How to organise a house clearance following the loss of a loved one.

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Working in the house clearance industry means we spend a lot of time working with customers who may have sadly recently lost a loved one. Dealing with a house clearance shortly after a bereavement is of course a difficult scenario, which is why we’re always mindful of this whilst dealing with these kinds of jobs. 

As professionals who have worked in the industry for many years, the team is well versed with how to help make the process as easy as possible for those organising the clearance. 

We specialise in clearing houses from head to toe, which means when you hire us we’ll take all objects out of the house, this can even include the carpets. We’ll then sort the items and recycle or donate items wherever possible. It’s important to us that we avoid sending as much of the contents of the houses we clear from landfill as possible. However, due to the nature of this type of clearance a small percentage will go to waste disposal such as food waste, and no recyclables.

Your first steps 

Before calling us, we suggest you organise any items which you’d like to keep or give to family members. This can be an emotional experience but well worth completing before contacting us. 

Clearance process 

When you call us we’ll give you a brief run through of who we are, and what we require from you. We will clear everything in the property and can even clear sheds and garages also. When quoting a job we prefer to come and meet you at the property that needs clearing at a time that’s convenient for you. We will then walk around the property to establish what exactly needs clearing. At this point we will give a verbal free fixed quote, which we will also email you on the same day. 

If you’re looking to sell the property or clear the property quickly due to a landlord needing to take over the house quickly we’ll work with you to ensure this is completed quickly and before the deadline. 

On the day. 

We’ll arrive on the day ready to start the clearance. We will often meet the customer at the start of the day to receive the keys, or if this is not possible you can leave the key in a key safe or with a trusted neighbour for us. 

Depending on the length of the job will dictate how long the process takes, this will be agreed before we arrive. Once complete we’ll walk the customer around at the end of the day to show you everything that has been done, and finalise payment.

A house clearance should not be stressful, in fact we’re here to make your life easier. We’re proud to have received many good reviews across Trustpilot and Google My Business. Contact us today to find out how we can help you.