There are many reasons why a property needs to be cleared. It could be that the house is owned by a relative who recently passed away, you are moving into a new home, or you just see the need to declutter your messy home. Without proper management and technique, house clearance can be a stressful and challenging task.
If you have less time to do house clearance, hiring a professional clearance company is best. Since they do it regularly, they use the proper technique and equipment to get the job done right on time and as stress-free as possible.
If you want to save on your house clearance expenses, here are some clever and reliable tips to make your house clearance project cost-effective and hassle-free.
Plan everything out
Procrastinating will only waste your time and can get you nowhere. It can also stress you out as you run out of time. To avoid this, you have to plan and prepare everything.
If you can’t afford to spend a few days out of work for the project, you can spend just a few hours each day cleaning. Evaluate which items to keep, donate, and throw away. Suppose you see the need for professional help, such as a waste collector. In that case, you should contact them and book an appointment in advance. You can also ask for help from your friends.
Keep a list of everything that needs to be done, from your plans, details, the necessary documents, etc.
Sort the items
Once you already have a detailed plan, it’s time to start with the task.
Suppose you have already sorted out the items. It is now time to pack everything and label each container based on your plans for each item category. Don’t forget to put the labels so you would not have to waste time figuring out what’s inside later on.
For documents that have personal information, such as bank statements and health records, use a shredder to dispose of them. It is also essential to consult with the person’s lawyer if you are clearing out a house for a deceased individual. This will ensure that no personal or important documents are missing.
Estimate the value of the items you are going to sell
After categorising the items, it is now time to decide on the lowest price you would receive after selling the items. Look for similar products online and compare them to the items you have. You may also consult professionals for valuable and rare items, such as artworks, antiques, and pieces of jewellery.
Sell the items
For most people, selling profitable items before the house clearance is more effective and less hassle. These items usually take weeks or months to sell, so it is more practical and time-efficient to sell them in advance. It will also help you raise money for the clearance project and other necessary costs.
Aside from selling online, you can also hold a car boot sale to sell the remaining items. Search for the most popular car boot spots in your area and set up a stall for your items. You may also donate other items to individuals or institutions that can use them.
For recyclable materials, you can deliver them to the nearest recycling centre. Check your local council’s list of materials that are accepted for recycling. You can also book an appointment with a recyclable waste collection company to collect the items from your property.
Hire a waste collector
After keeping, selling, and donating items that are still usable, it is now time to get rid of the remaining items. Since most locals don’t accept a large amount of waste, you can call a professional waste collection company and book their service in advance. They can take care of everything you need, from removing the bulks of clutter in your property to loading and transporting it to the landfill.
At North West Waste Collections, we offer bespoke and efficient waste collection services for all types and sizes of properties. Hiring us for your waste collection needs guarantees cost-effective service and peace of mind.