We conduct house clearances on a regular basis. Our trucks have 16 cubic yards of space (and carry up to 3000kg in weight) so we can accommodate large household clearances. We help our customers in a range of situations from house moves and renovation jobs to clearance after bereavement. There’s very little we can’t take away for you so you can be confident of emptying the whole house with just our service.
Over the years we’ve developed efficient ways of working but we’ve also noticed a number of things that the client can do that will aid quick and easy house clearance. We’ve compiled a number of tips and tricks to help your clearance job go smoothly.
Disassemble large items
Items like tables and beds can be disassembled fairly easily and once done will be far easier to load into the van, leaving more space for other things. So when preparing for the removals van, detach the table legs and stack any chairs together for easy transport.
Keep electronic and electrical items together
Electricals are considered hazardous waste and require special disposal to comply with Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment (WEEE) recycling regulations. The following groups of items fall into this category:
- IT equipment
- Medical devices
- Household appliances, both large and small i.e. washing machines and kettles alike
- Automatic dispensers
- Telecoms equipment
- Electric tools
- Monitoring and control devices
Many other waste collection services won’t take these away but we’re fully licensed and fully capable of doing so. We’ll safely dispose of any WEEE items, ensuring the chemicals within don’t pose any threat to people or the environment.
Box up small things
Small loose items are a pain to move if they aren’t contained. Gather similar items together i.e. books in one box, clothes in another and toys in another. We endeavour to recycle the junk we take away so grouping similar items together will help us do that.
Take up the carpet
A thorough house clearance includes removing fixed decor such as carpets and curtains. Roll rugs and carpets and take down curtains. These can be grouped together, preferably in a neat pile of securely tied pieces.
Neutralise the risk of sharp or dangerous items
Plenty of houses will contain their fair share of potentially dangerous items e.g. sharp or heavy tools, kitchen knives, broken or easily breakable glass. We recommend that you wrap sharp items such as blades with paper or cloth (anything to cover the point and/or blade) and then tie all these things together. Put glass in a clearly visible location, wrapping up the edges if necessary.
For more advice on how to prepare for house clearance call us on 0800 599 9990.