House clearances can quickly become extremely stressful if you attempt the task without preparation. Approaching the clearance should be done in an organised manner. Local house clearance companies take the work out of your hands, literally. If you choose the right company, the clearance can be completed effectively and efficiently in minimal time.
Deciding on the items you plan on keeping – As the name suggests, house clearances usually involve clearing all the waste or contents from your home. Getting rid of unwanted clutter is a great way to gain more space, as well as creating a more cleanly living space. If you plan on hiring professionals, it’s essential to highlight anything you want to keep. Post-it notes are a great way to colour code personal belongings and important items, not to be touched.
Choosing the right time – Even if you hire professionals, house clearances are not a small job. Depending on the size of your property, it can take up to an entire day to clear. Choosing a suitable day for this to occur will save you a lot of unnecessary stress. Organising for the company to arrive on a weekend when your kids are running throughout the house is only going to delay matters.
Choosing the right company – One of the most essential aspects of the entire clearance process involves the company. Hiring the wrong people can lead to a number of complications and even fines. Make sure that the house clearance company has positive reviews, licences, insurance and relevant accreditations. Most clearance companies such as ourselves at Greenleaf Clearance provide our customers with a waste transfer note. This ensures that we dispose of your waste responsibly, other companies may fly-tip your waste which can lead to fines of up to £2,000 if it’s tracked back to you.
Don’t attempt to clear dangerous places on your own – Trying to remove your unwanted waste or items from an attic can lead to serious injuries. If you have to enter the attic using a ladder, trying to manage an assortment of items down it will likely lead to falling or heavy items landing on you.
Don’t handle moulds or rot without protection – Mould and decaying wastes are usually found during a clearance. You may move a fridge and find a large build-up of bacteria, it is essential to either get a professional disposal team or relevant protection. Using your bare hands could lead to serious illnesses and issues. Find out more about handling bacteria and moulds using our guide here.
Greenleaf Clearance – Your Local House Clearance
As one of the leading local house clearance companies, Greenleaf Clearance can provide you with a wide range of services. Our services range from house clearances and deep cleaning to garden waste removal and disposal. With 10 lorries on standby, our expert team would be more than happy to help you. Get in touch with us on 07884 082197 or fill out a contact form here.