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Common Problems Encountered in a Deceased Estate Cleanout

Death can be one of the most gruelling experiences ever. Nothing beats the level of permanence of being gone more than having someone you know or close to you die. As such, it gets even more emotional or too real when you need to sort through their things, just reminiscing some times and thinking a lot. There are expert rubbish removalists available to help in cleaning out a dead person’s estate. However, these don’t come without their issues.

More than death itself, there are also other problems that can resurface upon dealing with the belongings left behind by a deceased person. Before you list up a property for sale, it should be cleared of anything from the previous owner who has passed on to the other side. This can get a bit tricky and problematic. These are some common problems during deceased estate cleaning:

Keep or throw out

Sentimentality plays a huge part in the grieving family left behind. Everything in a dead person’s home will simply remind them of the passing and the sadness. That person is no longer there. It may be difficult to decide on the things to throw away. After all, how can you just throw away things that were once held by one of the best people you know. More than throwing away the most common things, emotions can still hinder some from truly clearing a place up.

Moreover, it gets more difficult when you decide to throw away something and then you decide to take it back. As cleanouts are a more emotional affair for many people, it sometimes will take longer to clear it out properly and completely. For deceased people who had so much more possessions, having a will and testament would definitely help in knowing which items to keep. Sadly, not all people who passed on have a plan on things they leave behind.

Bulky items

Bulky items are especially difficult to get rid. As such, the help and aid of other people are essential to really get rid of these things. One of the most common things left behind is furniture and fixtures. You can’t just throw them out in the garbage and leave it on the curbside for the council to pick up. Sometimes it takes too much time to wait for it to be sold in your local online marketplace for used items. Call help to deal with these items.

Hazardous products

Other products on a deceased estate also include normal house goods like some chemicals or medicine. When these aren’t disposed of well, they can tend to be hazardous. These are also products that you cant just place on a plastic bag and flush out of the house. Medicines especially have a special way of waste disposal to ensure it doesn’t become hazardous. As such, it takes more than just a garbage dump to get rid of those. Ask for help.

Outdoor cleaning

After a total cleanup of a deceased estate, it doesn’t mean that the maintenance stops. Just because the owner died doesn’t mean the home stops growing. Gardens and green areas still need maintenance to remain well-kept and well-groomed. If you’re looking to sell off the property, it is also essential to keep maintaining the property. You should expect to keep the maintenance of the lawn or the seasonal trimming of the foundation plantings.


Although death is one of the most solemn events, it leaves behind a ton of responsibility to sort out. Do you need somebody you can count on to be by your side to clean up a deceased estate? Sorting over the items and possessions of a passed loved one can be more manageable with somebody by your side. Paul’s Rubbish Removal offers deceased estate cleanup services to help you. Don’t hesitate to contact us! 

Call our mobile number at 0407 125 125 or send us your concern or enquiry here: info@paulsrubbish.com.au

Sarah Ann

Sarah Ann

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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