Pro Junk Dispatch

Handling an Estate Property Cleanup, it's never easy but you're not alone.

By Sean R

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An estate property cleanup is a process that involves clearing out a property after the owner passes away or when the property needs to be prepared for sale, usually after an estate settlement. This task can be quite substantial, depending on the size of the estate and the amount of possessions accumulated by the deceased.

The cleanup process typically includes several steps:

  • Inventory: Taking stock of all items in the estate. This often requires going through personal belongings, paperwork, furniture, and other household items.
  • Appraisal: Valuing items that may have financial worth. This could be for tax purposes, for equitable distribution among heirs, or for sale.
  • Distribution: Allocating and distributing possessions according to the will of the deceased, or amongst family members and heirs if there is no will.
  • Disposal: Removing and disposing of items that are not wanted by heirs or those that cannot be sold. This could involve trash removal, recycling, or hiring a professional cleanout service.
  • Donation: Donating items that are still in good condition but are not needed by the family to charity organizations.
  • Sale: Arranging for the sale of valuable items through auction, estate sale, or other selling platforms.
  • Cleaning: Thorough cleaning of the property once it has been cleared. This is especially important if the property is to be sold or rented out.
  • Repair and Maintenance: Addressing any needed repairs or maintenance issues to ensure the property is in good condition for sale or transfer to the new owners.

The Benefits of Professional Construction Debris Removal


Estate property cleanups can be emotionally and physically taxing, often requiring the assistance of professionals who specialize in estate sales, junk removal, and property maintenance. These services can help to streamline the process, making it more manageable for the executors or family members involved.