“Today’s young adults tend to acquire household goods that they consider temporary or disposable, from online retailers or stores like Ikea and Target, instead of inheriting them from parents or grandparents,” the article added.
And they’re not sitting down for dinner around giant tables set with crystal, fine china and silverware. The last time I visited my youngest son and his family, dinner was delivered by Hungry Howie’s pizza. Served on paper plates.
We could try to sell our stuff, but there’s probably not much market for a photo album filled with pictures of our honeymoon in Portugal. I called the Louvre about selling the print we have showing a guy throwing a large fish to another guy in a Seattle market, but I haven’t heard back from them.
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Donating our stuff would be nice, but even nonprofits are having trouble figuring out what to do with all our stuff. “We are definitely getting overrun with furniture and about 20 percent more donations of everything than in previous years,” a Goodwill official told The Times.
The problem has become so pervasive there’s a thriving “senior move management” industry that charges $50 to $125 an hour to help clients get rid of their stuff. We’re not ready for that, yet. But maybe they could tell us what to do with the stuff in our garage that my wife’s mom left us.