Category Archives: Estate Cleanouts

Calling the Bomb Squad…

Recently I joined the “We had to call the Bomb Squad Club”, a small group of estate sale professionals that I had really hoped I would never be part of.  We were hard at work at an estate cleanout, going … Continue reading

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Why you don’t need to worry about what I might find in the house (’cause I’ve seen it all)

The phone rings and it’s a potential client (we’ll call her Mary) who has questions about a possible estate sale.  Mary tells me that her uncle (we’ll call him Otto) has recently passed away, and much to Mary’s surprise she … Continue reading

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Estate Cleanouts: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly, Part II

In the previous blog I covered the “good” and the “bad” estate cleanouts.  Now for the “ugly”.  An “ugly” estate cleanout is where the condition of the house is so bad that you wonder how any human could have lived … Continue reading

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Estate Cleanouts: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly, Part 1

An ‘estate cleanout’ is where you have a house full of items and for various reasons, (bad neighborhood, condition of the house, provision in the will, etc.), an estate sale is not possible.  Usually the owner of the house is … Continue reading

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We got rid of a lot of stuff before we called you…

One thing I hear over and over again that just makes me cringe is “We got rid of a lot of stuff before we called you.”  NEVER DO THIS.  You would be amazed at the amount of money items you … Continue reading

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Where did the name ‘Somerset House Services’ come from?

Have you ever read the Agatha Christie “Miss Marple” books, or watched the PBS Masterpiece Theater series?  In several of the stories, a main clue to the mystery was information Miss Marple obtained at Somerset House in London – from … Continue reading

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Welcome!

Welcome to the new blog for Somerset House Services, Inc.  I’ve been wanting to do this for about a year now, and finally forced myself to sit down, research blog sites, and figure out how the technical side of this works.  So … Continue reading

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