Recently, Liz Pulliam Weston wrote How to get rid of your folks' stuff on MSN.com. The article covered a range of topics, including family relationships, vetting what to keep and what to give away or sell, and looking valuables in hiding places.
Fortunately, since there are only two children, we don't have many issues in for family relationships. However, there are several other suggestions I found useful. Specifically, in the first round, we plan to do the following:
This will be a good start. However, I expect it will take a few trips and a couple weeks of work to complete the task. Hopefully, if the real estate market improves, we'll be able to sell their house in the spring of 2009.
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