There’s a very clear and very valid reason why the vast majority of people tend to put the idea of going about a full house clearance off for as long as realistically possible. That of course being the fact that it isn’t exactly what you’d call a pleasant or simple process…quite to the contrary in most instances. Nevertheless, there’s also no disputing the way in which a thorough house clearance can indeed breathe new life into any property and give the place as a whole an entirely new dynamic.
The good news however is that the process can be made at least a little more manageable, if gone about in accordance with a few tips from the experts. So for those who may be planning, or at least contemplating the idea of a house clearance in London in the near future, here’s a quick look at just a few tips on getting the job done both properly and with a minimum of pain:
1 – Advance Planning
First up, it might seem like a good idea simply to dive headfirst into the clearance, having assumed that if you don’t do it now, you never will. The latter part of this may in fact be true, but at the same time you absolutely must create a plan of attack in advance. You need to make sure you have enough time put to one side for each room – somewhere in the region of half a day per room – along with gathering equipment you’ll need and coming up with a strategy for tackling the home in general.
2 – Red, Yellow, Green
One of the best ways of going about things in the initial planning phase is to arm yourself with a bunch of stickers in red, yellow and green. The reason being that as you wander around the home and survey all the stuff you have, you can slap on stickers in accordance with what you plan to do with it when the time comes. Anything you’ve decided you definitely want to keep gets the green sticker treatment. The things you’ve decided to either sell or give away get a yellow sticker, while anything destined for the bin is slapped with a red sticker. When the time comes to actually start the physical process of moving things, this will make the whole process infinitely easier.
3 – Think Waste Volumes
You’d be surprised just how quickly the boot of the car will fill up just as soon as you start the clearance process. As such, it’s a good idea to be proactive ahead of time and to think about exactly how much you expect to be getting rid of in order to hire or procure the necessary tools and equipment. If you’re planning to hire a skip for example, it’s worth remembering that there are hundreds of different sizes and specifications. And the same also goes for man and hire – there are limitless options and service packages available so it’s important to work out exactly what you need in advance.
4 – One Room At a Time
It’s already been touched upon, but is nonetheless important to reemphasize the fact that when going about a home clearance of any kind, it’s always beneficial to tackle things one room at a time. Even if the whole family is helping you out and you have every intention of getting things done as quickly as possible, you’ll find things becoming needlessly complicated if you attempt to tackle the entire house at the same time. Decide on which rooms will get priority and which will be left and managed a little later down the line – then be sure to stick with your plan like glue.
5 – Call in Help
Last but not least, it’s of course obvious to say that you will need as much help as possible along the way to get the job done as quickly and easily as can be, but don’t forget there are also plenty of professional services out there that can technically do the hard work on your behalf. There are so many advantages that come with calling in the professionals, not least of which being the way in which it absolutely guarantees the best possible outcome in the shortest possible time. Not only this, but it is also worth considering that once you have added up the cost of skip hire, any other equipment you might need and the hours you yourself will have to invest in the process, you might find you could have in fact saved money by working with the professionals. And as quotations and consultations are free, it’s worth at least finding out before going ahead!