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ClutterBlasters - Estate Sales, Moving & DownSizing Sales

Dallas, TX

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About ClutterBlasters - Estate Sales, Moving & DownSizing Sales

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Allow ClutterBlasters - Estate Sale Company to help you conduct your residential estate sale, downsizing and moving sales. We will de-cluttering, organizing, as well as sort and stage your belongings while we are getting ready for your Sale. Go to the web site to see years of pictures from past sales, testimonials, calendar and current sale.

ClutterBlasters - Estate Sales is located in the heart of Dallas, Texas, and we specialize in liquidating your personal property by selling a lifetime of collectibles and accumulated possessions.

We welcome large to medium properties with overflowing rooms, sheds, garages and storage units that need to be incorporated into your sale. Please visit out website for more information.

We understand that the process of liquidation can be enormously overwhelming, one that can impact the heart and emotions.

ClutterBlasters - Estate Sales will conduct a professional sale at a very competitive rate in order to maximize your revenue in a timely manner, while being sensitive to your requirements.

If you require an auctioneer, we have one available on our staff for those special items or final liquidation.

We will conduct either a three-day estate sale, downsizing or moving sale.

What we do:

- complementary initial consultation to evaluate your needs
- de-clutter, organize, stage, research, and price your precious items
- create an inventory list with pictures of the most important items
- email sale information to our private subscriber list
- will do advertising daily on multiple sites
- your home will become an awesome retail environment
- provide the helpers necessary for a successful and secure sale
- most sales are conducted for three days at the home

Our sales are paid for by an agreed-upon percentage when selling your items. This percentage will be determined by the amount of work, items, and time allotted to prepare for the sale. Most of the time, there will be no upfront fees paid until the first day of the sale.

If you know a hoarder, pack-rat, a good squirrel or someone who's life has just gotten out of control, call ClutterBlasters - Estate Sale Company. There is no need to be embarrassed or ashamed. We have seen it all and want you to feel comfortable, no matter what your situation is. We will help you, and we promise that your life will be a lot more enjoyable and manageable.

ClutterBlasters - Estate Sales was started just for you by Donna Lanners who holds a degree from UTD. Her experience spans years of experience in manufacturing, inventory, retail, and recruitment, along with her love for helping people and their families.

We urge you to keep everything. Do not throw anything away. It has been our experience that almost everything sells even if you think it is junk!

So if you have a home and garage to liquidate, unusable rooms, sheds or storage units, call ClutterBlasters.

I believe in being fair; listening to your wants and needs is a big part of it. I offer sound suggestions and judgement, and there is no job that is too large, too small, or impossible for ClutterBlasters. We will accomplish what you want, and our testimonials prove it.

Having been in the estate sale, downsizing, de-cluttering and organizing business since 2001 has given ClutterBlasters the opportunity to help with a wide variety of situations. We are grateful for out clients and customers.

We have seen and heard a wide variety of life stories. Life happens to us all, and ClutterBlasters is here to help you when you are ready.

We look forward to helping you. So call us today; we have an awesome team standing by to help.

"Miss Donna,
I just saw your estate post. I wanted to compliment you on offering a service that is needed by so many people. My grandmothers died several years ago, and my sister and I "clutter-blasted" on a large scale for both. Both had large old homes and outbuildings, 70-80 years of accumulation, so many collectibles, etc. It was absolutely heart-wrenching, tiring, and we both were teary-eyed the whole time.

We cleaned out the houses to be sold. It never occurred to us to find a company to help us. I really didn't know it was out there to be had. Anyway, you have a great job of organization where people can easily shop. Pictures are so helpful."
- Tammie, Dallas, TX

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Dallas, TX 75243

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  • 5/5 stars January 12, 2013

    I admit I dhd not know what to expect from Donna and her crew, but came away completely satisfied for her services. Her, her staff, there attention to details and pricing including incredible organization was awesome! Others friends and our Realtor came in and said the same thing. Thank you Donna!

  • 5/5 stars September 30, 2012

    I worked with Donna after my parents passed away and left a HUGE estate for me to liquidate. It was overwhelming and emotionally challenging for me to go through everything on my own. That's when I called Donna and I have a feeling my parent's were in Heaven looking out for me (and their things!) when I was led to her. She is an angel. I was so overwhelmed that I didn't even know where to start. Donna came in with her amazing crew and handled everything with care and sensitivity and amazing speed. I have wanted to book her for other sales to finish the liquidation (as I mentioned earlier - it was a huge estate), but she is so good that she gets booked up early, so I highly recommend calling her NOW and getting her to help you. You won't regret it. She truly is the BEST at what she does and she is a class act on top of that. I definitely will be using her in the future for many other organizing projects I have planned.
    Tina G., Dallas, TX.

