If you are like me, you probably have fond memories of spending time at your grandmum's house, and if you're like me, you probably remember her clean floors, her piping hot dish water, the smell of her starched laundry and more. Many of the secrets our grandmothers used to clean may have been lost, but they are not gone forever. In this blog, I am going to include posts on all kinds of old fashioned cleaning, but I'm also going to explain the best methods for including contemporary cleaning methods in your home. Using this information, I hope you can have a house that has all the charms of old fashioned cleaning alongside of the newest strategies and methods. Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet!
After a loved one dies, the executor has to take care of distributing the estate and cleaning up the loved one's property. If the deceased person was a renter, these tasks become even more time sensitive than they would be for a deceased homeowner. If you are the executor or next of kin of a deceased person living in a rental, here are five of the things you must do:
1. Notify the Landlord
As soon as possible after your loved one has died, notify the landlord of the situation. If you have a will or a court order declaring you as the executor, show that to the landlord so that he or she will let you into the property. Once in, you can start to deal with the late person's possessions.
2. Organize Possessions
If you are the executor, you get to decide where the possessions go. There are many ways to handle this. If you have several friends or relatives who all want certain possessions, consider setting up a meeting to talk about who gets what. Alternatively, invite everyone to the apartment, give them each a sheet of colored stickers and have everyone put their color of stickers on the objects they want. Use these stickers as a suggestion when deciding where the possessions should go. Also, decide if you need or want to sell any items.
3. Sell Possessions, Repay Debts
After someone dies, their debts do not pass to their survivors, but the executor of the state must balance the assets of the estate with its debts. This means that if the deceased person had significant debts as well as valuable assets, you must sell those assets and repay the debts before you and other loved ones begin claiming possessions. However, you need to do this process relatively quickly.
4. Stick to a Timeline
Every state and territory has slightly different laws on how long you have to empty the flat of a deceased person. In some cases, you may have 30 days from the last day the rent was paid, but in other cases, you may have 30 days from the death. Remember that the landlord needs to rent out the property to make money, and speak to him or her about how long you have. If necessary, consider getting help.
5. Hire Help
Dealing with an estate can be challenging, especially if the deceased person owned a lot of possessions. To help from you feeling overwhelmed, consider hiring help. There are professional estate cleaners (such as Sydney's Cheapest Rubbish Removal) who can help you with everything from cleaning the carpets to dropping bags off at the charity shops.