Quantcast

New trend for homeowners is to downsize - abc27 WHTM

New trend for homeowners is to downsize

Posted: Updated:
CAMP HILL, Pa. (WHTM) -

Most of us are probably guilty of this: We have more stuff in our homes than we need.

There's a new trend going on especially with baby boomers and the elderly to downsize.

It's something 78-year-old Beverly Carmany of Camp Hill is doing. After more than 20 years of collecting 185 Snowbabies, 120 Longaberger baskets, 400 Boyds Bears figurines, 100 dolls and more than 200 pieces of copperware and glassware, Carmany decided it was time to downsize.

She was asked how much her stuff was worth.

"I have no idea," she said. "I don't even wanna think of it."

Carmany called RSR Auctions in Lemoyne to help. They will go over your home from top to bottom.

"Basically, what we do is we come in and photograph all items in the house they want to sell. We lot everything," said Rob Reed of RSR Auctions.

Reed can do auctions at your home, online, in his West Shore Auction Gallery or a combination of the gallery and online.

The first step in downsizing, Reed says, is don't throw away anything.

"What you might think is junk could actually have some value to it," he said.

Old letters and postcards could be worth a few hundred bucks. Unique is what sells.

Carmany said it was important for her to downsize now so she doesn't burden family later.

"I'm making the first step to downsizing. It's the first step that's the hardest," she said.

How much money you make at auction depends on how much stuff you have and what sells.

For more information about downsizing or to contact RSR Auctions, go to www.rsrauctions.com.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • State police arrest man for aggravated assault

    State police arrest man for aggravated assault

    Saturday, August 30 2014 2:10 PM EDT2014-08-30 18:10:05 GMT
    State police say a Dauphin County man is behind bars for aggravated assault.Troopers were called to a home on the 100-block of South Second Street around 3:35 Friday afternoon.According to state police, they received a complaint that 48 year old Robert Dale Beaver, Jr. allegedly took prescription drugs, and was carrying a knife and big stick.Troopers say Beaver was looking to pick a fight.Investigators say Beaver refused to listen to commands and reached for the knife in an attempt to attack ...More >>
    State police say a Dauphin County man is behind bars for aggravated assault.Troopers were called to a home on the 100-block of South Second Street around 3:35 Friday afternoon.According to state police, they received a complaint that 48 year old Robert Dale Beaver, Jr. allegedly took prescription drugs, and was carrying a knife and big stick.Troopers say Beaver was looking to pick a fight.Investigators say Beaver refused to listen to commands and reached for the knife in an attempt to attack ...More >>
  • At an intersection with no crossing guard, retired Marine steps up to help

    At an intersection with no crossing guard, retired Marine steps up to help

    Saturday, August 30 2014 10:28 AM EDT2014-08-30 14:28:46 GMT
    A retired Marine has gained national attention after he put on his dress blues to help students cross a busy street near a city elementary school It was last year Cpl. Lewis Alston, 63, Lititz, noticed South Duke Street and North Street did not have a crossing guard. The intersection is near Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School. So Alston, a chaplain for the Lancaster County Marine Corps League, took action. “What I did was the first day of school, on Monday; I was at a funeral service be...More >>
    A retired Marine has gained national attention after he put on his dress blues to help students cross a busy street near a city elementary school It was last year Cpl. Lewis Alston, 63, Lititz, noticed South Duke Street and North Street did not have a crossing guard. The intersection is near Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School. So Alston, a chaplain for the Lancaster County Marine Corps League, took action. “What I did was the first day of school, on Monday; I was at a funeral service be...More >>
  • Police investigate string of car and home break-ins

    Police investigate string of car and home break-ins

    Saturday, August 30 2014 1:15 PM EDT2014-08-30 17:15:22 GMT
    Police in Lower Paxton Township are investigating another string of car and home break-ins.According to police, two homes on Wesley Driver were reported broken into.One home had cash from a wallet stolen, and a purse was reportedly rifled through.Police say entry was gained through an unlocked door.The second home did not have anything reported missing, but investigators say entry was gained by using a key which was left in a car parked in the driveway.In addition to these incidents, police s...More >>
    Police in Lower Paxton Township are investigating another string of car and home break-ins.According to police, two homes on Wesley Driver were reported broken into.One home had cash from a wallet stolen, and a purse was reportedly rifled through.Police say entry was gained through an unlocked door.The second home did not have anything reported missing, but investigators say entry was gained by using a key which was left in a car parked in the driveway.In addition to these incidents, police s...More >>
Powered by WorldNow