When our mom died, we had no idea what to do with her household effects since we all live far away and are quite comfortable with our own things. She used to tease about us having to call 'the BIG Goodwill truck' to deal with all her souvenirs and prized possessions. I called several estate sale agents, but they didn't seem tuned to 'average' possessions - only expensive furnishings and museum pieces. Victoria was literally around the corner. She knew the area - how people shopped, what they were lookiing for - and she knew how to manage an estate sale. Her fees were extremely reasonable, an upfront fee plus commission. She organized everything, and cleared 90% of the stuff in 2 weekend sales. We hired her to clean the house afterwards ($300, one story, 3 bedrooms) so that the house was ready to go on the market after she'd finished. I have no idea how we would have managed this ourselves, and recommend her highly. She even took one odd item (oil paintings on tin that my dad bought in Korea in the '50s) into her consignment shop, as it will take a while to find the right buyer. The only thing I would have done differently was to take the jewelry home with me, I didn't realize which pieces I wanted until after I'd flown home and it was hard to communicate such details afterwards.