Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Clear Out Your Junk With These Easy Steps

Is your home looking a bit messy? That could be because you have accumulated a lot of junk over the years. If you don’t have adequate storage for all your stuff, you might have to think about having a clear out. Not only will this help you to clean up your home, but it is also good for the soul! So do you have a load of clutter that you need to sort out? Here is what you should do with it.

Recycle Old Electronics
Do you have a lot of old wires and appliances that you never use anymore? Don’t throw them in the garbage bin just yet! Chucking them in the trash is very wasteful, but it could also be illegal in your area. In fact, throwing electronics into landfill waste has been banned in 17 states. Instead, you should recycle them. Take all your old electronics to your local recycling center. They should happily dispose of them for you. Otherwise, you could check in your local newspaper to see if there is another place that recycles electronics listed.

You don’t have to throw away all your old stuff; you could upcycle it instead. This is a great alternative to throwing away old furniture. You can still upcycle and repurpose furniture even if it is slightly broken! For instance, you could repurpose some of your old books that you don’t read into small shelves. And wooden stools can easily be made into chic coffee tables. Just take a look on sites like Pinterest for more ideas of how you can repurpose your things.

Sell Old Clothes
Got some old clothes that you don’t wear anymore? If they are still in good condition, you can try selling them on eBay. Make sure there are no stains or faults on the clothes before you list them online. Otherwise, people might end up sending them back and asking for a refund! Remember that you should also include a charge for the postage and packaging with all your listings.

Hire Rubbish Removals
If you have any particularly big pieces of furniture or dangerous items, you might want to consider a rubbish removal expert. All you need to do is call the firm and let them know what you want to get rid of. The firm will then pick it up for you from your house. So you don’t have to worry about anything else! It could also be a good idea to hire a firm if you have an excessive amount of rubbish that you can’t handle.

Regift Things
Do you have a collection of gifts that people have gotten you? If you don’t use them, you might as well regift them to others. Just be careful not to give the gift to the person who bought it for you! This is a great way to clean out any cupboards that are filled with scented candles and gift sets. If you have any unopened boxes of chocolates or candies, you better check the use-by date before you wrap them up!