One of the best times to dejunk your home is when you are planning to move. Not only will you be thankful for the clarity and calm that a de-cluttered home will bring, but you will also be grateful for the money saved by not paying for moving unwanted items from one house to the next.
Save time and money on packing, transporting, and unpacking the things you don’t really want or need and dispose of them beforehand – a task that our team at Just Clear will be happy to help you with.
In this blog, we offer some suggestions to help you with your pre-move clear out.
Starting the packing process as early as you can will help give you enough time to properly sort through your possessions so that you know you are only packing the items that you are certain that you want to bring with you.
A bonus of getting your house in order well in advance of your move, even before you find a buyer, is that it could help you sell your home – having a clear, clutter-free space will make your property look larger and more enticing.
Set a plan (and stick to it)
Rather than jumping straight in and deciding what to keep and what to get rid of as you go, make a plan regarding how you’re going to tackle your clearance. A simple and straightforward method is to focus on one room at a time, going through each thoroughly (not forgetting cupboards and other storage) before moving on to the next.
Sorting your items into three main piles can be useful to identify what you want to keep, sell/donate, or throw away. Allocating a single space to keep these piles while you de-clutter the whole house is a smart move so consider clearing a room, or your garage before you make a start.
You also need to think about the time needed for clearing each space. Garages, basements, and attics are notorious for housing a whole host of forgotten items so bear this in mind and plan accordingly – perhaps carving out a full weekend is what you need as opposed to a single morning or afternoon. Alternatively, we at Just Clear can help in clearing the hardest to reach attic space or basement quickly and affordably.
Have the tools for the job
Making sure that you’re well-equipped with the right packing supplies and materials will help smooth the process.
Having plenty of bin liners, sturdy boxes, packing tape, bubble wrap, newspapers, and labels or a sharpie pen to hand will help protect the items you are keeping and separate those you are not.
Just clear your rubbish
Now you have sifted through and separated your things into those you do and don’t want to keep you will need to clear the rubbish, and you have a couple of options.
If you’re planning to clear the unwanted items yourself there are several things to consider such as a van or skip hire, the opening hours of your local Household Waste Recycling Centre, enlisting helpers to assist you in lifting the heavier objects – not to mention taking the time out from your weekend.
Alternatively, you can enlist the services of a waste removal company like Just Clear to get rid of everything for you safely, sustainably, and as stress-free as possible. Our reputable and reliable team can remove rubbish from anywhere on your property – whether it’s in the shed, garden, garage, or attic, we can help with a full house clearance.
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If you are a homeowner feeling bogged down by mess and clutter, please get in touch to find out more about our house clearance services by using our contact form or calling us today on 0345 319 8000.
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