Starting a new thread, rather than put this on the Parents Caring for Parents Thread, though it's probably been touched on there.
Anyway, Mom has been gone for three years. Father in Law has been gone for four years. For my mom, I have three storage units full of furniture, boxes, that no one wants me to donate, but no one has room for in their home. For years, I paid for the rental out of Mom's funds, but since Mom is gone, I've been paying it myself.
My out of town brother will turn 50 this year, and his wife asked us to go in the unit and find pictures and scan them and send for her to do a slide show. I asked my local retired sister to help with this, as I work full-time now, and she refused. She said her husband does not want any boxes brought into their apartment. She hasn't driven since her retirement in January, and is now walking with a walker. She will be wheelchair bound like my Mom was in no time. She has an abusive husband, so he will be no help with this, either. Anyway, I digress.
Hoping to get insight from some of you who have been through this. I am ready to put the antique furniture, boxes, in the dumpster. My brother expressed interest in some of the furniture, but has yet to come to town to get it. So has the other out of town sister. The two of us who remain in town have no desire or room for it either. The grandchildren have taken some of the items, but don't have room or desire for it.
I'm fit to be tied because now, ten years after moving my mom out of the family home, I'm getting these annoying requests for specific things in the units, that I'm supposed to go in and find and scan and distribute. Like, the wife of a grandchild wants to research geneology, and I had to meet her at the units to go through boxes for her to find items which she then expected me to scan for her. And now, my brother's wife wants me to scan childhood pictures.
So, anyway, they expect these items to be kept secure, for them to go back to on a whim, but do they not realize that these storage units cost money?
Sorry for the long post, but I am at wit's end with this group!