Estate Cleanup Services across Vancouver, BC & the lower mainland.
Using Clutter to Cash, LLC. for your Estate Cleanup Services Needs will not only reduce your stress but may yield a big financial return. You want a company that will be punctual, patient, and respectful while treating you with care. Whenever possible, we donate as many items as possible to charitable organizations and families in need. With years of experience in helping our customers with estate cleanouts, we understand that when a loved one passes away you don’t need to worry about cleaning up their apartment or house. Whether you are handling an estate sale, downsizing, or dealing with the daunting and formidable task of clearing a deceased relatives home, we can help you through. Our estate cleanout services are used by landlords, attorneys, banks and homeowners who need to dispose of unneeded and unwanted items, junk and clutter that might prevent or slow down the process of handing over an estate.
Our team specializes in large debris removal and furniture hauling. We can be on location in mere minutes, so call us today! Our crew is fully insured and well-trained, so you can trust them to get rid of your unwanted items in a professional and courteous fashion. One of the best things about hiring Clutter to Cash is that we recycle much of the material we pick-up. This is proof of our commitment to being an eco-friendly removal service. If you have questions about what we do, give us a call at 604-479-1412.
Seven Tips for an Estate Sale and Cleanup:
If you are facing a situation where you are looking to conduct an estate sale, there are a number of key points you should know. Here are seven tips to help you manage this stressful task:
1. Find and set aside all key financial documents. Locate and secure any will, trusts and related documents; Look for life insurance policies and statements, real estate deeds and titles; obtain recent bank statements if none are in the home; retain any stock certificates; 401(k) records; tax returns and receipts. These may be necessary for filing any income tax returns.
2. Pay attention to detail. People tend to stash things in unlikely places, or forget that something valuable has been left in a coat pocket or the back of a desk drawer. Take the time to look through everything. This would include pockets in clothing, drawers, high shelves, every container, etc.
3. Work with family members on sharing items. One strategy that can help is to have family members create a list of the items they’d like to have from the estate. While this can work well, unfortunately there are situations where conflicts and disagreements can arise. If necessary, involving outside mediators or legal help may be helpful here.
4. Try to find and keep photos and other memorabilia. Often these types of items are of little value to people outside of the family. However, they are irreplaceable for family members. The idea is to think of the future of grandchildren and others who may well find these pictures, scrapbooks, albums, etc. as a physical and tangible link to family members they may never have had to privilege to meet.
5. Donate or sell clothing. Most clothing has little resale value, unless it's vintage clothing which is typically considered as items from the early 1960s and earlier. Consignment shops can sometimes be a source for gaining some revenue from old clothing as well as eBay or yard sales. Donations are, of course, always welcome and this can be handled for you by others.
6. Hire a Clutter to Cash estate appraiser. If the estate is comprised of a substantial amount of furniture, jewelry and antiques it is typically worthwhile to make use of their services. An accredited professional will give you an estimate for each item and typically charges an hourly fee to do so. The cost will depend on such factors as your location and the type of appraisal you want.
7. Get help. The work can be overwhelming, both physically and emotionally. Some of the tasks are simply monotonous and lengthy, such as sorting through paperwork. Other tasks require physical exertion such as cleaning, moving furniture and possibly hauling items and debris. This is where the services of a professional estate cleanout service such as Clutter to Cash can be invaluable.