When a loved one passes away, dealing with the emotional aftermath can take all of your energy. But the estate won’t give you much time to rest. Decisions have to be made about property sale or transfer, investments have to be dealt with, and then there’s all the stuff. Sometimes, the best thing to do is rent a storage unit to hold all of your loved one’s belongings until you have the energy and enough distance from the loss to think clearly about how to handle a lifetime of belongings. In the meantime, you’ll know the items will be well cared for, and you’ll still be able to park in your garage or use your extra bedroom.
When it’s time to head to the storage unit and start going through your loved one’s belongings, first think about what you want to keep or what you want other family members to have. These things should be set aside. Resist the urge to keep your grandfather’s entire handkerchief collection. They might have been important to him, but keeping just one or two should be enough to keep his memory alive.
Once you’ve decided what to keep, you’ll be left with a huge pile of what not to keep. There are a couple of ways to deal with these items. You could have a big garage sale in your neighborhood or your loved one’s neighborhood. This is an effective way to get rid of some belongings, but it can take an awful lot of work. Another option is to hire an estate sale company, which will plan the sale and do the selling for you.
Finally, if there are items you want to keep, but just don’t have room for, leave them in the storage unit. Alternatively, let a friend or family member borrow an item for a period of time. Just be sure your friend understands that you’ll eventually want grandma’s piano back so they don’t get too attached.
Walk in Closet, self storage in Randolph, MA, provides the ideal solution to the problem of overcrowding. Whether it’s your business files, equipment and retail inventory, or furniture and belongings from your home, our storage closets will accommodate you. Whatever the reason, Walk in Closet provides a safe, temperature-controlled, state-of-the-art storage facility to suit your individual needs. Call 781-885-3965 for more information! We’re located at 76 Pacella Park Drive, Randolph, MA.by