Donaldson House Clearances

House Clearances, Removals & Cleaning

About Us

Donaldson Clearance specialise in clearing residential and domestic properties respectfully and professionally. We have cleared houses for a number of solicitors for many years and offer a same day service throughout Edinburgh and the Lothians. Our fully comprehensive service has been used by housing associations, solicitors and homeowners. No job is too big or too small for us.


  • Sarah Bland 1 year ago

    Really pleased with the service provided. Very professional, quick and friendly service. Gave lots of well needed advice. Would definitely recommend and use again.

  • Angela Wilson 1 year ago

    So pleased we went Donaldson for our house clearance, they have been considerate reliable and price their work very reasonably.

  • Lou Wilcox 1 year ago

    Many thanks to Brian (and team) for an absolutely brilliant and personable service clearing out my Mum's house ready for sale (due to move into a care home). I am not local and it was reassuring to know that the job would be in safe hands. Brian went the extra mile going up into the loft to check the space for me and also gave me lots of helpful advice and reassurance. The communication has been excellent throughout and I am very pleased with the finished work. The photos Brian sent to me clearly show the house has been cleaned to a very high standard. Thanks again.

  • Stuart Arnott 1 year ago

    I would like to say a massive thank you for completing the house clearance in just two days. There was one particularly challenging item to extricate, Brian and his team managed without breaking sweat (well maybe just a little!). Once again and enormous THANK YOU for everything you all did.

  • Prompt, reliable and did an excellent job - highly recommended.

  • Graham McPhie 1 year ago

    Brian and Sean did a very professional job today clearing out a flat and moving furniture between houses for me. The guys were quick and very careful moving items with no mess left, being competitively priced I can recommend them and definitely would use again.

  • Alex Quarmby 1 year ago

    Friendly and professional service, great value for money, good from start to finish. They shifted all the furniture from my 3 bedroom flat in a couple of hours and provided enjoyable company while they did it. Highly recommend.

  • JoeG-319 2 years ago

    Donaldson House Clearance

    Brian and Sean cleared some furniture from my flat. Very professional and courteous. Rates were great too! I had rang around for quotes and some places were double the amount. Local boys too! I have absolutely no reservations to recommend this business. Good lads, good price, quick and efficient. What more could you ask for!

  • Joe Gallagher 2 years ago

    Brian and Sean cleared some furniture from my flat. Very professional and courteous. Rates were great too! I had rang around for quotes and some places were double the amount. Local boys too! I have absolutely no reservations to recommend this business. Good lads, good price and quick. What more could you ask for!

  • JaniceM-171 2 years ago

    Exceptional Customer Service

    I can give Donaldson House Clearances the very highest recommendation.
    Their level of service was exceptional. Brian and Shaun carried out the work exactly how I required. They worked quickly and efficiently and in a businesslike manner. At the same time they were friendly and respectful. I was particularly grateful to this company coming all the way from Edinburgh to help me in Hawick. It was a long journey for them to get here so this is a company who really went the extra mile to help. Thank you so much Brian and Shaun.

  • Leanne Pascall 2 years ago

    Amazing service from two well experienced men. Very helpful and nothing was to much for them to do. They even went above and beyond to help my grandmother. Very friendly, pleasant and knew what needed to be done. Highly recommend this company, five stars! Thank you Brian and Shaun.

  • stephen mc mahon 2 years ago

    Extremely happy with the service 10/10 for the clearance and cleaning. Done to a very high standard and at a much better price than anywhere else I looked. Will certainly be recommending.

  • Maria Munro 2 years ago

    Extremely professional and efficient service from this company. Reliable, helpful and nothing was too much bother. Very pleasant and courteous throughout, I would absolutely recomnend Donaldson House Clearances.

  • Nothing was to much for this company very friendly understanding and respectful. Job completed to a high standard I would highly recommend company I will no hesitate to pass their details to anyone and if I ever need another clearance done I would go no further ..... Well Done and thank you

  • StuartL-323 3 years ago

    Reliable and Professional

    Reliable - turned up when arranged.
    Professional - completed the work. Nothing too much bother. Left the house and common areas clear and clean.
    Thank you. Will be using again in the near future.

