In our line of work, we meet people every day who have lost a loved one—often through a traumatic event. We enter their lives at a time of great grieving, when the last thing they want to do is think about the deceased’s estate cleaning. Our goal is to take the stress out of estate cleanups by providing ethical & professional help. Here are three things we have learned over the last eight years.
- You don’t need to do the deceased estate clean up alone.
Losing a loved one is hard—whether it is a spouse, a parent, or a friend. Sorting through a loved one’s possessions often triggers memories that make the task very difficult if you’re doing it alone. We find people are so relieved to have a professional helping them out. Having someone by your side that didn’t know your loved one helps you make less emotional decisions about what to do with all of the possessions.
- You do need to hire caring and compassionate professionals.
Deceased estate cleanup is not a glamorous job, and not all cleaners have a good bedside manner. But many do. When you are looking for help with a deceased estate clean up, work with people who understand your pain, and are sensitive to it.
- It’s important to hire professionals who can take care of everything.
Sorting through someone’s life is hard work. There are papers that need to be delivered to various family members as well as sorting through furniture and clothing. And, when all of that is done, the entire home needs to be thoroughly cleaned. Find professionals that provide a comprehensive service of cleaning and sorting, removing as much of the burden as you want. Make sure your deceased estate cleaning company provides the following:
- Consultation to identify your needs and expectations
- Collecting and sorting items
- Disposal of contaminated contents
- Providing a complete home cleaning service
- Forensic cleaning solutions in the case of unattended deaths
At Bluey’s, we are always happy to talk to you and help you sort out what you need during this very difficult time.