I recently lost my grandmother very unexpectedly. She was an extreme hoarder. For example over 100 bird houses in the shed, a dresser full of nothing but gift bags, things like this. Her entire house, garage and pole building packed! (Although the main living space like living room, kitchen, dining room and bathroom were organized and livable.) Don't get me wrong I loved her very much and she was an amazing women. BUT going through her things is proving to be a nightmare!! My aunt is too afraid to let go of anything. People are arguing over the stupidest things. My aunt isn't letting spouses involved AT ALL so there are hurt feelings. Ugh it's ridiculous. At this rate it will be 5 years before we get this behind us. As if grieving the loss isn't hard enough. Sorry about the venting I am just overwhelmed. Any advice?
Asked by Anonymous at 4:27 PM on Jul. 1, 2010 in Relationships
Answer by treasured_hope at 5:34 PM on Jul. 1, 2010
Answer by lil_angel00 at 4:29 PM on Jul. 1, 2010
Answer by Bmat at 4:31 PM on Jul. 1, 2010
I would let her know that there are people in need who could really use the things Grandma collected. Because if you just divide the things that she hoarded it will more than likely NOT get used but it will sit in a drawer and more stuff will build around it. Donate nearly everything except niceties like special china and pictures, jewelry. See if she has a will to see how to divide things up. The legal order I think is usually a living spouse and next is children and so on.
Answer by pnwmom at 5:09 PM on Jul. 1, 2010
Answer by jamesonjustines at 4:58 PM on Jul. 1, 2010
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