  • MelvinS-10 3 years ago

    House clearance after my mum\'s death.

    House clearance after my mums death. Brian gave me an estimate over the phone. All rooms, cupboards cleared. Curtains taken down and all carpets lifted and rooms swept afterwards. Could not fault the work carried out which was done quickly and professionally. Would recommend this company.

  • AlR-51 3 years ago

    Donaldsons, excellent house clearance firm.

    Highly professional, courteous and respectful firm. Made an emotional and difficult task for our family as smooth as possible. Nothing was too much trouble and the property was left clean and tidy.
    Would highly recommend Donaldson House clearance.

    Blackhall, Edinburgh.

  • NeilF-251 3 years ago

    Overall an excellent experience.

    Brain and his son did a fantastic job of clearing my late mothers house. Took time to cost the job rather than an arbitary figure. A bigger task than initially thought, however, no problems at all in finishing the job. Ever polite and considered, level of professionalism was excellent throughout. I would recommend you consider Brian for any removal task.

  • DouglasW-46 3 years ago

    House clearance.

    Brian and his son arrived promptly. Considering we were clearing the home of my father in law who had passed away, they both conducted the task in a very professional and considerate manner. Highly recommend these guys.

  • AlexS-698 3 years ago

    Excellent Service

    Excellent Service, We needed My Dads house cleared and they did an excellent Job, at this difficult time.
    Communication with Brian was also excellent

  • DerekH-141 3 years ago

    Excellent house clearance company

    I thought Brian and his son Shaun were really helpful and friendly when they came to clear my aunts house. Thoroughly and excellent job they done. I would really seriously highly recommend them to anyone I know or to a stranger. Many thanks

  • MartinB-856 4 years ago

    Excellent Service

    I found Brian and his team delightful and throughly professional in the way they went about their work.

  • FionaT-135 4 years ago

    House clearance

    Thanks so much - Brian and Sean stepped in when another company did not show. Very tidy and professional. Highly recommended.

  • KathT-24 4 years ago

    Great service happy to recommend.

    Excellent efficient friendly service, Brian was great took everything I’d asked away, plus a couple of additional pieces I’d forgotten.
    Great work thank you

  • SteveA-296 4 years ago

    a real star - thank you!

    Brian did a phenomenal job when I most needed someone on my side. Without his help I would have folded completely and the house sale would have fallen through, He did what he was asked (and did it quickly, professionally and for a reasonable price), understood the need for more to be done, went out of his way to ensure he could do it, used his extensive contacts to get other work done for me.... and all in a ridiculously short timescale with unreasonable deadlines caused by my own naivety.... Cannot sing his praises highly enough.

  • GailM-104 4 years ago


    So accommodating, thank you so much for your support in clearing and moving mum.

  • FinlayC-3 4 years ago

    Great Service.

    I engaged Donaldson House Clearance to clear my mothers apartment after her passing.
    When i called i spoke with Brian Donaldson personally and agreed a very reasonable rate.
    Brian and his assistant were efficient, helpful and understanding throughout the process.
    Once cleared, which included lifting the carpets and white goods, they swept and left the property in a move in condition for the next person.
    i would not hesitate in using their services again or in recommending them to others.

  • JohnW-170 8 years ago

    Professional, Reliable Service

    Donaldson's provided a reliable, efficient, professional and yet personal service which made what I worried would be a daunting and difficult house clearance easy. Many thanks Brian.

    H Wilson

  • CKB 9 years ago

    Outstanding service and a job very well done

    I called several services to clear out a house in Penicuik, and Mr Donaldson (Brain) was one of the few to call back and was the most helpful on the phone. The work on the day was more than anticipated, but he was accommodating and still completed the work on time. Him and his guys did an excellent job in difficult circumstances and I would use him again for clearance or removal, and recommend him to anyone who has this sort of work to be done. The price was excellent given the cost to hire a skip not to mention the time and effort it saved me and my family.