5 months ago
Last edited at 5:26PM on 12/10/2012
if the will didn't specify to whom the belongings would go to, then a family discussion is in order to avoid conflicts .also to avoid conflicts when two or more family members should want a particular item, names should be drawn out of a hat. sorry for your loss.
I just went through this. We tried to find people who were close and let them take something special. We were then Left will all the other stuff, send to Goodwill or another organization that helps the poor.If they were military, of a policeperson, fireman, etc there maybe things that a specialized museum might want. Send books to libraries for their used book sales. Hope this helps. I'm sorry for your loss.
If you have the space, keep it. It's always nice to pass an item down through the family. If not, you can donate to some sort of charity or organization that can use stuff like that. Some of them will even pick it up right from your home.
5 months ago
Last edited at 5:38PM on 12/10/2012
Let everyone have whatever they want. From there it depends on how much you want to do. You can try to sell the better things or you can donate it all. There is the Goodwill, Salvation Army, Disabled Vietnam Vets, or you can check with shelters, halfway houses or retirement homes that may need furniture, household goods or clothing.