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Mary Jim Ailor (256) 658-2718
mjailor@looseendsbymj.com

About Me (Main Menu)

Thanks for visiting my website! I'm Mary Jim Ailor, a 53 year old Christian lady who really loves to work with others to help them out. I have 22 years of experience working one-on-one with people through kitchen designing, appliance sales, garage sales, and now estate sales. I have been told that I am a great person to talk to and a very hard worker. I will work from sun up to sun down to get a job done on time. When I am not tying up loose ends you can find me at the Manna House serving dinner to the less fortunate people or attending Building Church at the Monaco Theater serving coffee to the church members. I want to help YOU tie up your loose ends.

Mary Jim (MJ)

My Family

I'm married to Keith Ailor, a Systems Integration Engineer at Schafer Corporation and we have 2 grown children, Matthew Reed Wilkins, 28 and Sarah Jane Wilkins, 26. Matt is in pursuit of his PhD in Ecological Sciences at the University of Colorado in Boulder. Sarah graduated in December, 2011, with a Veterinary Technician's degree from Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee and is now employed at the Tazewell Pike Animal Clinic in Knoxville, Tennessee. We are all animal lovers. We have a 6 year old golden retriever named Mattie and a 7 year old long-haired black cat named Angel (affectionately known by Keith as "Kitty Lovin"). We now have a 2 year old black flat haired retriever whom we call Angus. Angus is adjusting very well to our home and pets.

dutch and mattie Education

I graduated from Huntsville, High School.

I attended The University of North Alabama.

I have a degree in Interior Design from Virginia College in Birmingham/Huntsville, Alabama.

Church

My husband and I attend Building Church in Huntsville, Alabama; a non-denominational church which meets at the Monaco Theater campus. When I'm not tying up loose ends for others, I'm very involved in several other activities such as bible studies, making coffee for Sunday morning church service, collecting clothes for Manna House or at Manna House on Thursday nights serving dinner to less fortunate people.

Manna House Volunteer Work

Angie and I work as volunteers at Manna House every Thursday night to make huge pots of soup and lots of sandwiches, distribute clothing, bag dog food, or whatever we can to help those people in need. Manna House is a wonderful charity that helps the homeless and people in need to get food, clothing, hygiene products, house hold items, dog food, or just a pray for life to get better. Manna House helps people without any questions. I feel very blessed to be able to work with Fran in her mission to help everyone. Since Angie and I have been making food to be distributed at Manna House, we have been asking for our customers to bring us onions, canned foods, peanut butter, etc. I also collect personal hygiene items, clothing, blankets, baby clothes, furniture, or anything that you want to give me to help others.

Mary Jim and her former business associate Beth Morse were featured on the News Channel 19 "Pay It Forward" segment for their work with Manna House.


My Company (Main Menu)

We were sitting in my sister Jane's kitchen in Birmingham and I ran the idea by her and she proclaimed it to be "an AWESOME idea." My husband started rambling off catchy business names that lent themselves to organizing and selling things. He then said "Loose Ends By MJ" and that became the name for my new business venture.

History

I guess you could say that my business grew out of necessity. In November of 2008, my brother-in-law was paralyzed from the chest down in an automobile accident. My sister enlisted my help to liquidate those items he could no longer use. Necessity really is the Mother of Invention.

Location

My business is headquartered out of my home which is located at 705 Cleermont Dr., Huntsville, Alabama 35801. Look for the burgundy Toyota Highlander with the "Loose Ends By MJ" advertising on the windows.

Where I Advertise

Scheduled Events

Important! Please note that at one of my estate sales, we sold out of all estate sale items prior the last day of the estate sale.   This is the first time this has ever happened. Please keep in mind that this could occur again at a future estate sale. I want to say THANK YOU to all of my wonderful customers!




TWO SALES on April 4 and April 5!
Both Sales are in SE Huntsville!


Robin Drive   ESTATE SALE!   Huntsville, Alabama!

This house has some furniture, hand-made furniture, books, a few tools, crystal and glassware, household items, linens, jewelry and so much more. So remember:
Bring a truck
bring some boxes
and bring a friend to help carry it all off!

