Serious about downsizing? Not sure how much that sofa (that your children don’t want) of your late mother-in-law’s is worth? I suggest you get a free appraisal at Michaan’s in Alameda. They happen every Wednesday. Michaan’s is the largest full-service auction house on the coast and they’ll be happy to handle single items or your whole house, everything from art and furniture to jewelry. On the other hand if you’re upsizing, you’ll get a kick out of their auctions which happen 30 times a year. Or just stop by their Annex which offers 2,000 lots monthly.