurdle: learning to sell estate jewelry can be a difficult process.