Orion’s Attic provides a wide array of services to help you solve almost any need relating to the contents of your home in the greater Maryland, Washington D.C., Northern Virginia area — and sometimes beyond. Our services include:
- Estate Liquidation, Downsizing and Home Cleanouts
- Hoarder House Cleanouts / Hoarding Cleanups
- Appraisal Services
- Senior Move Management
- Storage Unit Buyouts / Storage Unit Cleanouts
- Estate Buy-Outs / Buy-Outs of Antiques, Collectibles, Jewelry and More
- Estate Sales
Estate Liquidation, Downsizing and Home Cleanouts
Our most popular service today is our “one call solves it all solution” estate liquidation and home cleanout service. It gets your home and outbuildings broom clean — fast! Whether you need to liquidate a high-end mansion or a more traditional home, we can liquidate your estate quickly. We charge a labor fee and then quickly empty your house. We sell the good stuff for you through a variety of resources at our fingertips. (The money goes to you.) We transport all of your charitable donations to the appropriate charities and provide you with the tax receipts. We haul away all of your trash.
It’s that simple. We make your stress and headaches go away right away.
Our popular estate liquidation and cleanout service is the best option for people who:
- Want the green choice for their estate liquidation, downsizing and home cleanout project. Clients possess a strong conservation ethic and want to make sure that they give second lives to as many items as humanly possible — saving them from the dump.
- Recognize that the greatest value of any estate is the home itself, not the contents.
- Want all of their stress gone in the flash of an eye — the home cleared and contents liquidated fast.
- Don’t want a thousand people tromping through a home that’s about to be sold.
- Don’t want to deal with 10 different companies/organizations to clear the home.
Here’s a 150-second video that explains it all! (Continue reading below the video to find the rest of our services.)
No project is too massive for us or too high-dollar. We work on mansions one day and regular houses the next. Got a painting worth $1 million? No problem. Got a garage full of vintage cars? We’ve got you covered. The world’s largest diamond? We’re in! Many of the jobs we take on are properties that are absolutely packed with all kinds of stuff. Antiques, collectibles, art, jewelry, classic and vintage cars, sports memorabilia, records and CDs, vintage toys and so much more.
Read more about our estate liquidation work, including our guide on how to choose the right estate liquidation option.
Find out why we’re the green choice for your estate liquidation, downsizing and home cleanout needs.
Hoarder House Cleanouts/Hoarding Cleanups
Hoarding is a difficult situation for a lot of families to talk about, whether a living member of the family suffers from compulsive hoarding or family members have inherited an estate afflicted by hoarding. It’s not with us.
See our Hoarding section for much more detail on our services and the mental disorder. You’ll find out much more about how we can help you and your loved ones, and you’ll learn more about the mental disorder itself.
No one treats hoarder’s homes with more compassion or expertise than we do.
Looking for a formal appraisal for insurance, court, estate planning, or other purposes? We provide extensive appraisal services including but not limited to full estates, special collections, and other items. We appraise and provide detailed written reports on everything including antiques, modern furniture, art, collectibles, decorative arts, general household items, jewelry, coins, vintage automobiles, military antiques, rare books, sports memorabilia and more. If you’re just curious about what your treasures are worth and want a verbal appraisal delivered to you in person instead of a formal report, we can provide that appraisal service, too.
Senior Move Management
We partner with Simply Downsized to provide experienced and trustworthy senior move management and downsizing support to clients in the greater Washington D.C. area. Anna Novak and her network of experienced pros take the guesswork out of:
Preparing an accurate floor plan for your next place; selecting the belongings you want to keep; preserving family or personal history; disbursing items to friends or family; selecting a mover and managing packing, moving, and unpacking; transferring utility accounts to your new home; preparing to sell your home. Added bonus? When you allow Simply Downsized to refer you to a hand-picked Realtor in your area, there is NO COST for its custom planning package. Contact Orion’s Attic today if you would like to work with us both – or reach out to Anna if you only need move management help.
Storage Unit Buyouts / Storage Unit Cleanouts
People get trapped in storage unit rental fees every day. It’s so easy to get into a storage unit, so hard to get out. Don’t let yourself become the next storage unit sucker. If you already have a storage unit, there’s a good chance you have already paid far more in rent than the value of the contents it holds. We can help you with our storage unit buyout services and our storage unit clean-out services. If your unit is full of just great stuff, we can make you a cash offer and take it all away. If your unit is full of a mix of great stuff, donations and trash, we can provide a clean-out service that gets your unit empty quickly and enables you to stop paying monthly storage unit fees. The value of the items we can buy from you, or sell for you, often helps significantly offset the cost of our labor. We can also help you sort and view everything in your unit so that you can decide what you want to keep and what you want to let go.
Estate Buy-Outs / Buy-Outs of Antiques, Collectibles, Jewelry and More
Sometimes a home’s contents are so great that we can make an offer to buy it all in one fell swoop — emptying the house in the process. People also call us when they’re ready to part with just some of their treasures. We buy in-demand collectibles, jewelry, coins, Mid-century Modern furniture and more.
See our Sell Us Your Stuff section for everything you need to know about selling your treasures
We work with a limited number of clients on consignment.
Consignment works well in some circumstances. You may have high-value or large-volume collections of fine art, advertising, antiques, coins, gold and silver, fountain pens, vintage cars, vintage toys, and other things that make more sense for you to have us sell on commission than to buy. Consignment fees vary based on the value of items, degree of difficulty removing and selling, etc.
We don’t do many of these anymore because the truth is that on-site/in-person estate sales today are often not worth the time and expense for us or for homeowners. The real value of most estates is the value of the home, and every week you delay getting a house empty so that you can sell it is money out of your pocket.
If a potential estate sale does meet our criteria today of likely generating at least $20,000 of sales in two days, we do consider it. We do all the work – researching and pricing your treasures, staging your home for the event and conducting the sale itself. You simply return home and pick up your cash. In short, we pay you to clean out your house for you!
Our sales have generated from $5,000 to $45,000 and included antiques, art, modern furniture, collectibles, jewelry, coins, gold, silver, automobiles, memorabilia, vintage toys, household items and more. There are a lot of great reasons to hire us for your estate sale and you will see the Orion’s Attic difference in a lot of ways. We conduct high-energy, wildly popular sales that draw huge crowds of enthusiastic buyers. All items are priced competitively to motivate shoppers. We staff events with a large labor force that removes heavy or bulky items and carries them to buyers’ vehicles. Shoppers are much more likely to buy those items when they see that we have the muscle to move them.
Estate sale successes
Today we’re more likely to partner with an online estate sale company to provide your “one call solves it all solution” than we are to run an on-site sale, but do contact us if you think an estate sale is the right option for you. We’ll connect you with a trusted estate sale company to run your sale. It’s also easier for us to handle smaller estate sales online than in person, so we may well be able to help.
We provide all of our services to cities including but not limited to:
Maryland – Annapolis, Aspen Hill, Baltimore, Beltsville, Bethesda, Bladensburg, Bowie, Chevy Chase, College Park, Columbia, Ellicott City, Fort Washington, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Glen Burnie, Greenbelt, Hyattsville, Landover, Lanham, Laurel, Olney, Potomac, Rockville, Silver Spring, Takoma Park, Wheaton, White Oak
Northern Virginia — Alexandria, Annandale, Arlington, Belle Haven, Centerville, Chantilly, Crystal City, Fairfax, Falls Church, Gainesville, Great Falls, Herndon, McLean, Mt. Vernon, Reston, Seven Corners, Sterling, Springfield, Tysons Corner, Vienna, Warrenton
Washington, D.C. – All areas