When someone in your family passes on and you find yourself in charge of their final services, you will want to work closely with the professionals at funeral homes in Daytona Beach, FL to make sure your family gets what they need and to get your loved one into caring hands. The grieving process is just that, a process. And part of your duties, after the final services are complete, are likely going to include dividing up your loved one’s possessions. That’s a very hard task to take on. Here are a few tips to help you through it.
-Take Your Time
Unless there is an urgent reason to clear out their house, apartment, or living space, take things slow. Don’t rush into the process if you aren’t ready. If you have to get their things out of a nursing home facility, for example, pack everything up and move it to storage until you have the time, and the emotional ability, to go through things at a slower pace. There’s no race and you don’t want to make decisions you’ll regret later.
-Think Hard Before Donating
Donating your loved one’s items is a wonderful thing to do. You can ensure that people who need certain items have access to them. It’s a nice way to honor your loved one, even. But you want to make sure you, and others in your family, are sure that they don’t want certain things before you donate them. You don’t want to donate anything with a large amount of sentimental value, for example. If you aren’t attached to a certain item, someone else in your family might be so it’s best to check around and let everyone have their choices before you make donations.
-Make Copies Of Old Pictures
One of the most precious possessions many people have is pictures. IF your loved one has photos that are so old there are no negatives for them, lots of people might want them. With today’s technology on your side, you can have copies made or you can scan them into a computer and give everyone a thumb drive with those copies on it. You will be able to preserve the memories and give everyone who wants them a part of your loved one’s history in picture form.
There are plenty of other tips you might want to keep in mind when you are breaking apart your loved one’s possessions and trying to distribute them. While funeral homes in Daytona Beach, FL can’t make any decisions for you, we are certainly here to give you advice and suggestions and we will also support you through the process, even after the final services are complete and behind you. Contact Baldauff Family Funeral Home & Crematory when you need final services for a family member and you can ensure that they are in good hands. You can also contact us for grief resources later and we also have plenty of contacts to help you with donations and other such things.