  • 5/5 stars August 1, 2012

    Amazing! I just can't believe it! My mom's house was PACKED FULL of stuff and I was positive that this was an impossible task for anyone. I was wrong. Donna and her crew came through the house, cleaned, organized, priced and busted their butts to get all the stuff sold. They even changed the light bulbs in the house to give it more of a "retail store" feel. They removed doors to make traffic flow better and rehung the doors before they left. Losing a loved one is awful and having to go through their stuff is like twisting a knife in the wound - Donna came in and totally took over so that I didn't have to go through that and I am so thankful for her and her crew. They were very careful with Mom's things, worked very hard and were all very polite. I would recommend her and her crew in a HEART BEAT. Stop reading this, call her right now, get rid of that clutter! Thank you Donna!!!!!

  • 5/5 stars September 28, 2011

    We needed a last minute estate sale, Donna really came through for us.
    Detail oriented, she was a real pro -- great pricing, promotion, hard worker. The sale went off w/o a hitch, top dollar. Thanks so much.

  • 5/5 stars June 1, 2011

    Donna is a true professional. I have been using her to clear out several rooms and closets in my home and was so pleased with her work. She is not only hardworking and honest, she also understands her clients needs. I was so impressed, I even had her come to my office and she totally "made-over" the space. Donna has been a God-send to me and my family. I consider her a great person and my friend. She continues to work for me on special projects and would not hesitate to recommend her.

  • 5/5 stars March 14, 2011

    Donna is such a blessing. My husband and I really needed some help and guidance with an estate sale and she was just the person! She not only walked us through the unfamiliar process but she made it the entire sale successful. She was very flexible and thoughtful when dealing with extended family members as well. I am truly appreciative of all her hard work and dedication. I would highly recommend Donna for her services!

  • 5/5 stars November 5, 2010

    Donna was a godsend to me at a difficult time. A friend who had accumulated years of family items had to move on short notice to a much smaller place and it was not going to be a happy experience. Donna came in and made things smooth sailing. She really helped assess what was worth keeping and what was best for selling, and was able to help my friend with some tough decisions in a kind and loving way. Donna knows how to motivate and help all kinds of different people, and she is easy to talk to and down to earth. She put in a ton of time and energy and made sure that my friend came out of the sale with a wonderful profit and a better outlook on life. I am blessed to have found her. She's wonderful to work with!!

  • 5/5 stars September 1, 2010

    Donna has really been a life saver for me and my family. I've had things that needed to be organized with the death of my folks. It escalated with my son going to college and moving out this past year. Donna is very professional, educated, honest and has a delightful personality. She is very hardworking, dependable and gives 110%. I have hired a couple of other declutter and cleaning services. They certainly didn't meet her high work ethic and standards. I certainly do recommend Donna. She's truly a dedicated professional and will stand behind each project and make sure that it's completed in a timely manner. She is also a wonderful person and friend.

  • 5/5 stars August 22, 2010

    I started working with Donna about 8 weeks ago with the goal of cleaning out my attached garage so I could stop renting a second garage. We were successful in accomplishing this task. Donna was so helpful and encouraging, which made the whole process much easier. I will continue to enlist Donna's help periodically as I try to get the rest of my things organized and arranged in a fashion that makes them easier to find. I have some health issues that make physical work difficult for me and Donna's hard work and pleasant personality made it possible for me to reach my goal. I highly recommend Donna!

    Linda L. Plano, TX

  • 5/5 stars June 13, 2010

    I observed Donna Lanners recently in preparation and during an estate sale. It appeared hopeless but this lady worked relentlessly to make it happen. She works hard and long hours. She is truly a professional. She is honest, trustworthy, dependable and gives 110% effort for a successful sale. I recommend her highly. You will be very pleased with this very pleasant lady and her work.

