Flat clearance is nothing more difficult than loft, basement or garage clearance.
It’s even easier than the big house clearance that should take place once a year, just because a flat is usually much smaller than a huge house with numerous rooms where you may store useless objects chaotically. So, first try to do it by yourself and then, if you can’t, call a professional clearance crew.
Check out some tips and advice in that regard:
- Instead of spending time to find the perfect clearance crew, spend a couple of hours over the weekend for some basic sorting and de-cluttering of the flat. Get started with the smallest rooms and areas where you are hoarding books, broken furniture, scrap electronic devices or even good-looking useless furniture.
- Put aside the useless objects in good condition that you have wanted to get rid of for years. Sort the smallest objects and separate the metal from the wooden items. Then, continue with the same de-cluttering process in the bigger rooms of the flat.
- It is essential to de-clutter not only the smallest areas, because you can find useless objects in the other rooms too. When you get everything sorted, then it would be much easier to decide whether it is too much to handle by yourself.
- Use gliding blankets for the separation of the scrap objects. Don’t pile objects directly onto the floor, because they can scratch the surface of the floor and spread out into a greater mess. Not to mention that gliding blankets will help move the big and heavy piles of scrap and useless objects in one go.
- Get a breathing mask and protective gloves for heavy lifting. They will help avoid the issues from the dust that will spread out easily through the small flat. Personal protection is essential, while the gloves are a must during waste removal of some hazardous objects and detergents.
- Pick the best day for flat clearance and inform the neighbours if required to free more parking space for the pick-up van.
- Organize your waste clearance in advance and don’t leave everything for the last moment. Check out where the closet spot to pile the scrap and useless objects for disposal is in order to save yourself going the extra distance when loading the van. Check out where the closest recycling centre or the nearest place for disposal of household waste is.
- Inspect the route between the flat and the van for hurdles, such as stairs, turns, bumps and others.
- Always consider some waste reducing tips before the disposal of your waste. Donation is one of them. It is the easiest and fastest way to get rid of the useless objects that are still in good condition. Selling is another great tip, but it will take some time.
- Try to repair and re-use some objects or change their purpose completely. Finally, consider recycling as another great way to reduce the amount of household waste after flat clearance.
- Book a pick-up service in advance or hire only a van if the rubbish cannot fit in your normal car. Waste collections services are recommended for a major part of the household rubbish, but there are some specific items that require specific care. Always check out the label that shows the right method for disposal of some objects, for example big appliances and heavy white goods.
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