I hope to sell my home, soon. I will also need to dispose of virtually all its contents. The garden tractor that cost more than my first new car, the wheelbarrows, a constellation of garden tools, hundreds of feet of garden hose, extension cords, etc., and even the house, will be easier to part with than the antiques that were entrusted to me by my ancestors.
The easiest way to do this may be to hire an auctioneer to inventory, appraise and advertise the family treasures before the house is on the market, but I’d like to give the next owners of this home priority. I’ve spent thousands moving, storing and insuring this stuff, and truthfully, I wish I didn’t have to part with it, but if I can be sure it goes to someone who will appreciate it and care for it, I will feel better.
I have no idea how to do this. I’d appreciate any thoughtful suggestions.