“It’s dumb. I knew Nonny wasn’t going to live forever. No one lives forever.” Miranda was still fighting back the tears, some six days after her great-aunt’s funeral. “But she really seemed like she was going to.” Great aunt Nonny was almost one hundred years old when she died, but her advanced years didn’t stop her from being an active participant in all of her younger relative’s lives. “She loved her iPhone,” Miranda said. “Every day she texted every one of us – and there’s like 45 of us, with our kids and some of us have grandkids.”
Nonny’s thoughtfulness in life continued after she died. Nonny had left a large, if not particularly valuable, estate. “We’re talking about sentimental stuff. A teapot she got on vacation, the mantle clock from the front room – you know. And Nonny had a plan for all of it.”
A detailed list indicated Nonny’s final wishes for all of her possessions. “Some people, those who could come to Massachusetts for the funeral, they took what Nonny wanted them to have then and there. But I still have dozens of things to ship, and it’s all overwhelming!”
Massachusetts: Estate Shipping
Miranda’s situation is not unique. Many people find themselves overwhelmed by the challenges of cleaning up an estate after a loved one passes. Shipping items, including antique furniture, artwork, collectibles, and musical instruments, requires specialized skill and expertise – neither of which Miranda had. The emotional toll of going through a loved one’s possessions can be a burden in and of itself.
“I called a Massachusetts packing and shipping company,” Miranda confessed. “Let them deal with finding the boxes and packing material and tape and addressing the boxes and all of that!” Armed with Nonny’s list, Miranda found the items that needed shipping, and brought them to the Massachusetts packaging and shipping store. “It was so easy, and I had the peace of mind of knowing everything was packed the right way. Delivery confirmation was the best – I knew that I could tell Great Aunt Nonny that everything was taken care of!”