Estate Cleanout Services in Columbus Ohio
Where do you start when everything must go?
Estate cleanouts are an optional service that we offer following the auction. We attempt to sell everything possible in the estate – but let’s face it, some stuff is truly junk. These estate cleanouts can be a huge job and can involve a huge amount of labor. It’s not just the physical exertion and hard work, but also the huge investment of personal time, overwhelming family pressure, and emotional strain.
But when everything must go, you need estate cleanout professionals that know what is trash, what is treasure and that can muster the resources to get a big cleanout done thoroughly and on time. We leave the home broom clean when finished – disposing of the junk and donating what we can to local thrift stores.
You need the peace of mind that comes with Burns Auctions cleanout services.
Burns Auction Estate Cleanouts Before & After
We offer this optional service for what is left after the auction.
Estate Cleanouts Don’t Have to be Stressful
You’re grieving the death of a loved one when you’re told you have to manage the estate cleanout. What if you live in another location, a different town or distant state – or even right around the corner, but you just don’t have the time or the emotional stamina.
Or, perhaps you suddenly have to downsize the family home. Can you take a week or more from your busy schedule to deal with junk removal?
Hidden Treasures in Plain Sight
What if among the unwanted “junk,” there are items of real value? How will you know the difference?
You don’t have to. We’ll know the difference, and we’ll get you the most money possible for items sold at auction.
Plus, as part of our estate cleanout process, everything remaining after the auction can be removed via donation or disposal, leaving the home completely empty and broom clean.
We Appraise, Sell and Liquidate Unwanted Items
While most things sell in our auctions, leftover trash, debris and unwanted items are disposed of or donated. We haul away the clutter as part of our estate cleanout services so you don’t have to.
And, just as it sounds, estate cleanouts sometimes involve cleaning, so we’re happy to vacuum, sweep and wipe down surfaces often resulting in transformations that are simply incredible!
Over 100 auctions successfully conducted each year
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Complete Customer Satisfaction
Accurate inventorying and cataloging of all items in the estate
Complete management of the auction
Donation and disposal of anything left in the home after the auction
Our Proven Process makes your Estate Cleanout Easy
The Burns Auction staff is knowledgeable and tenacious in identifying, cataloging and selling your estate contents and liquidating any remaining items for hassle-free estate cleanout. We aggressively market to our extensive base of bidders locally and around the world so you get the best prices for your prized possessions.
No moving or storage fees
Because we hold our auctions online only at the estate, there are no moving or storage fees. You also maintain possession of all items throughout the process.
We know “junk”
We accurately identify, photograph and catalog everything in the estate, often finding very valuable items that would otherwise be overlooked, labeled as “junk,” or sold for pennies at a yard sale.
We maximize the value for you!
We separate the gems from the items of lesser value. From artwork, coins, jewelry, vintage cars, and watches, to more modest items such as furniture, tools in the garage and assorted housewares, our goal is to maximize the value of these items for you!
Size doesn’t matter
No job is too big, and we don’t get overwhelmed. We handle junk removal and transform jam-packed estates into empty, clean houses that are ready for sale.
Explore our current auctions and estate liquidation services.
1. Schedule a Discovery Meeting
Call us. We are estate liquidators and auction professionals with experience in managing all sizes of estate sales and estate cleanouts. We want to get to know you and learn how we can help. Consultations are totally free.
2. See Your Property
We’ll schedule a visit to the property so we can best help you through the tangle of emotions and logistics associated with estate sales and liquidation.
3. Sell Your Treasures
Now we get to work identifying, photographing, and cataloging all of the items to be auctioned, and separated from those to be donated and removed from the property.
4. You Get Paid
We promote the estate sale and manage the purchase process from beginning to end. We aggressively sell to our extensive base of bidders locally and around the world so you get the best prices for your prized possessions.
The overwhelming emotion and sheer enormity of liquidating an estate.
The time, effort, and emotional toll of liquidating an estate isn’t something you think about…until you’re faced with undertaking the task on your own.
Then, you’re stuck with boxes heavy with memories. Add to this the burden of an expectation to “do right” by your loved ones. Every estate sale contains items of value – many are personal, others are obvious, and some are hidden in plain sight.
If you don’t manage this process correctly, you could be left wondering for years if you did it right, and did the best you could by your loved ones. Let the estate professionals at Burns help.
It’s a good feeling knowing the estate was handled with respect and dignity.
Choosing an estate sale liquidator to settle the affairs of a loved one, or successfully managing a major downsizing using an experienced provider gives you the confidence and reassurance you need to move forward in life.
We aggressively sell to our extensive base of bidders locally and around the world so you get the best prices for your estate sale treasures.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does estate cleanout mean?
An estate cleanout may sound self-explanatory, and indeed it means removing from a home all furniture, personal belongings, food, junk, tools, boxes, and any miscellaneous items that are in the home.
A total cleanout is often prompted by the death of a family member whose personal belongings (estate) must be removed from the house.
A cleanout may also be necessitated by downsizing, moving from a large property with ample storage space and lots of belongings, to a much smaller residence where storage space is minimal and many personal belongings must be sold or donated to charity.
Are estate cleanouts complicated?
Yes. Estate cleanouts are a stressful task. There are lots of moving parts and a good many things to consider such as once you’ve sold items of value, how do you deal with junk removal and dispose of the rest? Estate cleanouts involve the removal of all remaining items of no value inside a home. The crew of estate cleanout professionals at Burns Auction will sell your items at top prices plus donate and dispose of the rest, leaving the home completely empty.
Are there professional companies that specialize in estate cleanout services?
Yes, there are professional estate cleanout companies but the range of services they provide varies. Select a company that has expertise in appraisals, estate sales, and total estate cleanouts such as Burns Auction.
How do I learn more about Burns Auction’s services?
You can call, text or email us at any time to learn more about our estate sale services and estate liquidations. We will reply promptly and provide you with information about our estate auction and cleanout services. We take pride in our responsiveness to your needs. Consultations are totally free.
What are the biggest challenges faced by people trying to clear out an estate?
The challenges are two-fold. Family members handling an estate feel a tremendous burden to do right by the loved one they have lost. They want to honor their loved one’s memory by ensuring that person’s worldly possessions are handled in a respectful manner, and the value of those items is maximized.
Most people handling property cleanouts of loved ones also feel pressure to get an estate liquidated so that a home can be sold, and so that the process of grieving can move forward. Add to this the surprising amount of detailed work that goes into estate liquidation and individuals or families can find themselves in an overwhelming situation.
Working with an established and professional estate liquidation and estate sale company like Burns Auctions can significantly reduce the stress related to total estate cleanouts – while maximizing the financial value of a loved one’s possessions.