Thinking about having an Estate Sale?

Do you find yourself now dealing with all the stress of moving an aging parent or relative?
Or perhaps you’re facing the huge task of downsizing or liquidating a property due to the passing of a loved one?
We understand this can be overwhelming. Where do you start? When will you find the time?

We’re here to help you with all of that, from beginning to end!

We’ll begin by talking with you on the phone and answering any questions or concerns you may have. Then you may schedule a time where we’ll come to the property for you to show us exactly what you’d like to include in your sale. This will give us a good idea of how much you have and what ‘type’ of sale is best suited for you: estate, moving, downsizing, etc.

No upfront fees and we think you’ll find we have the most reasonable rates!


Organization. We will organize, arrange, and display all items to be sold.

Pricing. We will appraise all of your items, large and small. We have great relationships with experts in all different fields, freely sharing each other’s knowledge assuring you’ll get the market value on your items. If we believe there are certain items of value that are not within our area of expertise, we may choose to engage an outside appraiser who has that necessary expertise — at our expense.

Advertising. We will arrange and are responsible for appropriate advertisements and all costs for the sale to appear in the media concerning your sale.
This will include both print ads, an email blast reaching several hundred as well as powerful Online ads.
Most sales will take place from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM. on a Saturday. Depending on the quantity, we may choose to hold a two-day sale. We can also hold your sale open for an extra week in order to maximize your gross amount by selling certain items online.
Conduct of Sale. To assist with the sale, we will hire individuals as needed from a pool of honest, experienced, and reliable individuals familiar to us, and with integrity, we demand our services.

Unless you instruct us otherwise, we will conduct your sale with two objectives:

A. To sell every available item; and

B. To maximize the proceeds from the sale.

Disposal of Unsold Items. There will always be some unsold items at the conclusion of a sale. We can gladly suggest names of charities that can pick these up, or, for a nominal service fee, we will make arrangements for removal of said items.
NOTE: We are happy to tell you, unlike some companies, we DO NOT have it in our contract that WE own everything after the sale. Your ‘stuff’ is your ‘stuff’. Period.

Cleaning. We strive to make your sale appealing to customers. ‘Light’ cleaning, dusting, and gathering of garbage (able to fit in large trash bags) to make the sale more desirable to customers is included. In some situations, a fair fee for heavier cleaning can be negotiated.

It’s our experience that some customers will purchase more if they are able to use their credit cards. To accommodate them and make for a more successful sale for all, we accept MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and Paypal for your sale.


Truck Accidents Are More Complex Than Other Accidents

Due to their significantly larger size and weight, trucks involved in accidents are more likely to cause more severe physical damage, more acute injuries, and a higher likelihood of fatalities. Common injuries include head and brain injuries ranging from penetrating wounds to concession, neck injuries, amputation of limbs either in the accident itself or because of substantial injury, broken bones, fractured skull, internal organ damage, and traumatic brain injury. All of these injuries or a fatality can be catastrophic for the victim or their family and cause great strain when added to filing a claim for the accident. Seeking out the help of a truck accident attorney will allow you and your loved ones to focus on the challenges of recovery.Truck accident lawyers

Needing to determine the cause of the accident can further complicate seeking compensation for a truck accident. Accidents involving large trucks can be caused by a number of factors in addition to the ones associated with passenger vehicle collisions. Like with all collisions, truck accidents can be caused by speeding, distracted drivers, drunk driving, and bad weather. They can also be the result of improperly packed cargo, a tire blows out, exhausted drivers, brakes or a hitch giving out, poor or negligent maintenance, or inadequate training the driver received.

