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. Plan and start early. Create a schedule for when tasks must be completed and begin to take action as soon as possible. This will help you to 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. In order to wind up a probate, or any other financial and legal matters related to the estate, solicitors, executors of estates, and their families can be very helpful in finding important papers and documents.
3. Ask family members to pick and remove the items they are most interested in. It is best to begin the clearing process together with your family members, going through each item and removing those that are not needed. 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.Organize your items in a systematic way. Set up three designated workstations: one for trash, charity, or items to sell. 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 removal and disposal of items that are needed to go to charity or trash. Second hand dealers and auction houses are best to come first, so that any items that are not saleable can go into the charity pile. 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 house clearance service in Melbourne, 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. Do not regret: It is important to get rid of unwanted items quickly to avoid second-guessing. 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 assistance: Clearing a deceased estate for settlement or sale can seem overwhelming to many. It may be a good idea to seek the advice of an expert. 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 valuables, money and important papers within the house. We will quickly remove any remaining items or donate them to charity. We managed to clear your home and those of your loved ones respectfully and compassionately.