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Decluttering Storage

If you are selling your house, then you will want an easy sale and the best possible price.

We have all seen the programmes where an over enthusiastic minor celebrity TV personality descends on a hapless homeowner who has not managed to sell their house.

Fast forward half-an-hour and the house has been prepared for sale, viewed by a range of gushing potential buyers and sold - everyone happy, cigars all round, cue credits!

The formula seems to work and always starts with a good clearout.

Space Sells

You don't have to be a compulsive hoarder to have accumulated additional furniture and belongings (but it helps!). The accumulation of material possessions and things you may one day get around to using or were saving just in case is, for most of us anyway, inevitable.

Too much funiture and clutter can overpower your house and prevent potential purchasers from visualising themselves living in your house and is likely to make rooms feel smaller than they actually are.

Nottingham Removals and Storage containerised storage is the ideal solution to allow you to

  • Remove furniture that is impeding movement around the house
  • Clear away excess books, ornaments and any other belongings that you want to keep

Once you have moved to your new house, your containers will be transported to your new address and unpacked.

See our containerised storage pages for more details on our storage services.

Decluttering Rules

So you've now dealt with the furniture and possessions that you want to keep - now what to do with the rest?

Set aside some space in the garage or clear some space in a downstairs room.

Tackle one room at a time and be ruthless.

Stream your unwanted furniture and possessions into three categories

  • Sell
  • Donate
  • Recycle


It is surprising what sells. One mans junk is another mans treasure. Given a big enough audience, like ebay, items you thought had no value may well make you some £££.

If you are planning on using ebay then arm yourself with a camera and take some good clear shots as you go.

Car boot sales are still good outlets to shift your unwanted stuff, although you may not receive as higher value as on ebay.


If you have items that you would like to find a new life for then consider donating. Local community groups such as Freegle or Freecycle have an active membership of people seeking or donating items.

Charity shops often make collections of bric-a-brac in residential areas or you could take items directly to the charity shops.

If you have furniture to donate then consider the furniture re-use network.

Some charities will collect furniture and other items. The British Heart Foundation for example offer to collect unwanted furniture providing items are in a saleable condition.


For anything that remains then maybe a trip to a Household Waste Recycling Centre ('the TIP!') is in order.

Nottingham Removals and Storage do have a waste licence so would be able to collect and dispose of any unwanted furniture and possessions. However since we are charged by the tonne to dispose of this waste, the householder taking their own waste to their local HWRC makes more financial sense.


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0115 919 9000 or email

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July 2011

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