The start of a new year is often the time at which you assess everything, from your monthly spend right through to the appearance of your home, and if the latter is something you have been carefully considering of late, you may have decided that the time for a change or a clear out has arrived. This is likely to be a very large task so read on for a few top tips to help with a clear out, ensuring you get all the work completed in the time frame you want and more importantly the results are exactly as you envisioned;
One of the most important things to do when completing any project is to plan ahead, and this is no different when it comes to your domestic clear out. Decide on a weekend on which you will commence the clear out and make sure not to arrange anything else for that time as this will only disrupt your project and slow your progress.
Once a date has been arranged, make a note of the different areas of your property you need to clear out and then assign tasks to each individual helping with the project. This will improve efficiency by ensuring everyone knows what they have to do and can commence with their set tasks as soon as the time arrives.
Don’t Be Sentimental
When your clear out is underway, it is important to try not to be too sentimental as you will of course come across items that you once loved, however if you no longer have a use for them and they are now just taking up space in the room, throw them out.
It won’t be easy but once you have thrown away the first sentimental item and notice the additional space now created or how better the room looks without it, it will be considerably easier to throw out the next item you come across.
Call on Professional Help
Whilst you may think that you can complete your planned clear out on your own or with the help of friends and family, there will be a certain amount of professional help that will be required to get the job done.
The simple hiring of a skip can instantly make the disposal of waste more straightforward due to the fact that it will alleviate the need to be constantly driving to the local tip to dispose of any rubbish as you can keep the skip on your driveway and arrange for it to be collected as and when necessary.
Don’t Do Too Much at Once
This again applies to most home improvement tasks, yet it must be reiterated that you shouldn’t try and do too much at once. The planning stage should be the time at which you work out how much you can get done over the course of a weekend, so don’t try and do more as you could find that tasks aren’t completed.
This can then lead to problems as if you are working throughout the week, the last thing you want to be doing after a long day at work is to come home and have to finish the clear out of a room you didn’t complete the previous weekend!
Ask For Help
If when you look at the task in hand and don’t think you can do it all yourself, don’t be afraid to ask for help. Family and friends will often be more than willing to chip in and help with your clear out when they can, so all you will need to do is ask them.
The more people you can get round to help with the clear out, the quicker the project will be completed and you can get back to spending your weekends how you wish!
If you have decided that the start of a new year is the time for you to take the plunge and jump into the previously put off domestic clear out, follow this five tips for sure fire success in the form of an efficient and effective clear out. Happy clearing!
This post was written by Oliver Kyle on behalf of Skip Hire UK; providers of a range of skip hire solutions to help you out when completing a new year clear out of your home.