When we’ve lost someone, sorting through and managing the belongings they’ve left behind can be a painful but important part of moving forward. The task can be daunting, and the process can be both physically and mentally draining. We want to help you get this done, so here are a few tips to mitigate the stress of cleaning out an estate.
- Set a deadline for yourself. Creating a deadline, and eventually an entire timeline, can help you feel in control of the cleanout process. Try to give yourself enough time to take breaks along the way, keeping in mind your own mental health; you may need to give yourself space to process difficult emotions.
- Keep important documents safe. Prevent important documents from being thrown away or lost by moving them out of the estate first. Important documents may include Social security cards, credit card statements, utility bills, tax forms, Usernames or passwords for online accounts, and insurance policies and/or wills
- Sort through and organize items. Go through all of the stuff, separating items that may be valuable and if you don’t know their value, we can help you figure it out. This may be the most difficult part of the process, so remember to take breaks when you need it. It’s also a good idea to work through this step with other people if you can. Not being alone during this process can help with emotional needs and help you judge what to keep and what to throw away.
- Sell what you can. It can be hard to know what something is worth, but Removal Solutions by Koik can help you figure out the value of your iems. A good way to clear these items without compromising their value is to have an estate sale.
After selling what you can, chances are there will still be a good amount of stuff left over. This left over stuff is our specialty. Send us a few pictures of the inside of the estate and we’ll get back to you with a quote to remove your unwanted items!