If you’ve got a lot of stuff that you need to get rid of, be it from refurbishing a house or sorting out a lost one’s affairs, a house clearing service may be the most efficient method for you to get the ball rolling and finish the job. However, house clearance isn’t as simple as hiring a company and saying ‘here are the keys to the house, work your magic’.
There’s a bit of preparation involved and a few basics to get to grips with, which is exactly what we’re going to cover in this blog.
How to Prepare for a House Clearance
Before you employ the services of a house clearance company, it’s important that you prepare before their arrival. This mostly includes putting things in piles relevant to what you want to keep and what you want to get rid of and make it clear what is to be removed and what isn’t.
It’s worth noting that house clearing services will try to donate what they can where possible, and for this reason, if you’re looking to donate items, it’s worth trying to clean them and make them look presentable where you can.
Sometimes, clearing items out can be emotionally demanding, so it’s a good idea to prep for house clearance in advance so you can process the emotions attached to getting rid of items, especially if you’re clearing the house of a lost loved one. This way, you can be sure of your decisions.
House Clearance Basics
Fundamentally, house clearance companies will try to either sell, donate, or – last case scenario – responsibly dispose of your items. It can be tempting to fly tip items, but this is illegal and harmful to the environment. All proper house clearing companies will be registered with the Environment Agency and seek to do what’s most environmentally friendly. Consider this when choosing a company to go with.
You will also want to double check the clearance company you choose is a qualified waste carrier, otherwise, you could end up facing a fine if your items are found disposed of illegally. Doing research pays off when it comes to house clearing.
Depending on what you’re looking to get rid of, the clearance company may get a skip to make the removal process easier. They will typically sort out permits and the license side of things, but do be prepared to accommodate one if needs be on your driveway if you have one.
Finally, make sure you label things clearly. This will help the clearance company be more efficient when removing items and minimise the risk of something being taken that shouldn’t be.
Arrange for the House to be Cleared
At Bellview Transport, we provide a professional removal service in Oxford. If you have a house to clear, we can help you. Unlike other providers, we’re always transparent with pricing and will offer you a free, no-obligation quote upfront. Simply contact us to find out more.