Making Room for Inherited Stuff
We were just discussing the Newer Home Paradigm, and got around to making room for what we inherit from our relatives, and I suppose that will include WHAT WE LEAVE TO OUR HEIRS.
It is all of a piece.
What have you done with the stuff left to you by your relatives? And what do you intend to do with your possessions when you depart this world?
Can you find out NOW, whether your children or nieces/nephews really WANT your old dining table? Is it a family heirloom?
Do you really NEED to wait until you die to pass it on?
And, with all your ephemera in the house, is it a kindness to leave your heirs burdened with the job of cleaning out your house?
I won't begin now with my story of spending a year after my mother's death cleaning out her house, trying to find the valuable stuff worth salvaging, and removing the detritus.
It was a traumatic year, believe me. It had to be done before we could sell her home, or give title to her licensed vehicles.
So think about it. While you are able, and considering the living circumstances of your heirs, WILL THEY WELCOME what you leave them to care for, one way or the other?