Nearly every homestead has unwanted stuff some of which is rubbish and others junk that is hard to part ways with hence kept in a room, attic, shed, or garage. If you are wondering on what to do with the junk or how to get rid of it, below are four spring-cleaning tips worth considering:
- Identify The Junk
Much of the stuff you never use or old is easy to identify, pack in a box, store and forget about; but there always is some sense of attachment to such a thing. That is why they are not that easy to throw out. As such, reducing the amount of junk in your home starts with knowing what you want to keep and deciding what goes, which you will manage by sorting out everything into different piles (the Yes, Maybe, and No). The “Yes” pile should be what you are sure you do not need and can throw away.
The “Maybe” pile is where you have where you have similar items that you will then pick what you like best and get rid of the other. What you pick will then go into the “No” pile with the rest of the stuff that you have in the “Yes” pile put in a box or trash bags and thrown into the rubbish bin.
- Separate Recyclables From The Trash
As you sort your junk to know what goes and what to keep, you also need to go through the trash heap to ensure that you separate the recyclables from other items. For this, you can have different dumpsters for different materials or inform the residential waste company to help sort out the recyclables from the rubbish. You should have this in the mind of your mind when sorting through your junk and deciding what to throw away.
Most electronics such as old ovens, heaters, and refrigerators can be recycled, and the same goes for AC units, washers, radios, TVs, and dryers. Such appliances, whether large or small, should be appropriately handled which is something that a junk removal company can handle.
If you have large items stored in the basement or the attic and are hard to haul up or down the stairs, then the junk removal company has a team of trained professionals that know how to lug out and dispose of the items that are too laborious for you.
- Revisit The “Maybe” Pile
Parting ways with some things can be a hard break up, and this is understandable even if the times are things you never use. In most cases, the bond is because of sentimental attachment you have to some stuff, and it may flood back once you see the items again. As such, it is not uncommon to have a maybe pile that was hard to sort. You can revisit it later when you are confident that you are going to get rid of some things.
- Identify What To Sell Or Donate
Sometimes getting rid of junk in the house may still see you have several items that you cannot throw away but also do not see the need of having them around. It could be a dusty violin or piano, an old appliance, or some shoes and clothes that are old but still fashionable. You can opt to donate some of these items to charities and sell others instead of recycling them if they are still working or look great.
For instance, you can digitalize those audio tapes, VHS, and old photos. You can opt to sell your violin or piano or donate to a friend or a music school. Consider the value of some of the items you are selling because some may fetch quite a sum. You can run a yard sale or opt to sell online. The things that remain after the sale can be given to Goodwill.