How to Handle an Estate Cleanout

Estate cleanouts carry with them a wide range of emotions.  The job can seem overwhelming.  The emotional toll of losing a loved one makes cleaning out the house difficult.  And, the questions that come up in regards to what to do with the belongings and property can test even the most organized and down-to-earth individual.

At ABH Services, we understand the challenges you face when clearing an estate.  We offer our sympathy and condolences as you grieve the loss of a loved one.  Our purpose is to ease the burden that surviving relatives often have: having to manage both their emotions and the business at hand in terms of personal affairs of the deceased. 

An estate cleanout and disposal service works for some while our dumpster rental program works for others.  Renting a dumpster allows you to sort through belongings while having a way to dispose of items that won’t sell or can’t be donated.  Estate cleanout and disposal services keeps the majority of the sorting and disposing off of your plate so you can spend more time surrounded by family.

There is no wrong answer when it comes to clearing out an estate.  Estate sales can help bring in money that can help cover funeral expenses and also bring closure in seeing your relative’s belongings in the hands of someone who will cherish and use the items for years to come.  It is wise to bring in an appraiser to appraise items that may be antiques or collectables. 

Professional estate services can help catalog and price items.  Often, these professionally organized estate sales bring in more money as a result of their background, experience, and knowledge.  Estate companies can arrange the sale, price items, and advertise the sale in order to reach a wide range of buyers.

Once the sale is over, you have the opportunity to donate items to a local Goodwill store, church, shelter, etc.  Many charities will arrange for pick-up so you don’t have to worry about additional details.  At this point, anything left over that can’t be repurposed, sold, donated, or inherited is best to be thrown out.  ABH Services works with you to determine which of our services is best for your situations.  We can haul away the items or drop off a dumpster so you can throw out items on your own time.

Estate cleanouts are tough on a family when there are so many memories to be had.  Our best advice is to cherish the time spent with family and develop a plan that makes everyone happy.  Don’t rush through the process and make sure you take a moment to share stories of your loved one’s life and why they were so special. 

Give us a call to inquire about our dumpster rental service or estate cleanout options.  We’re happy to answer any questions you have so that you can focus on more important things.  Call us at 781-941-2422 or visit our Facebook page to learn more about our cleanout solutions at

2018-01-08T09:45:49-04:00December 4th, 2017|News|