When it comes to a home clearance, many of us can get overwhelmed by the idea. As, 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!
1: 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. Which 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 there are two people 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.
2: Choose What Belongings You’re Keeping and Donating
A colour coding system will make your life much easier when it comes to your home clearance. Here you’ll be able to easily and cheaply get coloured stickers online, then stick 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 easily put everything into separate piles based on what is to happen to them. This will also really help when it comes to getting an estimate for removal or waste services.
3: 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 in it, especially if there’s a chance that document could lead to identity theft. So, it’s important that you look through every piece of furniture, handbags and boxes for any documents that need to be kept or destroyed.
4: Arrange for Pickups
Once you get towards the end of your home clearance, you need to start to plan when and how you’re going to 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, it’s important that you book these removals in as soon as possible.
- Charities will often come and collect large items for donations, again you will need to book this in well in advance to ensure everything gets lifted. Depending on how much stuff you have, you might need to ask multiple charities.
- It’s also important to arrange for any rubbish to be collected to. When choosing a company, always look for one that will responsibly dispose of your belongings, reusing and recycling as much as possible, rather than sending to a landfill.
If you are looking to start a home clearance but you don’t have the time, KwikSweep can do everything for you. Just simply take everything your want to keep and we’ll recycle and reuse as much as possible, meaning you’ll be doing your bit for climate control as well as saving yourself some stress.