6 of the most outrageous house clearance myths

Sometimes we’ll undertake a house clearance and the clients will share their pre-conceptions about our services which makes us laugh. So many of our clients avoid using house clearance companies for years because they’ve heard myths about how expensive these services could be, or about how they operate.

We thought we’d put together some of the myths that made us laugh the most, to do-away with any misconceptions.

1.“They’ll charge you for every item that they clear”

This has to be the one that made us laugh the most. There is no way we could ever charge clients for every single item that we remove. Partially because we’d be there days counting each item, but mainly because that’s just not how we operate.

We provide quotes based completely on your property and general size of the job. For example, you’d call us and say, “I have a mid-terrace, 3-bedroomed house in Cirencester that needs a house clearance. It’s quite cluttered as my Mum’s a hoarder.”, then we’d say, “Okay great, we charge £x for this kind of clearance!”.

2.“Clients have to hire their own skip, van and cleaner”

Once again… not true! One of the many reasons our clients continue to use/recommend us is because of our packages. You won’t need a skip, van or cleaner, because we’re all 3 in 1.

We’ll clear your property, remove any unwanted items and then return to clean it. And it’s all included in the cost.

3.“They’ll only work with the items you don’t want “

A lot of people think that because it’s a house clearance, we won’t cater for the belongings you need to keep. Well that’s just untrue.

We normally ask clients to remove the items they want keep or place them in a corner with a sheet over them. We’ll then deliver them for just a fuel cost.

We also do full removal packages which includes packing items into boxes; removing everything and transferring it to the new property; removing things you don’t want to keep and also returning to clean the old property.

4.“They sell the items you don’t want for profit”

Again, totally incorrect! We can’t speak for other house clearance companies, but we are totally committed to helping those less fortunate than us. This means that if there are items that you don’t want, which are too good to go to waste, we’ll donate them to charities/up-cyclers that we work with. We also salvage any cleaning products that you don’t want so we aren’t continuously buying plastic!

5.“They take all your rubbish to landfill”

Our entire ethos is built around our environment and we avoid taking items to landfill at all costs! Many people choose to use a house clearance company because they haven’t got the time to get rid of their belongings in a way which is friendly to the planet, which is exactly what we are.

Whether we’re doing a house clearance in Worcester or other areas of Gloucestershire, we always recycle, upcycle and donate items in order to completely avoid landfill.

6.“You can’t book a house clearance company at short notice”

Lots of families think they can manage the huge task of a house clearance, get part-way through and realise what an epic task they’ve got ahead of them. When this happens, it’s usually quite near to their completion deadline. Therefore, a lot of people just assume they’ve left it too late to find a house clearance company now.

Here at Clear & Clean House Clearance, we often complete jobs before we anticipated. This will free us up for some additional work if we have the time. We regularly take on last-minute house clearances for families who need our help.

Now that we’ve cleared up some of these untrue (and partially hilarious) myths, we’re hoping it’s enlightened you to the real world of house clearances! If you’ve had your eyes opened and would like a free, no obligation quote, give David a call today on 07909 846679 or 01452 290086.