In my company's effort to give back to the community, we place a donation jar at the check-out table. All monies collected in our Charity Jar during each sale will help Manna House, unless the home owner specifies another local charitable organization. Donations to Manna House help to provide food, diapers, clothing and much more to those less fortunate people in Huntsville, Alabama.

Location: Robin Drive
                Huntsville, Alabama 35802

Date: Friday, April 4, 2014
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Date: Saturday, April 5, 2014
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

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Do not arrive early to this sale. Huntsville High will be in session. The start time on Friday will be 9 am. Please be aware of how and where you park. The Police will be patrolling during this time.

Billie Watkins Street (Special time on Friday)   ESTATE SALE!   Huntsville, Alabama!

This house has some furniture, antiques, women's designer clothes, rugs, a few tools, crystal and glassware, household items, linens, jewelry and so much more. So remember:
Bring a truck
bring some boxes
and bring a friend to help carry it all off!

In my company's effort to give back to the community, we place a donation jar at the check-out table. All monies collected in our Charity Jar during each sale will help Manna House, unless the home owner specifies another local charitable organization. Donations to Manna House help to provide food, diapers, clothing and much more to those less fortunate people in Huntsville, Alabama.

Location: Billie Watkins Street
                Huntsville, Alabama 35801

Date: Friday, April 4, 2014 (Special time)
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Date: Saturday, April 5, 2014
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

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TWO SALES on April 11 and April 12!
Both Sales are in SE Huntsville!


Medford Drive   ESTATE SALE!   Huntsville, Alabama!

This house has some mid-century furniture, Rachael Ray cookware, many Tiffany-style lamps, a few tools, crystal and glassware, household items, linens, jewelry. So remember:
Bring a truck
bring some boxes
and bring a friend to help carry it all off!

In my company's effort to give back to the community, we place a donation jar at the check-out table. All monies collected in our Charity Jar during each sale will help Manna House, unless the home owner specifies another local charitable organization. Donations to Manna House help to provide food, diapers, clothing and much more to those less fortunate people in Huntsville, Alabama.

Location: Medford Drive
                Huntsville, Alabama 35802

Date: Friday, April 11, 2014
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Date: Saturday, April 12, 2014
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

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Lafayette Circle   ESTATE SALE!   Huntsville, Alabama!

This house has some furniture, Tiffany-style lamps, 1X women's clothing, size 11 shoes for women, a few tools, crystal and glassware, household items, linens, jewelry and so much more. So remember:
Bring a truck
bring some boxes
and bring a friend to help carry it all off!

In my company's effort to give back to the community, we place a donation jar at the check-out table. All monies collected in our Charity Jar during each sale will help Manna House, unless the home owner specifies another local charitable organization. Donations to Manna House help to provide food, diapers, clothing and much more to those less fortunate people in Huntsville, Alabama.

Location: Lafayette Circle
                Huntsville, Alabama 35801

Date: Friday, April 11, 2014
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Date: Saturday, April 12, 2014
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

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TWO SALES on April 18 and April 19!


Louis Drive   ESTATE SALE!   Huntsville, Alabama!

This house has some furniture, women's designer clothes, a few tools, crystal and glassware, household items, linens, jewelry and so much more. So remember:
Bring a truck
bring some boxes
and bring a friend to help carry it all off!

In my company's effort to give back to the community, we place a donation jar at the check-out table. All monies collected in our Charity Jar during each sale will help Manna House, unless the home owner specifies another local charitable organization. Donations to Manna House help to provide food, diapers, clothing and much more to those less fortunate people in Huntsville, Alabama.

Location: Louis Drive
                Huntsville, Alabama 35803

Date: Friday, April 18, 2014
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Date: Saturday, April 19, 2014
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

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Blake Bottom Road   ESTATE SALE!   Huntsville, Alabama!

This house has some furniture, sewing supplies, a few tools, crystal and glassware, household items, linens, jewelry and so much more. So remember:
Bring a truck
bring some boxes
and bring a friend to help carry it all off!