    Lucy Pascarelli

  • 5/5 stars May 20, 2010

    I am a handicapped senior who was looking for someone to help me organize a move. I called Donna and was pleased with the services she had to offer. We set a date for her to start helping me with this great task. She did all the work; going through boxes and boxes of things helping me to decide what to throw away, give away or what to keep. She repacked all the things I kept, numbered the boxes and wrote on each box what it contained. She organized the way they should be packed and even organized how to stack the boxes for shipping. She worked in a garage when it was cold weather too. She was absolutely wonderful. Not only is she a true professional but she is a very honest person; someone you can really trust to do what is right. She had many good ideas as to how to get all the things accomplished that I wanted done. Try her services and I know you will not have only hired a true professional who knows how to get things accomplished but you will grow to trust her as a wonderful friend. I believe this happens because of her personality and also because she gives 100% while working for you.

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Question and answer

Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.

A. Estate Sales, Moving Sales and Downsizing Sales. Moving Storage Units into your house for a larger Estate Sale and then liquidating it all.

Q. Describe three recent jobs you've completed.

A. Since I do 26 to 30 Estate Sales in one year it is really difficult to describe any one. The best thing to do is to go to my website and slick on Completed Sales. There you will actually see the major inventory that we had and the pictures of the sale before it started. Pictures are definitely worth 1,000 words.

Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

A. Ask a lot of questions. Make sure you are comfortable with the person who will perform the major tasks that you have in mind. Make a list of questions that you would like answered before you talk by phone. There are three that I recommend.
1). How long have you been in Business?
2). How many Estate Sale do you do in pone year?
3). Do you have your own Web Site?
Make sure their quote includes all the fees, that there are no hidden costs. The home visit should be FREE!

Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?

A. That cheaper is not necessarily better. Sometimes companies bid low just to get the job. Sometimes they are just starting out and hope that you do not ask for a web-site, testimonials, references, etc. Remember to know who you are dealing with, check them out. Do they walk their talk or are they just "ALL Talk"!

Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?

A. Do you Travel to my area?
Do we have enough stuff to have an Estate Sale? (most have a minimum amount)
Do you have a Web-Site? (managed by you)
How long have you been in Business?
How many Sales do you do a one year?
How do you charge?
Do you have time on your calendar?

Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?

A. This is a very important question. What do you want to accomplish?
If it is an Estate, Moving, or Downsizing sale:
What time frame do we have? Do we have at least two weeks? What type of items; Furniture & Household items; Antiques, Collectables, Vintage, Clothing, Odd & Ends, the Unusual, Comics, Toys, Jewelry . . . , etc. So many questions that need to be addressed. Also; Never throw anything away before I see the house. It has been my experience that most people start to donate, give away or throw away before the estate sale is even held or called in to take a look. BIG MISTAKE! Those things amount to between $2,000 to $4,000 being thrown, given to donated that could have been in their pocket. The time to donate is after the Estate Sale - not before.

Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?

A. We go the extra mile in a lot of areas. Along with having years of experience I care about what my clients want to accomplish and try my very best to bring that into reality. I am a good listener and try to always go that extra mile for them. Just read my testimonials on my website and I believe you will come to the same conclusion.

Q. What do you like most about your job?

A. The enjoyment of helping people accomplish their goals and helping them achieve what they envision by bring that vision into reality. Sometimes tough decisions need to be made. Helping people is what ClutterBlasters is all about. Most of my clients are wonderful people who have a situation that is sometimes just too much for them at that time. It can be very emotional. I can help them through that. I'm a people person and my clients and customers seem to know that.

Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

A. How long will it take? Usually it's a two week process to do an Estate Sale justice. In order to get the house organized, staged, priced, trash hauled out, advertise and promoted. We take great promotional pictures and by the way we are the only ones that I know of that do Virtual Tours. Our customers and former clients love it

Q. Do you have a favorite story from your work?

A. I had a client who lived in a home for 50 years. This person had three generations of stuff accumulated and stacked so neatly in every room that for most people it would have been overwhelming. The home had become a storage facility. It was like three homes under one roof. As we started to de-clutter and organize the stuff in the house the items seemed to grow. As with most projects the home gets even more disorganized before it gets better. We also found a significant amount of money, almost $6,000 tucked in books, cards and between papers. We also found the lost diamond ring. Needless to say it was a very successful sale and the family was very grateful.

Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?

A. We are able to envision the outcome. What the client wants to accomplish becomes a reality even though sometimes it may even seem impossible. We listen, take a walk through the property and execute a plan..

Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?

