House Clearing Tips and Guidelines
The reasons for attempting a house clearance can be many, from moving to a complete home restoration. The following tips will prepare you for a good transition without too much hassle involved. Let’s begin with the first tip:
• Time planning
You will need ample time to get things done, so make sure you reserve that time to avoid issues up ahead. Stick to the simple rule of at least half a day per room plus some extra time for any issues possible. This may seem like a long time, but you can’t do everything in a single day without a great deal of help. Slow things down so you can work calmly, instead of stressing out about the small details.
• Itemizing and organizing
Once you have decided to spent time on house clearance, you should decide what items you can keep, give away and donate. Decide what items you want to throw away as well. It may not be easy but you better do your best to minimize possessions if you’re moving away and you plan on emptying your entire household.
• Storage space requirements
You can use a point of reference in a typical builder’s skip, such as the one you can see in residential areas. A builder’s skip measures at about 6 to 8 cubic yards. Consider it an average of about seven and use that as a measurement base when you’re inspecting your rooms. Make note of the size of the items and make a rough estimate of what you may need as storage space.
• Take-away options
You can rent a truck to take away most of what you have collected for clearance, but keep in mind that you may need to do the loading and unloading yourself. On the other hand, if you plan on selling items later you may need to rent a temporary self-storage unit to house your belongings.
• Using professional help
You can hire a cleaning company which specializes in pack out and moving. Compare the rates and also consider that option as part of the clearance process.