The Journey From Hoarding To An Estate Sale, By A Professional Organizer

09-08-2017

Estate sales are like a box of chocolates.  You never know what you are going to get. 

Some of them are “easier” to sort, organize, and setup.  Others require more work and time. 

Our goal from day one has been to help.  We focus on the service aspect of our estate sale offering.  Yes families receive a check at the end of their sale, but the best part is they don’t have to do anything other than take what they want.  We handle the rest from the trash, to the donate, to the items that add value to the sale.  

Here is a behind the scenes of a recent estate sale.  The timeline of photos are from where we started, to what it looked like after one week of sorting, then ending with the house completely setup and ready for its sale.  

We spent 4 weeks in this home preparing for the sale & also breathing new life into the space & thus hopefully shining light on it for its new homeowners (whoever they may be).  

Let me also preface this by stating this is not my first time helping families in a hoarding situation.  I blogged about a project from 2012 on the blog (read it here).  I studied compulsive hoarding while in grad school & have a deep empathy for the individual and the family members involved. 

At Pure & Simple, we climb the mountain with our families & come out on the other side together.

Pretty sure that is the definition of passion meets purpose. 

LIVING ROOM (BEFORE)

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LIVING ROOM/ENTRY (DURING)

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LIVING ROOM (AFTER)

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KITCHEN (BEFORE)

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KITCHEN (DURING)

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KITCHEN (AFTER)

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DINING ROOM (DURING)

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DINING ROOM (AFTER)

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SUNROOM (BEFORE)

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SUNROOM (DURING)

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SUNROOM (AFTER)

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DEN/BEDROOM (BEFORE)

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DEN/BEDROOM (DURING)

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DEN/BEDROOM (AFTER)

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HOME OFFICE (BEFORE)

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HOME OFFICE (DURING)

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HOME OFFICE (AFTER)

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GUEST BEDROOM (BEFORE)

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GUEST BEDROOM (DURING)

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GUEST BEDROOM (AFTER)

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MASTER BEDROOM (BEFORE)

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MASTER BEDROOM (DURING)

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MASTER BEDROOM (AFTER)

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CARPORT (BEFORE)

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CARPORT (AFTER)

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BASEMENT (BEFORE)

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BASEMENT (AFTER)

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So, what do you think?! :) 

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lovejennifer