A Home Clearance Before A Move
Posted on 15 September 2016
Before you move house there is always so much to take care of that it can be rather frustrating, especially if you don’t have much experience in the matter. House relocations are big undertaking for every family or single homeowner. One of the trickiest parts is the preparation for the move – this long period full of checklists, budget plans, phone calls and packing. Some people manage to move within a short period, but it doesn’t mean that it’s less stressful for them. In fact, the more time you have to prepare, the better. This gives you the advantage to actually think through every single step and shop around for the best mover and the right packing material. It gives you sufficient time to say goodbye to your friends and family and actually get used to the thought of relocating. One of the common problems of every move is the realization that you own too much stuff that has to be packed and moved to the new location.
It gets even more stressful when you come to terms with the fact that you can’t just throw all these things in boxes or directly into the moving truck. They need careful packing and the right material, so you don’t end up damaging half of them. If you are still wondering how you’re going to manage, this article will explain it all. You are not supposed to move all the things that you own – this is just unreasonable. Everyone owns things that are considered clutter – old items, damaged items, useless items, things someone has given to you that you’ve never even used, etc. Packing and moving these items can cost you a fortune, especially if you are moving long-distance or internationally.
The solution is to do a full house clearance and get rid of everything that’s not worth moving to the new place. A house clearance is an organized cleaning process and step-by-step clearance of the clutter. It’s an important process for many reasons. It will turn the house into a much cleaner and healthier area, it will save you plenty of money and you can even earn some. All the items that you can’t take can be divided into a few categories – for junk, for selling, for recycling, for giving away (charity). If you give the items for recycling you will earn some cash. If you organize a garage sale or go to a boot sale – the result could surprise you. What you consider rubbish will be useful to somebody. The easiest way to do the clearance is by going from room to room and finishing at the attic, garden shed and garage (if you have these). Use an all-purpose detergent to clean on the go and disinfect too.
Put the items in bin bags and label them accordingly. The big ones carry outside the room to clean and decide how to proceed. Check the corners for pests, mold and mildew. Getting rid of clutter is a great way to improve the house you are moving out of. Whether you will sell it or you’ve been renting out, there will be an inspection and it has to look immaculate. House clearances take between hours and a couple of days, depending on how quick you organize yourself and whether you have someone helping you out.