- On August 4, 2014
Dealing with a lost loved one’s belongings
If you have been left a property in and around Manchester in someones will, you are almost certain to have mixed feelings about this inheritance. Inheriting the a home once someone has passed away may be something you have been preparing for, but it’s still a sad and confusing period. They are no longer there but the home is, along with a lifetime accumulation of possessions.
With a lot of families, there’s bound to be a stuff that’s been kept or hoarded over the years that really has little significance other than their attachment to your loved ones. Other items have far more sentimental value, while others still you treasure and would never want to part with. Some things you can reluctantly throw out, take to local charity shops or pass on to others who may have a use for them.
Once the dust settles, you plan to rent out the house but don’t want to rent it furnished, at least not with the old furniture and other items, some of which may be valuable, such as paintings, ornaments, an antique rug, or anything else you want to keep but have no space for at your own home.
Someone suggests putting everything in self-storage but you may worried about security, what kind of access you’ll have and just how sure you can be that your things will be safe for weeks, months or even longer. A friend offers you the use of their unused garage but that doesn’t feel right. You want somewhere safe and secure and well managed. Self-storage, where you have total control over your possessions, is the ideal solution, especially if you can avoid being tied down to any long-term contracts or anything complicated like that. In time, you may decide to use some of the items yourself, so you want to be able to pick and choose.
With this in mind, it’s certainly worth speaking to a local company like www.flexispace.com. They are less than half a mile from the city centre and their friendly staff will have dealt with similar enquiries to yours before. If you decide on another option in the end, at least you’ll be making an informed choice. In any case, it won’t cost anything to call them and see what they can offer.