How To Prepare for Estate Clean Outs and Sale

How To Prepare for Estate Clean Outs and Sale

So you've been put in charge of selling the estate of old family members, but you don’t know the first thing about handling estate clean outs or sales?

Simply put, an estate sale is when you sell anything from furniture, to decor, to clothing, to tools, to electronics--pretty much anything contained inside the house that has value. But what makes an estate sale more than just an ordinary garage sale, is that an estate sale includes EVERYTHING inside the house that you wouldn't be able to just haul out onto the driveway on a Sunday morning. That is why Sanford & Son Estate Specialists are here to tell you how to prepare for your big estate sale and how we can take it from there, with our estate clean out services.

Set Aside Personal Items

Some things just aren't for sale. If some items have certain sentimental value, get them out of there and make sure they are either kept off the property or in a locked room, away from shoppers during the estate sale.


For estate sale shoppers, it's helpful if you group similar items together and create an atmosphere of multiple mini-shops within the home. Displaying all the clothes, electronics, and tools together and grouping all paintings, frames, and any other decor will keep shoppers moving and keep the estate sale running smoothly.

And remember to label everything--Mark items clearly to differentiate items to be sold, donated, trashed, or kept--price tags on items to be sold Items to be sold should be marked with easily visible price tags.


The best way to spread the word about your estate sale is to place signs around town. Similar to the local political campaign signs you see around town when there’s an election coming up, all you need are simple signs that can stick into the ground, where the sale information is easy-to-read, to raise awareness and bring more shoppers to your estate sale.

Clean Up

Before you’re finally ready to hold the estate sale, that’s where we come in. Sanford & Son is here to get rid of anything that doesn’t belong in the estate sale to ensure your estate sale space is kept clean, organized, and uncluttered.

No job is too big or too small for Sanford & Son Estate Specialists. Our clean outs include top-to-bottom services that include:

·      Liquidation of contents

·      Cleaning out remaining items

·      Moving services

·      Non-profit donations

·      House Staging

·      Item recycling

·      House cleaning and vacuuming

·      Landscaping and yard work

·      Miscellaneous handyman repairs

When all the valuables are divided between sale items and what needs to go away, Sanford & Son clean outs are here to prepare you for the any size estate sale. It may not be an ordinary garage sale, but prepping for an estate sale with Sanford & Son wouldn't be a bad way to spend a Sunday morning. For more information about how we can help with your estate sale, click here. But if you would rather just tear the estate down, we can help with that too.


What we do for you:

Count on Sanford & Son for Friendly and Fast Estate Clean Out Services

"No job is too big or too small for Sanford & Son"

We provide top-to-bottom Estate Clean Out and Liquidation services. We proudly service all of Central Maryland including Annapolis, Glen Burnie, Columbia, Catonsville, Towson, Bel Air, Pasadena, Parkville, Perry Hall, Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County

Why Go with Sanford & Son Estate Specialist?

  • We're open seven days a week from 7am - 7pm.
  • Sanford & Son Estate Specialist, Maryland understands the importance of your home and valuables. We work hard to take the best care of your belongings and make sure your space is rendered spotless.
  • We offer fair pricing, attention to detail and an extremely professional demeanor.
  • We're liscensed and insured!

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Call Sanford and Son Estate Specialist for your Maryland clean out and liquidation needs at 410-746-5090. We provide free on-site evaluations and estimates.
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