De-cluttering Before Moving House

Being prepared is half the battle.

lets start by drawing up a list of items you are 100% going to take because you don't want to be paying a removal company to transport both items that you are then going to pay again to dispose of at the other end.

Once you have your 100% list then look at the stuff that you might like to take and be firm with yourself especially if you are moving into a smaller property.

This should then leave you with a load of items that you no longer want, double and triple check this as you don't want to be disposing of the family jewels.

Check if there are any items that could be donated to charity but be wary that charities can be very fussy and have their hands tied on what they can and cannot
take.

Some common questions when it comes to getting rid of items prior to your big move, I can only answer these from the way our service works but most are similar.

  1. Do I need to bag everything up? (A) No but it will keep the cost down as the less time the team are onsite the less its costs.
  2. Do we need to take apart bulky items? (A) No the team will take them apart if they will not come out in one piece.
  3. Do my items go to landfill? (A) this will depend but generally most transfer stations operate a 100% landfill diversion rate.
  4. How much will it cost? (A) This will all depend on a number of factors you can find more details here.
  5. Can I book 24/7 online? (A) Yes both no problem again here is the link
  6. Do I need to be issues with any paperwork or certification? (A) yes you should always be issued with a waste transfer note and a full VAT invoice.

There is a couple of things that will come in handy when doing a de-clutter before moving.

  1. Black plastic refuge sacks
  2. Cardboard boxes for glassware
  3. Lots of energy.

python-house-clearance-spring-cleanLast week in Sussex, Mr Martin decided he was going to undertake a Spring clean on a empty bungalow, presumably due to the fact that the weather had begun to turn and Spring was most definitely on its way.  But this Spring cleaning mission did not quite go the way he had initially planned.  Mr Martin, on his house clearance, spotted a red light coming from the inside of a cupboard of which he had never seen before and of course opened the door…what happened next was something he would never have expected!  He came, quite literally, face to face with a 13 foot yellow and white snake. At first Mr Martin did not actually think that the snake was real but then the snake began to move and he realised that the Burmese python was still living.   He shut the door, kept it shut and kept checking it was so and proceeded to ring the RSPCA, who unfortunately did not have anyone they could send out.  Mrs Martin had the idea that they could contact the Hastings Reptile Rescue who came to the rescue immediately on hearing the alarming story.  The albino Burmese python is now safe and well and has settled in nicely in to her much bigger living quarters which do not involving an airing cupboard.  She will be pleased to know that she will not be involved in another house clearance again!
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Happy House Clearance

Clearly, having read the above story, you never know what you might come across when entering in to a house clearance or what could be hiding in your home.  Are you moving in to a new house, moving out or just having a bit of a Spring clean?  Why not get some help in to do your house clearance with you or for you?  Clearance and Cleanup can help you out and are the perfect people for the job.  So whether you want more man power, a way of moving your belongings or professionals who can handle anything, then Clearance and Cleanup are the company for you.

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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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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world-war-one-house-clearance-sheffieldHe was an electrical installations manager working for Sheffield City Council until he went to fight.  But on 26th September 1915, Sgt Francis Stubbs was killed in action in France, having been serving with the Royal Engineers.  He was 35 years old at the time and sadly, had a daughter on the way, which he never had the fortune of meeting, but she was given a suitcase full of his possessions which she kept for the entirety of her life.  When she died however, her house was subjected to a house clearance, where the suitcase filled with WWI items came in to the possession of David Empson, a historian and collector.  This suitcase was very much seen as a ‘one off’ due to the fact that the collection of contents inside it told an entire story of one life.  Stories gripping, when it was learnt that a comrade of Sgt Stubbs removed all of the items out of his pockets when he lay dying, having been caught in an explosion.  Thanks to the house clearance the smashed pocket watch, blood stained identity tag and pipe all live on to tell their incredible story, despite not being in the hands of Sgt Stubbs’ relatives any longer.
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House Clearance Services

It’s incredible what can be found in a house clearance, sometimes just things you have forgotten about lurking in your own home.  Whether you are moving house or just need a good clear out, we can help you, here at Clearance and Cleanup.  We will help you to discover things you never knew you had and things you wish you had never hidden away and forgotten about.  Discover the past, the history of your family, other families and your country, through the means of house clearance today – you never know what you might find!

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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Everyone needs help sometimes and if you need help clearing out your property or moving house then we can be of assistance.  We want to give you an honest and economical method of assistance so that you don’t have to ‘look around’ to see what the best deals are from various business, because we guarantee we are the best in your area.  Here is a quick run through of how we price our jobs so that you get the best out of us and we do the best for you!  We want you to get the best for the best of prices.

