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How Does House Clearance Work?

A house clearance company can remove rubbish and unwanted items from a property. They can also help with organising and sorting items. They will then recycle, reuse or dispose of the waste responsibly.

This process is often used after bereavement, to clear a property for sale or if someone suffers from hoarding. Follow our 5 House Clearance Tips to make the process as smooth and stress-free as possible.

The Process

A house clearance company will assess the property they are clearing, value any items of high value for auction and determine whether there are any maintenance issues that need addressing. They can also arrange for rubbish disposal. They will then clear everything from rooms within the property and garages, sheds and basements.

A good nettoyage diogène à Toulouse company will donate usable items to charity as well as disposing of waste. This is a great way to make sure that your money goes directly to the people who need it most rather than the house clearance companies pocket.

Its always worth letting the company representative know what you want to keep and what you want to sell or give away before they start. This will help them to estimate how long the job will take and give you a more accurate quote. Its also a good idea to put post it notes on anything that you don’t want to be cleared (it helps if they are colour coded too!) as this will save time and make the process much smoother.



Whether you’re clearing your own home, or helping someone else through the difficult process of clearing a deceased friend or family member’s home, proper preparation is essential. This may sound like a daunting task but if you plan carefully and hire the right house clearance service it can be as stress-free as possible.

Ask friends or colleagues for recommendations, your solicitor may be able to recommend or you can also find services by searching online. Make sure that you get quotes from several agencies before making your decision as this will allow you to compare the prices and services on offer.

If there are any items you want to keep, point this out to the company representative when they give you a quote. It might be best to put Post it notes on items that are staying, this way they can be easily seen. Good house clearance companies can take almost anything apart from hazardous materials and things that are incredibly old.

The Day

House clearance is a service that many people utilise when they are either moving home, or clearing out the contents of a deceased friend or relative. Landlords and letting agents also use house clearance services between lets to ensure that properties are left in good condition for the new tenant.

On the day of the clearance, the company will arrive and remove items from your property, they will then sort through them removing anything that they can recycle or sell on for cash, they will then dispose of the rest. Reputable companies only take items to landfill as a last resort and will try to donate or recycle as much of the waste as possible.

It is important to label any sentimental items that you want kept before the company arrives. This will prevent you from losing them or having them broken by the company. It is also a good idea to let the company know where they can park their vehicle.

Final Words

If you are a landlord, moving house, dealing with an estate or perhaps just downsizing then you may need to hire the services of a professional company that offer a rubbish clearance service and can clear out properties of their contents. Always get recommendations, your solicitor maybe able to help, friends and family or ask for online feedback from other customers. This can help to weed out the rogues that will just smash up furniture and effects to maximise space on their tipper style vehicles.

Terry V Williams

Terry V. Williams is a professional writer who lives in Seward with his family and two cats. He earned M.Ed at Concordia University. He built his career as a freelancer in digital marketing. He proved that any one can make his career in digital marketing and earn a lot. His passions for gardening, and home improvement contribute to his wide knowledge of all things garden and home accessories. Throughout his career, Williams has gained experience in recreational planning, natural landscaping, estate landscaping.