Why Your Best Collectibles Are Probably Worth Less Than You Think 

Economists call it “the endowment effect.” People tend to put a higher value on their “best collectibles” because they have a vested interest in them - and...

4 Ways to Make Sure Donated Clothes Don’t End Up in Landfill

These days, the average American has about 70 pounds of clothes annually to donate or throw away, with the vast majority (around 85 percent) of those old c...

Managing Family Volunteers When Cleaning Out Parents’ House

You’re cleaning out your parents’ house, and family members have generously volunteered to help. Now what? Follow our 12 tips to avoid common pitfalls:

Inherited a Classic Car? How to Decide Whether to Keep or Sell

An inherited car can have major sentimental value, especially if it’s a classic model and the deceased was a collector or weekend tinkerer. It’s easy to lo...

Finding the Right Volunteers to Help Clear Out a House

If your family members are unable, or unwilling, to help clear out a house after someone dies, you may be struggling to find people who can assist. Luckily...

Home Maintenance Schedule for Monitoring Remote Houses

Adult children caregivers want to ensure their elderly parents get the health care and personal services they need to stay safe and comfortable. A big part...

How to Sell or Donate Second-Hand Workshop Equipment

After you’ve sorted through a basement full of second-hand workshop equipment and decided what to keep, it’s time to move out what’s left. We walk you thro...

Is There Gold in Your Workshop Cleanout?

A workshop cleanout can uncover significant value, but not everyone recognizes it. Although it may look like a messy headache to empty out, a woodworking s...

Second-Hand Workshop Tools: What You Should Keep and Why

Garages and workshops are full of value, both sentimental and monetary. Faced with a huge heap of second-hand workshop tools, deciding what to keep and wha...

Quick Quiz: Are Self-Storage Costs Worth It?

Over the past 40 years, the average size of the U.S. home has grown while the average size of the U.S. family has shrunk. At the same time, the self-storag...

Can't Afford Home Repairs? Don’t Sell As Is

We run across a lot of houses that have fallen victim to what we euphemistically call “deferred maintenance.” Seniors aging in place sometimes lack the mea...

The 3 Most-Donated Items That Should Be Thrown Away

On a recent project, one of our field team members who was helping a client decide what to throw away came across an old, stained shirt. He asked the clien...

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