If your home hasn’t been cleaned up or cleared out for a long time, it’s likely that you will have a lot of junk laying around. Whether it’s old books, outdated clothes, files and documents or toys that have been outgrown, it’s important to clear out the things you no longer make good use of. Getting rid of junk from your home can clear out for some much needed space, and you can also help others in the process (see below).
When it comes to sorting out the junk removal, it’s important now to go over-board with disposing of contents. While it’s the easiest option to chuck it in the nearest bin, it can be incredibly wasteful when someone else might make good use of it. Below we talk about the different options available for getting rid of junk from your home.
Take a look through the junk items you want to get rid of. Is any of it completely unusable? Perhaps it’s a broken toy, rubbish or badly stained linen – if someone else cannot use it, it’s safe to trash it. If you end up having a lot of trash to get rid, you may have to consider skip bin hire – you can either have it delivered to your home or get their rubbish removers to come on site and get rid of it for you.
Before you trash it, consider whether the item can be recycled or not. Old documents, ripped books, outdated magazines – anything along these lines can be recycled. If you’re not sure, take a look at this handy guide to what can be recycled from your home. See here for local recycling centres near you.
Are the items you want to get rid of perfectly fine, you just no longer need or want them? Rather than trashing it, consider donating it. Toys, household appliances, bits of furniture – anything like this that is in usable condition can be donated to someone who would appreciate it. Take a look here for local charity shops near you where you can bring in your donations.