What NOT to Do when Clearing Out Your Home

14 November 2016

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You may need to clear out your home for many different reasons – you may be moving out, you may want to prepare the property for sale, you may be planning a full house refurbishment and may need to get all the house contents out of the way, etc. Whatever the reason for your house clearance, there are certain mistakes you should avoid at all costs so that you stay out of trouble and prevent damages and injuries. Let’s check those out.

Don’t rush

Don’t go into the home clearance process headfirst. This is one of the gravest mistakes you can make as without a proper plan in place, you will most probably find yourself stuck halfway through the process not knowing what to do next. Plan every stage of the project thoroughly, secure the services of a reliable clearance company in case you need help and follow your plan religiously to avoid trouble along the way.

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Don’t forget to sort through your items

Before you start throwing things away or ship everything to a storage facility, go through all your belongings and determine what you want to keep and what should be discarded. That will give you a good idea of the amount of items that have to be disposed of and will make planning the property clearance a lot easier.

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Don’t forget about the necessary equipment

Certain tasks such as furniture clearance and disposing of large and heavy items will require specialised equipment. Don’t forget to check what types of tools you will require when you are clearing out your house to avoid last minute rush, damages and injuries. The equipment you may require may include specialised lifting gear, dollies, straps, and a special vehicle spacious enough to fit in all the waste items, etc. Make sure you have everything you need at hand – you can either rent the equipment or hire a clearance firm who will use their own equipment. The latter option will save you a lot of hassles too.

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Don’t ignore safety measures

Safety is of utmost importance when dealing with waste and junk items. You should never ignore safety measures and the recommended procedures for handling different types of waste, as that can be dangerous for you, your property and even public safety. Equip yourself with the necessary safety gear for the house clearance and ensure that everyone involved in the process follows the safety protocols for heavy lifting, loading and handling waste.

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Don’t do everything yourself

Clearing out a house is a stressful process that involves a lot of hard work. Don’t attempt on a home clearance all by yourself, as this can lead to injuries and it may even be impossible for you to handle tasks such as furniture disposal alone. You can either ask a few friends for help or hire a professional company for the job.

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Don’t hire the first house clearance company you come across

If you decide to use the services of a professional clearance company, there are certain things you should keep in mind and certain mistakes you should avoid. Don’t ever go with the first company you come across on the internet or in your local newspaper. Instead, do a thorough research on the services available on the market, see what different companies have to offer, check their reliability and prices and go with the company that offers you the best value for your money. That will save you from falling into the hands of unscrupulous companies that may take your money and do a substandard job or don’t do the job at all. Also, never pay the full cost of the waste clearance service you book in advance.

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Avoid these pitfalls when you are clearing out your home and the process will be much easier and less stressful for you. Decide what you want to throw out and hire a good house clearance company with proven reliability to save yourself the hassle of doing everything on your own.

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