General Tips for a House Clearance
Posted on 17 September 2016
A house clearance is done for numerous reasons these days, but the problem is that we tend to get our homes cluttered for years before we realize we need to finally clear everything out. A full house clearance should be done once every 4-5 years, while the small house clearance can be done during the annual spring cleaning. What is the point of cleaning your entire home if you don’t get rid of all the piles of rubbish, stored in basements, garages and cabinets? It is indeed hard to part with some belongings, especially if you’ve kept them for years. However, a house clearance is a great opportunity to have some more space in your home and maybe even buy something new. Getting rid of old items is like starting fresh. It is hard to start sorting out the things for throwing away or donating, but once you do you will see that it is not that hard at all. So what are the things you need to consider when planning a full or partial house clearance? First, make sure you know what you need to throw away, what needs recycling and what you can donate or sell. Going through everything might take you a few days but you need to determine this before you contact a house clearance company for the job. The company that you need to hire for the clearance must have or offer the following things:
• Plenty of experience and references from past clients.
• Willingness to pay a visit to your home for free.
• The right equipment for the clearance.
• Insurance for the clearance process.
• A license from an environmental agency for recycling and carrying waste.
• Good communication and customer service – if you need to discuss any details of the job, they should be responsive straight away.
• A company which won’t try to charge you before the entire clearance is over.
• A company that guarantees damage-free and efficient house clearance with no risk to your property or belongings.
Finding such a company is not that hard, but make sure you get at least three quotes and always have a back-up company. Make sure the areas that you need cleared out are easily accessible on the day. If there are heavy and large items to carry it’s best to trust the professionals with them as you can easily injure your back if you try. You need to be present on the clearance day in case a problem arises, such as the team taking for dumping something you’d like to keep. A house clearance is not a small undertaking so approach it with enough caution and armed with patience. Not everything will go as smoothly as you wish, but as long as you stay organized and focused on the tasks, there is nothing to be worried about. If you want a successful outcome of the clearance you need to be ready to part with your old items that you haven’t used for years. Tell yourself that this is just rubbish and it’s useless to keep storing such things. If you follow these general tips on doing a house clearance you will see that this experience shouldn’t be a burden and you can manage easily.