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Thu Feb 19, 2015, 07:53 AM

Do businesses exist to purchase the contents of homes? [View all]

My attorney is pressing me to bypass an estate sale and put all the furniture into a dumpster on March 7.

First, I'm offended by disposing of good furniture simply because it can't stay in a house. It shouldn't go into a landfill unless it were broken, ripped, etc.

Second, I need the money from the proceeds of the sale. Since my father died in April last year, I've had to cover the expenses of two homes and without employment.

I would have asked this question earlier, but this came out of the blue. Even my realtor had planned for an estate sale after a sales contact would be signed and to have even a modicum of furniture out for showing the house. Plus I've spent 10 months cleaning out the clutter in 14 rooms including the attic and donating/disposing of stuff like an upright piano, stairlift, etc.

If you can't think of anything, it's OK. I'll have a charity with a big truck pick up the stuff. I really can't stand the idea of a couch in a dumpster, etc.

Thanks in advance.

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