How To Make An Estate Clean Out Less Intimidating

Anyone who is having to conduct an estate sale and cleanout may be overwhelmed at the task they must fulfill, and may request assistance from our professionals at Main Line Junk. We understand that having to sort through another’s personal belongings can be stressful, and there are bound to be items that you need to properly dispose. Our team can help you by removing these unwanted items during an estate cleanout. We can haul and transport items to the dump, a recycling facility, or donation organization depending on what it is made of and it’s condition.

During this time, we can offer services for junk removal and cleanup after the undesired items are taken away. We can handle this aspect of the estate sale so you can attend to other important things, such as:

Talking With Family Members

After a loved one passes away, family members will likely want to keep an item that reminds them of their cherished relative as a keepsake. Feel free to invite those close to the deceased over to the home privately, to see if there’s any treasures they don’t want thrown away or donated. To ensure that we only take what needs to be disposed of, we recommend marking items with a specific color sticky note or label.

Finding Financial Key Documents

When getting ready for an estate sale and cleanup, it can make things easier to locate documents like trusts, will, bank account information, real estate deeds, 401k records, tax returns, and stock certificates for the recently deceased. While our team at Main Line Junk are loading up and transporting the items you don’t want to keep, you can attend to these more sensitive and personal matters.

Donate Instead of Throwing Out Clothes

Aside from a few precious articles of clothing, there is probably going to be piles of shirts, jackets, pants, and shoes that need to be taken away. We can let you know about the charitable organizations near you who could use those items and sell them at a low cost to the public. Unfortunately, if clothes get thrown in the trash, then they will remain in a heap in a landfill for more years than you want to imagine. If you donate clothing, may goodwill organizations can give you a receipt to help with your taxes for the upcoming year.

Hire an Appraiser Prior to the Estate Sale

If the deceased had a large number of nice furniture, antiques, art collections, and/or jewelry, then it may be worth your time to hire an appraiser before you have the estate sale. In this way, you have a better idea of what items are worth and can get a fair amount for them. An accredited professional appraiser can provide an estimate for each item, which they usually charge by the hour to do. This can be a key step in an estate sale and cleanout, so you don’t accidentally throw something out that is of substantial monetary value.

For more information about how we can provide support during an estate sale and cleanout, please contact Main Line Junk today!

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  • Kevin and his team were great to work with! They were reliable, friendly and made the process super easy. Great money spent and a great company to work with. Highly recommend!!!

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    Robert M.
    5 months ago

    Kevin and his team couldn’t have been easier to work with. They were responsive, reliable, and friendly. I recommend them to anyone and everyone who needs to move or just have junk taken from their home or office. Best money I’ve spent in a long time!

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    Peter R.
    7 months ago

    Wonderful customer service! Kevin was a pleasure to work with and they removed several items from my home. Would give 6 stars if I could! Thanks for all your help!!

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    8 months ago

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