Cleaning out an estate is never an easy job. This is true whether you’re a homeowner, commercial property manager, or a relative of someone who’s passed away. Due to the sensitive nature of estate cleanups—especially in times of grieving—many people turn to professional cleanout services for help removing furniture items, boxes, debris, and other personal belongings.
TurboHaul approaches each estate cleanout service with a commitment to be compassionate, efficient, professional, and budget-friendly every step of the way. Keep reading to learn more about our estate junk removal services and what to expect whether you’re completing the job yourself or hiring professionals to assist in the process.
What is an Estate Cleanout?
An estate cleanout (also called a “house cleanout” or a “property cleanup”) refers to the process of efficiently cleaning out the contents of a home including attics, basements, garages, and any of the other rooms on the property. This can be for any number of reasons—from evictions and foreclosures to the passing of a loved one —and includes hauling away unwanted belongings, old appliances, old furniture, bulk trash, and much more.
What are Professional Estate Cleanout Services?
Full-service junk removal and recycling companies like TurboHaul can significantly help ease the burden of the estate cleanup process. This saves you time, effort, stress, and the hardship of having to manually remove large quantities of materials. People may professional junk removal services for any number of reasons. Whatever your needs, we’re here to help!
How Does the Estate Cleanup Process Work?
At TurboHaul, we understand that cleaning out an estate is a difficult process for people to undertake by themselves. We pledge to operate with sensitivity to each owner’s situation in order to make the estate removal cleanout as punctual, seamless, and respectful as possible.
We eliminate ambiguity through upfront pricing and budget-friendly assessments, while our team of highly skilled technicians works safely to remove all of the indicated belongings and materials. To minimize landfill waste and help better our communities, we recycle as much as possible and work with local charities to give items a new home.
How Can You Prepare for an Estate Removal Cleanup?
Prepare for an estate cleanout by first doing a thorough walkthrough of the home. Keep a checklist and take inventory of what needs to be done. Keep an eye out for important financial documents, certificates, and other legal records, storing them in a safe place and taking any necessary steps—such as filing taxes or submitting forms.
It’s also important to preserve keepsakes and valuables—jewelry, photo albums, small treasures, mementos—when going through an estate. You may wish to work with an appraiser and/or relative to identify and assess antiques, whether you keep them or decide to sell them. If you’re doing an estate cleanout due to someone’s passing, be sure to reference their will.
What Is the Step-by-Step Estate Cleanout Process?
Our team of professional junk removal specialists will show up at the assigned location at the time of our appointment. As you might have guessed – the most important step of the estate removal cleanup process is actually hauling everything away. When working with the professionals at TurboHaul, we ask that you indicate what you need us to take and what needs to stay on the property. While it can help expedite the process to have items categorized by their intended destination, that certainly isn’t required. We understand there are special circumstances with each job and our goal is to provide superior services that leave our customers feeling delighted with our work. All we need is for you to tell us what to take and where we can find it—we’ll handle the rest!
Estate cleanup pro tips include:
- Double-check drawers and pockets for any mementos you wish to save.
- Have an appraiser come out to assess any potentially valuable items a day or two before your estate cleanout service provider arrives or before you intend to clear out the home.
- Ensure all family members of relevant parties have had a chance to walk the property before items are hauled away.
- Organize items between selling, donating, and trash to help reduce unnecessary items in landfills.
- Hire help!