Parting with your loved ones possessions and cleaning out their house is one of the hardest things to face after a death. We have put together 10 tips below to help you face this daunting task.
During a bereavement sorting and moving the loved one's belongings is one of the saddest processes after the loss of a loved one. It can be weeks or months before the grieving can face doing it.
Many parents who have lost children keep the child’s room exactly as it was. They derive comfort from being in the child’s room, feeling close to them there. This is often where many of the memories remain. Hopefully they will get the strength to move on and share their child's precious things with friends and charities.
This is a good time to get help from a sympathetic friend or family member but It can often be distressing for other family members to to cope with too.
It is a daunting task and you feel as if you are throwing out part of your loved one’s lifetime. However it is all part of the grieving process and the journey to acceptance.
Whatever you do, don't rush it if you don't need to. Don't force the issue if you are not ready. You will know when it is the right time for you. Read more pages on this site about 'Dealing with Grief' and you will gradually come to terms with what you need to do.
This can be one of the most heart wrenching parts of cleaning out a house after a death.
If there is a pet which has nowhere to go - do try and find a sympathetic relative or friend to take in the animal. Your loved one would have wanted to know that their beloved companion was being well cared for. If you really can't find anyone to re-home the animal, then ask for help from the RSPCA or try and find a local group that re-homes pets. Avoid the local dog pound if you can, as they are likely to have to put down the animal if it isn't re-homed within a certain period of time.
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