How To Clear Your Loft
The most convenient place to stash away the stuff that is being useless or an eyesore in the house is in your loft. But even if you do put it away, it is never really gone from your home, is it? It is always there, looming above your head (literally), adding more to is family of rubbish until one day you go to deposit the malfunctioning toaster there and you find that there isn’t enough space to fit a finger. If your first thought is about clearing the loft space, the next thought that follows will immediately be one of panic at the enormity of the task. Clearing up junk that you have accrued over the years is not going to be a task accomplished in one day, unless of course, you bring in the cavalry of house clearance professionals. But even then, there is still a part of the chore that needs to be done by you. Fortunately, I find it easier to accomplish bigger tasks if I break them up into tiny ones. So let’s do the same with loft clearance and see how easy it becomes to complete the job.
1. Sort by sections
Working on the hypothesis that your loft is an utter mess, divide the room into sections and start working on parts of it. This is because, unlike other rooms in the house, you cannot simply move all the belongings to another room which you clean this one. If you need to sort the stuff out, begin by taking things down section wise. This way you will not overload yourself. When sorting out the stuff, be ruthless in throwing away anything that you don’t need.
2. Be careful
Since clearing a loft will involve a lot of climbing up and down, make sure that you have used a sturdy step ladder in a stable position under the loft entrance. Carry things down in small loads and if you need to bring a particularly bulky item down, seek the assistance of another member in the house and use sliders, pulleys or similar equipments to lower them. Getting the thing down from the loft is not the end of it. It will also probably need to be carried out of the house, so make sure you have extra helping hands to aid. If your friends or family cannot make time, you can give a call to a clearance company that specializes in this kind of clearing services. They have the resources and expertise to handle the job perfectly.
3. Clean and tidy
After you have emptied the loft, sweep and vacuum the room thoroughly. For a place that has been left unkempt for years at a stretch, there will be a lot of dust bunnies and cobwebs in crevices and corners. Remove them and if possible, mop the entire room. If you have windows, you may want to leave some open to let in some air and light. This would also be a good time to fix any defects you see in the loft such as damp, leakage, peeling wallpaper, cracked paint or broken fixtures. You may also wish to organize the space depending on what you want to use it for – add cabinets to help store the junk you intend to keep or totally transform the loft into an attic bedroom or theatre. Adding more light will definitely help to brighten the room and make it easier for you to find your way around. If you organize the clearance yourself, it might take you days and weekends, but a loft clearance service will get the entire work done within two hours or so. So that is a good option to go for if you are pressed for time. For more ideas: http://www.junkremovalwaste.co.uk/