Don't want this to happen to me!
Everyday on the way to taking my DD to school we pass a modest (1200 sq ft?) ranch house. For two successive weekends they had an estate auction firm selling items. Days before the last sale they covered the yard with long tables full of items. I guess they had someone guarding it at night. When I got back into town a HUGE industrial dumpster was parked in the driveway. Over the days it filled, mounding in the middle. Yesterday a new HUGE dumpster is in its place.
How sad. The story I tell myself as I drive by is about a couple. They built their house, lived in it all their lives. One proceeded the other. Whether they have no heirs or the heirs did not want all(some) of their things, it is clear they held onto lots of STUFF.
Hopefully I have a long time before my children have to deal with my "estate". I don't want to leave them this type of mess.
Getting ready to leave for school and will pass the house again.