Under any circumstance, executing a full house cleanout is a huge job that involves many things to keep track of. As experts in the property cleanout industry, we offer the tips below to help make sure your cleanout goes as planned.

Be thorough: Sort through items carefully. Go through every container, box, drawer, shelf, and pockets in clothing. A careful inspection may reap many rewards.

Locate important documents: The first items you should get a hold of in the cleanout process are documents like wills, bank statements, tax returns, insurance policies, birth certificates, financial records, and trusts. You may find them printed or stored digitally.

Set aside valuables: Along with vital documents, you should also first remove items and memorabilia that carry value to you.

Consider selling or donating: Getting rid of some stuff will make the cleanout process easier. You may put together an estate sale, yard sale, or give items to the Salvation Army or local thrift store. We can also help you thoughtfully recycle and donate items.

Work with family: Partner with relatives when helping with an estate cleanout of a family member. This will eliminate confusion and tension, plus helping hands are great for labeling, organizing, and sorting.

Mark off any restricted areas: If there are spaces in the home where you don’t want anyone, mark them off with chalk or tape. Do the same if any portions of the estate are not safe.

Give thought about seeking the help of an estate liquidator: These professionals appraise and sell estate items to the highest bidder. For seniors downsizing or moving to assisted living, this may reduce the number of items needed to be transported or removed.