Since 2013, I have been supporting executors to pack up deceased estates and prepare them for sale. Many estates I have handled have special items that might have been better given to someone in particular but unfortunately they didn’t know about them.
When I am packing an estate I find many lovely things that appear to have been lovingly kept but now that the person has passed, the items will just be sold or given to a charity. I often think it would be great if the person had made a list of some of the really special items and who they would have liked to have given them to.
I am able to create an inventory of these things for people. I can photograph them and note down the story to go with it. That way when the person is gone, the story can live on and the right person can hold onto that special item.
I’d like to think of it as a wish list--- you are organising your home and at the same time ensuring your wishes are fulfilled. A wish list is helpful to both the giver and the receiver! The giver makes sure the items go to the right person and the receiver gets the right gift and understands the story behind it.
So if you are helping someone down size or assisting someone with their estate needs, make a list to make sure their wishes are fulfilled.
If you need someone to make a Wish List or organise and pack an estate, I can help. At Lifestyle Assistance, we use a four step process to ensure all parts of the estate are considered and ensure the best outcome.