House Clearance Guide


A house clearance can be a big undertaking. But if you enjoy a challenge, there are some tips to make sure everything goes smoothly.

House Clearance Guide

How Long will it take?

Planning the house clearance will help everything go smoothly. As a good rule of thumb, allow half a day per room (a small garden being equivalent to one room) if there are two people working on the project.

Decide what to keep and what to throw away

Next, go through everything and decide what to keep, what to sell or give away, and what to throw away. Coloured stickers can help here: red to ‘keep’, orange to ‘sell/donate’, and green to ‘bin’. Once you have labelled everything, group items with the same coloured stickers together.

Estimate how much waste you have

How many standard skips do you think your stuff would fill? Walk around each room and note how many skips the stickered items would fill.

Arrange for the house to be cleared

You should now have estimates of how many (a) Things to keep, (b) Things to donate or sell and (c) Things to throw away. Now you know how big a skip you will need.

Skip Hire

Now it is time to call Martlands and hire a skip. The skip will be dropped off outside the premises for you to fill it. Skips are hired out at a flat rate and if you need to put it on a public road you will also require a skip permit (and maybe a parking suspension) from the local council. We can also arrange this on your behalf if you let us know in good time.

Martlands Skip Hire

To order a skip for your project, just call us at the friendly Martlands Skip Hire office on one of our local numbers below for a skip hire quote that is tailored to your needs. We’ll be pleased to help!

Burscough Skip Hire 01704 779345
Southport Skip Hire 01704 779345
Skelmersdale Skip Hire 01695 769123
Bamber Bridge Skip Hire 01772 364 399
Chorley Skip Hire 01257 752399
Leyland Skip Hire 01772 364399

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