This would have to be one of the hardest things to do. To state the obvious, feelings of anger, love, frustration and overwhelming grief will rise to the top.
I've had it said to me that it's much easier to use an agency, like Time Made, to clear an estate property. This is mainly because, although any agency should work within their client's emotional state and be totally empathetic to what they're experiencing, the reality is that an agency isn't emotionally attached to the "stuff". This means a property can be cleared quickly and efficiently.
If you are going to work with someone to help you sort through an estate, it's a good idea to take the following things into consideration:
Firstly, make sure whoever is helping you knows that you have the final say on what is moved on, and what remains.
Ask to see references. Does the agency/person come recommended? Have they a recent criminal history check? What experience or qualifications do they have? These are all important questions to ask.
The older generation is extremely talented at squirrelling away and hiding valuables. Make sure you check inside every wallet/purse/handbag before moving it on. I've found valuables in estate properties:
If you're starting to feel a tad overwhelmed, remember we're here to help. January has been unusually busy for us....but we're not complaining! We do the things our clients don't have the time, energy or inclination to do. Some of our recently completed jobs include:
Relocation and unpacking assistance;
Working with NDIS participants to build their organising skills;
Selling items on Gumtree;
Executive business support & coaching;
Decluttering and organising assistance;
Social media strategy, management and tuition services;
& much more!
We've so close to announcing our exciting business news.....so watch this space!
I always say if you can dream it, we can do it, or arrange it. As long as it's legal and ethical we'll get things done for you. Have a great month.
Above are some of our updates on Instagram:
1. Top left - Beautiful facility - Infinite Care Mount Lofty.
2. Top right - What’s a girl to do when early for a meeting? Accept some country hospitality (also known as coffee & slice).
3. Bottom left - I did mean to take an earlier photo.....this is all that needs to leave the house after my clients property sold. Loads of donations.
4. Bottom right - Sun, sand, fishing & peacocks. Just another day in paradise.
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