A house clearance is a big job, but something that needs to be tackled from time to time – it might be your own home or that of a friend or relative, and it can feel daunting to start with, so it is important to have a plan before you jump straight in.
Here are some of the things to think about to help you plan and make your house clearance go as smoothly and successfully as possible…
Firstly, you need to think about how much needs to be cleared out. Spend some time looking around the house and don’t forget the garden, so that you can get a good idea of the amount of stuff that there is to get rid of. You also need to decide how much of the stuff can be reused, if some of it is going to be kept as it is useful or sentimental, and how much of it is rubbish.
You might want to break the task down into sections if it is a lot to get through. This can also make the planning easier – for example, for a lot of rubbish, you might need to hire a skip from somewhere like this Swansea skip hire company Pendragon. By breaking the job into smaller chunks, it can make it much easier to estimate the size of the skip that you need for each part.
If there are items that are too good to throw away, but you don’t want to keep it yourself, there are lots of ways that you can get rid of it. Some things you could sell online or at a car boot sale, or you could donate it to charity. Large items like furniture will need to be transported, but there are lots of charities that take away furniture to reuse, such as the British Heart Foundation, so have a look around your area and see what they want to take.
Sometimes sorting through things can be emotionally difficult, especially if it is for a relative that has passed away or it is the end of an era – make sure that you give yourself time to grieve how you want to and take care of your emotional health at a time like this.