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3 Tips for Sorting Through a Deceased Loved One’s Home February 7, 2019

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3 Tips for Sorting Through a Deceased Loved One’s Home, Lake Katrine, New York

Coping with the death of a loved one is one of life’s most difficult challenges. In the months following their passing, you may be tasked with sorting through their belongings and conducting an estate cleanout. To ease the stress of this process during your time of grieving, here is a list of tips to take into consideration.

Estate Cleanout Tips Following the Death of a Loved One

1. Find the Important Documents

estate cleanoutSort through all of the papers in your loved one’s estate. Set aside any important documents, such as the will, real estate deeds, trusts, and insurance policies. Financial documents, such as tax returns and bank statements, should also be kept. 

2. Sort Through Possessions

It may take some time, but you will need to sort through all the possessions in the home to determine what you wish to keep, sell, throw away, or donate. If there is valuable furniture or jewelry that you don’t want to hold onto, hire a professional to appraise the items and help you list them in an auction or estate sale. 

3. Hire a Cleanout Professional 

Once you have finished sorting through your loved one’s possessions, hire a professional to do a full cleanout. They have the equipment to haul out any junk or trash and ensure it is properly disposed of or recycled. Estate cleanout services can also transport your donated items to local charities.  


If you have lost a loved one and need professional assistance with an estate cleanout, turn to the team at Bill’s Junk Be Gone. Serving the Hudson Valley area in New York, this locally-owned and operated company specializes in estate cleanout services. Their fully-insured team members have the right equipment and training to complete any type of job, from hoarding cleanouts to demolition clearing. Call (845) 389-2969 today to schedule service with a representative or visit their website for more information about their list of offerings.

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