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Handling an Estate Cleanout of a Loved One’s Home

Oct 24, 2022

The time following a loved one’s death is stressful for everyone affected. During this period of grief, it’s important to set aside the most sentimental items and prepare to clear out the estate. This process is never easy from an emotional standpoint, but with our professional junk hauling team there to assist you, it’s possible to efficiently remove any leftover items from the home. 

If you’re having a hard time sorting through the items, consider these tips to keep the process running smoothly. 

Locate and Secure Financial Documents

Before moving anything in the estate, ensure all financial documents are accounted for. Mortgage documents, insurance information and car loans are just a few examples of documents you will want to keep. You may have trouble seeking duplicates of these documents should any become lost. Put these in a safe place before the cleanout process starts. Taking the time to confirm that all important information is stored before the cleanout happens will greatly reduce your stress. 

Put Aside Personal Items

After organizing financial documents, set aside sentimental items and family heirlooms that you absolutely want to keep. These items are of great significance to your family, and they might even serve as commemorations of your loved one. Designate a clearly-marked box for these special items to make sure they are not sold or tossed. 

Transfer Mail

One of the most forgotten steps of clearing out an estate is to transfer the mail to a new address. Remove any mail from the mailbox and then request all future deliveries to be forwarded to the updated mail. Continue to check the previous residence’s mailbox for several weeks. 

Prepare For Junk Removal

The junk removal process can begin once your family has taken care of all of the important items. Now it’s time to call 1st Class Junk Removal for efficient junk hauling services. We handle every job with the utmost care and attention. Whenever you have a question or concern, simply let us know and we’ll do everything we can help. 

When we arrive at the estate, we will complete an examination of the clutter and strategize the cleanout. Our team is comprised of experienced junk haulers who have completed many estate cleanouts in the past. We have what it takes to haul away remaining clutter and furniture, even if you’re short on time. We abide by all safety guidelines and guarantee your satisfaction. 

Call a Junk Removal Team for Assistance

After you’ve determined what items will be kept and which have to go, remember that you don’t have to dispose of them on your own. Furniture pieces and other bulky, heavy objects can be dangerous to lift, so let 1st Class Junk Removal handle it for you. We are committed to providing compassionate services during this difficult time for your family, so you can count on us for superior assistance. 

Call our team today to set up an appointment. We look forward to serving your family. 



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