When a loved one dies in their home (or in hospital but while still officially living at home) it can be very hard to work out what to do with the house – especially when the property is split in their will. You will generally want to sell the house, so you will need to get deceased estate furniture removal, clear up the garden and decide what to do with keepsakes and valuables before you can do that.

You will have all of the normal tasks to carry out when selling a house, except with more people involved working out what they all want to keep from the home and the emotional turmoil of having just lost a loved one. You will also probably need a more intense deceased estate furniture removal as there will be more stuff to get rid of.

 

How does the deceased estate furniture removal work?

Deceased estate furniture removal generally helps you to clear the big items out of the house without needing to deal with it yourself. You will often not want (or be able) to keep big items like beds and wardrobes, but it can be hard to get rid of them because they represent a connection to your lost loved one.

A deceased estate furniture removal will often include various options for getting rid of the stuff you take out of the house. If anything is an antique or valuable in some way you can get it auctioned off to help pay the costs of the removal (and even maybe make some extra money out of it).

This can also be a good way to find the smaller valuables and other keepsakes that you and other relatives of the deceased person might want to hold onto to remember them. Your deceased estate furniture removal team will make sure that all of the drawers and cupboards are empty before they take the item away, which is often where the smaller knick-knacks are hidden.

Apart from the deceased estate furniture removal you also need to get rid of things like clothes, mattresses and whitegoods. Often the same person can take all of it away for you to dispose of it properly, donating anything still usable and recycling anything that can be recycled.

 

Clearing the garden

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When someone is sick and close to death gardening is not their top priority. This means that when you need to deal with the house, either as the executor of the will or because you have inherited it, cleaning up the garden is a high priority.

When selling a house it is very important to have the front yard, in particular, looking neat as it can make the whole property seem much more attractive and well-kept. This will in turn drive up the amount of money people are willing to offer – even if the actual work you have done is very minimal.

When you need your garden cleared you will often be able to get the team that does your deceased estate furniture removal to do it for you as well. You may also want to get rid of some structures that are in the yard, such as benches and tables, so they might as well go out with the other large objects.

They also won’t get rid of any plants completely (unless you want them to) because often people will take a cutting of a loved one’s plant to try and grow another one. Your deceased estate furniture removal team will have a lot of experience with clearing the homes of people who have recently dies, so they will be sensitive.

 

Deciding what to do with keepsakes

When your deceased estate furniture removal team clear out your home they will collect the valuables and keepsakes they find for you to look over and decide what to hold onto. Valuables such as jewellery can be divided up among loved ones and descendants fairly, but there will often also be little knick-knacks that aren’t worth much (if any) money but might hold a lot of sentimental value for you.

You will also need to make sure that you find everything that might be hidden around the house. When you are getting the deceased estate furniture removal your team will be looking everywhere and will be likely to find any secret safes or hiding places that might contain valuables, or possibly documentation that could be useful for you like birth and marriage certificates.

Getting the same team to help you out with all three major tasks when a loved one dies (deceased estate furniture removal, garden clearing and finding keepsakes and valuables) will make your life much easier when you go through the trauma of trying to pick up the pieces after someone you deeply care for has passed.