Clearing Out The Loft – Where To Start

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Often when we do not know what to do with something, we put it in the loft. It’s a tried and true method of keeping most of your home clean from junk. However, over time junk will build up in your loft space. Eventually, this will often become problematic as you will struggle to find certain items when you need them down the line. For this reason, it is necessary to carry out the occasional loft clearance. But where do you start?


Before you start sorting through the contents of your loft, you should first make sure to clear the space. Typically, there isn’t much space to move around, low ceilings and limited lighting can make it easy for accidents to take place. Remove all your possessions from the space and make sure to give it a clean. This will help to get rid of any dust, cobwebs or bacteria. 

Sorting Through Your Contents 

Sorting through the contents of your loft can be an exhausting task. However, it can be well worth it once the job is done. With that in mind, here are a few tips that will help you along the way. 

Make Categories of Items 

It can be helpful to sort your items into different sections. For instance; travel items, memories, tools etc. Once everything has been sorted through, it will be easier to determine which bits to keep and which bits to throw away. 

Think About What You Need

You will probably find that the majority of items in your loft never get used. As house clearance Surrey specialists, we recommend that you take the time to determine which items are essential to keep. For instance, a suitcase is always handy should you want to go on holiday. 

Avoid Being Sentimental

It is easy to be sentimental about old items you never use because of the memories you have with particular items. It is fine to keep a few items that bring back memories of another time but doing this too much will result in a build-up. 


As house clearance Surrey specialists, we know just how difficult it can be to carry out a loft clearance. Sorting through a million and one boxes of old junk and memories can be overwhelming. Rather than putting off the task completely, follow the steps we have outlined in this article and you will be well on your way to getting the job done. 

Contact Us – House Clearance Surrey 

If you are currently planning on moving or simply looking to get rid of clutter and waste around your home, Greenleaf Clearance is here to help. Our house clearance Surrey experts have 10 lorries on standby, ready to arrive on site and collect your waste for transportation and disposal. We always go the extra mile to categorise and dispose of certain materials separately. If you would like to find out more give us a call at 07884 082 197, or fill out a contact form here.

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