Keeping ashes or cremation urn at home
Many people who wish to be cremated after their death would also like a loved one to keep their ashes at home. And for families, keeping ashes in their home can be a way to maintain the feeling of a close connection to the person who died.
Deciding where to place cremated remains can be complicated. You may be happy to keep the ashes in the house for the rest of your life, or you may only need to store them for a short time before scattering them.
Where to place cremation ashes
Start by choosing your urn carefully. It doesn’t have to be fancy, or even conventional, but it is important to make sure it is large enough to contain the ashes. It also needs to be sealed securely. Beyond that, it’s entirely up to you.
If you don’t plan to keep the ashes in the house forever, the urn given to you by the crematory after cremation may be all you need. Otherwise, there are a wide variety of urns, boxes and other keepsakes available, so it’s just a matter of thinking about what will work best for you.
However, it is worth considering who else might try to touch them. Maybe there are children in your home. Maybe your cat likes to push things off flat surfaces. Or perhaps your family tends to put their coats on a particular piece of furniture, making bumping likely. Try to keep ashes out of reach.
Ideas for storing ashes at home
Keeping an urn at home is quite common for those who choose to keep the ashes of a loved one, but there is no right or wrong way to store them.
If you’re looking for other ash storage ideas, here are a few you might consider:
- Mix the ashes with compost in a pot and plant something. Here, it is a good idea to choose a plant that grows easily and is well adapted to the place where you are storing it. There are also special kits that claim to offer a compost mix that works well with the ashes to grow a tree.
- Keep the ashes in a sculpture. There are indoor and outdoor sculpture urns that you can purchase as an alternative to an urn or box.
- Add ashes to jewelry. The most popular option here is to find subtle “keepsake” jewelry that may contain a small amount of ashes.
- Commissioning a work of art. There are companies that will incorporate your loved one’s ashes into concrete or glass, for sculptures, or paintings.
- Keep the ashes in a discreet place. There are ash containers designed to keep cremated remains at home in a subtle way.
Transfer ashes to a new container for home storage
If you need to move ashes to a new container, here are some tips:
- Consider asking for help. Ashes can be heavy, and you may need someone to keep the containers lined up.
- Place the target containers on a flat surface with newspaper.
- Use a funnel to keep things neat and accurate.
- Seal one container tightly before starting the next.
Other ways to store ashes after cremation.
Boinita can help you arrange a simple cremation, which is a simple cremation without a funeral service, for only $6,499 pesos. Perfect if you wish to organize your own farewell service with the ashes of a loved one at a time of your choosing.
If you prefer not to have an urn or memorial in your home, but can still “visit” your loved one, you can rent a niche in a cemetery or other memorial site.
When it comes to scattering ashes, there are all sorts of options, from planting a tree in a memorial forest to scattering them at sea. You can find more information on these in our guide to things to do with the urn after scattering the ashes.
Remember that Boinita is a Simple Cremation Service without a Funeral Service with the guarantee of the best price and service.
At Boinita we can take care of the cremation of your loved one. Then, once we have returned the ashes to you, you can arrange a simple memorial service that is perfect for you and your family.
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Boinita offers Single Cremation services without a Funeral Service, with a fixed price and 24-7 customer service. Boinita is located in the metropolitan areas of Aguascalientes, Cancun, Hermosillo, Merida and San Luis Potosi.