So what do we use?

To do your clearance and cleanup we use a 3.5 tonne Luton box van as our standard removal transport method.  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 of your belongings to wherever you choose.

How do we work out pricing?

The way we do the pricing is based on the volume and space you use up within our 25 yard cubic van (the 3.5 tonne Luton Box van), which can carry a maximum of 1.2 tonnes.

All of the below prices include VAT and labour.

Quarter load = £110

Half load = £160

Three quarters of a load = £225

Full load = £295

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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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If you need to clear a private rented, council property or house that is being returned to the housing association, then do you know where to start?  So many people either leave them in the incorrect, not agreed state or have questions which are not answered in time for their move.  So we thought it would be helpful for us to write a checklist for you, to help you with your move.

Clearing your Property Correctly

Here are the most important points and questions to ask or raise with your landlord:

How can Clearance and Clean Up help you?

With regards to the above list, we can do a lot to help you…well, actually we can do everything on the list that the landlords needs you to have done!

We can:

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Contact Clearance and Clean Up

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If you are in need of a house clearance team who are guaranteed to make your house clearance run as smoothly and as economically as possible and you are in the Yorkshire area, including SheffieldChesterfield and Worksop, then give Tom and his friendly, professional team a call today on 0800 410 1086, email at [email protected] or click here to be taken directly to the Clearance and Clean Up website.
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Tom Pickering, the owner of Clearance and Clean Up, is asked certain questions extremely frequently.  So we thought, what better than writing an article in an attempt to answer those questions for you.  We don’t want moving house or house clearances to be as daunting as people often think they are.  They key to everything is to be as organised as is humanly possible!

In a nutshell, if you are disorganised (don’t know where anything is, where anything is going, don’t know what you do or don’t want to keep, haven’t emptied any cupboards, wardrobes etc., haven’t given any clear instructions to the clearance team before they arrive, haven’t asked neighbours for a access permission or cleared a route for the clearance team) then this will lead to clearance team having to be on site for much longer, which in return will, without doubt cost you more money!  So, if you are wanting to be economical, be organised!
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How can our House Clearance go smoothly and be economical?

Get in touch with Clearance and Clean Up today

If you are in need of a house clearance team who are guaranteed to make your house clearance run as smoothly and as economically as possible and you are in the Yorkshire area, including Sheffield, Chesterfield and Worksop, then give Tom and his friendly, professional team a call today on 0800 410 1086, email at [email protected] or click here to be taken directly to the Clearance and Clean Up website.
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Tom’s Top Tips

  1. Get yourself organised – this is the key for a smooth, successful and the most economical house clearance possible for everybody involved.
  2. Remove the items that you definitely want to keep so that clearance can be done with minimum fuss and confusion.
  3. Give reusable items, which are in a good condition, to your family and friends – it’s a nice way to recycle your used items without throwing them away unnecessarily.
  4. Bagging up clothing, towels and bedding BEFORE we arrive can really speed up the clearance process and reduce the length of time drastically that we are on site for.
  5. This is the same for the kitchen cupboards, which are best emptied on to the kitchen sides.
  6. Get permission from your neighbours, regarding parking and pedestrian access.
  7. Make sure we have clear access for us to manoeuvre and for our vans, too – the quicker and it is easier it is for us, the more cost effective it is for you and obviously we want to avoid damaging anything or obtaining any injuries from tripping over anything etc.
  8. The more you are able to do in advance, prepare, pack up or move, the less time we will spend in your property and therefore the cheaper your house clearance will be. The longer it takes us, the more expensive it will be for you.

What is A Big Hindrance During a House Clearance?

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What Makes a House Clearance CHEAPER FOR YOU?

What is the Average Cost of a House Clearance?

This is 100% dependent on the property size, the volume of items of removal and the length of time we are on site for.  But here is a rough idea for you of different types of average property house clearance prices:

1 bedroom flat                  =             £230

2 bedroom terrace          =             £295

3 bedroom house            =             £295 to £455

These prices are based on normally furnished properties and do not include garages or outbuildings.  Neither do these prices include the take up or removal of carpets.

Contact Clearance and Cleanup Today

If you are in need of house clearance services for house clearances Sheffield then why not get in touch with us here at Clearance and Clean Up.  We offer fair and competitive rates and cover the whole of Yorkshire.  We are available to work for you 7 days a week to fit in around your busy schedule at no extra fee and we are fully insured to clear your house for you to the highest of standard, in as eco-friendly a manner as possible.  So contact Tom Pickering today on 0800 410 1086, email us at [email protected] or click here to go directly to our website to find out more information about our company and the services we offer.

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