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Three Ways Removalists Can Help You Deal With your Lost Loved One's Possessions

If you have lost a loved one, you have to deal with a number of material details and administrative things, and that can take its toll emotionally, financially and from a time perspective. In particular, dealing with the possessions in your loved one's home or apartment can be daunting. Luckily, removalists can help. Here's how:

1. Hire removalists to move everything to a storage unit.

If your loved one lived alone and you are not ready to go through his or her personal effects yet, you may just want to hire removalists to pack everything up and take it to a storage unit. This is especially relevant if your loved one lived in an apartment that needs to be vacated or if you need to sell your loved one's home quickly for any reason.

Depending on the company you hire, you may even be able to give them special directions. For example, if you want to donate all the furniture and only move the personal effects (clothing, photographs, documents and such like) to storage, you can direct the removalists accordingly. That helps to clear out the home for new tenants or to sell it. Then, you can go through the items in storage when you have more time or are ready to face the task on an emotional level.

2. Take what you want and have removalists deal with the rest.

If you are not in a hurry to move your loved one's possessions, you may want to sort through the possessions first. You can find the items you want to keep as well as items that other family members may want. Then, you can leave the rest of the stuff in the home, and you can hire removalists to take it away.

Depending on what you want to do, there are a range of options. For example, you can have all the stuff taken to a charity shop for donation. Alternatively, you can have it put in a storage unit from where you can sell it slowly.

3. Have the removalists bring the items to you.

If you want your lost loved one's possessions and you live across the country, you may not want to travel to your loved one's home. As a result, you may simply want to hire the removalists to bring the stuff to you. In this case, you can hire a storage unit near your home or clean out your garage so that the removalists can put it in there.

Alternatively, some removalists can put everything in a pod, trailer, shipping container or other storage solution. Then, they can bring the stuff to you and leave the storage container on your property for a few weeks or even a few months while you decide what to do.