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6 Common Deceased Household Items

It is sad but true. Not all of us recycle, reuse or give away most of the basic items used at home. When a close relative dies, beneficiaries are left with a labour-intensive task of collecting these items to give them away or dump the unnecessary ones. These materials add to the bulk of deceased estate cleaning hence making the task even more tiring.

Part of professional deceased estate cleaning demands identification and sorting out of the items left behind by the deceased. This is a short cut process that ensures no valuable item is left behind. It also saves time while ensuring the materials are handled with dignity and tender care.

Here are six common deceased household items that you need to identify and sort before kick-starting any kind of deceased estate cleaning.

Old clothes

It is no doubt that we all fancy going with the trends in fashion. Unless you lack adequate money to purchase the “hot cakes” in fashion, you will always find yourself in the boutique or store most of the time. However, a number of the clothes end up piling until when the drawers cannot close anymore. Even with that, the more pack rats and hoarders still keep them.

Peep around any place where deceased estate cleaning is taking place. Whatever you will see is a bunch of clothes—some of which are tapered, ill-fitting, pleated and torn—to a point that you will even confuse socks to fishnets. Some of the most hoarded cloth ware include; old sweaters, denim jeans, scarfs, vests, old bras, T-shirts, baby hats, rugs, baby quilt, coats, shoes and more.


Parenting comes with numerous frustrations. One of them is making the kids happy to enable you to juggle between work, normal household errands and child-care. One primary solution is the acquisition of toys. However, toys hold a lot of sentimental value. They keep memories of child growth through different stages. Therefore, they top the list of hoarder’s cheat sheet.

In a deceased estate context, you will find different types of toys. Most popular ones include dolls, educational toys such as digital pets, food-related toys such as tea sets and a wide range of animals.


Mattresses are valuable that do not only provide comfort in the home setting, but also a tinge of sentimental value. Besides, several people keep mattresses—even the unused ones—for years due to their pricings.

On the other hand, mattresses are too daunting to dispose of. Their composition, shape and size make them so confusing to just dump in a kerbside. They not only consume precious space but also energy to recycle.

In a deceased estate setting, you will find different types of mattresses used as bedding, sofa, pillow and more. If you cannot reuse the old mattress, try and sell it to any organisation that can make good use of it.

Sites such as eBay also accept old mattresses.

Old electronics

Electronics such as PCs and phones store a lot of information. Therefore, to avoid haphazard disposal, homeowners keep them from selling to protect their personal information. However, not so many of these devices end up in the repair shop.

Devices such as washing machines, clothes dryers, fridge and other small electronic devices are common scenes in deceased estate rubbish. Part of the cleaning demands for their complete removal to make the estate safe for new ownership. You can lias with certified companies or contact the manufacturers of the devices for efficient and cost-effective recollection.


A decent environment is defined with the comfort that comes with it. This comfort can only be realised through the acquisition of excellent tables, chairs, desks, dressers, backpacks, beds, and cupboards.

However, due to bulkiness and pricing, furniture ends up in stores with hope of repair soon. Such repairs hardly happen. When clearing a deceased estate, the first item to think of is how to remove the furniture.

Hazardous wastes

Hazardous wastes are the most common types of items found mostly on scenes of accidents. They are the most traumatizing and the first items to deal with in the verge of making such estates clean.

However, such wastes are always out of the reach of private individuals. Due to their harmful nature, they demand proper handling from qualified personnel, most of which work with governmental firms.


Deceased household items bear a lot of sentimental value. Oftentimes, the melancholy that comes with their removal can affect you psychologically.

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Sarah Ann is a Digital Content Writer for Paul's Rubbish Removal. Sarah is a huge advocate for recycling, environmental sustainability, health and well-being and has a genuine love for all sea animals. Keep up with Sarah by following Paul's Rubbish Removal blog!

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