I know that my situation is uncommon. My parents and I lived together. I had the luxury of time to prepare to sort their things in the house we shared. I know that, for some, an apartment must be cleared and surrendered quickly. Even when that is the case, it is possible to box up their things. Do not rush into sorting and distributing immediately if there is any alternative. Try not to rush yourself. Keep those things that are meaningful or that give you some sense of reluctance to part with. You can always discard them later, but you can’t get them back. Be kind to yourself. Honor your memories and your need for time. There is no timeline in grief; we are just making it up as we go. Peace.