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Losing a friend or relative is an incredibly difficult time for anyone, young or old. Grief is complex emotion that can have a negative effect on various areas of your life, and giving yourself time to fully grieve for the person you have lost is really important. In some cases, people will be responsible for clearing out the house after their friend or relative has passed away, which can be difficult in times of grief. As a house clearance company in Sheffield, Clearance and Clean Up help many people with house clearances after the death of a loved one, so we’ve put together a few tips that will hopefully make it that little bit easier.
Your first job will involve securing the financial life of those who you have lost. Ensuring that the mortgage is paid and the bills are up to date is a must. With regard to home insurance, it’s important to keep the policy in force to ensure that you are still protected, which may mean a call to the company and a name change to the estate. It might also be worth changing the locks on the property if you’re not sure who has a key.
Although it may be a painful and memory filled process, it’s a must to scour the house for any financial documents, statements, insurance policies, birth certificates and wallets. Also keep an eye out for spare keys.
To aid in the organisation of a house clearance, you may want to sort items you find into one of these four piles; keep, donate to charity, sell, or throw away. You may find things that are of sentimental or monetary value, and wish to hold on to them. There may be things that can be sold, or given to your local charity shop for resale. There might also be a considerable amount of rubbish which will need to be disposed of too.
If you are in a position where you have the responsibility of clearing out a house after the death of a loved one, our house clearance Sheffield services can help to make the process run a little more smoothly. We cover many areas throughout South Yorkshire and Derbyshire including Sheffield, Doncaster, Rotherham, Worksop and Chesterfield.
If you have rubbish that needs to be taken away, we can help. Also, we make sure that any items that can be recycled or reused are donated to charities with which we have strong links. If you would like to receive a quote for house clearance in Sheffield, please call us on 0114 403 1021 or email [email protected]
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