About Empty the Nest

Empty the Nest’s origin came from a simple question: “after you move or transition, what happens to all the stuff you can’t take?”  This may include items that kids or loved ones no longer want, or simply items left after downsizing.  

The issue isn’t just how to empty homes. The real need is to take the overwhelming task of “emptying the nest” and make it simple and comfortable; respectful and responsible.

What makes Empty the Nest unique is that we treat your belongings with respect. We provide wall-to-wall home cleanout that minimizes waste and maximizes reuse.

Our team goes through the home with you – you take what you want, we take care of the rest. If we discover an item during cleanout that we think might have personal value to you – we’ll let you know.

Some of the items are donated; we give you the donation receipts. Other items are sold for reuse and “upcycling,” in our retail store – reducing the cost of our services for you. And items that can’t be donated or sold are responsibly and securely recycled.

The great majority of our business comes from referrals. We want our clients to have a great experience and naturally share our services with others who might need them. We take care of emptying your nest, so that you can feel confident in moving on and moving ahead.

We empty nests through our home cleanout services in the Twin Cities area. Contact us about services beyond our area.

Cleanout Services
Visit Our Store
Wow! If you haven’t been to Empty the Nest, you’re missing out on a fun and inexpensive shopping experience. The inventory changes constantly. You’ll never know what you’ll find. Today I bought a Poulan chainsaw in a case for $8. Bring your friends and family. You will love this store.
Charmaine W, Google Review
Unmatched customer service in the world of thrift store shopping. All staff is attentive, courteous and accommodating. The quality and price of wares (mostly home furnishings) is very reasonable. I purchased a 1970s Baldwin spinet piano for $68 and even my piano tuner was impressed (normally, thrift pianos turn out to be sold in worthless condition). Must mention that this store is a by-product of the company’s initial move-out service. Highly recommended!
Rusty R, Google Review
Hired Empty the Nest to clear out my parents’ house as we were getting ready to sell so my parents could downsize. The team that arrived on time were so awesome. They completely cleared out the contents from the house and provided donation slips for items they donate instead of sell in their store. If you are looking for a company to assist you with clearing out clutter, downsizing, etc.. you should be happy you found Empty the Nest.
Mike R, Yelp Review

Our Executive Team

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Joe

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Hope

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Denise

Bill - Empty the Nest

Bill

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Being a long-time staple of the Twin Cities community, every once in a while someone decides to write or record another story about our little corner of town. We keep them all here to share with you 🙂

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Visit Our Location in Golden Valley

8812 7th Ave N,
Golden Valley, MN 55427

(763) 544-0106
info@emptythenest.net

To request a home clean-out estimate, complete this quick and easy form and we’ll schedule a free in home consultation, call us at 612-998-0102 or e-mail info@emptythenest.net.

Directions to our Thrift Store.

SPECIAL HOURS (CORONAVIRUS PRECAUTIONS)

We will be open by appt only. 

Call 612-998-0102 or 651-492-3169

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Need Help Emptying Your Home?

When you call, we respond – quickly and respectfully.

Empty the Nest will pack and move everything you want us to take. Then we sell, donate, recycle what we can or (if necessary) dispose of the rest. Wall-to-wall, we take most of it.

We can provide a discount for our cleanout service based on the value of gently used furniture and household goods available to sell in our local thrift store. We donate clothing, non-perishable food and other items left behind to charities like Bridging, Goodwill, Salvation Army, food shelf and other thrift stores.

Learn More

Need Help Emptying Your Home?

When you call, we respond – quickly and respectfully.

Empty the Nest will pack and move everything you want us to take. Then we sell, donate, recycle what we can or (if necessary) dispose of the rest. Wall-to-wall, we take most of it.

We can provide a discount for our cleanout service based on the value of gently used furniture and household goods available to sell in our local thrift store. We donate clothing, non-perishable food and other items left behind to charities like Bridging, Goodwill, Salvation Army, food shelf and other thrift stores.

Learn More