Testimonials

We had an excellent experience working with Linda, the President of DUSTY OLD BAG, home estate sales. Linda and Bill provided a professional and stress free service to our family in helping our parents
sell the contents of their home. Linda is knowledgeable and gives a realistic, estimated assessment value on both furniture, housewares, and personal items. She is honest and reliable.
We highly recommend Linda and her staff to come to your home and help you sell your treasured items. Linda will provide a safe and secure estate or content sale setting for your home.
Sincerely,
Joanne & Josephine – Kenilworth, NJ

The prospect of downsizing from our five bedroom home to an already furnished FL home was daunting and keeping me awake at night!
The entire process became streamlined once I contacted Lin and Bill. From our initial meeting, we were confident they would get the job done and I enjoyed a solid night’s sleep for a change!
Lin and Bill are consummate professionals and bring with them a team of enthusiastic and friendly workers. My husband and I were amazed at how much of our stuff sold, our end profit, and the fact that it was accomplished while we spent the sales days enjoying each other’s company visiting some favorite sights.
We highly recommend The Dusty Old Bag without reservation.
Cindy and Andy – East Windsor, NJ

A Dusty Old Bag estate sales came to me very highly recommended. I felt at ease with Lin the first time we spoke. She was honest and wanted to actually see the estate before agreeing to do our sale. Lin and Bill did an amazing job and they are both very knowledgeable about pricing!! Lin kept me involved with the preparation of the sale and the sale itself even though I lived out of state. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing help with getting rid of an estate or downsizing. They are simply the best and I wish they worked outside of New Jersey!
Julie – Belle Meade, NJ

Dear Lin, it was such a pleasure to work with you on my recent estate sale. You were wonderful, caring, and efficient. You took care of everything from start to finish and made my transition to my new home so much easier because of this. The results you realized on my behalf were far and above my highest expectations! Thank you so much and I highly recommend anyone looking for a professional and caring person to handle the sale of their estate belongings to consider you FIRST!
Nancy – Metuchen, NJ

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It’s been a day, now, since the completion of our house sale. We moved from a larger house to a smaller apartment and knew we couldn’t take everything with us. I reviewed several ‘house sale’ experts and decided on a “Dusty Old Bag” after I spoke with Lin for the first time. I was impressed by the fact that she wouldn’t simply take our job over the phone, but rather wanted to do an onsite visit – to make sure the contents to be sold made sense — in other words, she didn’t want to take a job on, that might be too small to satisfy her or her customer. I really appreciated that!
Lin and Bill were consummate professionals – they showed up when they said they would; they did what they said they would and they were a delight to work with! Bill even spent an afternoon with me, as we sold our dining room set prior to the sale — he wanted to be there when the buyers showed up and didn’t leave until after the buyers had figures out how to get everything in the van they brought!
I would recommend Lin and Bill, without reservation, for anyone that needs an estate or house sale professional. Honest, trustworthy and they definitely know their business! And, I found their prices to be very reasonable, besides.
Thank you, Lin and Bill – it was a pleasure working with you. We so appreciate all of your efforts on our behalf….and are delighted with the outcome of the sale!
Stephanie and Michael – Short Hills NJ

We had a huge estate sale to conduct that more than one estate sale professional opted to not take.
Lin was clear and concise about what she could do, how long she would need to prepare the house for the sale, and how her company operates.
Throughout the entire process from signing the contract to the final sale, Lin is accessible and straightforward. No miscommunications and always available to address any questions or concerns.
She and her team worked very hard and did a great job.
We were especially impressed with her marketing efforts which really seemed to pay dividends when the sale occurred.
From beginning to end, I could not have asked for a more trustworthy, reliable and effective team.
Garrett – Hillsborough, NJ

I interviewed several Estate Sale Professionals before choosing A Dusty Old Bag. There was just something SPECIAL about Lin the day I met her. Bill said, “Just let me do my thing” while he set up items for sale and when I saw how he staged the house, I knew I had made the right decision. They delivered more than promised and kept me in the loop as the sale progressed when there were bids offered. I have already given their cards out to several friends that are thinking of downsizing. It was such a pleasure meeting and working with them. It was bittersweet selling my home after 34 years, but time to go and they made the process so much easier.
Thanks Lin & Bill, I’ll keep in touch.
Tracy and Bob – Mendham, NJ

“With humor, compassion, knowledge and hard work, Lin proved invaluable in ensuring all of our objectives were accomplished in quickly and efficiently selling, at reasonable prices, all of our home’s contents before its sale.
We appreciate her support and would strongly recommend her services to anyone looking to achieve the most from their estate, move & tag or garage sale.
Mike & Lorraine B.” – Princeton, NJ
My brother and I would like to express our gratitude to Lin and Bill for helping us sell the contents of my dad’s home. My dad was a clutter keeper and there was a tremendous amount of work to be done.
From the initial visit with Lin I felt comfortable that her and her team would be able to handle the task of organizing and selling many of the items dad had saved for so many years.
There were countless hours spent preparing for the sale. When issues arose Lin handed them promptly and effectively. Bill even fixed a step going down to the basement to insure that customers would be safe. Lin advertised an extra day so my brother and I could man the sale to sell remaining items.
After doing this for one day I realized how difficult estate selling really is.
Lin and her team are worth every penny!
I highly recommend Dusty Old Bag to anyone planning an estate sale.
Sharon and Jim – Bridgewater, NJ

Clearing out my mother’s home was a daunting prospect.
Finding Lynn was a godsend.
Our February sale went smoothly and professionally, and we were surprised at how many “smalls” sold.
We did not attend the sale, as Lynn advised that it could be too emotional, freeing us to enjoy our weekend.
At the end of the sale, she helped advice us of agencies that could come and remove the rest of the items.
We have found that Re-store of habitat for humanity, is willing pick up most of the remaining furniture.
It is wonderful to know my mother’s items can still be useful.
Thank you, Lin, for taking on a burden that I dreaded and making it far less painful. Remember, I love to organize! Call if you are up in Sussex County and need a hand!
Karin – Lake Hopatcong, NJ