23 April 2020

Staying in and Spring Cleaning

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Sometimes, it can be difficult to articulate how you feel about your home, especially because someone else has usually said it more eloquently. “My home is my castle” is an old phrase stemming from the 17th Century with slightly dubious connotations regarding law making and law breaking. Thankfully, these days the phrase more accurately evokes feelings of pride and contentment in one’s own home. And this feeling is never more true than during the afterglow of a thorough spring cleaning session.

With most of us spending more time in our homes than ever before, this spring cleaning season is the ideal opportunity for the comprehensive clearout that you’ve always talked about. Plus, it’s been proven that spring cleaning positively impacts your mental health too. So with that in mind, the team here at Clearabee thought we would share some tips and tricks to help you with that big spring clean. Shall we start in the kitchen?


Spring Cleaning your Kitchen

If the kitchen is the heart of the home, then it’s the room that deserves the most care. Cupboard clear-outs tend to be the first order of business when it comes to giving your kitchen a bit of a glow-up. However, with most of us being concerned about the amount of food that’s being wasted across the UK, this might not be high on your list of priorities at the moment. If it is though, The Trussell Trust provides a list of local food banks up and down the country that are easily accessible.

However, if you’re looking to get rid of organic food waste that can’t be donated, then Clearabee’s man and van waste removal service will be able to help with this, as well as with pots, pans and even kitchen tables. Our teams can remove unwanted items from either inside or outside of your property. Just be sure to check our current guidance on social distancing and we will ensure that at least 95% is either recycled or diverted from landfill.

Should your spring cleaning undertaking evolve into an overhaul, then do exercise caution in how you decide to get rid of your WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment). Such equipment includes smaller items like lighting tubes and kettles, all the way up to bulkier items such as dishwashers and washing machines. These items can either be transferred into a WEEE only skip, a dedicated Skip Bag or removed by one of our man and van clearance teams.

In each case, such collections will be assigned to a local Waste Transfer Station with customers receiving an electronic Waste Transfer Note for their records. This document forms part of the customer’s Duty of Care and provides confidence that the waste concerned has been removed responsibly and lawfully.


Spring Cleaning your Cupboards

They say charity begins at home and donating toys, clothes and knik-knaks to a local charity shop is an excellent alternative to simply throwing them away. Although do always make sure that you check if your charity shop of choice is currently accepting donations or if they have any limitations on the stock they accept. The last thing you want is to lumber them with items that they themselves have to spend money to dispose of.

Online options such as Gumtree and Facebook Marketplace are easy to access and can be a quick and effective way of letting someone else make the most of your unwanted items. You might even be able to sell them, if you have the time and if you enjoy a bit of bartering. Just exercise the usual caution that you would whilst using the internet and social media.

Spring Cleaning your Garages

Although it’s often been said that one man’s junk is another man’s treasure, sometimes the junk is just plain junk. And it needs to go. Whether that means broken-down bicycles, carpet off-cuts or that box of cables and plugs which you haven’t actually needed in years. Now’s the time to get rid of all that unwanted waste. Which means you can start accruing some nice new rubbish, all ready for this time, next year.

It’s worth mentioning though, that if you’re planning to get rid of any amount of plasterboard or gypsum that’s leftover from previous renovation projects, then this will have to be disposed of separately or in a dedicated skip. If you were to take advantage of our man and van rubbish removal service, then a small amount of plasterboard could be disposed of but please contact us to discuss this before placing your order.


Spring Cleaning with Clearabee

If you’re planning to take your time over your spring clear out, then our Skip Bag service sounds like it could be the perfect solution. You can order your Skip Bag online, ensuring a next-day delivery. The bag will arrive via the post in a flat packed state, which you can unroll and use at your leisure. The bag is yours to keep and, if you’ve booked a collection, you can contact Clearabee at any point within six months to book your collection. Easy.

If you’ve got the space to spare, then our skip hire service could be an option: they’re great for heavy waste, provide secure containment and are easy to book online. Usual hire periods are 14 days in length and if it’s required, Clearabee can organise a skip permit on your behalf. Our FAQ should answer any further skip hire questions you have, but if not then get in touch.

If you want your waste gone quickly, then our rapid reaction man and van service is the one for you. If you contact Clearabee before 1pm, we can usually provide a same-day collection anywhere across the UK. Simply pile up your unwanted waste and send an image to us online so we can give you an accurate estimate. Alternatively, you could pay for a flat call-out fee and our site staff will quote for the removal on arrival.

If you’re ready to get started, why not let Clearabee sort out your spring cleaning clear out.

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About Clearabee

Operating out of our Head Office in Birmingham, Clearabee operates a nationwide on-demand rubbish clearance and waste removal service. Over 120 vehicles and 300 directly employed staff make up our Skip Bag, skip hire and sofa removal services which operate in London, Bristol, Leeds and all across the UK.

Clearabee has been ranked as the fastest-growing waste management company in Europe for 3 years running and featured on The Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Fast Track for the last two years.

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