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Have you ever had someone pass away (maybe a parent) that left a ton of work for you to tidy up for years after?

They SHOULD have had their ducks in a row. They COULD have, but neglected to do it?
No.. But I think I should start clearing some of the mess whilst they are still around.

Thank you.
Kindheartedguy · 46-50, M
My parents prepared themselves and it makes me tear up just thinking about it.

For several years, they would stack items on a table in the basement. The rule was... if we didn’t take anything from it then... it would be donated by the time we returned.

My mom also made a binder of their important documents and finances.

I wish she would have spent more time living than preparing to go.
nowic2 · 56-60, M
Afraid so. Most younger people expect to live for a long time. We can't necessarily expect everyone to have all their ducks in a row when they have no idea tomorrow will be their last day on earth.
Not at this point, but I certainly know people who have had to deal with that. My grandparents’ estate was a mess that my mother’s siblings (and even some cousins) fought over for years. My grandfather was a business owner.
Asificair · M
Yes, my father he said it wasn't important to him, because he'll be dead. Whilst sounding selfish, uncaring, maybe reckless faced with not existing hes got a point.
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My sisters and I won't mind the work, our parents need to spend their last years enjoying themselves and we'll deal with it.
lovelywarpedlemon · 26-30, F
No, but that sounds shitty. Both my parents are alive and I have no idea if they're taking care of things the way they "should."
Talisman · 51-55, M
It's on the horizon. Already cleared house once for it to come back.
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I'm afraid my sister.
NaughtyPickle · 56-60, M
Could be worse

 
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