that's the plan.... there is one name has come up a few times as my mom has talked wiht others in similar situations. we have some "spare" furniture in our basement that is going to go into hte sale... i figure here's an opportunity to get them into the hands of someone who needs/wants it and out of my cluttered basement. It's unfinished & all storage, but still...<quoted text>
You could get one of those estate selling people. They deal with antiques and they'll sell and advertise them and you just collect (after their cut). That stuff that you would not want is someone else's treasure.
we;re clearing the crap (who wants 25 YO cleaning supplies???), letting the family pick what they want that is sentimental, then calling in the estate sale people. we'll be able to comply with the intent of the will and make things easier for everyone involved.