Yep! joined the thread late, but couldn't help posting that in my humble opinion, that this is one of the most under-rated aspects of the stress caused when losing a loved one. No matter how grown-up and practical you would like to appear, the inner-stress that you go through when you have to dispose of your loved one's beloved 'crap' … belongings that were as precious as diamonds to them for so long , but deemed to be worthless detritus to everyone else! … I admit that it is truly heart-wrenching and still have many worthless treasures of my mother's and also from my father in a spare bedroom of my home from 31 and 6 years ago respectively. Cheers Buddy.