House clearance Sheffield advice by Tom Pickering the owner of South Yorkshire largest on demand rubbish removal and property clearance company and I'm going to give you my top 10 tips to make your clearance go as smoothly as possible and save you both time and money on the process.

  1. Take anything you are keeping out of the property or at very least put in 1 room in the corner and label do not remove this will save the clearance company time trying to decide what is staying and what is going and avoids any confusion.
  2. This isn't a must but will save time and ultimatly save you money empty and bag up the kitchen cupboards or at the very least take the items out and put on the kitchen side this will save the clearance company time.
  3. Empty and bag up clothes again not a must but will save time and you money also gives you a chance to make sure you haven't missed anything of value.
  4. Get a charity round this good for a few reasons you are donating items and a bonus is the more they take for free the less the house clearance company
    will charge as most companies price based on volume and time on site but don't be disopointed when they take very little charities are inundated with stock and can be picky.
  5. When phoning to book your clearance have as much detail as possible to include , List of the large items cooker beds etc, Any access issues narrow lane etc , Details about basements or garages the better the detail the more accurate the price will be.
  6. Knowing whats required by this I mean house clearances can be done for many reason and the properties can be of any type weather its privately owned housing association council etc they all have different standards they want them back in so for instance if its privately owned is it going up for sale does it need cleaning and making presentable. If its a council house are the carpets to come up do the lights need changing back to standard fitments their is many questions to ask just cover your self by asking them what standard do you want the property to be handed over in.
  7. Time slots for booking your clearance this will all depend on the size of your clearance and the company will advise but I would recommend the first slot in the morning as this is normally more reliable as if they have jobs before you they could run over making them late to yours.
  8. Let the clearance company do their job once they are on site have a chat with them and leave them to it specially if its a full clearance and you have removed your items of value they will work faster ultimately saving you money if their was any problems they would have your number.
  9. On completion of the clearance walk round the property with a member of the clearance team making sure nothing has being missed sometime there is sneaky little cupboards etc that can be missed or hidden away so always check
  10. PAPERWORK PAPERWORK PAPERWORK this is so important make sure you are issued with the correct paperwork this should include a waste transfer note with the property address on the company name their address the Waste license number that can be checked online at the environment agency website. Make sure you are also issued with a receipt and if you are being charged VAT make sure there is a VAT number on the invoice their is no excuse these days for people not issuing paperwork wether it be straight after the job or via email on completion. cover yourself get the paperwork.

spring-clean-house-clearance-sheffield-chesterfield-worksopSpring has sprung and it is the perfect time of year for everyone to be spring cleaning their house.  For many people this is the time of year when they decide to tidy up, sort things out, out their house on the market and move on to pastures new.  But this is when people often discover all sort of items which they had completely forgotten all about, lurking in their attic or basement.  Do you know what’s hiding in yours?

Hiding House Clearance Treasures

Interestingly, during house clearances, it has been found that an estimated 40% of us own antiques or vintage items and 16% have unknowingly given these, often high value items away, either to friends, relatives or charity shops.  Strangely, even when a lot of us know that we have these items, it is interesting to know that we don’t tend to bother listing them on our home insurance, as a nation, either.  When asked during this survey, members of the public were unable to estimate the worth of the contents of the house due to the fact that they do not do a regular content checks, cover or valuations.  This can often be because we do not realise that some things are of particular value.  When we say antiques, yes we are referring to large items such as a Victorian sideboard, but there are much smaller, younger items which will surprise you with their value and these are examples of items which are often not taken in to consideration for valuation.  A good example of this is a Meccano, clockwork race car from somewhere around 1915 – this may have been small in size, but when sold, gained almost £500.
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Perhaps, therefore it is time this Spring, to see what is hiding out in your attic or cellar.  It could be something you have been missing, a way a making yourself a little extra cash or decluttering your home before a house moveClearance and Cleanup can assist you with decluttering your home, moving house or furniture removal.

Contact Clearance and Cleanup

If you are looking for assistance and are looking for a trustworthy, reputable and honest house clearance team, then why not give Clearance and Clean Up a call.  We work in the Yorkshire area, covering specific areas, such as SheffieldChesterfieldWorksop to name but a few.  We guarantee to make your house clearance run as smoothly as it possibly can, whilst being economical, too.  So if you either want to declutter or if you are moving house and need assistance, then contact Tom and his professional, friendly team on 0800 410 1086, email us at[email protected] or you can click here and follow the link to be taken directly to our website to read more about the services we offer.
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Are you clearing out a property or moving in to a new home?  Do you need some assistance with emptying the property?  Or are you unable to lift heavy furniture or navigate stairs with boxes?  If the answer is yes to any of these questions, then there is no need to worry because that is the job of Clearance and Cleanup!  Not only do we want to help you physically, but we want to help you in an economical fashion, too.  How you ask?  Well, through our pricing method.  We want to make our assistance affordable to everybody in their time of need.  After all, we all know how stressful it is moving or emptying a property – no matter what its size!

