Snowy Rubbish Removal Tips
Now is one of the best times of the year to declutter your home. The weather outside is already quite cold and you are probably spending most of your free time inside. Plus, clearing up the junk from the house right before Christmas is an excellent way to make room for all the holiday presents you and your family will get this year. The thing is that wintertime decluttering often features snow and that can make your waste clearing task more challenging than you’d like it to be since you will need to deal with:
- Freezing temperatures
- Snowy streets
- An icy driveway
- Unexpected weather-related delays
With all the snow and ice outside, the risk of suffering an injury during the rubbish removal process also becomes greater. But that should not steer you away from your path to a less cluttered and more organised home. With some extra preparation, your decluttering project will be a success.
Clear the snow from your path
No matter whether you are planning to hire professionally trained rubbish collectors or to collect and dispose of your waste and clutter all by yourself, you will need to clear the ice and snow from your way. Even if you only want to get rid of a couple of furniture pieces, start by grabbing a shovel and clearing all snow that stands in your way. By doing so you or the junk collection pros will be less likely to slip, fall and suffer an injury.
Keep your rubbish off the streets
If you happen to be decluttering on a snowy day, keep in mind that your local council will probably send out snow ploughs to clear out the streets. So, if you are planning to rely on a convenient skip hire service in London, avoid leaving the skip on the street or even on a pavement because that may hinder the snow cleaning process.
Pack your waste well
Many of the licensed junk removal companies in the English capital work together with certified recycling facilities. This means that a considerable part of your unwanted items is likely to be recycled. That’s great news because recycling is one of the most eco-friendly ways to deal with rubbish. However, some materials such as paper can easily break down when they get wet (from rain or snow, for instance) which is why not all recycling centres accept such items. Therefore, before you chuck your waste, put in it bin bags.
Don’t underestimate the cold temperatures outside. Otherwise, you will gift yourself a nasty cold just in time for Christmas and that is guaranteed to spoil your holidays. Loading the rubbish vehicle or filling the skip you have hired can take a lot of time, especially if you don’t have a helping hand. So, dress in warm clothes and keep a thermos with hot tea nearby. If you have decided to rely on the assistance of qualified rubbish removal professionals, it would be very thoughtful of you to offer them tea, coffee or hot chocolate and some snacks. Even if they are wearing several layers of clothes and use modern rubbish vehicles, they will spend a lot of time outside in the cold collecting your junk.