4 tips when conducting a house clearance with an injury

Undertaking a house clearance is a laborious, time-consuming project for anyone, no matter how big the team involved. Even the fittest and most well individuals need a few days to recover after a few days of heavy lifting, long days and using muscles they haven’t used in a while.

Maybe you’ve found yourself in a difficult situation with a loved one who’s passed away and property full of their possessions to clear with a broken ankle. Or maybe you’ve hurt your back with a few days to go until you’re meant to start your house clearance process. Either way, without help, doing a house clearance whilst injured can be dangerous and, let’s be honest, no fun at all.

There are a few things you can do to help with a house clearance when you’re injured and here they are:

1. Push back your deadline

This may not be doable if your injury is quite severe or you don’t have control over the date you’re working towards. However, if it’s something you can control, it’s seriously worth considering. Doing your house clearance on an injury isn’t pleasant and may end up making it worse. If time permits, waiting a few more weeks until your back feels better or your ankle has heeled may make all the difference with getting the clearance completed comfortably and safely.

2. Enlist help

As the old saying goes ‘you get by with a little help from your friends’. If you have any friends or family that could help out, ask them. Don’t forget the types of people you’ll need. For example, you’ll need someone who is able to drive a van if you’ve hired one. You’ll need people who are capable heavy lifting etc.

3. Be the project manager

Whether you’ve pushed back the deadline or enlisted help, make sure you pre-plan all the details. Which days you’re going to sort through items, which days you need a van, which days you need to book a trip to the tip etc.

Everyone, including yourself will find it so much easier if they’re working to a schedule

4. Call Clear and Clean House Clearance

Here at Clear and Clean House Clearance, we have years of experience in clearing houses. You name it, we’ve seen it. From hoarders, to deceased estates, to office removals, to full and partial house removals. Using a house clearance company can bring so many benefits to you, your family and friends. It can also save you a lot of time, hassle and even money!

When you’re injured, the last thing you want is to have the stress of heavy lifting and clearing a property. Clear and Clean House Clearance will arrive on your chosen day and take everything off your hands. We will manage the whole process from start to finish and you can be as involved as you like. We’ll go through the leftover items, segment everything and then take them to up-cyclers, recyclers or charity shops; doing everything we can to avoid landfill.

We’ll then return to the property to clean it and even liaise with painer/decorators if you wish.

We’re a trusted firm who’ve been trading for many years and are known for our customer service. If you need us, we’ll do our best to help. If you’d like a free, no obligation quote, give us a call today on 07909 846679 or 01452 290086.