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.
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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Try a gentle hypnotherapy track to relax the mind and help you cope with your grief. We recommend Hypnosis Downloads which have been created especially for those who are grieving by qualified specialists in medical hypnotherapy.
The Magnolia is one of the earth's oldest plants, with a spectacular flower which dates back 95 million years. What a beautiful specimen to commemorate a life.
These trees are grown by the foremost magnolia nursery in the USA and they will send a variety most suited to the recipient's climate.
The flowers in spring will bring joy to the bereaved and help to heal their heart.
Only available in the USA.
Keep the ashes of your loved one close to your heart with this sterling silver engraved pendant.
Choose from a beautiful range of sympathy gifts and keepsakes. From jewellery to garden angels, candles, comforting books and artworks, memorial plaques, throws, wind chimes and keepsake boxes. You will find the perfect gift to comfort a friend or relative here.
Our free downloadable and printable document "The 10 Most Important Things You Can Do To Survive Your Grief And Get On With Life" will help you to be positive day to day.
The 10 points are laid out like a poem on two pretty pages which you can pin on your fridge door to help you every day!
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