Here are some question’s asked by my client’s:
Is the item I am keeping worth saving? Most of my client’s save thing’s thinking it will be worth something down the road, when in reality it’s really not. It all depends on current value, and trends. For instance, my grandmother would buy something from antique dealer’s in hope’s that she would be able to pass on to her children, & they would pass on to her grandchildren thinking it would be worth a great deal of money, unfortunately this is a big myth.
It really take’s a big amount of research and time to establish the value of your item. I personally let an expert do the do diligence to find out what it’s worth.
For instance Ebay is a great way to look up item’s and check the value. Another resource would be to find a company or person that is well thought of and has a great deal of knowledge about the item.
Another thought if it’s not worth all that much and you just don’t need the item to take up space, in your head and your home, try consigning, usually its a 50/50 split, at least you can make some extra cash, something is better than nothing.
My motto is if it is not serving you anymore, GET RID OF IT!!!