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Skip Bins for Deceased Estate Removal

Clearing out the home of a loved one after their passing is never a pleasant prospect, and many people find it upsetting.

During a time when you are already in an emotional state, the idea of going through that person’s belongings and perhaps throwing some things away can be very upsetting.

The first thing to remember before you begin is that your job, although difficult, is something you’re tasked with because you know that person best.

You’re acting on their behalf and in your efforts to clear their home, you can honour them by ensuring their home is left clean and tidy for the next occupant.

The things we leave behind may just be things – but some of them will have a lot of memories attached to them, and you can keep or distribute these things to other relatives and friends.

Before you begin, try to set aside at least a few days in which to complete the task. Some things will need to be disposed of, and for this purpose, hiring a skip bin is a great help.

You will probably need your skip bin in place on the first day of the clearance. This is because you will immediately find things that need to be thrown away, and in doing so, you will find that you can get a much clearer picture of what’s left.

Skip bin overflowing with rubbish

Advantages of Using a Skip Bin for a Deceased Estate Cleanout

Skip bins for deceased estate clearances are practical, time-saving and will generally make your job much simpler.

There are many factors to consider when clearing a home. One of the most important is time. Many families find that they struggle with the commitment of clearing the estate, so it’s best to consider this in advance and perhaps take a few days off work.

Clearing deceased estates is time-consuming, and when clearing an entire house, you will find yourself extremely busy. By booking a skip bin, you will save hours of time on making dump runs.

Dump runs mean loading up a vehicle, driving to the dump, paying dumping fees and unloading the rubbish yourself. Depending on the amount of garbage you need to deal with, this can take days.

Skip bin hire means you can save all that energy, time and money with just one payment needed for a skip bin. This means they’re excellent value for money and you can manage estate rubbish removal quickly and affordably.

Because skip bins come in different sizes, you will be able to book the best option for your needs. The first step is to get in touch with us, enter your postcode and get a quote.

In short, skip bins mean you save:

  • Money
  • Time
  • Energy
  • Fuel

Common Things You’ll Dispose of When Completing a Deceased Estate Cleanout

A house which has been occupied for many years will undoubtedly be full of all sorts of things.

Some things will need to be passed on to relatives, and others will need to be thrown away, sold or donated.

If you are the designated family member to manage the clearance and disposal of unwanted items, you will find a very varied list of things to deal with.

Here are some examples of the sorts of possessions you will need to dispose of during a deceased estate cleanout.

  • Furniture – This can include beds, wardrobes, desks, chairs, tables and more
  • White Goods – Fridges, washing machines, dryers, cookers
  • Textiles – Bedding, curtains, carpets and cushions
  • Kitchenware – Crockery, cutlery, food, kitchen appliances
  • Artwork and Ornaments – Paintings and prints, lamps, decorative items
  • Garden Tools, Ornaments and Equipments – Lawnmowers, wheelbarrows, garden tools and decorative items
  • Miscellaneous Items – Paperwork, stationary, tools, toiletries, odds and ends, clutter, debris and litter

Much of what you will find might be suitable for donation or sale, but there will also be a certain number of things that are either broken, worn out or unsuitable for re-use. This is when you will need a skip bin. Remember, ask other family members first.

Items you can add to your Local Rubbish Collection

Things From the Deceased Estate Cleanout That Can Go Into Your Local Rubbish Collection

Using your relative’s local rubbish collection is a sensible idea. Find out when the regular collection days are, and ensure you use the provided bins. If you plan on tidying your relative’s garden, you can fill the green bin with any weeds you pull or grass from mowing the lawn.

You can put things like expired food in the general rubbish bins, whilst any old paperwork, cardboard and plastic can go into the recycling. Be sure to remove any identifying names and addresses from the paperwork, though.

Things From The Deceased Estate Cleanout That Cannot Go Into Your Local Rubbish Collection

You won’t be able to fit a great deal into the local rubbish collection bins but also remember that you cannot put things like mattresses or white goods out for collection.

These need special arrangements to be made so they can be appropriately dealt with.

Also, do not put batteries or electronic items into general rubbish. They can pose a fire risk.

Your clean-up may involve a few extra trips to the dump or recycling depot to dispose of everything. Local councils do provide some collection services for hard rubbish, but these don’t usually manage mattresses or metal goods.

Environmental Considerations

One of the best aspects of skip bin hire is that skips offer a uniquely eco-friendly way to deal with rubbish.

The reason the team here at Best Price Skip Bins provide different types of skip bins is so that we can recycle as much as possible.

For example, you can book a skip bin for:

This is to make recycling as simple as possible. Here at Best Price Skip Bins, we recycle as much as possible.

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Just visit our service areas to select your local booking page, and you could have a skip bin at your doorstep by tomorrow morning.

Make sure to check your local council’s regulations about parking skip bins outside your property if this is something you plan on doing.

Skip bins do not require a permit if placed on your own land, but they do if you park them on the street or in a nature strip.

Safety Considerations

Clearing an entire house is hard work. You will be dealing with heavy items and potentially messy garbage and it is tiring work.

Be sure to get the help of others when it comes to moving heavier items into the skip bin.

Do not try to lift more than is sensible or safe.

Another consideration is safety gear – always wear strong boots, gloves and, if necessary, eye protection.

Position the skip bin where you can still have easy access to entrances and exits, and if you have any concerns, ask the professionals. Our team is always happy to help and offer advice.

Frequently Asked Questions

We are often asked the same questions about deceased estate skip bin hire. Every situation is different, but some things remain the standard. So here are the most common enquiries to make your booking experience and clean-up easier.

Can I put mattresses in skip bins?

Answer: You will need to let us know in advance if you want to put the following into your skip bin because they will incur an additional charge.

  • Mattresses
  • Tyres
  • White goods such as fridges
  • Televisions

Can I put paint into a skip bin?

Answer: The answer to this question is no. Paint and oil must be disposed of at your local council’s waste disposal facility. Many cities have paint recycling programs and so partly used tins of paint can be donated to good causes.

The Right Support at a Difficult Time

Your experience of clearing your relatives’ home can be made much easier with the help of a skip bin.

Your loved ones will, of course, be struggling with their feelings at this time, so it’s important to bear this in mind and keep communications open to their feelings as well as your own.

The manner in which you decide to dispose of the items in your relative’s home is up to you, but it’s always a good idea to check and see if relatives might want to take anything as a keepsake before you get rid of everything.

This could include photographs, clothing, jewellery, furniture and artwork.

Once you have sorted out all of the items that are to be given to relatives, then you can go through the rest of the materials to work out what should be donated and what should be thrown away.

The details of local charities can be found online and some will drive to the property in a van and collect furniture.

This can make the entire business of clearing estates much easier, and it’s always nice to know you’re helping a good cause.

If you have any questions about clean-ups or deceased estate clearances, get in touch with the team at Best Price Skip Bins. We’re here to save you hassle, to offer support and to make life easier during a difficult time.

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Get a free quote on your skip bin by entering your postcode and following the instructions, or call us at 1300 791 132 to make the right choice for your skip bin hire.