When clearing out the home of a deceased loved one it’s tempting to dream about hidden treasures tucked in lofts and cupboards. Programmes like Cash in the Attic and Antiques Road Show hint of surprise fortunes to be found gathering dust in corners. The reality is more likely to be a collection of objects that meant the world to their owner but are meaningless to everyone else. Photos, letters, postcards: those are the items worth keeping as they will tell stories of events and people long gone. Sorting through the things that a family member chose to keep can be mystifying, heart-breaking and uplifting but, above all, it’s time-consuming. It can be emotionally difficult in many cases and if you have a busy life-style, live some distance away or simply weren’t that close to the deceased, it’s sometimes easier to hand the job over to someone else.
At Executor Solutions we can arrange for specialists to sort through a house, including the garage and shed, identifying what will have monetary or sentimental value, what has legal significance (paperwork), what could be donated and what is best disposed of. They’ll find items bequeathed in the Will so that, as executor, you can get them to the right beneficiary. And they’ll do it in a timely, sensitive way so you can be sure you’re doing everything you can to ensure those left behind are not left out.
Once the property is empty, if you need help selling it, we can do that too! Contact us today to find out how we can make your difficult time just a little bit easier.