There may come a point when an elderly loved one living on his own passes away or moves into a retirement home. When this happens, there is going to be a number of excess items that are left in the home. In order to save time, most people will just quickly run through the home and throw away anything that is of no use. While this is certainly one option, it is also possible to use estate cleanout services instead.
So why is it better to hire estate cleanout services as opposed to just cleaning out the home yourself? For one thing, you may not be able to distinguish between what is trash and what is still useful. As a result, you may just throw everything in the garbage just to make the process quicker. However, an estate cleanout company can identify items that are still functional. Some old items like a desk or lamp may be full of dust and have visible signs of damage, but it is still fully usable with a little touchup. Instead of tossing these items in the garbage, cleanout services can donate them to charity, to the local Goodwill or at the very least have the item recycled.
If you decide that you want to keep some of these items, then the company can also have them transported to your home. What distinguishes these companies from an ordinary debris removal company is that they can evaluate the worth of a piece of item that may appear as junk to the untrained eye. As the saying goes, “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure”. This means that whatever is salvageable will be put to good use for a less fortunate family or given to a school. The estate cleanout company will also hold onto the items for you, if you decide you want to keep them.
Estate cleanout services can also perform all the work on your behalf, if you are unable to attend to the matter in person. They will oversee and arrange all the packing and donating as well as obtain tax receipts if any of the items are given away. Aside from sorting everything out, they will also clean out the entire residence so that it is free of dust and cobwebs. This ensures that the estate will be presentable should you decide to put it up for sale.
Estate cleanout services can run through the possessions left behind in a home. Estate cleanout services will sort the items to distinguish between what is disposable and what can be salvaged or donated to charity. For more details contact Leah Fisch.