Your 1st Estate Sale Goddess Estate Sale: FAQ'S or What to do Before, During & After



Please read below.

Lynn Rousseau McDaniel, M.A
Estate Sale Goddess
312.450.9821 Text/Ring for service!

So you've decided to take the plunge! It may seem daunting, but before you know it, you'll be hooked! Estate Sale Goddess is noted for having "HISTORIC" Estate liquidations. Here are just a few:
  • Lerone Bennett-Ebony Magazine Editor
  • Cyril Pinder-Chicago Bears 
  • The Honorable Chauncey Eskridge-Dr. Martin Luther Kings Attorney
  • Chicago Chemical Works Factory
  • Jesse Owens-Olympic Champion
  • Madeline Murphy Rabb-Actress "Team Dream"  & Art Provocateur
  • Claude A Barnett-Founder of The Associated Negro Press
  • Etta Moten Barnett-Singer, Actress, Civic Leader
  • William & Peggy Brazley McCormick Pl & O'hare Airport Architect Socialites  

*Note: Gentle Reader, these rules are mainly for the hardheads 💘 I'm sure you are a lovely person that I can depend on to help your fellow Estate Saler, Newbie or Senior Shopper. 

  • As a rule, Estate Sale companies do not divulge prices before the Sale, but ESG will answer price questions IF we have the time. I thank you for your patience in this matter.  
  • Arrive VERY EARLY for best selections.
  • Bring CASH! ALL CARDS ACCEPTED, but CASH may get you a discount! 
  • Once you reach the Estate Sale destination, LQQK for the person with the LIST. *Add your name to the list! The list determines who gets in and when. 
  • Did you remember to bring a sheet of paper with you? IF you are FIRST to arrive, look around and see if someone waves a sheet of paper from the drivers side car window. Or it might be transfixed to a windshield. They might be taking a cat nap, or on a coffee run, or getting signatures from other vehicles. The point is to check out the lay of the land. *FYI, I always discount the LISTKEEPER!
  • While you're in detective mode, again, check out the lay of the land. If you don't see anyone, then CONGRATULATIONS, YOU ARE FIRST, start the numbered list! 
  • Always write your name on the first line. Then the next person to arrive is second, and the next is third, and so forth. Capiche?
  • Line up according to the sheet please. If you are not available at 9am when your name is called--don't look at me!
  • EACH PERSON MUST SIGN THE SHEET. Please NO couples, pairs or friends trying to enter on a single signature. If this happens, someone will have to make the dreaded "choice." And DO NOT write a friends name on the list if they are not present. This move is Estate Sale poison and you will never ever be allowed to participate in Goddess adventures. How will I know? Try it and see. Are we clear?!
  • Estate Sale Goddess will NOT honor a list taped to the door. (Do they still even try that move? If found, I will remove and shred it with my bare hands and swallow it whole.) Must be a "watched" list folks. That means it should be in "HUMAN HANDS" at ALL times! 
  • Park carefully! We are not responsible for tickets or tows.
  • ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK. ESTATE SALE GODDESS is NOT RESPONSIBLE for accidents or injuries. PLEASE BE CAREFUL. By entering you agree that ESTATE SALE GODDESS is NOT responsible! 
  • NO PRE-SALES or PRICE QUESTIONS allowed before the sale starts! Ring on Sale morning beginning at 9:30am please. I'm always available to take your questions, but only AFTER coffee please. Thank you! Ring/Text 312.450.9821
  • While waiting to enter the sale DO NOT PEEK IN THE WINDOWS PERVS! Its rude, CREEPY and unseemly. You will also be on camera! AND DON'T PARK ON THE GRASS or NEIGHBORS GRASS or BLOCK ANY DRIVEWAYS. (I know you won't, but others may try :/)

  • When the doors open, your name will be called from the list, come in and SHOP! We are NOT responsible for anything. As is where is. NO refunds, returns, exchanges. (We will do our best to get everyone in expeditiously.)
  • This is NOT an auction, and yes, its FREE TO ATTEND! 
  • Bring your own bags (help me stay GREEN) and bring your own muscle. STAFF IS NOT ALLOWED TO CARRY OUT. *We do offer PAID delivery and shipping.
  • You must be 21 and over to enter. I must stick firm on this one. I love children. Okay, just my granddaughter ;) Absolutely NO CHILDREN ALLOWED, not even my little Gingersnap! 

