It is difficult to describe the pain of losing a loved-one. Many find it difficult to pack up the possessions and homes of their loved ones.
The family must make difficult decisions during this time. It can be overwhelming to clear a deceased estate for settlement or sale with the possessions of loved ones still inside. Also, it can be difficult to decide what items you want to keep.
We have compiled our top tips below to make it easier for you and your loved ones.
1. Start planning early. Create a schedule for when tasks must be completed and then start taking action as soon as possible. This will help you feel less overwhelmed by the approaching sale or settlement. It is best to dedicate at least half an hour to clearing each room of your house. Depending on how large the property is and the amount of possessions, it may take up to two weeks to complete the task.
2. First, locate important documents: These could include bank statements and insurance policies, bank statements, insurance policies, certificates of title/property, shares information, tax returns, and certificate of title/property. For executors of estates and their families, it is crucial to locate important papers and documents.
3. Ask family members to choose and remove the items they want:it’s best to begin the clearing process together, with family members going through each item and then pulling out those that are most important. It will make it easier to get rid of any remaining items. It’s easier to begin the process of clearing by removing unwanted items. Rather than getting bogged down in what to do with the unwanted items or overwhelmed by the number of items to sort, it is much simpler.
4. Sort methodically: Create 3 workstations to collect the rest: one for trash, charity, or items for sale. It is better to focus on one room at the time, then move onto the next. Clearing out a room completely will allow you to work more efficiently and help you stay focused.
5. Organize the removal and disposal of unwanted items. Once you have cleared out your home and divided it into three piles, it’s time to arrange the sale of any items. To ensure that items that are not saleable can go into the charity pile, it is best to get second-hand dealers and auction houses involved first. Many companies will collect items from your home and donate them to charity if they’re in good condition. You may also find smaller charities that allow you to drive down and donate small items.
Before you hire a rubbish removal service, make sure to contact your local council about items that need to be disposed. Skips are expensive and your neighbors may use them to dispose of their stuff. We are a rubbish removal company! You only pay for what is actually removed. With skips, you still have to pay the full amount.
6. Don’t make regrets. It is important to get rid of unwatned items quickly to avoid second-guessing and to prevent you from second-guessing yourself. To make this easier, surround yourself with friends and family who will support you. It is not disrespectful to sell or repurpose the possessions of your loved one if they no longer need them. You wouldn’t want your loved one to be burdened with their possessions and second-guessing your decision will only make the process more stressful.
7. Get professional help: For many, the task of clearing an estate that has been left behind for settlement or sale can seem overwhelming. It may be worth hiring an expert. Home Moving Planners provides a professional, friendly and efficient estate and house clearance service. Our compassionate staff have years of experience in clearing deceased estates for settlement and sale. Our staff is trained to locate important papers. Our staff can also locate and identify other valuable items, money and valuables within the house. We will quickly dispose of or donate any remaining items. Home Moving Planners was there to assist you through this difficult time. We managed the respectful and compassionate clearing of your or your loved ones’ home