Friday, September 15, 2017

Genealogy Journey's Podcast #37: Grandparent's Day - Cleaning Out Grandma's House

Grandparent's Day was Sunday, September 10th and we are a little late honoring that day due to an illness but this week's podcast provides information beyond just this yearly tribute to grandparents. In this podcast we look at a job that often falls to the family historian; cleaning out the homes of relatives who have recently passed away.

Have you had to clean out a loved one's home? Jean has done this task 5 times! In this podcast we provide you with some tips and thoughts about what's left behind.

Remember, Part 1 of the podcast is free. You can listen to the entire broadcast  with a paid subscription. You can learn more here


Virginia Johnson Wilcox, "My Guardian Angel Worked Overtime: Emptying an Old House is No Picnic," 11 September 2017, Circlemending Blog

Consumer Reports, “How Much is Your Stuff Worth? It’s Often a Good Investment to Spend the Time and Money on an Appraisal,” October 2012, Consumer Reports Magazine

Estate Sales, “Tips on Choosing an Estate Sale Company” 
This is a promotional website but the tips may give you some ideas

Katina Hazimihalis, “How to Clean Out a Relative’s House on a Time Limit,” 25 August 2016, Budget Dumpster

Gloria Horsley, “Cleaning out a Deceased Loved One’s Closet: 12 Tips to Make the Process a Little Easier,” 30 October 2014, HuffPost: The Blog

Legacy Navigator, “5 Steps for How to Clean Out Houses After a Death,” 2017

Wendy Schuman, “9 Tips for Cleaning Out Your Late Parent’s Home,” 5 December 2012, Next Avenue

Paula Spencer Scott, “The Junk Wars: 8 Ways to Get Rid of Aging Parents’ ‘Stuff,’” 26 July 2017, Caring Currents

Julian Torres, “7 Tips for Estate Cleanout and Estate Cleanout Services,” 1 October 2015, JunkKing Blog

Elizabeth Weintraub, “Cleaning Out the House After a Death,” 18 June 2017, The Balance

--Jean Wilcox Hibben

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