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Best way to sell or clear items, furniture in house and barn as house is sold?

Living in England and now that our house has sold need to clear everything when we come to France in the next few weeks but wondering how? Be very grateful for any advice or contacts please.
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Re: Best way to sell or clear items, furniture in house and barn as house is sold?

Lots of trips to the dump, and to Emmaüs in my experience. Try and give away/sell what you can to friends and neighbours first.

Do your buyers want to purchase any choice items? Mine took a few, though paid peanuts.


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Re: Best way to sell or clear items, furniture in house and barn as house is sold?

We sold some things on Leboncoin.
One friend bought a lot, eg wood van diy stuff. I didn't have much luck with Emmaus, though they had been helpful in the past. We gave most of the sitting room furniture to friends in the village, they were happy as theirs was falling apart.
We ended up leaving a lot behind, our buyers didn't seem to mind.

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Re: Best way to sell or clear items, furniture in house and barn as house is sold?

Some house clearing firms will do it for free, providing that you have enough tempting furniture to make it worth their while.
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Re: Best way to sell or clear items, furniture in house and barn as house is sold?

btw I was surprised to see an Emmaus van here in NE England the other day.

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Re: Best way to sell or clear items, furniture in house and barn as house is sold?

Why, Pat?  They have Emmaus in England, very useful one just north of Cambridge when we were clearing my father's house!

Judith
ex W1, via 47 and 11 and now [just] in 34, equidistant from Carcassonne, Narbonne and Béziers, where I hope we'll finally stay!!

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https://www.emmaus.org.uk/your_local_emmaus
Don't want to end up a cartoon in a cartoon graveyard.
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I had no idea, thanks. I thought it was a purely french charity.

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