I usually hold estate sales for my clients who are moving, but when there is absolutely no more time to sell their stuff, I recommend Aling Puring, The Clutter Diva.
She would come to the home with and L300 van and her staff and would usually offer a fair price for someone’s clutter. They collect EVERYTHING:
- usable/old/broken furniture
- usable/old/broken appliances & electronics
- books, magazines, papers
- junk and other recyclables
She was very sweet and would bring a little gift to each home that she visited. Sometimes it would be some bananas or kakani. She never came empty handed so not only did you have some cash for your clutter, but you also had a sweet little token.
Sadly, she passed away a few months ago at 88 years old. Her eldest daughter, Susan Dy, continues her legacy. For proper scheduling text the following:
- Your complete name
- Contact numbers
To Susan. If you cannot reach her, you can text it to Malou. Contact details below. They will usually try to schedule visits to the same area together to make efficient use of their time and transport. If you don’t have enough stuff, they will usually refuse because it’s not worth the trip for them. This is usually for big hauls.
Please note that they are located in Tondo and NOT all areas covered in Metro Manila and they do not cover provincial areas.
They do not accept things being brought to them, to avoid being brought stolen goods. Makes sense!
MY TIPS FOR PREPARING FOR THEIR VISIT
Once a schedule is arranged, make sure to prepare everything so that everything is visible and easily accessible for their team.
- Arrange and organized your things according to category in one location so Susan can see everything.
- Place things in paper bags or boxes so that her staff can easily carry them away.
- Prepare any necessary pick up permits for your building administration
- Inform your building/village that you are expecting an L300 Van and the plate number.
- If you live in a condo, I recommend giving them a temporary parking space for convenient removal.
- If they are unable to pick up everything in one visit, agree to the price of the items they are picking up on the same day. No advance payment for anything to avoid confusion. This is something we learned through experience.
BEWARE OF IMPOSTORS
On their page they warn people to beware of imposters claiming to be siblings of Aling Puring.
I can totally understand this because decluttering is a very personal thing. You let someone into your home and they see what you own. With times being hard we need to be careful and make sure that we only let in people whom we trust.
I first learned of Aling Puring by reading these articles on her. That’s why I knew she was legit.
She was also featured on GMA News below. It’s in Tagalog.
Susan Dy 0919-4610747
Malou Dy-Herrera 0917-8904799 / 0998-9700711
You may also DM them on their Facebook Page
*BEWARE of IMPOSTORS claiming siblings of Aling Puring
All images borrowed from Aling Puring’s Facebook Page