Estate Clear Out
The owner of this home passed away leaving the estate to her out-of-state daughter. Think Organized was brought in to organize and clear out the entire home. Many photographs and summaries of each area allowed the client to decide what should be kept, mailed, consigned, donated or discarded. Nothing left the property without the client's oversight, but she did not have to be in Minnesota during the process.
Because I am independent my services are flexible to best fit the client's needs and preferences. I recognize that dealing with the loss of the loved one or a major life transition involves complicated emotions. My goal is to provide clients peace-of-mind knowing that their items are being handled respectfully and their privacy is guaranteed.
Cedar storage closet.
Emptied according to client's preferences.
Organized to be photographed and reviewed by out-of-state client.
Depending on a client's preferences, items from estates such as these have been donated, consigned, shipped to family members, and held for estate sales.
In one situation the deceased left a large collection of high-end shoes. She had been a size 5 and none of the local consignment stores felt they could sell the shoes in such a small size. The owner had been a great lover of animals. So, in agreement with my client, the woman's daughter, the shoes were donated to Animal Ark, a resale store that raises money for an animal shelter. While nothing is easy in this process, knowing that the collection went to benefit something her mother cared about brought her some solace.
This was my client's home for more than 30 years. Things, some important and some not, accumulated in the basement. I sorted items into categories so my client could quickly review what could tossed and what needed more attention. Based on her decisions, everything was packed or removed leaving an empty space when she vacated the property.
30 Years of Life
A Closet of Family History
Peace of Mind