  • All cards accepted but CASH, is well--you know.
  • Shopping for furniture? Art? Once inside move quickly. SHOP with purpose. Others may have come for the same item you're eyeing. 
  • See a piece of FURNITURE, ART, or RUGS you'd like to purchase, remove the white tag from the item ASAP, take it to the cashier IMMEDIATELY and PAY. All other items, bring to check out, inform staff and place on the SOLD TABLE by the Cashier.
  • Please, DO NOT walk around with tag in hand. Sooo not fair to others. And we're better than that, right? RIGHT? Ok then. 😘 
  • Home decor, clothing, small items? You are welcome to leave armfuls of items on the MONITORED "SOLD TABLE" over by the cashiers. 
  • If you walk around with armfuls of goodies and you get to the register and put 3/4's back, you are BANNED from ever attending an Estate Sale Goddess event again--in life! Why would you want to stop others from purchasing that lovely pink cashmere sweater that you knew you really didn't want? NO PUTTING BACK AT THE REGISTER.
  • Jewelry-PLEASE DO NOT OPEN JARS/BOXES/ BAGS of jewelry. If you are caught tampering with the jewelry, you will be asked to leave. 
  • You are welcome to shop and checkout. Look around a bit more, shop and repeat. 
  •  Smile! Giggle! Bring your business cards! This is an event! Talk to each other. We all are passionate about the same thing. 
  • YES we negotiate. LQQk for me--Lynne or Ty McDaniel. If you don't see me, ask staff to contact me via walkie-talkie for immediate service.

  • Please wrap/pack your own items on the packing table.
  • Exit out of door you entered.
  • PLEASE understand, for insurance purposes,  STAFF CANNOT help carry/load items. It's NOT their job to load your vehicle. Please bring your own help. *We offer delivery.
  • At the very least, our sales are known for having tons of strong, handsome, men & the PRETTIEST, JAW DROPPINGLY STYLISH, SMARTEST women shoppers around! Simply ask them. People are ALWAYS glad to help! (Hint* SINGLES, bring your Cards! Smile, Laugh! Have FUN!) Wear your prettiest dresses and your sharpest slacks! Splash on some "smell good" and make a Love Connection!
  • Estate Sale Goddess is NOT RESPONSIBLE for any damage you incur upon removal of your items from the Estate. 
  • Estate Sale Goddess is NOT RESPONSIBLE for damage to your purchased items or vehicle when you load.
  • This is an Estate Sale. Please inspect all items before purchasing. No RETURNS, REFUNDS or EXCHANGES. Estate Sale Goddess films documentaries on all estates. By entering you agree to our terms and conditions. 
  • You are ALWAYS on camera when you shop. 
  • So here it is folks. Here's your plan. Dive in. Notice everything and leave nothing!
  • For a giggle, take a peek at the video below 👀


  • May I come in and measure? No. We are NOT a "retail store" just an Estate Sale. Simply measure your space and check the photos on the website. I always list the DIMS.
  • Do you Pre-Sale? Pre-Sales on large collections. E.g., Vintage cars, HUGE record collections, Fine Art, Sailboats, Coins, Diamonds, Real Estate, Vintage Stereo Equipment, Jewelry, Vintage Clothing etc. It will be noted "BUY IT NOW" on the subject line of the post when this is the case.
  •  If you are a *"serious" Buyer, then by all means, PLEASE add your name/phone to our mailing list at the cashier table, on your way in/out of our sales.
  • PRICING. We are an ESTATE SALE, NOT RETAIL. We pride ourselves on being fair, whether an end user or re-seller. Come see for yourself!
  • LASTLY, please note, once the Estate Sale is over, IT'S OVER. PLEASE do not ring/text and ask if you could come back for the Prada loafers or John Deere Tractor. Once an estate is liquidated we are on to the next. We ask that you continue to travel your Estate Sale journey with US! THANK YOU KINDLY!
  • And PLEASE remember to respect each others space.  Wear your mask if you like. NO JUDGEMENT. 

Etta Moten Barnett

Lynn Rousseau McDaniel


Shark Tanks Robert Herjavec & Julia Louis Dreyfus
w/ Your Estate Sale Goddess 


Are your family members historians, politicians, actors, musicians, celebrities? Doctors, lawyers, hat makers? Teachers, city workers, Pullman Porters? Plain regular hard working folk? Do you or your family members have households of art, jewelry, important historic documents, vintage clothing, maps, rugs, books, sterling, vintage furniture, vinyl? 

Estate Sale Goddess does more than just sell your items, we embrace and research your family history. We carefully sell your important household and go even further by contacting our private network for increased financial value. 

Estate Sale Goddess is Chicagolands premier estate liquidation service. Ring or Text us: 312.450.9821 or email us 

Now accepting estates!
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