The death of a loved one can be an extremely difficult time for family members. From notifying friends and family, making funeral arrangements, and grieving, everything can seem overwhelming.
Handling the estate left behind brings a whole other layer of planning, organization, and responsibility.
When searching for property cleanout services, you will be presented with different options and different types of companies that say they offer estate cleanouts, but you may find the companies themselves offer very different services.
This blog will outline two of the most common types of companies who commonly do estate cleanouts so you can best decide what kind of service is right for you.
Many companies that offer cleanout services are junk removal companies. True to their name, full-service junk removal companies specialize in taking specific items off your hands and hauling them away.
Junk removal companies are a great option for those who want to take the labor out of getting rid of unwanted items. They pick up, load, and haul away to the landfill.
Junk removal can be highly convenient; some junk removal companies offer on-demand services so they will haul away your items the same day.
In addition to truck hauling, many junk removal companies offer dumpster rental. That way, you can fill the dumpster at your leisure and the removal company will return to pick it up and haul it away once it’s full.
Junk removal companies will typically take any item you need to get rid of, including large appliances, furniture, yard waste, hot tubs, and much more. They will not take any kind of toxic or hazardous waste, like gasoline or solvents.
While junk hauling services can be useful, they don’t offer the extended emotional support and full service during stressful times that hiring a professional estate cleanout company can give you.
Hiring an expert who specializes in estate cleanouts takes all the stress out of the process, because they are skilled in doing more than just taking away unwanted items – they act as a one-stop-shop to take care of everything you need done – sorting through items, packing, setting up estate sales, auctions or donations, removing unwanted items, shipping furniture to loved ones, and more.
Many cleanout specialists offer junk removal as part of their estate cleanout process, to ensure that you are removing every item you don’t want anymore from the estate left behind by your loved one.
These specialists are exactly that – specialists – so they know how to handle removal of items while also making sure that everything else is taken care of, too. Hiring an estate cleanout company to complete an estate cleanout is all-encompassing, rather than focused on just the removal of unwanted items.
Item removal is much more than just throwing it into a dumpster. With an estate cleanout company, you can set up an estate sale, auction or a charitable donation to remove the items from your home without throwing them away.
During an emotional time, the last thing you need is more stress. Hiring a professional estate cleanout company will transfer the responsibility of the cleanout to the experts and will also relieve you of many of the administrative tasks after a loved one passes away, such as selling the residence of your loved one.
Arranging storage or junk hauling will be handled completely by personal moving coordinators from the estate cleanout company you choose to hire.
Cleanout specialists will ensure that your estate cleanout process is smooth and easy. The goal is to create the best experience possible for you during a difficult time.