Unfortunately, most of the cases I’ve seen are between the “women” of the cleaner rather than the men, as parents tend to bond more with the women they see as everyday companions. Home aides, previously completely unknown, become uniquely prepared to “fund” the seniors when they die.

Unfortunately, many of today’s seniors are isolated and prefer to live in their own home. They choose not to live in retirement communities and visit senior centers for daily activities. Many are aware of aging, deal with their weaknesses and remain isolated, alone. Sometimes domestic helpers and careers are the only people they see regularly.

Their families have moved away and they don’t have the time

or desire to take them in. Today’s busy schedules do not require taking care of a mother and father who live far away.

Hiring cleaning services and visiting persons, including nurses, is cheaper than moving to home care. Living alone at home, seniors can do whatever they want and enjoy the company of their pets. Provided, of course that the support keeps coming. Rengøringshjælp enters the scene almost stealthily and they become good listeners. Sweeping and mopping the floors, taking out the trash and doing the laundry, they soon become intimate and loyal friends. They are trusted and valued like a distant family member who is only remotely connected and involved.

A domestic worker claims to be a distant relative and invites the elderly to a family picnic. Detached minds may not recognize these deliberate intentions and value social engagement.

There comes a time when a person leaves this world

and the handing over of the property is in a hurry. Management is ready to withdraw money. At the same time, the relatives are surprised to find that the cleaners inherit a significant part of the estate and are the primary beneficiaries in the will.

Once the home is cleaned out or put up for auction, servants are often available to “help” with difficult and final chores, as family members are grateful and relieved to see that it can be easily removed. The checkout process can be intimidating, and having on-site support ready to go helps a lot.

There are so many items that most of them cannot be auctioned.

Giving it away is the most obvious solution – domestic help is there to take it away, often acting as resellers and making a profit. There must be a better solution to the “cleaning aid cleans” problem. Siblings should carefully discuss their wishes for many household items with their elderly parents. Certain products should be labeled for family members.


Various auctions charge a commission of 25-35% of the sale. Most of the products are sold for almost nothing at a donation price, known as the dumping price.

As we age, we may wonder how we would like to dispose of our collection. Since our heirs, which may now include your trusted housekeeper, will have little money left after the auction service fee, you can donate much of your household surplus to a local community service, school, humane society or church before you die. . off

Fine jewelry or Chinese heirlooms can be given as pieces

and given away as they age. A grateful grandchild, niece or even your helpful neighbor would appreciate your gift and remember you well in the future as well. Or request it by putting it in your bank account or contacting a lawyer. These options can be better than selling at auction, for a few dollars at best, benefiting the auctioneer and the sly cleaning friend you may have unknowingly made the new primary beneficiary of the property.

Too many household items can be overwhelming and too many of us lose our sense of practicality. Holding on to things can bring back memories of the past, but then maybe it’s time to think about the future for practical reasons.

The Bridge To Achieve Program Content Developer,

Training Consultant, Workshop Trainer, Studied at University of Texas, University of Iowa and graduated with B.A. in Education, Speech Drama and English from Drake University. Side wave in natural sciences and social sciences. Taught grades K-8 in seven Midwestern public school districts. He earned a master’s degree in special education – learning disabilities from the University of Kansas and founded 501 C3 Educational Media Therapy Consultants, Inc., a non-profit organization in 1980. It was later renamed Innovative Learning Stratagems, Inc. a national consulting group that provides outreach workshops for teachers and parents and grants for students to retrain cognitive skills

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