The Estate of 60 Years of Hoarding

The mother of a friend of mine recently passed away at the age of 93. Since the early 50s, she had been buying things, and not using them. My friend reached out to me, because she needs all the help she can get to get through the mounds of things her mother collected. On top of buying things and never using them, her mother was also well off. So, many of these things are higher end from stores like Saks, B. Altman, Gimbals, etc. 
Needless to say, I was excited about taking a look at what her mother had. Of course, the only time either of us had to go to the estate was the night before Thanksgiving. The plan was that my friend would go up on Monday, and I would follow behind, using her car, on Wednesday after work. I spent four hours in the car! But, once I got there, it was all worth it. 

Even though I was exhausted, I dug right into the piles of things. I spent most of my evening, in what my friend ended up dubbing the vintage room, because that's where most of the goodies were. I had to stop myself at midnight so that I could get a decent amount of sleep. Of course, I didn't. I couldn't sleep. I kept thinking about all the things left to discover. It took me at least a couple of hours to fall asleep. Then, I was up by 5am. I very quickly started digging, and kept at it until 5pm that day. Her and I put aside so much stuff, we couldn't get it all in the car.

I was proud of myself that I had enough self control not to keep every amazing thing I saw. That's where this benefits you. I will be listing the things on EBay, starting with a bunch of handbags I started on yesterday. I can't do it all at once, but will try to list new things in a steady stream. Now, keep in mind, the prices are higher due to the lack of use of the products and the quality, but that doesn't mean I won't accept a lower price. Feel free to make offers. I will take into consideration any offers given.

You can find my EBay page here. Keep checking back since I will be listing things as I have time. Also, I have posted some of the photos of the bags that are currently for sale on EBay. To see more, check out my Instagram page, with the link on the left hand side of this page.



1 comment:

  1. Hi! I'm back from Portland! Let's get together!
    ~xoxo, Cori