Big Sack: The ultimate solution for emptying your home

Big Sack: The ultimate solution for emptying your home

There are many reasons to empty a relative's house/apartment or one's own home. In the majority of cases, this decision is often motivated by the death of the owner or the move to a retirement home. However, other reasons, such as moving house or storing a lot of unnecessary clutter in cellars and attics, cannot be excluded.

Apart from the need to cope with the loss of a loved one, for example, there are also the many memories that this task involves. Clearing out and reorganizing one' s home is not easy, but it can greatly improve your quality of life. To take the pressure off, choose the most effective solution. These can range from small ads and auctions to donations to charities and clutter removal companies. As you can see, there are many solutions and you need to choose the best one to move forward as quickly as possible. Big Sack helps you to see this more clearly by giving you an overview of the various possibilities.

Waste disposal companies

Using a waste disposal service can make your life much easier when the items to be removed are of no value. There are a number of services available, such as "Man & Van" companies, moving companies and Big Sack. Your choice will depend on the budget you wish to allocate. If you pay a high price, the professionals will ensure that all the furniture and objects you want to get rid of are removed from the house. On the other hand, if you want to save money and do some of the work yourself, Big Sack offers you its big bag solution. You receive them by post, fill them and order their pickup (find our Big Sacks here). All these solutions have in common that they are fast and therefore allow you to dispose of your home very quickly. However, we advise you to read this article from our Blog entitled "Big Sack vs Man & Van what to choose" to help you make your choice.

Antique and second-hand shops

These are professionals who are there to help you empty your house or the house of a relative if they have valuable objects. (You will find here the calendar of the secondhand trades of the canton of Vaud). We advise you to make sure of the value of the goods remaining in the house before selling, throwing away or giving them. This will allow you to earn money by selling these objects. This is where the second hand dealers come in. First, they evaluate the goods for free and then buy the items that can be resold. Their earnings are made on the resale of your items later.

 Auction sales

In the event that the person dies or moves to a retirement home, his or her possessions and valuables can be sold at auction. The concept is simple: the object goes to the highest bidder. The auctioneer is responsible for conducting the sale, which is often public. Note that to participate in these sales you must be of age, solvent and responsible. (You will find all the information available to make an auction here)

The classified ads

Classified ads are used to quickly get rid of a worthless object by reselling it. There are many websites like :

Here you will find a tutorial on how to write a classified ad.

This solution is simple, but requires patience and vigilance, because many people on these sites are dishonest.

Home empties

This solution is gaining in popularity and is becoming a popular way to get rid of furniture and objects left in a house after moving. (Here you can find house sales in your area). It is about organizing a private sale inside or outside the house. This is a possibility that costs nothing, but requires certain formalities to be completed beforehand. It is imperative to inform your municipality a few days before the event and to justify your address with an ID. Once the authorization is obtained, you can start the marketing steps to make the date of the event known to the public.


The use of these organizations implies to be well informed beforehand about the objects you wish to get rid of. It is important to note that some organizations do not take back all furniture and objects.


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