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Items To Collect Before a Deceased Estate Clearance

The loss of someone close to you is always a redefining moment in life. The death of a family member starts a process which, though painful, is normal and expected. It is a period in which you gradually come to terms with that loss and start to regroup and view yourself in a new way. It’s totally common to find it hard to cope with the situation, but the daily demands of life may not allow you to get plunged into the loss for so long!

You’ll be needed to take up the responsibilities of life all too quickly, or you may be at risk of immersing yourself even into further problems and risk making one of the common mistakes when handling deceased estate possessions.

Chances are, there are more valuables hidden away in the home of your departed one than you initially thought. Thankfully, there is a market for all types of collectibles, and even those old kid’s toys and old-fashioned retro Pyrex casserole dishes, cooking pans and clothing can potentially fetch a few hundreds of dollars. However, the prospect of separating treasure from the trash can be a daunting and intimidating task. Retrieving items from a deceased estate shouldn’t be a tedious job and while it can be draining just remember that there are benefits of clearing a deceased estate early.

In a bid to help you along, here are some worthy items to collect from a deceased estate.


We all love jewellery! In fact, we’ve loved them since time immemorial and we are always willing to break the bank and purchase even the most expensive ones. They are made of precious materials and you have every reason to collect all the jewellery items left behind by your departed relatives. Rings, bangles, necklaces, and earrings are all valuable items you must get hold of before a deceased estate clearance.


You already know the importance of having furniture in your home. Sofa materials, chairs, dining tables and TV stands among others, are essential furniture which you can’t allow to go to waste after the death of your loved one.


Clothing are always left behind by your departed loved one. It could include everything from expensive suits, trousers, jackets, towels to shirts, shorts and custom T-shirts. Though you may be able to keep some for personal use, you may need to donate some of these clothes neighbours because you probably won’t use all of them. Donating those extra clothing is not only an effective home decluttering measure but equally a generous move that helps you to put a smile on other people’s faces.


We all love DIY home improvement projects. The chances are high that the deceased person had some valuable DIY tools at his disposal. You either keep or donate these tools accordingly, depending on your needs. The other common valuable items you shouldn’t leave behind include firearms, antiques, and collections.


Machines make your life easier and kitchen appliances are no exception. Perhaps this is why you want to collect all the available items in the deceased home as much as possible. Dishwashers, refrigerators, ovens, coffee makers, toasters, blender, food processor, rice cooker, electric grill, mixer, and all other kitchen essentials are important items you don’t want to leave behind. You may choose to use, donate or even sell some of these items depending on your needs.


Computers and other typing and printing machines are equally valuable items you must collect from a deceased estate. Everyone has that old computer device just laying around. It could be an old one but it may contain important details and this implies that you must check the hard drive.


These are always worthwhile items that you must retrieve from the deceased estate. Not only can they add value to your life in one or another, but you could as well sell them at a price. In fact, you’ll be a lucky guy to find that the deceased had any of these precious items. If the title is clean without any blemish, you are at liberty to sell any motorised vehicle.

Other than these personal monetary items, you’ll also need to collect various legal documents and papers of the deceased. These documents will help you inform the required people as well as the organisations immediately after the death. You’ll also need them during the long-term probate process.

These documents include:

  • Death certificate
  • Property deeds
  • Property keys
  • Safety box deposit information
  • Mortgage statement and credit card statement
  • Life insurance documents
  • The will (if there is one)
  • Valid copies of the grant of representation
  • Proof of your relationship to the deceased

Related: 7 Common Deceased Estate Cleanup Items

Paul’s Rubbish Removal has been through a number of deceased estate cleanup before and knows what to look for when dealing with such. Our service for deceased estate clearance is both professional and cost-effective. You won’t have to worry about anything when you get Paul and his team to sort out your deceased estate rubbish.

Get in touch with our friendly staff at Paul’s Rubbish Removal for a free deceased estate clean up quote over the phone today on 0407 125 125! Our 24/7 same-day service provides you with the quick and convenient service that you need.

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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