The Texas Department of Transportation and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) enforce laws and issue regulations related to trucking and knowing if any violation of those laws occurred will critical when filing a claim for a trucking collision. More here @
Given all the potential causes of a trucking accident, it can be extremely difficult to determine what parties should be held responsible for the collision. Responsible parties may include the driver, the trucking company, the maintenance provider, the company who hired the truck, and possibly the company that trained the driver. It might be necessary for anyone filing a personal injury or wrongful death claim to consult with experts on the trucking industry to determine which groups are culpable for the accident. Hiring a law firm with experience in expert testimony, trucking industry practices, and personal injury or wrongful death claims will help ensure that the proper organizations are held responsible.

Our Firm is the Smart Choice
When choosing a truck accident attorney, it is important to choose a firm with a history of successful outcomes and one that is respected by their peers and the business community. We have helped victims claim over $100 million dollars in compensation and were selected as Super Lawyers for several years now. We have the highest rating for ethics and legal skills and the Better Business Bureau gives us an A+. If you would like to speak with a truck accident lawyer at our firm and receive an honest, free assessment of your case, call our office today. Click on this link for more information about truck accidents @

Carabin Shaw P.C.
630 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX 78215




About Braces

Eating with Braces
For the first day or so, stick to soft foods. Avoid tough meats, hard breads, and raw vegetables. Before long, you’ll be able to return to a fairly normal diet. But you’ll need to protect your orthodontic appliances when you eat for as long as you’re in treatment. Eating the wrong foods during orthodontic treatment could cause unnecessary breakage of your appliances, thus adding additional treatment time..orthodontics treatment

Foods to Avoid
Chewy foods: bagels, hard rolls, licorice
Crunchy foods: popcorn, ice, chips
Sticky foods: caramels, gum
Hard foods: nuts, candy
Foods you have to bite into: corn on the cob, apples, carrots

Chewing on hard things (for example, pens, pencils or fingernails) can damage the braces. Damaged braces will cause treatment to take longer.

General Soreness
The day your braces are placed, your teeth may have some general soreness. They may also feel tender to biting pressures for three to five days. We recommend taking Motrin or Ibuprofen to help relieve this discomfort. Your lips, cheeks, and tongue may also become irritated as the inside of your mouth becomes accustomed to the surface of the braces. Placing wax over the braces will soften those surfaces and allow your mouth more time to adjust to your new braces.

Patient Cooperation
To successfully complete orthodontic treatment, it is imperative that the patient and their orthodontist work together. The teeth and jaws can only move toward their corrected positions if the patient consistently wears rubber bands, headgear or other appliances as prescribed. It is by far… a “team effort”.

It’s more important than ever to brush and floss regularly when you have braces so the teeth and gums are healthy after orthodontic treatment. Patients who do not keep their teeth clean may require more frequent visits to the dentist for a professional cleaning. Adults who have a history of gum disease should also see a periodontist during orthodontic treatment.

Along with brushing your teeth and braces, it is extremely important that you floss your teeth at least once a day. Your toothbrush can only clean the fronts and backs of your teeth, not in between as flossing does.A great time to do this is right before bed, after you have brushed your teeth.orthodontic treatment

Brushing: Step 1
Using a dry brush with a small amount of toothpaste place bristles where gums and teeth meet.

Brushing: Step 2
For 10 seconds on each tooth use circular, vibrating motions around the gum lines.

Brushing: Step 3
Every tooth of both arches should be brushed slowly.

Brushing: Step 4
Brush the lower teeth from gum line up and the upper teeth from the gum line down. Brush the roof of your mouth and your tongue too!

Flossing: Step 1
Carefully thread unwaxed floss between braces and wire. You may find a floss threader helpful.

Flossing: Step 2
Carefully floss around the braces.

Flossing: Step 3
Carefully floss around the gum areas.

Flossing: Step 4
Carefully floss around each tooth.

If you play sports, it’s important that you consult us for special precautions. A protective mouthguard is advised for playing contact sports. In case of any accident involving the face, check your mouth and the appliances immediately. If teeth are loosened or the appliances damaged, phone at once for an appointment. In the meantime, treat your discomfort as you would treat any general soreness. More information about Orthodontic treatment in San Antonio