Not yet registered? Create a OverBlog!

Create my blog

How to perform a house clearance?

Conducting house clearances is not a simple task of placing everything into boxes and waiting for the removal day to arrive. To correctly complete a home clearance and remove, the house contents requires a lot of planning and organisation. To learn how to perform a house clearance, read the guide below.

Before the task begins

Planning and organisation Plan ahead and by being fully organised in completing a house clearance, the task will run much more smoothly and become less of a stressful experience. Time for each room Allow half a day for each room on the principle that two people are undertaking the work. If half a day seems a lot, then some homes have a room or two full of ornaments or other precious items which need to be carefully wrapped and packed.

Create a colour coded system

Red All items that you wish to keep should be boxed and the package clearly marked in red that they are your valued items you cannot do without. You may have to be ruthless with some items or you may find everything going into the red pile. Amber or orange Sell or donate, all the items that you wish to either give away to charity or sell through places like eBay. Green Mark anything that you wish to dispose of with a green marking.

Disposal of unwanted goods

Local council or authority In many cases, the local authority will collect large or bulky items from outside your home. You simply have to phone and arrange a collection date and ensure the item or items are outside on the arranged day. It can take a few weeks to arrange this, so plan ahead. Hire a skip Hiring a skip is one solution although if it is parked on the street many, local authorities require a permit before it can be left outside your home. Load your car Place everything in your car and take it to the local tip or recycling centre, this may take several trips but it is free to offload your items in this way. Hire professionals Use a house clearance company to remove your unwanted items for you. This would be similar to the cost of hiring a skip without the hassle of applying for a permit. They would also take any items you wish to donate.

Moving day

Specialists or do it yourself? This just leaves the task of moving the items you wish to keep, either hire a van and move it yourself or hire a professional removals team.

Same category articles Interior design

A guide to bullet proof glass

A guide to bullet proof glass

Bullet proof glass is a kind of glass that is made to withstand even the extreme force of a raging bullet. It might look like an ordinary glass but has extraordinary abilities of strength. The industrial term used for the bulletproof glass is bullet resistant glass, the reason being it cannot totally prevent a bullet from affecting its surface.
Where to buy a breakfast nook set

Where to buy a breakfast nook set

Breakfast nooks have become a common feature in both luxury and smaller homes. In smaller homes, breakfast nooks can be a great place to eat if you do not have room for a table in the kitchen proper. In any size house, whether large or small, having a warm and sunny nook in which to share a meal while the kitchen is free for cooking is invaluable. When you have a breakfast nook, however, you need to furnish it. This leads to the question of where to buy nook furniture.
Advice and options for kitchen countertops

Advice and options for kitchen countertops

Today’s homeowners have a lot of options to choose from when selecting kitchen counter tops. Kitchen remodeling projects can benefit from a close study of the various choices available, so that an informed decision can be made.
Where to buy nursery wallpaper borders

Where to buy nursery wallpaper borders

Bedroom wallpaper borders are ideal for nurseries and children's bedrooms. A great alternative to wallpaper, borders can be chosen to match cot bed's quilts and duvets. They can be removed or replaced when your child gets older. Hence, they make a versatile interior décor solution. This article looks at where to get nursery wallpaper borders to help you to decorate your baby's bedroom.