Spring 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?
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.
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 move. Clearance and Cleanup can assist you with decluttering your home, moving house or furniture removal.
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 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.
He 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.
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 Sheffield, Chesterfield, Worksop 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.
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.
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
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 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.
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.
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.
The clocks have gone forward and British summer time is finally here! The weather might not be brilliant yet, but hopefully it won’t be long before you can enjoy the sunshine in your garden. Whether you’re looking forward to having a BBQ or relaxing in a deckchair, the chances are you’re eager to get your garden looking great for the warmer months ahead.
Lots of people really enjoy gardening and it’s lovely to be able to get out in your garden and tend to your shrubs, bushes and flowers. There’s nothing like having a flourishing garden full of bright coloured flora and different shades of green! But sometimes unwanted waste can collect in your garden, which makes getting it looking neat and tidy for summer that much harder.
Before you can really enjoy your garden this summer, there may be some bits and pieces that you are keen to get rid of. Perhaps you’ve finally got around to pruning that bush that’s been overgrowing for years and have lots of garden waste to dispose of? Or are you thinking of replacing your garden furniture and want to get rid of your old set? You may have clippings, hedge trimmings and even felled trees to get rid of. Or possibly an old children’s play house or dismantled shed. Either way, hiring a rubbish removal company in Sheffield is an easy way of getting rid of your unwanted garden waste without the hassle!
Sometimes, people end up using their garden as a bit of a dumping ground for unwanted household items too. For example, when you get a new fridge, freezer or washing machine, you may move the old one out into the garden until you have the time to take it to the skip. But if you hire a Sheffield rubbish removal company, they can take that away for you too.
Here at Clearance and Clean Up, we can help you to make the very best of your garden for the summer. Whether your garden is small or very large, overgrown or perfectly landscaped, our professional garden clearance and rubbish removal Sheffield services are quick and efficient.
Our prices include the cost of labour and disposal, and our garden clearance truck is the same volume as two builders skips! For garden clearance and rubbish removal Sheffield, contact us on 0800 410 1086 or 0114 403 1021, or email us on [email protected]
Following on from previous posts we've written about the hazards of fly tipping and illegal waste disposal, we thought it appropriate to draw your attention to a couple of articles we've seen recently. There have been many reports of the contributing factors which lead to increasing numbers and startling figures involving tipping both close to home and further afield.
The Star reported back in February about a man in Pitsmoor, Sheffield that discovered a large amount of rubbish tipped on the side of the road. He claimed that the rubbish was attracting rats and was becoming an environmental health hazard. We've spoken about Sheffield being hit particularly badly by fly tippers and this, sadly, is just one example of the way that it is affecting residents.
It has been said that the cuts to the city’s waste removal services has caused the surge in illegal tipping numbers. Weekly household bin collections have dropped from a weekly occurrence to fortnightly, and this 50% reduction in collections, it's been claimed, has resulted in a 180% increase in fly tipping incidents. Last year there were 576 cases compared with 204 in the previous year. It is expected that this number will rise in the coming year too.
This problem is not just isolated to Sheffield of course, as towns and cities up and down the country are facing waste removal budget cuts, meaning that illegal acts inevitably follow. Businesses are a large source of waste crime, as they produce a lot of waste and are finding themselves unable to cope with limited disposal services. In this article we hear about the hefty disposal fees and landfill taxes that businesses must contend with. This is strained even further by government cuts, resulting in some tradesmen and companies throwing their rubbish into public spaces. Sometimes it is dumped in people’s household bins but more often than not industrial estates, country roads, fields and woodland are the main targets. This is possibly due to the secluded locations.
Again, we’d like to stress the importance of using reputable clearance companies, but also to be vigilant and report either anybody seen dumping waste in public spaces, or conducting illegal operations. If you’d like more information on the damage fly tipping causes to the environment, have a look at our earlier post, here.
This week we completed an office clearance in Sheffield, just by the Peace Gardens in the City centre. Office clearances are different in many ways to residential call-outs. Obviously all clearances are different, but the majority of items in an office can be reused which means hardly anything gets thrown away.
Charity Donations and Recycling
Usually there will be large items like chairs and desks that, for the most part, can be donated to charity. We work closely with lots of charity outlets, so anything that can be reused goes to them. If there are broken items, we will recycle them so that they can be remade into something useful. Our aim is to send as little to landfill as possible.
Safe Electrical Clearances
There are then objects like Computers and fridges that need to be disposed of in a safe and legal way. Our office clearance team is fully compliant with the waste electrical directive, so you can be sure we will handle electricals professionally and of course, you will be issued with the relevant documentation to prove this.
Confidential Document Removal
Finally there may be documents, sometimes confidential, that require disposing of in a sensitive manner. Although not quite the standard lifting and shifting we’re used to, we are more than able to handle special requests like this.
If you are in need of an office clearance, just get in touch on 0800 410 1086 or email [email protected]. We are equipped to deal with all eventualities and we offer 30 day payment terms on any work we carry out.
It looks like the sun has finally reached Yorkshire (With the exception of the last few days!). That means more time spent in the garden for BBQs and parties. It’s very easy to neglect the garden area over the winter months though, and it could well be in need of a tidy up before you start sending those invitations out.
That’s where Clearance and Cleanup come in. We can carry out all levels of garden clearance and ensure all garden waste is recycled. Trimmings, cuttings and old lawn removals are not a problem, but that also goes for old furniture and gardening equipment too. It doesn't matter if your garden is landscaped or over-grown. We can also dismantle and clear sheds, greenhouses and even concrete garages too.
We will send a 2-man team, and if it they can lift it they will take it away. Waste like top-soil will be priced by weight but our prices include labour and disposal costs too. We’re cheaper than hiring a skip (plus you won’t have it sat outside your house for days) and we do all the lifting and shifting for you!
We’re available across South and West Yorkshire, and of course we will always issue you with a full invoice and waste transfer notice. Have a look at this garden we tackled not so long ago: