For years, Samantha Danahy, owner of In Place, a professional organizing and home management business, wished she had an easy option to provide her clients to consign their home furnishings. Too many nice pieces were going to waste.
“There are some really cool things in the valley that people are getting rid of and other people would appreciate,” Danahy said.
That’s why in 2016 Danahy started Catch & Release, an online furniture consignment business. There are some people who have entire homes full of items they no longer want. Danahy comes in and connects those items to new owners who love them in a seamless transaction.
“People just want it handled,” Danahy said. “For a lot of people, time is money, and they appreciate that it’s all taken care of.”
Sellers provide photos and dimensions to Danahy who lists items on the website. Buyers are able to browse the unique offerings from their home and instead of waiting weeks or even months for it to arrive, they can have it in days. Catch & Release picks up and delivers the items at no extra cost to either party. The online-only model has been especially convenient in recent months allowing people to shop one-of-a-kind items from their homes.
The business features everything from custom-made couches to Ikea furniture. Danahy does not screen items for price, but for quality and condition.
“It’s not just expensive furniture, but it’s all high quality and in good shape,” she said.
Danahy originally started Catch & Release to run estate sales and this summer she’s returning to that idea in addition to continuing the online store.
“Estates sales are fun because you never know what you are going to get,” she said. ““People get genuinely good deals on great stuff.”
She plans to run estate sales online and on-site.
Sign up at catchandreleasejh.com to be notified of estate sale dates and locations and follow Catch & Release on Instagram and Facebook to keep on top of its “fresh catches.”
““There are some very unique items in this valley to re-home,” Danahy said.