Tom Hubert, Keller Williams RealtyApril 16, 2018
Senior Downsizing TipsDecember 7, 2018
An estate cleanout can be a family affair. While you are going through the contents of a house, ask relatives if there is anything they want to take. It can be sentimental or practical. When my grandmother passed, each of her grandchildren took an item or two to remember her by. I have one of her rings that I still treasure today.
Estate cleanouts are often the result of a family member passing, a divorce, downsizing or cross country move. There is furniture, nick knacks, jewelry, accessories, documents, clothing, photos and photo albums that all need some place to go.
To avoid over keeping, take photos of some special items that you may not have room for, and save those photos to an album you can look at anytime you want some comfort. You can also label items if they are too big to sort and move around. Use colored sticky notes for garbage, important documents, items to be donated, and items to be sold.
You can also hire an estate sales company. They will keep a percentage of the total sale, but save you a lot of time an effort in staging the home and pricing items appropriately.
Call us when you have anything left over that does not have a home. We make sure that all items are disposed of properly. We recycle and may even be able to donate furniture and other items that are in reasonably good condition.
When you contact us, we schedule an appointment. Sometimes we are be able to provide an estimate over the phone, depending on the size and number of items you need hauled away. We arrive at our scheduled time and pack up what you need to have removed. Our priority is to be very respectful of you and your home. From there we may make several drop offs, depending on what needs to be disposed of.