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Estate cleanouts can be daunting, especially when navigating the emotions of a loved one’s passing. When you hire a professional moving company for estate cleanout services, the process begins with a complimentary consultation where the team assesses the size and nature of the estate. They’ll then provide you with a detailed estimate covering costs and timelines. On your estate cleanout day, the experienced moving team will assist in sorting and organizing belongings. Any items you want to keep will be packed and transported with care to your specified location, be it a new home or various family members. Some moving companies also offer the added benefit of a final cleaning service, prepping the home for sale or the next occupants. To wrap up, you’ll have the chance to do a final walk-through, ensuring everything meets your expectations. The process concludes with you signing off on the Order of Service, an itemized bill detailing all services rendered.
“Do the estate sale first, donations second, and then call your movers for an estate cleanout.”
If you need estate cleanout services in Portland, our local moving team can move the items from the estate anywhere throughout Oregon.
Our long-distance movers can seamlessly transport items from the estate cleanout anywhere in the country.
Our professional packers will come to you to carefully wrap and box everything up to ensure its safety during transport.
Our 40,000-square-foot warehouse is climate-controlled and under 24/7 surveillance. Whether you need short-term or long-term storage, O'Neill has you covered.
Estate cleanout services help individuals and families navigate the often overwhelming task of clearing out the property of a loved one. These services typically include removing furniture, appliances, personal items, and other household belongings for storage or relocation to another property.
In the heart of Portland, O’Neill Transfer & Storage has been a trusted name for over a century, assisting families with their estate cleanout needs. Our comprehensive approach goes beyond mere removal in the estate cleanout process. We ensure that items are appropriately sorted, whether for relocation or storage, in our state-of-the-art warehouse facilities in Beaverton. With a deep understanding of the emotional weight these tasks often carry, our team is dedicated to easing the process for every family we serve.
Moving estimates are an integral part of estate cleanout services. A moving company’s estimate provides insight into the scope of the job and the potential costs involved. Most reputable companies will offer onsite estimates, allowing professionals to gauge the volume of items and special requirements needed to assess potential challenges. This hands-on approach ensures a more accurate and tailored estimate for the cleanout.
When you reach out to O’Neill, one of the advantages is our commitment to transparency and customer satisfaction. We provide free, no-obligation moving quotes to help families budget and plan for their estate cleanout. By visiting the property and discussing specific needs, O’Neill can deliver a comprehensive and transparent quote tailored to your needs, eliminating unforeseen costs and surprises.
The speed at which a moving company can start an estate cleanout largely depends on the company’s availability and resources. However, the duration of the process varies based on the size of the estate and the amount of items that need to be moved out of it. Smaller estates might only take a day, while larger properties could require several days to over a week to complete.
At O’Neill, we understand that circumstances surrounding estate cleanouts can often be time-sensitive. We specifically have flexible optios, including weekday nights and weekends, to make room in our schedule for your time-sensitive estate cleanout. While the duration varies based on the factors discussed above, our team’s efficiency and expertise allow us to optimize the process.
Estate cleanouts are deeply personal experiences, often intertwined with many emotions and memories. Moving companies know that because of this, a one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t suffice, which is why they offer customizable services. Families may have particular wishes regarding how items are organized, specific rooms they’d like preserved as they are, or particular heirlooms they wish to be handled with extra care.
O’Neill Transfer & Storage deeply respects the individual wishes and preferences of each family we serve. Our team is trained to listen attentively and adapt our services accordingly. If there’s a room to be left untouched, a cherished possession to be packaged separately, or a particular order in which the estate should be processed, we ensure those wishes are honored. Our flexible and tailored approach aims to provide comfort and assurance, ensuring we meet your needs along the way.
Moving companies should approach estate cleanouts with respect and discretion, especially when encountering items of value or sensitive documents. These items are typically set aside for family members or executors to assess and decide upon their disposition.
O’Neill’s longstanding reputation is built on trust and professionalism. When our team encounters valuables or crucial documents, they are handled with the utmost care and discretion. We prioritize communication with families to ensure that these items are appropriately managed, whether they need secure storage or delivery to a specific location.
Maintaining an accurate and detailed record of items is essential when dealing with estate cleanouts. Such documentation helps track belongings and provides clarity and transparency between the service provider and the family. This list is called the Bill of Lading, and the movers will write down each item and its current condition as it is loaded onto the air-cushioned moving truck. Upon arrival, items are checked off the Bill of Lading once unloaded from the truck.
However, the movers will not be able to keep an inventory of what is in each box if you choose to pack them yourselves. If you pack yourself and opt for storage services, most moving companies require a packing list of what is in each box in case you need anything retrieved while your items are in storage.
At O’Neill Transfer & Storage, transparency and proper record-keeping are key aspects of our service. If you opt for packing services, we will catalog the contents of every box. We also utilize the Bill of Lading during loading and unloading, which you will sign off on at the end of your move.
Whether items are set aside for storage in our secure facilities or relocated to another family member, families can have complete confidence knowing that every item is accounted for. This systematic approach ensures that families know where everything is and can retrieve items with ease.
It’s essential for moving companies to be fully insured to protect both the company and the client. They should also take necessary precautions, like using padding or floor coverings, to prevent damage to the property during the cleanout process.
As a testament to O’Neill’s commitment to industry standards, we are fully licensed and insured. We operate under our van line’s USDOT 70719 and our ODOT license 251555. In addition, we hold both general liability and workers comp policies to protect everyone involved in the moving process.
Our team employs meticulous care to prevent damage when undertaking any project, including estate cleanouts. We tape down floor coverings, wrap doorframes and corners in moving blankets, and wrap all bulky items before moving them to protect the property when moving. Securing moving belts onto dollies is also essential to ensuring items do not fall off the dolly during loading and unloading.
References and reviews provide insights into a company’s performance and customer satisfaction. Reputable moving companies will have a history of satisfied customers and should have customer reviews on a third-party platform like Google or Yelp. Some companies have curated reviews on their websites. However, there is no proof that these directly came from the customers themselves, so err on the side of caution. The best case scenario is for a moving company to have reviews from Google or Yelp linked directly to their site.
O’Neill Transfer & Storage prides itself on the relationships we’ve built in the Portland community since 1920. Our Google Customer Reviews are linked directly on our site, and we invite you to check out our reviews on our Google Business Profile. Our recognition as Wheaton’s Agent of the Month in August 2021 and our A+ rating with the BBB further emphasize our dedication to exceptional service.
An essential consideration when selecting a moving company for estate cleanouts is the company’s ability to come fully equipped for the job. The right equipment ensures efficiency and minimizes the risk of damage to items or the property itself. After an estate cleanout, the property’s appearance is of utmost importance. No matter what the family intends to do with the property, leaving the estate neat and orderly is crucial.
O’Neill Transfer & Storage prides itself on offering a comprehensive estate cleanout service tailored to each unique situation. Equipped with the latest tools and an expert team, we handle everything, from furniture to heirlooms, carefully. In addition, we offer specialty moving services such as antiques moves, gun-safe moves, and piano moves. We are happy to provide these if needed during the estate cleanout.
After the cleanout, we ensure the property is tidied up and ready for its next chapter. Our dedication to detail and respect for the memories tied to the estate has made us a trusted choice for families over the decades. This way, we can make the challenging process of estate cleanouts easier for them.