When it comes to home clearance, many of us can get overwhelmed by the idea. With seemingly endless rooms to clear that are full of stuff, it can feel like your home clearance is just too much to handle.
Well, not to worry, as with our handy guide, you’ll be able to perform a perfect home clearance – all with as little stress on you as possible!
Organise a Time Frame for Your House Clearance
Often, we get stressed when we don’t have a clear picture of how something will happen in our heads. This is why it’s so important that we put a timeframe on a house clearance, as from there, you’ll be able to backwards plan everything that needs to be done.
So, once you’ve planned a deadline for your house clearance, you will need to give yourself plenty of time to get the work done. Generally, if two people are undertaking the workload, you should give every room in the home around half a day to clear (remembering to include a garage or outdoor space as a room in your plan).
Of course, if the rooms are very large or cluttered, you may need to allocate more time in your plan.
Choose What Belongings You’re Keeping and Donating
A colour coding system will make your life much easier regarding your home clearance. Here you’ll be able to quickly and cheaply get coloured stickers online and then stick them on furniture or items to show what will happen to them. For instance:
- Green sticker – keep
- Orange sticker – donate
- Purple sticker – sell
- Red sticker – junk
Then, when it comes to moving items, you’ll be able to quickly put everything into separate piles based on what will happen to them. This will also help with getting an estimate for removal or waste services.
Be Very Careful Over Documentation
The last thing you want is for a piece of furniture to be sold that contains a document with personal information, especially if there’s a chance that the document could lead to identity theft. So, you must look through every piece of furniture, handbag and box for any documents that need to be kept or destroyed.
Arrange for Pickups
Once you reach the end of your home clearance, you need to start to plan when and how you’ll transport belongings, depending on what they’re destined for.
- For belongings you want to keep, you will likely need to hire a removal company to move them to their new home. If you have a deadline for your clearance, you must book these removals as soon as possible.
- Charities will often come and collect large items for donations; again, you will need to book this well in advance to ensure everything gets lifted. Depending on your amount of stuff, you might need to ask multiple charities.
- It’s also important to arrange for any rubbish to be collected too. Always look for a company that will responsibly dispose of your belongings, reusing and recycling as much as possible, rather than sending them to a landfill.
If you want to start a home clearance but don’t have the time, a rubbish removal service can do everything for you. Just take everything you want to keep, and they’ll recycle and reuse as much as possible, meaning you’ll be doing your bit for climate control and saving yourself some stress.