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Top Tips for Emptying a Loved One’s Home

There may come a time when you’re staffed with the responsibility of emptying a loved one’s home. For example, this may be necessary after your parents have passed on or before they move into a long-term care facility.

While it’s never an easy task, physically or emotionally, there are tips you can follow to speed up the process and work in a more efficient manner. Here are three things that can put you on the right track:

·      Set smaller goals: If you look at the task of emptying the home as one goal, it’s sure to bog you down. However, if you set small goals – such as cleaning one to two rooms per day – it’s much easier to make progress.

·      Get help: There’s a good chance you can find someone to assist you with the process, such as a sibling or close friend. Not only does this speed up the task, but it also gives you someone to chat with.

·      Sort everything: You should sort items into three categories: trash, things to keep, things to sell. Items for the trash are obvious, but those that you want to keep can be more difficult to identify.

For the items you want to sell, work with a professional estate sale company to schedule an event. This is the quickest and most efficient way to get rid of everything that’s leftover, while also making some money along the way.

Four Sales is the leading estate sale company in Virginia, DC and Maryland. For the past 40 years, Four Sales has conducted over 3,000 estate sales in Virginia, DC and Maryland. Four Sales estate sales headquarters is in Alexandria, Virginia with regional offices in Charlottesville, Virginia and Annapolis, Maryland.

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