6 tips for conducting a house clearance in the summer
By David, Jul 19 2019 09:34AM
It would be great if we could plan every house clearance around the seasons wouldn’t it? It would be ideal to wait until Spring or Autumn every year. Things would be a little cooler and manual work would be a little easier without the sun bearing down on us.
Unfortunately, as we all know, life doesn’t work that way. If you’re a hoarder who’s been working towards getting a clearance started, you won’t want to delay things until next season. Likewise, if a loved one has passed away and you’re faced with paying for their mortgage, you may need to sell the property ASAP.
The fact is, house clearances will need to take place at every point in the year. And even if completing a house clearance in the summer heat isn’t ideal, it’s doable. Plus, it’s a lot easier with preparation.
So, here are our tips on clearing a house in the Summer.
1. Stay hydrated
Clearing a house is a physical task at any time of year, never mind the Summer when it’s hotter and you’re losing a lot more water than normal. Make sure you come prepared with as much water as you need and remind everyone to keep drinking throughout the day. If you’re trying to help the planet, bring re-usable water bottles and fill them up in the sink every time they’re empty!
2. Make sure you eat well
House clearances are long and usually take a few days. It can be so tempting to work straight through lunch to get the job done, especially if you’re working on a deadline. Try to stop for lunch if you can. It’s good to be prepared and plan food in advance, maybe packing a lunch the night before.
Try and eat well too. We know popping to the chippy can be tempting, but eating a lunch that is more nutritious will fill you with the energy you need to get you through the rest of the day. If you really haven’t got time to stop for lunch, take food that you can snack on through the day.
3. Wear cool, but safe clothes
It can be tempting to do a clearance in minimal clothing through the summer. But always keep safety in mind. If you know you’re going to be doing lots of heavy lifting, or if the property is full of hazards, be mindful of prioritising your safety too.
4. Get some fans
It’s helpful to dot a few fans around the property to help cool the air. People can have a quick break to cool down in front of the fan too!
5. Enlist help
Having an extra few pairs of hands can be super helpful and lessen the impact on one person. You’re able to share the workload so there’s less to do. It will save you time too!
6. Hire a House Clearance Company
If you didn’t know it already, there are companies out there, like us, who specialise in house clearance. We’re well-accustomed to working with deceased estates, office clearances, hoarding and much more. You name it, we’ve dealt with it.
If you’re reading this and thinking, ‘I could really do with some help’, then give us a call on 07909 846679 or 01452 290086. We’ll have a chat and provide you with a free quote. Looking forward to hearing from you!