Estate Cleanouts In Fort Mill & South Charlotte
Trash and Stash is a great resource if you’re managing a loved one’s estate in Fort Mill, Charlotte and the surrounding areas. Estate cleanout is the process of sorting through & clearing out a loved one’s home. This is a difficult & sensitive time for grieving families.
Handling an estate cleanout is emotional. It’s also hard work. We started Trash & Stash to help simplify our neighbor’s lives. To make the hard times less trying. That’s a promise that’s especially true when working with estates.Click or call for a free estimate on an estate cleanout in Fort Mill.
What we haul?
Here’s the most common junk we see.
How Much Does an Estate Cleanout Cost?
Junk removal prices are based on volume and measured in truck space.
Load Size Calculator
We’ve put together a simple- to- use load size calculator to estimate how much “stuff” you have and estimate the removal costs.
What’s the Estate Cleanout Process?
The estate cleanout process is a little different for every family. What’s not uncommon though, is the feeling of overwhelm. And we can help with that. Here are some other commonalities. The 5 “S’s” of estate cleanouts.
Steps- Often, families working with a loved ones estates choose to break the process down into steps and stages. We may not be emotionally or physically ready to make all of the necessary decisions. That’s okay.
In other words… get organized. Start by making a list of all the rooms, closets, and storage spaces in the house that need to be cleaned out. Assign a priority to each space, depending on the urgency of cleaning it out.
Sort- In an estate situation sometimes teasing treasure from trash is hard. The first step then may be to remove all of the stuff that’s easy to identify as trash. Household clutter and waste, day to day essentials no longer in use and items that just have no sentimental or reuse value.
Once you have identified the areas that need to be cleaned out, start sorting the items in each space into categories such as keep, donate, sell, and throw away. This will help you to manage the items more efficiently.
Spread- Part of the sorting and decluttering step may be to pull things that have no sentimental value but could be useful to other people. Clothes, kitchenware and household items, etc. These things can be donated to folks who need and want them.
Set up a system for disposing of the items you no longer need. For example, you can arrange for a charity to pick up the items you want to donate, or have a yard sale to sell the items you no longer need.
Save- Once the trash and the easily donated items are out of the way, the feeling of overwhelm may ease just enough so the family can focus on the items of value and sentiment. This is a personal process and everybody handles it a little different. The step may include the need to move items and store items in garages, storage unit, etc.
Sell (or Donate)- The final step is often dealing with the items that aren’t useful to the family and don’t hold significant sentimental value but still have worth or carry a connection. Often these items can be sold or auctioned to ensure they get into the hands of people who will value them while also potentially offsetting the costs of managing the estate.
We can help with removing the trash, making the donations and even moving items to storage, loved ones homes or auction houses.
Here’s more tips for cleaning out a loved one’s estate…
Recruit help: It’s important to have emotional support during this process. Recruit family members or friends to help you with the cleaning out process. You can also consider hiring a professional estate cleaning service.
Secure valuable items: Make sure to secure valuable items such as jewelry, antiques, and important documents. Consider hiring a professional appraiser to help you value and sell any valuable items.
Clean the space: Once you have sorted through all the items, clean the space thoroughly. This will help you to identify any items that you may have missed during the sorting process.
Dispose of hazardous waste: Dispose of any hazardous waste such as chemicals, medications or batteries properly. Contact your local waste management facility for guidelines on how to dispose of hazardous waste.
It’s important to take your time and be patient during this process. Allow yourself to grieve and seek support if you need it. Remember that it’s okay to keep sentimental items that hold emotional value, even if they do not have practical use.
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How Our Junk Removal Works
Step 1- Book Online
Step 2- Free Estimate
We’ll tell you the cost to remove your junk before we start. There’s no charge until the work’s done.
Step 3- Trash It
On your word, we’ll get the junk out. We move, disassemble, clear & clean up.
Step 4- Easy Payment
Once the work is done, authorize digital payment & send us on our way!
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