Estate & Clean Out

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Are you struggling to process the belongings of a loved one and don't know where to start? 

There are times when it is necessary to clear out the home of a loved one. There are a variety of reasons this might happen; it could be a death, moving aging parents to a new home with more care available, or when the home of a loved one is out of control due to extreme clutter or squalor. Regardless of the reason, the task remains, and it is always challenging. 

 Each situation is unique, so we offer a la carte services in this area so we can do as much or as little as needed. In all cases, we have the best interest of the client and family at heart and will take special care to save sentimental items.

Prices vary depending on the scope of the project.

Full-service clean-out 
With a full-service clean-out, we manage all aspects of the project, including all listed services:
  • Arrange for donations items to be picked up by the family's preferred charity 
  • Work with liquidation companies to pick up items of value for sale
  • Work with estate sale agents as requested by the family 
  • Arrange for the home to be thoroughly cleaned upon completion of the project 
  • Arrange for waste disposal once the project is complete
  • Stay in close contact with the family - and therapist, when necessary - throughout the entire process. 

This service supports the entire family during the clean-out process.


Sorting and Packing 
The decision-making piece of the puzzle is by far the most difficult for families. Each item in the home requires a decision, regardless of how small. We work directly with the family to provide the resources necessary to complete the clean-out. Our team of organizers are seasoned decision-makers and can make them on your behalf, with some guidelines laid out in advance. We can discard what is waste, pack items to sell, and donate separately while setting aside things that may be of value to the family, including paperwork, photos, and hidden valuables.

This service relieves the family of the painful overwhelm associated with making so many decisions and provides insight into what should be sold or donated. 

Hoarding and Squalid Homes
This service removes the family from experiencing how a loved one has been living when extreme clutter or squalid conditions exist. Many of a home's contents are discarded or recycled in these situations. In such cases, the Neat as a Pin® team will make clear decisions on what can and cannot be salvaged based on guidelines provided by the client or family. We work directly with the family to provide the resources necessary to complete the clean-out. 
Note: If the family member is still living, we require their blessing and prefer their participation.

Support Services  
When the family is willing and able to perform the actual clean-out work, Neat as a Pin® can serve as a support role, offering resources and insight into completing the project. This type of support is beneficial when family members struggle to make decisions. 

If you are still determining which level of service is needed or if your specific needs are not listed here, please reach out and start a conversation. Help is here; there is no reason to do it alone. 


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