What better way, then to start off the New Year with a purge! 2019 has arrived and you may deciding that it’s time to sell your home. Many people have a hard time trying to figure out how to get rid of unwanted household items. I advise my clients to go from room to room and take an inventory of what you want to keep verses what you want to donate, toss or sell. If you are thinking of downsizing and are looking to unload a mattress or box spring, many places will not take it due to sanitary reasons and bed bugs. Find a place that picks up and disposes it for you. Technology has advanced and the obsolete TV should be sent to a local recycling center. If the TV is still in working order, consider donating it or selling it to a second hand store or a store that uses these TV’s for movie sets. Likewise the old refrigerator should be disposed of properly either with by removing the door or bringing it to the local sanitation site. Old furniture may be someone else’s treasure. Think about selling it online or selling it to a second hand store. Donating furniture is also an option. Tag sales are another possibility. We all have lots of old tax returns and paper files. These should be shredded. Some communities share central shredding centers. If not there are companies that can come to your home. It’s important to be present while the documents are being shredded. These are just some of the items sellers focus on when preparing a home for sale.