Having to pack up and clear the home of a recently deceased loved one can be a painful experience that brings back many memories. It is no easy task by any means, but in this article, we’ll give you a few tips to help you deal with a deceased estate clearance.
Don’t Do it Alone
Deceased estate clearance is not only emotionally draining, but it can be physically taxing too. Call in the help of family and friends to show their support and assist you during this process. Many hands make light work.
You may only have a certain amount of time before the home is put on the market, so plan and create a strategy. Realise that sorting through items may be time-consuming, so give yourself enough time to do everything you need to.
Find Important Documents First
The first thing you should do is find important documents such as deeds, insurance, bank statements, and property-related documents.
Allow Family Members to Choose Momentos
Family members may want a keepsake, so allow them to come in and choose something for themselves to remember the deceased by.
There are a variety of methods that you can use for sorting. But an effective approach would be to make three piles of keeping, throwing away, and donating. This will help you bring some order.
Donate Useful Items
When it comes to dealing with someone’s home, you cannot simply keep everything. And it can be overwhelming to know what to do with certain items, but it is always a great idea to donate useful items such as furniture to those in need.
Organise a Company to Help You
Unless you have a really big car, it will probably be impossible to take all the items to charities and get rid of rubbish, and that is why it’s recommended that you get a professional clearance company to assist you in this time.
Need help with clearing a deceased estate? The team here at Junk ‘n Dump can help you sort through the deceased estate, remove any hazardous items, repurpose usable items, and clear everything in an efficient manner. Get in touch with us today to find out more!