Thursday, June 20, 2024
A Dusty Old Bag


Our Estate Sale business was founded in 1999 with our endless knowledge of estate and tag sale services.

We provide professional estate, tag and moving sales through out the State of NJ

I started out in the antique business in 1995 buying and selling antiques.

In 1999 I decided to start this estate sale company aiding people in need of liquidating estates, down sizing and moving.

I have gained a great deal of knowledge over the years about running an estate sale company and dealing with the changing needs of the people.

Each sale is unique and has different goals.

We will aid you through what could be a difficult time and try to make this experience as pleasant and profitable as possible.

Our Latest Sales


We had no idea how to go about holding an estate sale. Our loved ones had many collections and vintage items that they had enjoyed for decades. We knew it would be difficult to part with them and all the furniture and household items. In fact, it was overwhelming! We didn’t even know where to begin. Luckily, we found the website for A Dusty Old Bag on the internet. From the minute we met Lin, we knew would be in good hands. She and her husband Bill took their time, examined everything, and told us exactly we could expect. They made many suggestions, but never pushed. The sale was scheduled for a holiday weekend, which made us a little skeptical, but they were right! Then they posted a video and photos of most items on their website and sent announcements in their newsletters. They have a great team that organized and set up everything before the sale. During the sale, the team rearranged items and kept the sale moving. The entire process ran smoothly. It was amazing! Lin and Bill are knowledgeable and reliable professionals who are also relaxed and friendly. They even suggested ways we could dispose of items that were left after the sale. We highly recommend A Dusty Old Bag for estate sales and downsizing needs. They’re a great company to work with!
Donna and John - Milltown, NJ
A Dusty Old Bag is a class act when it comes to estate sales! Lin and Bill provided us with an excellent experience. Their knowledge, contacts, hard work and extra effort made this experience amazingly easy and profitable. When we met them, it was obvious that they were enthusiastic and committed to estate sales and would do a great job. We hired them immediately and were not disappointed. They were able to sell things that other estate sales people said would never sell! Additionally Lin, Bill and their team have a very personal touch, which was truly appreciated during a very hard time. Thanks again for a great job!!
- Jennifer and Peter, East Brunswick, NJ
When my husband and I hired Lin, Bill and their team to handle our estate sale we knew we were in good hands. We had a large home full of fine furniture, memorabilia, and a pool table which everyone stated we would never get rid of. Lin and her husband Bill immediately reached out to their contacts across the country to get the job done! My pool table was sold within a few days of hiring them as well as my large dining table which was another “difficult” item. They were extremely responsible making sure to be on site for buyers to review the presale items. Our estate sale lasted three days and through her marketing and contacts we had a great turnout with all COVID precautions in place. Lin, Bill and their team were honest, reliable, and very easy to work with. Our sale was more successful than we anticipated and we were thrilled with the outcome and service her team provided.
- Regina & Jeff, Colts Neck, NJ
Using Dusty Old Bag was one of the best decisions we made before putting our house on the market. Lin and Bill came in ahead of time to assess our items, tagged some items for presale, found us a way to donate our piano, and ran a successful sale in spite of snow and ice storms. She even extended the sale a day due to weather and COVID restrictions. She was in touch with us everyday and even hired someone to finish the clean out and donation of whatever didn’t sell.
I highly recommend A Dusty Old Bag if you’re selling your home and can’t take the stuff with won’t regret it!
- Tom & Sue, Bridgewater, NJ
When it came time to sell the contents of my parents’ house we were left with what looked like an insurmountable task. They were avid collectors of everything old and every room and attic in the house was filled with their decades of treasures. We wanted them all to go to new homes and to new people who would love them as much as my parents did. Even though it took weeks the house became organized and set for the estate sale. The sale went on for 3 weekends (as I said there was a lot of stuff) and every day was a good day thanks to the network and database of people they advertise too. We were very pleased with the professionalism and honesty displayed through the whole process. Thanks once again Dusty Old Bag and crew.
- Robert, Russell & Chris
It is always a challenge allowing anybody, let alone a stranger, come into your home, look at your possessions, and assess their value. Any hesitation I may have felt with this process quickly disappeared when I met Lin, who never felt like a stranger. Her honesty, her down-to-earth nature, and her ease with people made what could have been a difficult process very easy. Lin accommodated our relatively short time frame, organized our items, determined values, and personally handled every aspect of our sale. While she does not do "clean-outs", her referral to a trusted company, made things even more simple for us. I would, without hesitation recommend Lin and her husband/partner Bill (who also assisted in the process) for your Estate Sale needs. It is really like having a friend in the business!
- Linda, Chesterfield, NJ
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