In my company's effort to give back to the community, we place a donation jar at the check-out table. All monies collected in our Charity Jar during each sale will help Manna House, unless the home owner specifies another local charitable organization. Donations to Manna House help to provide food, diapers, clothing and much more to those less fortunate people in Huntsville, Alabama.

Location: Blake Bottom Road
                Huntsville, Alabama 35806

Date: Friday, April 18, 2014
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Date: Saturday, April 19, 2014
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

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We appreciate you following LooseEndsbyMJ.com! As always, we appreciate you giving us time to get set up prior to each sale, the morning of the sale!


Services (Main Menu)

My Helpers (Main Menu)

I have a wonderful crew of friendly, hard-working, honest and funny helpers. After working their regular job all week long, they show up to help me at my sales. I hope to one day have a sale so big that I would have to use all of my helpers at once. I really do appreciate all of them! I depend on their help and wisdom. I'd like to introduce you to my helpers; let's get started. "Ladies and Gentlemen, in this corner..."

Helper of the Month - All Summer Long

Let me introduce you to my Helper of the Month for the entire Summer of 2012. Here we have princess Madison who is a Senior in high school. She has been such a special asset to our dream team this summer. Now that school is starting again, we are most certainly going to miss our ball of energy helping us with all of our pre-sale set ups. She has brought many good, fresh, young ideas to our team making our set up jobs move quicker and more efficiently. We call her our "Little Organizer." Thanks Madison. I really appreciate you so much. Good luck in school!

MJ and crew would like to congratulate the

Summer-Long Helper of the Month:

Madison

Madison

My Husband

Let me introduce you to my husband, Keith Ailor. Keith is my silent partner in the business and is constantly coming up with ways to improve my business processes. He's the tall redhead wearing glasses that works in the garage/outside; and no, his big kerosene heater is NOT for sale. When he's not bartering for me he's usually fishing at Lake Guntersville or building something useful.

Jean

Let me introduce you to Charlie's Mom, otherwise known as Jean. Jean is THE cashier extraordinaire. During the week, Jean can be found working the Check In Desk at the Crestwood Hospital Emergency Room. Jean is a very dependable, hard working person and a delight to be around. I know, I know, "What about Charlie?" Charlie is a recent graduate of UAHuntsville who a coach part time and works for a tutoring company in South East Alabama and lives in Huntsville,Al "yea they moved back!" Charlie is married to Jennifer, Donna's daughter. Jennifer is a registered nurse at the Surgery Center and a very caring person. You may find Jennifer as my casher some when Jean can't do it.

My Mom

Let me introduce you to my Mother. She is an extraordinary cook. Getting invited to dinner at the Reed's house is like winning the lottery. Faye has been married to Jim Reed for 62 years! She enjoys keeping abreast of all things political. Mom enjoys visiting her middle daughter Jane Ross in Birmingham, whenever she can hang up the Loose Ends apron for a few days. Jane is married to Neil, an Aussie, and they have 2 boys, Heath, 19 and Ian, 16.

My Dad

Let me introduce you to my Dad. He loves all kinds of hunting, especially for deer. He is also an avid fisherman of several species. Jim has been married to Faye Reed for 62 years. Dad helps out during an occasional sale. He is the one with the silver hair. My dad is awesome with the bar-b-que grill and is an excellent chef, too. I would be remiss if I didn't mention the fact that he's a Master Gardener. If Dad is not helping me, you're sure to find him outside doing something.

My Sister

Let me introduce you to my sister, Donna. She helps indoors at my sales with furniture, china, books and linens, etc. My sister is also known to many parents as the "Beloved Mrs. Payne" because she is a retired First Grade Teacher at Blossomwood Elementary School. Donna is the biggest dog lover on the planet! She has a Scottish Terrior named Zoe, a recue little white dog named Cotton and a Silky Terrior named Andy. She loves to work in the yard with her plants and flowers. Donna is very active with anything involving dogs.