Rest Assured with Clearance and Cleanup

Clearance and Cleanup work in the Yorkshire area, specialising in Sheffield, Worksop and Chesterfield.  No job is too big or too small – we just want to take the stress away from you!  Rest assured that no matter how much ‘homework’ you do or not, we will not be beaten on our price and we certainly wont be beaten on how we undertake our duties.  We want to do the best we can for you and at the best of prices.  Would you like to know how much this costs and how we have worked it out?

How do we price up at Clearance and Cleanup?

Here at Clearance and Clearup, we have deciphered our pricing based upon how much space you need in one of our standard vans.  Our standard van is a 3.5 tonne Luton box van.  It is 13.2 feet long, 7 feet wide and 7 feet high.  Internally, it is 25 cubic yards and can carry 1.2 tonnes to your chosen destination.

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All of the below prices include VAT and labour.

Quarter load = £130

Half load = £190

Three quarters of a load = £265

Full load = £345

About Clearance and Cleanup

If you are looking for assistance and are looking for a trustworthy, reputable and honest house clearance team, then why not give Clearance and Clean Up a call.  We work in the Yorkshire area, covering specific areas, such as SheffieldChesterfieldWorksop to name but a few.  We guarantee to make your house clearance run as smoothly as it possibly can whilst being economical, too.  So if you either want to declutter or if you are moving house and need assistance, then contact Tom and his professional, friendly team on 0800 410 1086, email us at [email protected] or you can click here and follow the link to be taken directly to our website to read more about the services we offer.

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picasso-house-clearance-cleanupOn the 28th July 2016, New Lanark in Scotland, will be hosting the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow.  New Lanark is said to be one of the most aesthetically pleasing and historic settings that has ever been filmed for the Antiques Roadshow.  It is a world heritage site illustrating industrial history, which includes an 18th century mill village and a team of highly knowledgeable experts to educate any visitors, answering any questions they may have, during their time visiting New Lanark.

The House Clearance Jackpot

2015’s Antiques Roadshows filming day, attracted an incredible 35,000 people to attended the day and bring their personal belonging which were of interest and anything they wanted a valuation for.  These included mesmerising items, such as JFKs former jacket, an £80,000 musical penknife and a toy panda which once flew with the ‘Dambusters’ themselves.  But, what was the most spectacular find of the day, was a sketch which was believed to have been undertaken by Picasso.   This, however, was not the reason it was thought of to be so spectacular.  It was, in fact, due to it having bought from a sale post house clearance for just a couple of pounds.
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House Clearance at Home

It’s incredible the amount of ‘stuff’ we all collect over the years, especially if we haven’t moved house for a long period of time.  You never know what you could find gathering dust in your basement or your attic, especially if you are an avid collector or a secret hoarder!  So, if you have either had enough of the excess clutter that you have been squirrelling away for that ‘just in case’ moment, or you have decided to move on to pastures new, then a house clearance team could be the answer to all of your prayers!

Clearance and Clean Up House Clearance Services

If you are looking for assistance and are looking for a trustworthy, reputable and honest house clearance team, then why not give Clearance and Clean Up a call.  We work in the Yorkshire area, covering specific areas, such as Sheffield, Chesterfield, Worksop to name but a few.  We guarantee to make your house clearance run as smoothly as it possibly can whilst being as economical, too.  So if you either want to declutter or if you are moving house and need assistance, then contact Tom and his professional, friendly team on 0800 410 1086, email us at [email protected] or you can click here and follow the link to be taken directly to our website to read more about the services we offer.  You never know, we might be able to help you unearth a hidden treasure which could end up appearing on the next series of the Antiques Roadshow and making you a fortune…!
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House clearance company SheffieldBefore you embark on your house clearance Sheffield mission, it’s important you hire a company that will be suitable for your needs. There are lots of ways that you could go about your house clearance, from skip hire services to man with a van. If you’re looking for a reputable house clearance company in Sheffield, here are a few tips that should help you with your choice.