A. As I said before; I enjoy helping people and seeing what they want to accomplish and help to make that happen. The service that ClutterBlasters offers I see as a process which has been with me since a child. Those talents where defiantly what helped to make me successful in corporate; which was in Manufacturing/Operations, Retail, Consulting and Recruitment. It has made the tasks that ClutterBlasters needs to preform much easier to preform and accomplish. I enjoy the work and I believe that is an essential ingredient to this business because the work can be very physical and strenuous. You wear many different hats in the Estate Sale Business and you defiantly have to enjy that. Remember I started ClutterBlasters just for you!

Q. Tell us about a recent job you did that you are particularly proud of.

A. An Estate Sale that consisted of years of collecting, art, antiques collectable books and lots of high-end MISC items. With more than 1,600 people attending the sale. It included a two story home, with a triple garage along with a shed and two storage facilities. We managed to consolidate all of the physical locations and ended up having a very successful three day Estate Sale.

Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?

A. Yes, I keep updated on the changing prioritizing and popular collecting market. I also have extensive experience with people who have ADD and ADHD along with those suffering from depression. I work with other professionals like Lawyers and Doctors and Social Workers. I visit my completion, know that appraised value is for insurance purposes and market value is possibly what the item might sell for. You still have to find that "one" buyer who is willing to pay the asking price for that item.

Q. What are the latest developments in your field? Are there any exciting things coming in the next few years or decade that will change your line of business?

A. There are many interesting and exciting changes that exist today. I find that many of my clients are liquidating to a minimalist living style. People no longer want so much "Stuff". tIt seems like the older workers and the retired are all about about downsizing. THey are not wanting their storage units any more. Many people who are relocating so not have a "Free/Paid Move" as before. So it dose not pay to move all their stuff. The families who have had loved ones die are finding that your children and other relatives do not want what has been left by their loved ones. So times are definitely changing. My job is to make it as painless and comfortable as possible for all involved.

Q. Describe your most recent project, what it involved, how much it cost, and how long it took.

A. Most projects are very different with many overlapping solutions and circumstances. However, the most recent involved cleaning out unoccupied rooms (used as storage) a double garage and a large enclosed patio room stacked floor to ceiling. We are talking about 35 years of stuff. The owner engaged a large dumpster and we filled it . We looked over mountains of stuff in every nook and cranny for about one week, then the following week we had a great Estate Sale.

Q. If you have a complicated pricing system for your service, please give all the details here.

A. My pricing system is very straight forward. I do like to talk with my clients first and then I visit them at their location approximately for 1 hour. This is required in order to accomplish what they desire. Sometimes the need to charge a prep fee is necessary it greatly depends on the situation, I usually only charge a percentage when conducting and Estate Sale.

Q. If you were advising someone who wanted to get into your profession, what would you suggest?

A. Having experience in retail, pricing, cleaning, staging, operations, research, process, enjoy puzzles, along with good common sense is essential. A real people person personality is essential. You must understand human behavior and really like helping people through sometimes some very tough situations. You must be able to thrive on doing a good to excellent job in some very challenging surroundings. After talking with many potential professionals about this business - most do not have a clue how much work this business really is.

Q. What is your greatest strength?

A. Knowing what needs to happen when. The entire Estate Sale process is very important. You either have it or you don't.

Q. What are you currently working on improving?

A. Streamlining the entire process. I'm always about updating, changing the process in order to help the revenue for the client and making it easier for my customers.

Q. Write your own question and answer it.

A. Why am I doing this work instead of working at something else?
I enjoy helping people and solving problems along with making what seems; the impossible happen. I consider this business a privilege; helping people overcome what to them seems impossible. It's at times like a ministry. You have to have a passion for helping people. Although each project (Estate Sale) is different there are also many similarities. We are good at what we do and my clients think so too . . . just read my testimonials located on my web site. Contact; Donna at ClutterBlasters when you require an Estate Sale, DownSizing or Moving Sale.

Q. Write your own question and answer it.

A. What do you like about Estate Sales?
If you enjoy finding quality items, collecting quality items and finding (hunting) for the unusual you will enjoy Estate Sales. There are many customers that never shop the mall they buy all their Christmas, Birthday, Anniversary, etc presents at Estate Sale. Many items are NEW or only used once. So if you like shopping, bargain hunting, or watching fpr sales you will definitely enjoy becoming an "Estate Sale Junkie"

Q. Write your own question and answer it.

A. What make you continue in this business. Helping people liquidate their stuff. Remember George Carlin? He had a skit that was all about people moving there stuff from one place to another. Never getting ride of it and always accumulating more. Go to U-Tube and you will find it there. That is why I help people. It can be so overwhelming, and today people are so busy they just do not have time.