Preparing for an Estate Cleanout
Are you in need of a professional estate cleanout? Maybe you are trying to downsize, going through a divorce, mourning a lost loved one, or are just going through a lifestyle change. Whatever the cause, estate cleanout can be quite daunting, especially when the circumstances surrounding it are not pleasant.
Tips for Preparing for an Estate Cleanout
1. FIND AND SECURE ALL FINANCIAL DOCUMENTS
Are there important financial documents in the house like a will, trusts, insurance policies, mortgage documents, property files, vehicle registrations, or tax papers? Find these documents and keep them safe. Remember to check hidden areas like pockets, containers, shelves, and drawers. If you’re unsure where a relative or loved one has stashed important documents, a thorough search of the estate may turn them up.
2. PLAN ON HOW TO DISPOSE OF THE BELONGINGS AND ITEMS
This can be an overwhelming step, especially if it has to deal with deceased loved ones. If other family members are available to assist you, it might make the process easier. Decide what to give away, what to share amongst other members of the family, and what to dispose of.
3. STORE MEMORIES
If there are photos, letters, and other memorable items around, it is a good idea to make them into a scrapbook or an album. For items that need to be discarded, you can take pictures or make videos of them before discarding them.
4. ORGANIZE A DONATION OR A GARAGE SALE
When you have taken out the items that you and other family members have decided to keep, organize a garage sale or donate other items and belongings that can be reused.
5. HIRE AN ESTATE APPRAISER
If you think that there are valuable items in the estate like jewellery, furniture, and antiques, you can hire an estate appraiser to tell you the worth of these items.
6. CLEAN OUT THE HOME
When all is done, the property is now ready for a thorough cleaning. You can do it yourself with the help of friends and family, or you can hire professionals to get it done.
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