I have sold stuff the last few years, that they used to belong to my dad, who passed away 12 years ago.
Most Helpful Girl
No, he won't need it and people keep a lot of stuff. I would keep a few personal/valuable/sentimental things and get rid of the rest0
Most Helpful Guy
No. I don't think it's immoral in any way. I've also sold a lot of my dad's stuff.
At first it seemed kind of weird selling his stuff. It seemed even weirder to throw things away. That was especially true of things he had for a long time, sometimes 50-60 years or more. It felt like these things were important to him, then I come along and throw them in the trash, as if they are nothing.
Eventually I got past that. Partly because I thought of my own stuff, including things that are important to me, or I've had for more than 40 years in some cases. But if I die, I seriously don't care what my family does with my stuff. If it's something they can use and want, then take it. If they don't want it, then sell, throw it away, whatever they want to do.
After a while, I didn't feel bad for selling or tossing things of his. I might have an emotional attachment to it because it brings back memories. But that's something else entirely.
Different people go about this differently. Some people completely clean everything out within days. Others take years and may not ever get it done. There is no right or wrong way. I don't see any moral questions. It's just a matter of what is the best for you and your family. Yes, much of that will revolve around how you "feel" about it. If it really bothers you, and there is no pressing reason to hurry the job, then it's OK to delay. You'll feel differently over time.1