My family is also grieving (2 weeks). I believe we may be enduring very similarly. It's difficult to find distractions when emptiness is a cruel and quick reminder of our loss. Especially when our worlds were influenced so heavily with the intense love we shared with our pets. They are so woven into our routine and lives that when taken away it leaves all this empty space. Both in a literal and an emotional sense. I realise despite the relation we share, you may be overcoming your heart ache differently than mine. You are the most familiar with what you need so really take time to reflect, be kind and listen to yourself.
I can relate. We removed his dish. It felt like removing a piece of him and shutting it away saddened me. I can't be without his bed and toys (in sight and in their spots) yet. I think that's okay and that it's important to take your time in knowing when you're ready. There's no shame in still hanging onto Frank'n Beans things while also having them on display if that is what's helping you grieve. I'm a bit embarrassed to admit this but I've even gone as far as smelling my cat's bed. To not be able to do that... see it, touch it; that would hurt me. Personally, having these things out in the open actually helps me. It's this odd place of being forced to face a horrid reality and yet somehow strangely comforting. Things like this take time and I know one day it won't hurt as it does now to store it away and cherish it otherwise. It's alright to test your boundaries as well, you can always lay it back in it's proper place if it's uncomfortable.
What I think also helps is instead of taking away from your enviroment, change it! Add to it. Switch your bedding, buy new pillows, alter the position of furniture. It doesn't need to be a huge amount of change but I think it aids in interruption of intrusive thoughts. Take advantage of the upcoming season and buy some decorations. I feel it may help with the change more gently. Especially if family or friends are involved with those changes.
Remember, your wonderful 15/19 years with these beautiful babies is beyond the dishes or clumps of cat fur you find in tiny forgotten corners. They're going to exist beyond that in your memory. If leaving the scratching post out brings you comfort, it's okay. Leave it. Take your time and once you've healed, then you can look towards the future! If you ever choose to adopt again, know that Frankie and Beans live on by equipping you with a unique experience and knowledge. How to love, how to care and unfortunately how to cope. The touch they've had on your life and the effect they had on you as a person has made it so that if you ever do open your heart again, they will be right there with you. All the lessons and love you discovered and acquired together can be put into action. You will know when the time is right, if it ever is. If not, that's okay too.
You're stronger than you know. Try to enjoy your weekend even though it may be hard.
A warm hug sent to you Sparkle.