Make Sure They Have a Full Waste Carriers Licence

A reputable house clearance company who transports or disposes of waste for others has to have a waste carriers licence issued by the Environment Agency. In fact, they’re committing an offense if they don’t, and can be fined up to £5,000. Also, waste carriers licences have an expiry date, so it’s important that you ask the company you choose if it’s in date and valid.

Public Liability Insurance

It’s also important to ensure that the company you choose has public liability insurance. This type of insurance protects you and your family, as well as the public, against damage to your property and to yourself. For example, if a house clearance company are moving a sofa out of the house and someone gets injured in the process, or something gets broken, you’ll be entitled to compensation.

Check the House Clearance Company’s Coverage Area

When choosing a house clearance company to clear your property, ensure that their coverage area includes your property. Companies based further afield may charge more, or politely tell you that they are a bit too far away! For example, if you live in South Yorkshire, ensure that the company covers Sheffield, Doncaster, Rotherham and Chesterfield.

Choose a Company Who Will Take Care of the Lifting and Shifting

If you don’t want the hassle of moving all your unwanted items down stairs, outside, or to a convenient pick up area, why not choose a company who will do all the lifting and shifting for you? When you choose your house clearance company, simply make an enquiry as to whether they offer this as part of the service, and choose on that does.

Free Site Visits

It’s sometimes tricky to offer a customer an accurate quote over the phone, and you run the risk of the formal quote differing from it upon arrival at the site. That’s why it’s a sensible idea to choose a company that offers free site visits, so that you can get an accurate quote and make a decision from there.

House Clearance Company in Sheffield and South Yorkshire

As a house clearance company in Sheffield that offers all of the above, from a full waste carriers licence to free site visits, please consider Clearance and Clean Up for your house clearance Sheffield. We have cleared hundreds of different properties across Yorkshire, Sheffield, Rotherham, Doncaster, Barnsley, Chesterfield and Worksop for councils, landlords and private owners. To get in touch, please contact us on 0800 410 1086 or 0114 403 1021, or email us at [email protected]

It’s been well reported in local and national media that the amount of discarded rubbish littering the streets of the UK appears to risen dramatically. As rubbish removal and house clearance Sheffield experts, it’s clear that littering has become more of a problem, and that one of the possible solutions to this may be the education of young people to encourage them to take responsibility for disposing of rubbish correctly.

The Bin It! Campaignnick clegg talks litter sheffield

According to a recent article in the Sheffield Star, Nick Clegg, who is the current Sheffield Hallam MP, has visited High Storrs School in Bents Green, Sheffield, to talk about the Bin It! Campaign. The scheme itself aims to educate students about taking responsibility for litter, and has been developed by the chewing gum company Wrigleys, in partnership with the education consultancy Rapport. The Bin It! campaign is aimed at 11 – 13 year olds, and hopes to ‘encourage them to think about why people litter, reflect on their own behaviour and emphasise the importance of caring for their local area.’

Educating Young People About the Problem of Litter

Bin It! said “We use a team of actors to engage and educate young people about the problem of litter. This hands-on approach encourages pupils to make positive choices about the responsible disposal of litter in their community. Bin It! has a proven record of success, with results showing that a significant proportion of pupils think more about litter disposal having taken part in the session.”

£75 Instant Fine for Littering in Sheffield

Sheffield City Council have been also been working to reduce the amount of litter discarded in the city, imposing an instant fine of £75 for littering. The council issue fixed penalty notices to people who are caught dropping litter, and if they do not pay it, they will be taken to Court. It is also a criminal offence to drop litter or throw it from a car, and dog fouling in a public place can also result in a fixed penalty fine.

The local Council have also listed ways that residents can help to keep Sheffield tidy which include, not dropping litter on the streets, ensuring that dustbins and wheelie bins are not over filled, clearing up after your dog, and not disposing of household rubbish in litter bins. They also recommend teaching young people in the family to dispose of litter responsibly, echoing the message sent out by the Bin It campaign and Nick Clegg at High Storrs School.

Rubbish Removal and House Clearance Sheffield

If you’ve got rubbish to be disposed of from a move or a house clearance Sheffield, Clearance and Clean Up can help. All of our prices include labour and disposal fee and you can rest assured that your waste goes to a proper licensed disposal facility. For rubbish removal and house clearance Sheffield, Doncaster, Rotherham and Barnsley, please contact Clearance and Clean Up on 0800 410 1086 or 0114 403 1021, or email us on [email protected]

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