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Tips

Tips and tales...

Read on, and when you're ready, we'll help every step of the way


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How To Start

Posted on July 27, 2016 at 3:25 PM

1. Call us first!

2. Our visit is no-obligation, and there is no fee for our assesment as long as the home is in Durham Region. (There is a nominal fee for travel outside of Durham Region.)

3. Don't throw anything away! What has value and is saleable is always the most interesting aspect at our sales.

4. Don't waste your time and energy donating items before the sale. Any items left unsold at th...

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Estate Sale Treasures

Posted on July 12, 2016 at 12:25 AM

Shopping at one of our Estate sales often means finding something you didn't even know you needed. :) 

Sure, there is almost always a few good items that you could update your home, cottage, or dorm room with, but there is also an abundance of opportunities to be found as well.

In this economy, people are looking for more ways to earn extra income, and the re-sale market can provide a good source of $$$.

Buying and selling online is "easy".  If you have a computer,...

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Most Frequently Asked Question?

Posted on January 5, 2016 at 12:35 AM

The first question most people ask when they walk in the front door of one of our Estate Sales is, "Who died?"


The answer, 50% ish of the time, is "No One!"

Of course, discretion and privacy will always wrap any answer we do give, but the reality is is that many of our clients are homeowners who have decided to downsize to a smaller home. This may be due to retirement, divorce, or debt, but they are alive, and ...

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Ready To Let it Go?

Posted on July 22, 2015 at 10:20 PM

"If you can bear to see the things you gave your life to..."  sold, by Durham Region Estate Sales and Services of Durham Region, then you are ready to let us help you.


But -  if the thought of letting things go - of selling your prized possessions and collections and clutter and stuff - gives you cause to pause, or if you are counting on the proceeds of the sale to retire in Bali, or if yo...

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February Fun

Posted on February 2, 2015 at 2:30 PM

Ok so the snow won't stop us from enjoying some spectacular indoor Estate Sales.

As long as the plows are out, we can get there. Two sales in Feb all ready lined up and under way. Stay tuned for pics and more details!

And please email me, Lisa, at [email protected] for special early bird invitations, which offer exclusive shopping times. 

Resolution 2015 Updates

Posted on January 8, 2015 at 3:05 PM

I made these Resolutions on New Years Eve, and today I thought I'd check in and see how I am doing. 

I will do more (and everything I can) to avoid landfill - ongoing - taking lunch in washable containers with me every day really helps

I will keep my car clean(er) - my on the road all the time office needs a scrub!!! but at le...

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Storage Wars

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 10:25 AM

Storage lockers - a multi-billion dollar enterprise.

We have too much stuff, and no room in our home lives to keep it, so we pay someone else to hold it for us.

I had to rent one - in between one house and another. All of my beloved possessions and household items were in boxes, stacked high, and very difficult to access. In the short term, while waiting for the renovation to be completed, anything we needed on a daily basis was re-purchased. When we were finally able to move int...

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Choices

Posted on April 9, 2013 at 2:10 PM


You have chosen to redesign a room, or maybe even your house.                                                                      ...

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Dealing With Dealers

Posted on April 5, 2013 at 2:40 PM

The "what do I do with all this stuff" dilemma.

It can really be over-whelming, and sometimes it seems like the only way out is to pack it all up and head to the nearest donation center. But wait! Consider first that there are some other options. Donations are good - for lots of reasons, but in today's economy, who couldn't use a little extra in the wallet.                                    ...

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Flux

Posted on March 28, 2013 at 1:15 PM

flux, n.

The natural state.

Our moods change. Our lives change. Our feelings for each other change. Our bearings change. The song changes. The air changes. The temperature changes. The temperature of the shower changes.

     Accept this. We must accept this.


Change is hard! No question. Durham Region Estate S...

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