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Apr 05, 2017

Clearing Out the Home When a Parent Dies

It is always difficult when a parent dies. There are feelings of great loss and sadness, and the extra emotional burden of dealing with their belongings.

At some point in their lives, children will have to deal with the responsibility of clearing out a parent’s home, and divvying up what is to be kept and distributed among family members, and what is to be disposed.

Estate Liquidation Companies

Some people look to estate liquidation companies to help. Their goal is to sell your household contents, jewelry, automobiles, recreational equipment, and even your real estate at times, into cash. Holding online and on-locations sales and auctions, they can help winnow out and appraise items that hold value and sell them for a portion of the profit.

Professional Organizing Services

When you want to handle the estate yourself, but realize you need assistance, there are professional organizing services available. Their services include establishing a plan for dealing with a parent’s belongings, inventory, overseeing packing and disbursement, facilitating sales and donations, and overseeing all of the related services including moving companies, real estate agents, junk removal companies, cleaning crews, etc.

Junk Removal Companies like 123JUNK

Handling the estate entirely by yourself is a third alternative, but even here, there are people to help, including 123JUNK. As a junk removal company, we can perform a complete clean-out of the house once you have removed items you wish to keep in the family. You don’t even have to sort items into piles for donation or disposal. Our professional, uniformed crew will carefully remove all items and haul them off the premises for you, including your indoor and outdoor items.

We then sort through your items, removing anything that can be donated to one of our charity partners or recycled, and delivering them to their appropriate destinations. We’ll provide you with photographic evidence of your donation and a receipt for your tax deduction.

Let 123JUNK Recommend the Right Service

If you need to clear out a parent’s home in Northern Virginia, Maryland or Washington, D.C., please contact 123JUNK, where someone always answers the phone in person. We can recommend estate liquidation companies and professional organizing services if you wish to go that route, or help you handle the job yourself.

There is no easy way to deal with a parent’s death, or their estate, but it is an inevitability we all must face. We just hope we can make it a little bit easier.

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