Losing a loved one is probably one of the most devastating things that can happen to someone, no matter the circumstances.
When you lose someone, you tend to remember all the beautiful memories you made, the marvellous experiences you shared, and everything that you two once had.
In most cases, once you see objects that once belonged to your deceased loved one, you get vivid pictures of the numerous things you shared.
That is why getting rid of such items is a great challenge, even the items that are no longer useful. Speaking of cleaning up useless junk in the deceased person’s property, many people usually find it challenging, maybe because they lack a plan.
Well, here are a few tips to help you plan for a deceased estate clean up.
- Set aside all vital financial Documents
Financial documents are one of the most important things belonging to a deceased person as it shows the legality of the person to his/her property.
In essence, they are a security for all the items and finances associating with the deceased. Some of the common financial documents are; title deeds, life insurance statements, bank statements, stock certificates, among others.
You should look for all the financial documents in the name of the deceased and set them aside.
Do this so that when the cleaning up is being carried out, the documents do not end up lost or being deposited in rubbish bins.
People love privacy and keeping things to themselves, especially when it involves keeping the vital items that they do not want to end up in the wrong hands.
Therefore, before starting the cleanup, make sure you cover every single corner of the property, maybe the deceased stashed something valuable somewhere.
You should also go through his clothes to check whether he/she forgot two or three things in there before he/she passed on.
This will include pockets in trousers, coat pockets, sleeves in shirts and much more. Doing so ensures that you have everything with you before the cleaning process.
- Try To Find Photos and other Memorabilia
Photos may not be that important to other people, but to the family members, they mean the world.
I mean, the best word to use is “irreplaceable.” They carry a lot of memories of how the deceased lived with people, the times shared, and much more.
These photos could come in handy in the future to people who would not have gotten the opportunity to meet the deceased.
Some of these people could be the grandchildren who would love to have a look at their grandparent who was once a loving, family person.
One of the most important parts of planning for deceased estate cleanup is consulting each other as a family.
Here you will talk about a wide range of things. One of the things that need to pop up in such discussions is the creation of a list of the items that you would like to keep.
Family members need to create such a list to ensure that only the useless junk is thrown away during clean up.
The final part of planning for the deceased estate cleanup is looking for the appropriate cleaning company.
Many companies offer deceased estate clean up, but not all of them are skilled in the practice.
If you live in Sydney, Paul’s Rubbish Removal can help. We have provided deceased estate clean ups and rubbish removal services for the past 10 years. We understand how to filter and have items removed delicately.