What should you do if you need to help clean out a loved one’s home after they have passed away? It can be a hard job to sort through things that had been owned by a deceased loved relative. For one thing, it can bring back memories that crystalize the reality that they’re no longer around. So how do you tackle a house clean-out job after the Charleston, WV funeral home finishes final services? Here are some suggestions that can help you get the job done.
Decide What to Keep and What to Throw Out
You can make things a whole lot easier on yourself if you first determine what to keep and what to get rid of. When figuring out what to keep, however, it will help to first determine if the deceased left any of their possessions to anyone in particular. The last thing you want to do is to get rid of something or to allocate something that was actually supposed to go to someone else. So consult their will or find out if they had promised anything to anyone. This is the sort of task that you should take on with family. They may know things that you don’t, so get their input.
Consider Hiring Junk Removal Company
Let’s face it. Everyone accumulates excess stuff over the course of their lives – some just accumulate more than others. Are you up to the challenge of getting rid of things that neither have been left to anyone nor are in the sort of condition that anyone will want them? You may want to consider hiring a junk removal company to do the heavy lifting. It’ll cost you something, of course, but it may very well be worth it if there are lots of things to remove.
Get Hands-On Volunteers
Junk removal professionals will only remove the stuff that you request them to remove and to dispose of. You also need people to help with organizing the stuff that will be given to other family members or donated to others. Ask your family to pitch in or get some friends who are especially close to take part in the process. You might be able to attract more willing volunteers if you promise to feed them before and/or after the work has been completed. Many hands make light work, as the old saying goes.
With enough help and perhaps the assistance of a professional junk removal business, you can clear out your deceased loved one’s home after the body disposition service.
Do you need help finding a Charleston, WV funeral home to help you plan a funeral or cremation? Do you want to preplan your own final services so that your loved ones don’t have to do so on your behalf someday? Get in touch with us at Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home & Crematorium. You can get ahold of us by calling (304) 342-8135 or by visiting us at 1118 Virginia St E Charleston, WV 25301. We’ll be pleased to help in any way we can during your time of need.