what is an estate cleanout and how does it work

What Is An Estate Cleanout And How Does It Work?

Are you wondering what is an estate cleanout and how do they work? Great! I’m going to explain everything about cleaning out an estate in this post.

This is a questions N. Vitale Disposal Inc. hears quite often to be honest. And I try to explain to my customers exactly what this type of junk removal service is for and how to handle one.

TIP: Read this great article on how much does an estate cleanout cost!

Why Clean Out An Estate?

Let’s begin by discussing what an estate is. An estate is essentially a person’s assets. Everything thing that a person may own such as property, real estate, money and other belongings make up a person’s estate.

Most often, in a will, an estate will be divided among specified people otherwise known as beneficiaries.

Most often, estate cleanouts occur due to a person passing on and leaving things behind. This is part of life of course, however we know how sensitive this issue can be and we want to help!

Why It’s Important To Hire An Expert

When a person tragically passes on, more often than not, they leave belongings behind. Now the question family and loved ones must answer is what should be done with these belongings.

Many of our customers hire us for full-service estate clean-outs. When belongings are left behind and need to be discarded, donated, or recycled it’s easier to hire junk hauling experts than to do everything on your own.

It’s especially important to hire an expert who is used to jobs such as full home clean-outs. This is because a person with less experience wouldn’t know what to expect. A special set of people skills, patience and organization is needed to successfully do the job. That’s why you should hire N. Vitale Disposal Inc. for this project!

How We Clean-Out A Person’s Estate

Now, if you’re wondering how N. Vitale Disposal Inc. begins the process of cleaning out a person’s estate I’m going to explain.

As you already know, N. Vitale Disposal Inc. is a New Jersey-based junk removal, dumpster rental and demolition company. We pride ourselves in providing excellent services to our Northern NJ clientele.

Get A Quote

The process of beginning an estate cleanout starts when you give us a call and tell us exactly what you need. At this point, we offer a quote that can be done by phone, online or in person. This is how everything starts!

During the quote process, we analyze the amount of of items in a person’s home that need to be removed. We discuss your options for junk removal with you.

Things we consider during an estate cleanout:

  • are there large or bulky items that need to be removed
  • should any of the items be donated
  • are any belongings in the estate recyclable
  • will we be doing the entire estate clean-out
  • how many workers are needed for the job
  • what type of equipment will we need to clear the home

These are just a few of the questions we need to ask and get answers for to help determine your exact needs.

Schedule The Clean-Out

The next part of the process is scheduling the cleanout of your family member or loved one’s estate. We are very flexible with our scheduling and understand the sensitivity around this project.

Once the service is scheduled, you are good to go for the most part. From here, we will advise you on payment and what you need to do prior to our arrival.

But other than that, you can simply wait for us to handle the hauling and moving!

Separate Belongings

The final part of the process before we come to do the clean-out is to go through belongings and decide if there are any items that need to be donated or that you would like to keep.

We know that this is probably the most difficult part of your estate cleanout. Depending on the exact situation, you might want us to help you go through your belongings bit by bit. And we can definitely do that and would love to help.

We recommend that you try your best to pick through belongings and remove any important items you won’t want to get rid of just yet. Because we don’t know the estate in a personal sense, you can additionally direct us to do it for you and guide us through the process.

Some of our clients don’t want to go through the person’s belongings and let us take the lead. If that’s the case you can let us know and we will discuss all of your options.


N. Vitale Disposal Inc. is a leading junk hauling located in Northern NJ. We handle estate cleanouts frequently and have a team that is determined to make the process easier for you.

We hope you learned what is an estate cleanout and how does it work and wish you the best of luck with the project.

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