At some point in their lives, everyone will perform some type of a house clear-out. Some of you perform a routine house clearance every year; spring cleaning. Some of you may do this more often and are probably referred to by your friends as clean freaks. And others may do this less often, or almost never and may become referred to as a hoarder. Regardless of how often you perform house clearance, it is important to do this in an eco-friendly manner. How do you do this? See the useful tips below to help you organise an environmentally-friendly house clearance.
When performing en eco-friendly house clearance, it is important to separate the things you no longer need. You can use piles, bins, or any other method you desire. Some suggestions for separation categories to use include:
- Plastic Recycling
- Paper Recycling
- Metal Recycling
- Glass Recycling
- Items to Donate/Give Away
- Items to Re-use or Re-purpose
- Items to Sell in a Yard Sale (Why not make some cash off of the valuable things you no longer need?)
- One Room at a Time/One Section at a Time
In order to stay organised and work in the most efficient manner, you should limit yourself to clearing out one section at a time. If you clear out a little in each room, you will quickly become disorganised and your house clearance project will take a lot longer. Instead, clear out one room at a time. If the room is very large, break it down into sections, or quadrants. This will keep you organised and you will clearly see how much you have accomplished, as well as how much you have left to do.
It is important to allow yourself enough time to complete your nature-friendly house clearance project. If you do not allow yourself enough time and rush through the project, there are several consequences that you may suffer. One is that you may accidentally get rid of valuable items that you did not mean to get rid of, such as family heirlooms. Second, there is a chance that you will miss some items that you need to get rid of or that you will not clear everything that needs to be cleared because you missed a room or a section of a room. Third your project will not harm the environment if it is carried out slowly. Last, there is the chance that you will not complete the project.
For large house clearance projects, you may need to take some time off work. Request the proper amount of time off to ensure you will finish the project. If you cannot take time off, schedule your house clearance for a certain weekend, or possibly one room on each day you have off. It is important to create a house clearance work schedule.
- Ask for Help
If you have items that are too heavy to be moved, ask for help. You do not want to hurt yourself while performing your house clearance project. You also do not want to end up keeping an item you no longer need or want just because you can’t move it. You don’t want to make several trips to your local recycling centre because this will harm nature. Make sure you put this into your schedule. Round all of your friends/family/helpers up on the same day so that all the heavy lifting can be done at the same time, while all of your strong helpers are there. This will not only prevent any injuries, it will cut down on the amount of time your house clear-out will take to get done.
Asking for help works when you do not have heavy objects to move. If you do not have the time to complete your house clearance project all by yourself, hire a professional company. If you are short on cash, you can find helpers and offer your assistance in their projects, offer a hot delicious hot meal, a few cocktails, or offer them first pick of your give away pile.
If you don’t have the time or manpower to complete a house clearance project on your own, there are many clearance companies that offer cheap services and can recycle a large amount of your items and you won’t have to worry about your carbon footprint. Eco-conscious companies would transport rubbish to the nearest recycling centres and take the shortest routes when completing their jobs to avoid environmental pollution. When selecting a company, ensure you choose one that performs eco-friendly house clearance.