Clearing a house can be overwhelming, particularly if you’re unsure where to begin. To achieve a swift and effective outcome, it’s crucial to understand common pitfalls to avoid. This article highlights the prevalent mistakes homeowners may face when clearing their property. As one of the leading house clearance companies in the South of England, our clearance services could save you the time and stress involved with clearing your home.
A Lack Of Planning
Undertaking a house clearance can be an intimidating task, which requires careful planning to ensure that the entire process goes smoothly. Planning before attempting the task will facilitate organisation whilst reducing stress and the overall time spent clearing.
Creating a comprehensive checklist with all of the rooms, items or belongings that need removal will help you gauge an understanding of where to start. Once you have categorised the items, you can then create lists of items to be recycled, kept, disposed of, donated or sold during the clearance process. Failing to plan may lead to items being accidentally removed or disposed of. Poor planning will likely make the process more difficult, taking more time and requiring more effort.
Not Organising Disposal Beforehand
One of the most common mistakes we hear about from homeowners includes the aftermath of the clearance. After they have collected and categorised everything for disposal, they struggle to manage the transportation of the items.
If you have furniture or upholstery that needs removal, your best option is to try and sell it online with collection-only terms. Most landfill sites will charge you to get rid of sofas, chairs and other upholstery. Electronic waste will also require separate disposal due to the harmful chemicals inside of the items. You may have clutter that can be thrown in a landfill but on the other hand, you have to take several trips back and forth, taking up time and costing you petrol or diesel.
Trying To Manage Heavy Objects On Your Own
When completing a house clearance London, the last thing you want is an injury. We have heard of homeowners falling down the stairs or dropping heavy items causing damage to themselves and surrounding items. Trying to manage heavy furniture or appliances singlehanded is not wise. We recommend hiring professional clearance services or asking friends and family for support.
Greenleaf Clearance – House Clearance London
Our experts here at Greenleaf Clearance can arrive on-site with our clearance services to collect, transport and dispose of your waste with ease, without you having to lift a finger. With 10 lorries on standby, you could be our next house clearance London! we would be more than happy to help you!