I have more like 50 boxes of stuff - some of which isn't even boxed up yet. So here's hoping that my take will be a little more than that. Not that much of it is specifically 'mine', mind you, since the majority of this is my Dad's stuff so the money will be going to him. I'm going to get them to do a separate consignment for stuff that is specifically mine.
I will be helping my mom with this in the next year or two. She is thinking of, and most likely will, move back closer to me, either back to NJ or perhaps PA, and going into an independent living facility. There is one about 35 mins from me, which she is quite interested in. that would be so fabulous to have her that close! right now she's 400+ miles. I know moving and so on will be a colossal PITA, but well worth it in the end. She has some lovely furniture, and will bring what she can fit, and sell the rest. And get rid of a lot of her other stuff in the process.
But in the end, having her that much closer to me will be so nice. Esp since she's still very independent, and will keep her car, for the time being.