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The popular pastime of up cycling has taken the UK by storm as programmes such as Kirstie’s Fill Your House for Free are inspiring people up and down the country to make someone else’s unwanted items into something beautiful and useful. As experts in rubbish removal and house clearance Sheffield, Clearance and Clean Up see many unwanted possessions, pieces of furniture, household objects and more, removed from houses all over Yorkshire on a daily basis. It’s great to think that those items, obviously unwanted by their owners, may have a new life in someone else’s home at a later date.
Upcycling is basically the process of taking unwanted items and converting them into new materials or better products that can be used and loved. In the Channel 4 programme ‘Kirstie’s Fill Your House for Free’, crafting and upcycling queen Kirstie Allsop salvages all sorts of discarded items from skips or scrimpers’ websites such as FreeCycle and Gumtree. From old mirrors, lamps and photo frames to larger items of furniture, Kirstie and her team breathe new life into them, transforming these objects into things that anyone would be proud to have in their home.
Kirstie explained to viewers on Good Morning Britain that she thinks society is changing its attitude to second-hand goods. "We've been conned for a long time into this belief that new is better and that somehow you have to have everything new,” said Kirstie. “It is easier, but environmentally it's disastrous and economically it's idiotic because there are so many things that are so much cheaper."
Here at Clearance and Clean Up, we have cleared hundreds of different properties across Yorkshire for councils, landlords and private owners. Our aim is see that as many as possible of the items that we collect are reused and recycled. We do this through our relationships with a variety of local charity shops and outlets that are more than happy to take the items off us so that they can be used by others.
It’s great to be able to assure our customers that their house clearance Sheffield items are going to be reused by people who need them or recycled for their raw materials and made into new items. It’s all part of our aim to ensure that as little as possible ends up going into landfill! If you are looking for an ethical house clearance company in Sheffield who aims to reuse and recycle as much as possible from their house clearances, Clearance and Clean Up can help. For house clearance Sheffield, Doncaster, Rotherham and Barnsley please call us on 0114 403 1021 or email [email protected]