I Just Inherited My Parents’ Estate…Now What?

July 22, 2016

If you’ve recently inherited a family member’s estate, chances are you’re dealing with a lot of difficult emotions and decisions. What was once a home or cherished place of memories to you may now be simply a property that you need to clean out quickly and thoroughly. Overflowing closets, boxes of storage, and old, clunky furniture in the house may be prolonging the cleaning process, especially if you’re not sure what to do with them.

Here are five tips to help you get started with organizing the items in your parents’ or family member’s estate.

5.  Stay organized and on track. Start small and work your way up - make a list of which rooms you’re going to tackle and when.

4. Be thorough. Filing cabinets filled with old documents, boxes of photos from years past – these are items you’ll want to go through and perhaps hold on to. Make it a point to go through these items at the beginning of the process so you can stay focused and motivated.

3. Call on family. Your family members might want to hold on to some of your parents’ possessions. So before you toss out dad’s favorite baseball cap or mom’s box of costume jewelry, be sure to ask around to see if anyone wants to keep these items.

2. Evaluate all furniture. Make a list of which furniture pieces and other items are junk and which should be kept or passed along.

1. Hire help. Once you’ve gone through and organized all your items, it’s time to call for clean-out and junk removal help.


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