Domestic Clearances Explained

03 August 2016

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Clearing out your house is always going to be a bit of a nightmare, and it is a lot more of a job if there are things amongst the junk that are valuable or that you would like to keep a hold of. You will find that hiring a decent junk disposal team will be a big part of a larger home clearance, but for a smaller one, you may well be able to do the job yourself, or with the help of your family. Whichever way you are looking at it, there are a few things that you need to keep in mind, and they are run through in simple terms below, to give you a decent idea of what you need to be looking out for when you are embarking on a proper flat clearance.

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Self control

When sorting through that which you want to get rid of, and that which you want to keep, there is only one person who can do the job, as there is only one person who knows your relationship with such things. That person is you, and you will find that the ability to detach yourself from the things that you have gathered over the years will be a difficult process. The rule tends to go that if you have not used, thought of or touched an item for a year or so, then you probably won’t miss it. In this case, you should probably get rid of such things, and you will find that the best way to go tends to be to get rid of things, rather than holding on to them just in case you miss things in the future. Remember that with older items that you don’t want to get rid of because of use, you can always sell things and then buy second hand next time, as this will only reduce the hassle of owning the item when you are moving house or putting things in storage. With sentimental items, it is hard to say what is worth keeping, and what is better to throw away. Retaining items with a direct meaning is important, as they can form ties to people that have passed away, but collecting everything and never letting go of it will be disastrous.

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Selling or donating

Do not be tempted to just throw everything that you are getting rid of away. It is very easy to put everything in to bin bags and to chuck it out, especially if you can fit it in to the normal bins outside of your house. There is money to be made from the things that you don’t want, especially if they are intact, and you could also donate those things that you have which are worth something to charity shops to ensure that the new lease of life that your things could have will benefit others. Whichever way you look at it, you would be silly not to look in to ways to make your domestic clearance work for you others. You could pay off the whole process by selling a couple of nicer items, or by going to a car boot sale.

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Recycling

When you find that there things that you can’t actually sell or donate, then you will have to get rid of them, but the fact is that this does not mean that everything is destined for the landfill. You will need to ensure that everything that you do chuck out is recycled if it can be, to prevent your rubbish clearance from being too damaging to the environment.

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