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Estate Clearance - What do you do with what's left?

This is a question many people ask when they’re clearing an estate property.  All family members or friends have taken what they’re entitled to, or want from the estate property.  Bequeathed items have either been distributed to the beneficiaries, or identified for distribution at a later date.  The problem is what do you do with what’s left?

 Here are some things you might like to consider:

  • Did the deceased have a favourite charity or cause they liked to support?  If so, it’s worth the time to make contact with these organisations to view what’s left in the property, in case there’s anything they can use.  An additional benefit is that they may take the items with them, or let you know of an organisation who can collect them.
  • Is everything valuable or saleable?  Unfortunately, it could be that the items your loved one thought were extremely valuable, actually aren’t.  Most times the value is in the memory an item evokes.  Just because your loved one kept something in their possession, doesn’t mean you have too.
  • Be aware of how to properly dispose of household hazardous waste.  Not everything can go in the skip or rubbish bin.  Check out your local disposal options.

Of course you can always contact Time Made for assistance to clear an estate property.  We coordinate services to ensure everything is disposed, as it needs to be.  We have a working knowledge of what documentation needs to be forwarded on to the Solicitor for the Estate Administration, so keep an active eye out for these documents.  

No Deeds disposed of on our watch!