After 256 regular-season games and 10 playoff games, the Super Bowl 54 matchup is on!
If you haven’t already heard, the 49ers will play the Chiefs in this year's Super Bowl on Sunday, February 2nd, 2020.
This will mark the first time the two teams have met in the big game.
Before we move on to the week-long buildup to this year's biggest sporting event, we think there are a few key things that the Super Bowl can teach us, especially about estate cleanouts.
Hear us out.
The month after a loved one’s death can be difficult and stressful. As if your loss isn’t already enough, you suddenly have a long list of to-do’s, many of which have tight deadlines.
To help get organized, there are a few things one could learn from Sunday’s big game, regardless of which team you plan to root for.
Looking at the bigger picture, these things have nothing to do with football but everything to do with approaching difficult and challenging life events.
Tips For Estate Cleanouts
Here are a few things that the Superbowl 54 can teach us about cleaning out a loved one’s home. This coach’s playbook can help you tackle (pun intended) any estate cleanout job.
1. Be prepared
The two weeks leading up to the big game gives teams time to prepare both physically and mentally. All that preparation builds the confidence to enable coaches and players to be present to the matter at hand – the Superbowl.
A similar approach can be taken for any property or estate liquidation.
Be prepared before starting! Be thorough and ask questions when reviewing the estate.
Inspect all items to make sure there are no additional storage units or garages that need to be cleared out.
When preparing, make sure to also locate and secure important paperwork such as:
Wills and trusts
Social Security cards
Life insurance policies and statements
Real estate deeds and titles
Recent bank statements
2. Work Together
There’s no I in team! When it comes to football, each player contributes to the success of the team.
With so many players on a team, the level of coordination and collaboration has to be strong. If there is even one teammate that isn’t fully invested, it can affect the entire game.
Estate cleanouts are notorious for bringing out the worst in people. It’s easy to lose focus and let emotions take over, leaving you at your wits’ end with your friends or family during the time of an estate cleanout.
Keep in mind that everyone will not agree on the same strategies as you and that often times, everyone is tense in these situations.
One strategy that can help is to have family members create a list of the items they’d like to keep from the estate.
While this can work well on many occasions, there are also times where conflicts and disagreements can arise. If necessary, involving outside mediators or legal help may be needed. These conflicts are not worth losing relationships over.
3. Don’t give up
The work of an estate cleanout can be overwhelming, both physically and emotionally. It’s important to keep going even when you think you aren’t going to meet your end goal.
Although you may want the job finished as quickly as possible, don’t just throw everything away (we know it can get tempting).
From our 10 years of experience in helping clients with estate cleanouts, we have learned that people tend to stash things in unlikely places.
Check coat pockets, the back of a desk drawer, attics, and high shelves for valuable items.
Sentimental items and family heirlooms can also be tucked away in hidden places. Make sure to look for pictures, scrapbooks, albums, etc, as these items are irreplaceable for family members.
4. Go With Your Best
You’ve made it this far.
But there are still some tasks that you may be faced with that are simply monotonous and lengthy, such as sorting through paperwork and old files.
Other tasks require physical labor such as cleaning, moving furniture, and possibly hauling away items and debris.
This is where the services of a professional estate cleanout service such as Nixxit can be invaluable.
It’s important to work with a company that has the experience and understands what you are going through, so you can focus on other more important things.
Bay Area Estate Cleanouts
Finding a reliable property cleanout service in the Bay Area, CA can be tough. Some companies can be unreliable or have no experience in performing an estate or property cleanout.
Nixxit is not one of these estate cleanout companies.
Nixxit specializes in full-property cleanouts. Our team has experience working directly with real estate agents, REO property managers, residential homeowners, power of attorneys, landlords, banks, and more.
When completing any property cleanout, we take into account your specific needs.
From there, we carefully assemble a game plan based on factors such as the location, the size of your cleanout, and the time frame.
We focus on even the smallest of details, which oftentimes get overlooked by other companies such as removing items from your cabinets, drawers, closets, walls, attics, and basements.
Nixxit clears out unwanted items swiftly, plus our team handles all the lifting, hauling, sorting, and even donating!
Do you need help with an estate cleanout? Our online booking feature means junk removal and hauling has never been easier. Simply book your cleanout services online or give us a call at (925) 521-8354.
We're here to help you during your difficult time.