By unknown, Aug 21 2015 02:00PM
1. One of the instrumental factors when planning a house clearance is time, ensuring everything goes as smooth as possible. A good suggestion for two people undertaking a house clearance is to allow about ½ a day per room that needs to be cleared. This may seem a lot but it gives you sufficient time to do the job and remove the stress that comes with it.
2. Once you've made some time in your schedule for the house clearance, the next step is to go through everything to decide which items you wish to keep, which you want to sell or donate, and which items are to be cleared by labelling as such.
3. Almost there now! But before you call to arrange to take it away, you need to work out how much stuff you have.
The easiest way of estimating volume is to think in terms of a standard domestic skip. How many standard skips - the six-yard type one commonly sees outside a domestic building site - do you think your bulky items would fill? You don't need to be exact, just estimate to the nearest skip load. Once complete, add it all up and get a total volume estimate.
4. Take care of your confidential documents, as Identity theft is a growing problem in the UK. Dispose all bank statements, credit card receipts or health records etc by shredding.
In addition, if you are undertaking a house clearance for a deceased relative, be careful not to shred any documents you might require later. If you are in any doubt talk to the solicitor or executor dealing with the estate