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Auctions - The Oldest Recycling Business

Mar 31, 2018 01:57PM ● By Debbie Shuler

Most everyone has found themselves enjoying one of the television programs that determine the value of an odd assortment of items. It is fun to see them reveal to the owner how much their trinket is worth. The excitement is infectious and causes many of us to look around our homes for items we may want to sell at an auction. But auctions are more than the thrill of the bid and maybe a bargain or two. They are a really efficient reuse and recycling mechanism. For the homeowner, this can avoid the time and effort of selling items themselves. For the planet, an auction provides a venue for household items, furniture, cars, boats, and more to be diverted from the landfill.

An auction can contain a wide variety of items that are old, new, practical, valuable and everything in between. However, an auction is able to divert items into appropriate reuse and recycle streams. Furniture dealers can take items for resale. First time home buyers are on the lookout for great deals to fill their new homes. Real Estate, residential and commercial, bought or sold through an auction can provide you with cash and assets. Vintage equipment can be directed to enthusiasts. Collectors may pick up kitchen items, jewelry, art and more.

Those with a passion for ‘upcycling’ find a wealth of opportunities at an auction. Upcycling is when an old item is repurposed and converted into something beautiful and useful. Imagination can run wild at an auction – an old suitcase can be converted to an end table, an old vinyl record used to make a wall clock, or an old door becomes a dining table. Upcycling makes a positive impact on the environment and your home interior.

In terms of sustainability, visiting an auction is not just exciting and fascinating, but it is a great way to help the planet. An auction enables you to clear your space and sell your items, find a bargain, or enjoy an upcycling opportunity. It’s an enjoyable way to be a steward of our planet and divert objects from the landfill.

Debbie Shuler of Cliff Shuler Auctioneers & Liquidators, Inc. has served Brevard County & Florida with her dedication to the auction industry since 1981. For more information visit or call 321-267-8563. 

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