Monday, 21 October 2013

Removing Garbage Before you Move


When you move house there is sure to be a lot of unwanted clutter, trashy items and bits and pieces that you don’t want or need to take with you. To remove many years of accumulated stuff from your home it’s likely you’ll need more than just a council garbage bin.

If you have a great deal of cleaning up to do then hiring a skip bin is your easiest option. Then you can simply throw all your rubbish into it and it will be collected when you are done. This is much easier than making trips to the local garbage dump and it doesn’t cost that much either. Hire a larger one than you think you’ll need as it will be more economical than hiring a small skip and later realizing that you actually need another, and it’s actually against the law to overfill a skip.  

If you have lots of things you don't need at your new home but don’t want to get rid of as it’s either of sentimental value or valuable if not necessarily useful, or are not moving into your new place right away, then contacting a self storage facility is usually the easiest and safest option. You can put all your unnecessary items into self storage for as long as you like and pick it up when the time suits. Sell any items that are not 'rubbish' to help fund your move or pay for the storage unit, or simply give them away to a local charity store so they still go to a good home.

Recycling is another option and a practical one that is environmentally-friendly into the bargain. Most things can be recycled, including clothes and shoes, newspapers and books, bags and plastic, metal objects and toys, whatever it is it’s likely it can be salvaged in some way or another.

The best way to deal with a full house is to sort each room into separate piles, a pile for things you want to take with you, a pile of items to be thrown away, and a pile to be given away. Then deal with each pile, take the items to the charity shop or the recycle bins found at most large supermarkets, give friends or neighbours other things you no longer have use for. Throw the broken bits and useless items in the garbage and don’t look back. And for the rest get some strong sturdy boxes and start wrapping and packing.


There are removal and storage services that will come and clean up for you too if you don’t have the time, or the inclination, to do it yourself. This can take a huge load off your mind and ensure that the house is super clean for the new owners, tenants or for landlord inspection.