An estate clean out is required following the loss of a loved one and can prove to be a mammoth, highly emotional task. For this reason, many people opt to call on junk haul off specialists, like Junk Boss, to provide them with expert estate clean out services. The question is, what can you expect from such services? And are they worth it? Read on to find out the answers.
The estate clean out process
The estate clean out process revolves around separating your loved one’s possessions into various categories, namely ‘throw-away’, ‘recycle’, ‘donate’, ‘sell’, and ‘items of significant value’. The items placed in the ‘throw-away category’ will be those items that have no value whatsoever and cannot be recycled. The ‘recycle’ category is reserved for items of no value but which are eco-friendly and be recycled.
Any items that are still in decent condition but probably will not result in high returns can be placed in the ‘donate’ category. Of course, this should only take place once relatives and friends have confirmed that they do not want to keep the items based on sentimental value.
Items that are in good condition and have the potential to fetch a high price can be included in the ‘sell’ category, while objects in the ‘items of significant value’ category are obviously those that are extremely valuable or are perhaps collectors’ items.
Finally, you should also take the time to seek out various essential documents, such as deeds, birth certificates, and insurance policies, and stash them away for safe-keeping.
Once you have completed this exhausting task, you can hand over to the estate clean out specialists who will collect the items that you need to throw away, recycle, or donate, and deliver them to the appropriate facilities.