Angie

Let me introduce you to Angie. Our bubbly energetic blonde hair cashier. You can find Angie at the cash register, straightening up the tables, or maybe running the neighborhood trying to find the customer who purchased a curio and we couldn't get him to answer his phone. When Angie is not helping me she can be found teaching Zumba, carpooling her daughter Madison and son Matthew to school and other activities. Angie has also been helping to make little dresses for a mission trip to Haiti. She is active in her church, the Rock and volunteers at Manna House. We feel so blessed that Angie’s husband Don is willing to share Angie with us. She has been a wonderful addition to our staff.

Kellie

Let me introduce you to Kellie. Our organizing, eager-to-please cashier. You will find Kellie at the cash register or staging the tables with merchandise. She always has some kind of cute vignette set up. When Kellie is not working for me you will find her working as a receptionist for a Lawyer or organizing reservations for her in-law’s camp ground in Bristol, TN. She is also very active with her church, organizing yard sales to raise money for their youth mission trips. Kellie, along with her daughters Hanna and Haley, have all been making pillowcase dresses for their mission trip. We have enjoyed Kellie’s husband Shawn being at many of our sales to purchase Wedgewood crystal for his family. He is a great shopper. Kellie has been a blessing for us.

The Twins; Kim and Jodi

Let me introduce you to the twins; Kim and Jodi. These two wonderful Christian ladies showed at one of my sales in SW Huntsville before the tornado last year and have followed me ever since. So, I have put them to work helping me. You may do a double take when you see them. Kim is the one with the springy shoes and Jodi has shorter hair. They even confuse us by the fact that they drive the same style convertible cars, except Jodi has the silver one and Kim the black one. These two ladies make us laugh and bring so much joy to my life and to others. I feel truly blessed to have these ladies in my life. Thank you Jim and Byron for sharing your ladies with us.


Satisfied Folks (Main Menu)

Every client I've worked for has been highly satisfied. Happy clients follow.

The Mauldin's

"I just wanted to thank you for a great sale. You and your staff were very helpful in getting my "stuff" sold. After the sale and walking into the empty house was a little overwhelming. You all did a great job of cleaning up after the sale."

Sue Mauldin and Family

Corina

"It was an absolute pleasure to buy from you, can't thank you enough for the beautiful fur coats I bought Looking forward to seeing you in the future."

Corina

The Kelly's

"Just wanted to let you know that Mary Jim helped my family with an Estate Sale this past weekend. As some of you know my Mom has downsized and moved out of the family home. After we divided up what we wanted there was tons left and we also added some stuff of our own.

In other words it was a mess! Mary Jim guided us through the process and as Mary Alice commented was quick and efficient!

If you ever need any help I thoroughly recommend Mary Jim and her group!"

Caroline Kelly
Development Director
Burritt on the Mountain


The Turner's

Since my brother and I live out of town, we could not do the clean out of my Mom's hmontrose space station 5ouse. MJ packed up the items we wanted and shipped them to us, then ran an estate sale to move the rest of the items out of the house. She cleaned the house ready for it to go on the market. Thanks for tieing up our loose ends. You made the transition easy. I could not have done it with out you.

The Hollman's

Mrs. Hollman hired me to do a living estate sale of her husband's tools and automobiles. She was elated when I sold 5 cars in 3 hours!

The Johnston's

I just wanted her to clean out my Dad's house, but by her running an estate sale, they paid me to get rid of the household items. Thanks for the wonderful work. Job well done.

The Reese's

MJ managed an estate sale for us after the passing of a family member. We were very pleased with the way everything was handled. MJ was easy to work with. She listens and remembers and is patient; all very good qualities to have when working with people trying to tie up loose ends!

The Reese Family

The Call's

You rock! Despite the short amount of time that we had to prepare, you and your team pulled the sale together and we were very pleased. Professional and kind, thank you for a positive experience during a difficult time.

Kitty and Steve Call


Contact Me (Main Menu)

I would love to tie up your Loose Ends. Please feel free to contact me if you have something that needs taking care of.

By Phone

(256) 658-2718

By E-mail

Send general questions to MJ at:

mjailor@looseendsbymj.com


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Website maintained by Keith Ailor. Report website issues to   keithailor@comcast.net

Last updated on April 2, 2014. (Main Menu)