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Donations: How to find a non profit

This is #9 of 10 Things to Expect when downsizing!   Inevitably when downsizing, there will be items that you will decide to donate. In previous articles we talked about options for furniture consignment. Even if you are able to gift or consign all of the furniture you longer want, you will have other items…

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Self-Storage Units Are A Temptation You Should Resist!

Self-Storage Units Are A Temptation You Should Resist! This is #8 of 10 Things to Expect When Downsizing. See links to additional posts to the right or below. Often when people begin the process of downsizing the idea of renting a self storage unit is tempting. When tasked with going through your own items or…

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Collections Are Harder To Sell Than You think!

Collections are harder to sell than you think! This is #7 in the collection of 10 Things To Expect When Downsizing! See links to previous blog posts below or to the right. Lots of us love to collect items over time. Popular collections include stamps, baseball cards, coins, thimbles, spoons, plates, snow globes, glass wear,…

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The Antique Market is Struggling!

The Antique Market is Struggling! This is the 6th installment of 10 Things To Expect When Downsizing. See links to previous blog posts to the right and bottom of this post!   6) For a few years now furniture buying trends have been moving away from Antiques that have traditionally been a staple in most…

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Your Mother’s Mid Century Modern Furniture Is Coming Back!

This is the 5th installment of 10 things To Expect When Downsizing. See Links to previous posts to the right and bottom of this article.   5) Your Mother’s Mid Century Modern furniture is coming back. TRUE! The demand for Mid Century Furniture from Office Monster is on the rise! For a few years now…

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China And Crystal And Silver – Oh My!

This is the fourth installment of 10 Things to Expect When Downsizing.  See the link to previous articles below and to the right!   4) China and Crystal and Silver – Oh my! This is another heartbreak! It is likely that you will have a hard time finding a new home for your fine china,…

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“Your Kids Don’t Want Your Stuff”

This is the third installment of 10 Things To Expect When Downsizing!  See links to the previous articles below.   3)    ” Your kids don’t want your stuff!” This wisdom was shared with me many years ago by a much older woman. She was right! You may be very disappointed when you find that your…

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The First Gift of Christmas – in November!

It is only November but I have already received my first gift of Christmas! Today a customer came into the store just to look around and left with a table and chairs that brought us both to tears. This is a great story of comfort for our many consignors that bring us their beloved items…

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