7 Important Things to Do Before a Rubbish Removal

Rubbish removal is something that we all have experienced or are experiencing. You may be looking to downsize or declutter. If so, then you’ll be looking to only keep the necessities. You may not have done a deep clean of your home and now want to chuck anything that’s broken or has no use for you and your loved ones from this point forward. If so, then this article’s for you.

Rubbish removal is big business. We should all be responsible for where our rubbish’s final resting place is, whether landfill, donated or recycled. If you’ve got no interest in this, you may want to consider finding someone who is. In the meantime, here are 7 important things you should do before someone comes to remove your rubbish.

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What’s Rubbish?

The saying ‘one man’s rubbish is another man’s treasure’ is never more applicable than what it is at this moment. The things you no longer have any use for, will be useful for someone else, so it’s a good idea to decide what’s rubbish.

You need to go through everything you want to decide whether to keep or chuck. Putting items in one place means that you have a dedicated area for it to remain until you know what to do with it or aare ready for the next stage.

By doing this, you’ll have a rough idea about what services you’ll need. Different objects may require careful disposal of. For instance, a fridge cannot just be left because of the chemicals in them, so they’ll require specialist removal experts, as will anything that’s not biodegradable. 

We all have a responsibility to ensure that our rubbish is correctly disposed of, for the safety of others and to protect the environment. The potential harm of an item will often dictate how it should be disposed so make sure you know what to do. If not, consider hiring contractors to do this on your behalf.

Sort out your Rubbish

Once you have your rubbish in one area, instead of all over the place, you’ll be able to once again sort through everything. This time you’ll be sorting it out according to methods of disposal. Material isn’t as important as this because it’s the services that you’ll want to use so if one contractor will dispose of more kinds of rubbish than another, it may save you money in the long run opting for them. 

Others may decide to provide you with a skip, once they know what rubbish you’re planning to get them to dispose for you. Alternatively, you may decide to pay for skip bin hire, just so you can leave your rubbish in one place for easy collection. Make sure you respect the time frame you have, as these can often be in demand.

You may want to consider breaking down larger items if they’re no longer working or are of possible use for someone else. After this, you’re able to put similar items together, as bulk, according to how they’ll be disposed of.

Place your Rubbish somewhere

If leaving your rubbish in a skip isn’t something you want to do, perhaps because of potential danger, you may want to find somewhere to house it until it’s able to be collected. This may be problematic if space is of a premium or if you’re carrying out renovations, making the need for this rubbish removals bedford integral to your plans. Therefore it’s best to find somewhere that’s not going to be in the way of your day-to-day activities.

Just like at the start, when you placed all of your rubbish in one area whilst you sorted it, you’ll now need to leave it in one place. You can’t leave it anywhere just because it’s convenient. You’ll have to find a place that can be easily accessed by the rubbish removal contractors you’re hiring.

Having a location that they can access without damaging anything of value is an obvious bonus and should be the first choice at all times. Rubbish Removal Southampton would be a great option for those who live near by.

List your Rubbish

This is a good step for those of you who are flitting between keeping a few items or keeping most of them, thus defeating the objective of actually decluttering. Don’t feel bad – we’ve all been there: one minute we’ve decided to chuck things away, only to change our minds because of some emotional attachment. 

To overcome this, right at the start of your rubbish removal process, before you’ve even lifted a finger, make a list of things you want to chuck and keep to it. Show the removal contractors when they’re at your premises, even show them. This step will provide them with a list of items they can use to check against what they’ve taken. This will prevent them from leaving anything behind or taking items they shouldn’t.

Place your Rubbish into Categories

Now you have everything in one place you want to get rid, you should do one final sorting out. This is not to go over whether you want to keep them because you’ve already gone over this stage. Instead, what you’re looking to do is sort what you want to chuck into categories, like electrical items, furniture, clothing, cutlery or books.

Doing this will make finding a rubbish removal contractor easier and they will be able to provide you with a quote based on your rubbish.

Check over what’s Rubbish

This is your final chance to ensure that no hidden gems have inadvertently made its way into your rubbish removal piles. Go through each rubbish category with a fine tooth comb. Rely on your list to double check too because once your rubbish is gone, it is almost certainly too late for you to retrieve anything that may have been discarded in error. 

The chances of this will be small if you’ve followed the earlier suggested steps of sorting through your rubbish during different stages. However, accidents do happen, so it’s always best to do a final check before your rubbish is finally gone.

Call your Rubbish Removal Contractors

Once you’re satisfied with your rubbish piles, it’s time to call your rubbish removal contractors. Arrange a time and date that’s convenient for you both and await the day.

Making a decision to call rubbish removers means you have undertaken what’s usually a mammoth task. If you need to call in contractors to take your rubbish away then it means either you have a lot or it requires specialist disposal. Either way, what happens before your rubbish is removed can be stressful, unless you’re organised. Being organised makes sense for a number of reasons; you’re focused about the task at hand, you’ll stick to your plan, you’re less likely to be indecisive about what to chuck away and you won’t waste your contractor’s time. The best thing of all is that you’ll have achieved what you set out to do.

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