Some Of The Main Reasons To Consider Using House Clearance Services.

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Being faced with the need to clear a house may not be something that most people have had to deal with. The reasons for house clearance generally arise due to changes in either your own or a loved one's circumstances. Changes in people's relationships, lifestyles or work circumstances, hoarding, downsizing, emigration or a loved one's illness or death, can all lead to considering hiring house clearance services.

In this article we explore some of the reasons why you might be looking at hiring house clearance services.

1) The death of a loved one

At this stressful time it may seem that the last thing you want to organise is the clearance of a loved one's house in preparation for its sale, but most house clearance companies will be very supportive, respectful and sensitive.

Older people often keep many items of personal sentimental value which may not have the same meaning for other members of their family. This can amount to a considerable quantity, especially if they have lived in a property for a long time. Experienced house clearance companies are used to dealing with this situation and will do their utmost to treat the sentimental objects with the dignity they deserve.

2) Moving to a retirement home/nursing home.

People's situations may change with the onset of an illness or disability and means that they move into a specialised home. The new accommodation will only be big enough for a few personal items and belongings. The property they have vacated will, therefore, still have the majority of their belongings. Indeed, depending upon the level of local authority funding, the property may have to be sold to fund their care. This leaves other family members with the job of clearing the property in preparation for sale.

This is an ideal scenario for enlisting the help of house clearance services.

3) Downsizing

We always seem to need more space with a growing family. But when the youngsters have grown up and left home, mum and dad, the so called ‘empty nesters', face the possibility of downsizing so that they can release some of the equity that has accumulated in the family home.

The new bedroom tax encourages tenants in social housing to swap to a home which is more suitable for their needs when their children leave home to lead independent lives.

In both of these cases the family belongings are unlikely to fit in the new property. House clearance specialists would consider this as a partial clearance service.

4) Hoarding

Forget the extreme cases that appear in popular TV programmes; hoarding can occur in any family and may be due to a family member's interest in collecting as a hobby.

Collecting is all well and good until it becomes a problem to the rest of the family or the collector changes their hobby. If this happens and the collection can't be sold, there remains the problem of what to do with it.

In this case house clearance companies can be called in to provide garage or shed clearance services.

5) Emigration

Moving to a new country for work or retirement is a tremendous upheaval in people's lives and the home they are leaving may need clearing in preparation for sale.

It is easy enough to take your belongings to many countries in the EU, but the cost of such removal services may mean that it is cheaper to buy new furniture and belongings once the family has emigrated.

Author's Profile

Will Green works in the marketing department of The Waste Guys. A Nottingham based company that specialises in house clearance. Contact them for information on house and office clearance services and an alternative to skip hire in Nottingham.


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