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Moving House in Sheffield: Tips for an Efficient Clearout

28th Sep 2020

Moving house can be a stressful time but preparing in advance can help to save a lot of hassle. One way you can do this is to start by clearing your house ready for the move. 

Read our tips below on how you can efficiently clear out items to stand you in good stead for moving house. 

Preparation is key

Clearing and sorting your things can take a long time, as you’ve accumulated so many belongings over the years. Being prepared and starting this in advance can really help. Make sure you are stocked up on bin bags, storage boxes and cardboard boxes. 

Work room by room and sort into different piles: things to keep, things to sell, things for charity, and things to bin.

Don’t get distracted 

With any clearance, it’s so easy to get distracted by items you rediscover, such as old photographs or mementos. Stick to the task at hand and put sentimental items to one side so that you can take the time to look at them later. Aim to sort as much as you can. Everything you manage to sort is less work for another day!

Don’t be afraid to be ruthless

When we accumulate belongings, we become attached to them. This can make it difficult when it comes time to have a clearout. When space is limited and you have a lot to sort through, it’s good to have a refresh. Don’t be afraid to be ruthless when getting rid of items. Ask yourself the following questions:

-Is it important to keep this?

-When did I last use this item?

-Can I live without it?

-Do I need a replacement item as this is a little worn? 

Keep important documents in a folder

Ensure that important documents are organised in a folder so that you know where everything is. This will help to avoid accidentally throwing anything important away.

Ask for help

Call in some favours and ask round friends and family to see if anyone can help you to sort your things. It can be a daunting task to clear a full house so get as much help as you can. 

Hire a skip

Hire a skip for any items you do decide to get rid of. At Mr Rubble, we have a range of skip sizes depending on the scale of your house clearance. It couldn’t be simpler – each of our skips has information on how much rubbish it can hold and what it would be suitable for. Simply fill in our contact form to book a skip and we’ll deliver it on your required date. 

Our skip hire in Sheffield is for 7 days as standard. Please let us know if you wish to extend this and we can advise on additional charges. Alternatively, if you’d like it collected sooner, fill in our collect a skip form

Mr Rubble recycles over 98% of waste from our skips. If you are moving house in Sheffield, Rotherham, Barnsley or Chesterfield, get in touch to hire a skip