Guide to House Clearance
Planning a house clearance is everything
It will pay you dividends in the long run to pick one room at a time and begin by labelling all the important items as you go. A coloured sticker system works well for this time saving activity. Pick an individual colour for each of the categories, such as, yellow for things that you want to keep, red that need disposing or green as a recycle choice and white for maybe things that need taking to your local charity shops. Once all your items have been correctly labelled, then you can shift into different rooms with their selected coloured labels Completing this easy and simple task in all the rooms that need clearing will save you so much time and effort as you will be able to see the scale of the clearance operation. Just by visually scanning with your eyes, it will be very easy to calculate what needs to go to the tip, what you are keeping and what needs to go to your local charity shops or recycling units. If you would like to offload this work to a professional organisation like Derby House Clearance Service and let us take over the whole job, then we can do that for you at a competitive price. Call now for a FREE Quotation, or go to our main website to look at all the services that we offer.
Valuable Items or antiques
If you are fortunate enough to have valuable items within your possession that could create some initial revenue then do set these safely aside for a valuation assessment. We can purchase these from you outright if you do not wish to sell them yourself, or you could always try to sell over something like Facebook selling page, Ebay, Loot or Gumtree there are so many of these online selling platforms these days. Whichever one you decide to choose a certain percentage will always go to that online provider. Sometimes items that you may be deemed as rubbish could be another man's treasure, so well worth a try if you are savvy on a computer. If you would just like to sell your goods straight away without going through the hassle of dealing with these online companies, then we purchase modern household furniture, good condition usable white goods and appliances and we offer a collection service also.
Another good way of dealing with your unwanted personal goods and items that you never use is to place them in your car and take them to a local boot sale. There are plenty of Boot sales around these days that usually operate on weekends and start early in the morning. It will surprise you how rapidly your items get scooped up swiftly by the early morning buyers. We understand that some people don’t want to do this and that’s why our services are always in demand. If this is you then just call our main number and book our specialist house clearance services in Derby and we can take everything away in one hit, no standing around a muddy field wishing you was at home in bed. Call us now for a fast quote.
Tips for helping you get a cheaper quote
Make yourself a short list of all your larger items including wardrobes, sideboards, dressing tables, double and single beds, fridge and fridge freezers.
Now make another list of all the rooms in your house including the amount of bedrooms, reception type rooms, loft or attic space and any existing external buildings such as garages, sheds, and summer houses. Also take into account any items that may need to be removed and placed outside in the garden area, patio or drive. This way it can be easier for us to assess the work, and price the house clearance accordingly, and also faster and more accurately.
Box up and bag items as many things that you can including any small bits and pieces like bric-a-brac, children's toys, any clothing, bedding items, kitchen stuff like cutlery, utensils and pots and pans. When we walk around and see this has been completed meaning less effort to do on our part, which will cut down on our time on site.
If you can provide us with as much notice as possible in advance it will help all round, as it will surely allow us to look at the clearance job beforehand and price accordingly, instead of trying to assess and price over the telephone.
Always try to book one of our morning slots if possible. This will indeed cater for things you may have overlooked and give you that breathing space. It”s always good to allow that extra time if needed. It’s always a great idea to walk around the clearance site premises prior to us starting the job, just to check over all the fine details that one last time and double check on what needs moving and what goods need to stay.
Once you are happy with what needs removing and what needs to remain, then please just let us just do our job. We don't mind if you leave the premises and go and have some breakfast and a coffee. We can then ring you when we have finished so you can return completion and do your final appraisal. We don’t want to come across as ungrateful but occasionally Some customers like to get involved too much and it can become quite hazardous as they obstruct our paths of movement and slow us down. We are not being rude or unfriendly but we just need to get on with the job in hand, as we usually have other work to follow and further time slots honour. So please help us by deciding what needs to go before our arrival, it helps us a lot and is so much appreciated.
After all our work has been completed, then by all means please give the house the one last look around and make sure that we have removed everything that needs to be taken away and nothing has been left behind. Thank you
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