So I went to Mum’s bungalow to really begin sorting. Brother has now given his permission for me to at least start throwing out broken items, unusable clothes, various used items such as toothbrushes etc so that was at least something. So I have now brought back to mine any clothes that she may use in the care home when current ones become worn. I have sorted her bedroom and most of the contents of the spare bedroom into ‘rubbish’, charity shop, ‘someone in family including me’ might like. Same with contents of linen cupboard. Will go back up and try to do same with kitchen contents another day. So then it will all depend on when he can get down to ‘approve’. Difficult because he works in a school and the distance away he is but we do need to move this forward. I think he feels that we are ‘taking Mum’s possessions’ in some ways but Mum realistically only has so much room at the CH and the bungalow needs to be cleared.