It’s an accepted fact that the longer you live in a house, the more belongings you accumulate, but the reality of it only truly bites when you start preparing for the dreaded removal day. Moving house is popularly held to be one of the most stressful events of modern life, so it’s important to take advantage of anything that can help to minimise the hassle. A good rubbish removal service can be one of them.

 

It’s true that moving house offers a unique opportunity to review everything you own and try to pare down the clutter – after all, the measure of anyone’s freedom is what they can do without. And in theory it sounds very simple to do: if it’s not beautiful or useful then you shouldn’t keep it. But very soon you find yourself floundering in murky waters. No, it’s not particularly beautiful and you haven’t used it in years, but it was a wedding present from Great Aunt Lucy and you can’t just throw it away. And if you did, it would just end up in a landfill site, which would be irresponsible.

 

Donation dilemma

The obvious solution is to allow Great Aunt Lucy’s gift to benefit somebody else by donating it to a charity shop. That sounds very fine until you discover the implications of trying to incorporate large scale charity shop donations into a house move. Precious cardboard boxes have to be sacrificed to the cause, precious time is lost making trips into town (not to mention finding somewhere to park and then carrying everything to the shop), and since it’s not a job that can be left to the last minute, you can guarantee that when you get home you’ll find at least one more box-worth of things that ought to have gone too.

 

In a ideal world you could simply make a pile of everything you want to donate, and have it collected at the same time as the inevitable rubbish removal that a house move necessitates. You would be free to concentrate on packing the things you want to keep, while being assured that any salvageable items you chose to leave behind wouldn’t end up in a landfill site.

 

Simple solution

Given this world’s very far from ideal nature, it may come as a surprise to many people to know that efficient and ethical rubbish removal companies do exist to make this possible. Clearabee offers a flexible range of rubbish removal services to accommodate different scales of house move.

 

You could opt for a full “Man & Van” clearance to come in and take away whatever’s left behind after the removal men have loaded the things you’re keeping – this would be ideal if you’re downsizing. If you don’t expect to need quite that scale of rubbish removal, you could instead request one or more skip bags, available in four sizes, to fill on moving day. These can be left up to 10 metres from the curb, and are guaranteed to be removed within 24 hours. In addition, Clearabee’s commitment to diverting waste away from landfill means that they will always evaluate the waste they remove with a view to re-use where possible, followed by upcycling or recycling. Over 90% of the waste they collect is recycled by one means or another.

 

Moving day is always going to be stressful, so it’s great to know that you can eliminate at least one source of hassle and do so in a responsible way. With companies like Clearabee, convenience doesn’t have to come at the cost of the environment.