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Why Have an Estate Sale?

Posted on September 30, 2017 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (13629)

Cheryl Cockrell Estate Sale Crew of Lafayette LA are waiting to

What do you do with your family’s things after they have passed away and you want to sell the family homestead? You know what I’m talking about –the mountains of stuff that took a life time and sometimes even two lifetimes to collect—the kerosene lamp collection, the horse collar from Grandpa’s mule &#...

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Estate Sale Myths

Posted on September 30, 2017 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (3348)


I've heard the following comments about estate sales for the last 20 or so years that I've been involved with them and I am saying that each one is untrue. Give us a chance, sign up for email notifications, and come out and find out for yourself--


1. Estate Sales are filled with fancy "antique stuff" that I can't afford.

I've sold brand new appliances, cars, camping gear, up to date designer handbags, and jewelry all...

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"Well, if it doesn't sell, then I'll just sell it on Ebay"!

Posted on September 30, 2017 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (2081)

I've held estate sales in the Lafayette area for over 15 years and when I tell the inheritors that their grandma's 500 piece Milk Glass collection isn't worth the money that Granny promised it was, I always hear these words--"Then I'll just sell it on Ebay!"

Now don't get me wrong, I ABSOLUTELY LOVE Ebay and I've made lots of money for lots of folks using this tool, but it isn't the answer for every selling woe.


Here are just a few hints if you are think...

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Valuable "Junk" Hiding in your Closet

Posted on September 30, 2017 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (1771)

With the down turn in our economy, everyone is thinking about how to turn a few quick bucks! You might not even realize it, but you probably have items lying around your home that people want to buy. Thousands of items sell on Ebay ever day and here is a short list of stuff lying around your house that can bring in cold cash PLUS clean out a closet.

1. 10, 14, 18 K gold jewelry--So many people take their broken or outdated gold jewelry to pawn stores or the "We Buy Gold"...

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Don't Throw Money Away!!!

Posted on September 30, 2017 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (9120)

Well, it happened again this week--TWICE! I had two hopeful families call me asking about my estate sale services and they had many questions. But I always begin the phone call interview with a few questions of my own such as where is the estate?, have the heirs taken what they want?, and finally have you done any cleaning up before you called me? On both calls we exchanged information but when we got to the last question about clean up on both calls there was a LONG LONG...

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What to Expect at an Estate Sale

Posted on September 30, 2017 at 11:10 AM Comments comments (11414)

Hey estate sale shoppers! I just had a very large estate of a popular small town family and many people that had never been to an estate sale, shopped for the first time. Many called me on the phone so worried that they wouldn't know how to shop at the sales and I quickly realized that not everyone has been to the many estate sales that are cropping up across the land.

So in my best school teacher voice ( I taught 12th grade for 35 years) I will give you a few pointers as...

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What to expect when you need an estate sale

Posted on September 30, 2017 at 11:05 AM Comments comments (213)

Hi Junk Nation,

I am recuperating after our huge historically rich estate sale April 21-24th in Youngsville. It was a doozie of a sale that took six weeks to prepare but boy did you all come out and support us! Thanks to all and more importantly a big hug to all of you who waited so patiently and were so kind and complimentary to me and my crew. I want you to know that your kindness does NOT go unappreciated.

I get calls to visit with many who need to host an estate sale and I w...

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Holding an Estate in 2017

Posted on September 30, 2017 at 11:05 AM Comments comments (13918)

A new year is almost here and January is a time for new beginnings. If you find yourself in charge of an estate, this is the time to make decisions and move forward with the belongings and don't get mired in the past.

Here's a few suggestions if you find yourself in charge of an estate --

1. Don't get weighted down with guilt--You can't be expected to keep every belonging of your loved one. If you do, there will be no room for your own life.

2. ...

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