Cleaning out your home can be daunting, particularly when there is a lot of rubbish to remove. Fortunately, with the right guidance and strategy, it’s possible to get rid of all unwanted items quickly and efficiently. In this guide, we’ll provide you with five essential tips for getting started on your rubbish removal project. We hope this is useful motivation for a household clear out when you have some spare time.
Sit Down and Plan Your Clear Out
There is something to be said for sitting in the space you are clearing out and reflecting. Think about what you hope to achieve, how you want to use the space in future and what is really required in order to sort everything out. For example, do you need to buy some shelving or stackable storage boxes? Do you have the space for items you’d like to put into deep storage? If you intend to move items out of the room do you have weatherproof storage area for your junk and rubbish? Thinking about the logistics of household items and organisation is a good first step for any junk and rubbish project.
Sort Through Your Rubbish
Now you have reviewed what is required it’s time to sort and categorise all the items. You might start with ‘storage’, ‘donate’ and ‘rubbish removal’ as starting categories. Separate out items that can be donated or recycled and make a pile for any hazardous materials that need to be disposed of separately. This will help you better organise your rubbish and make disposing of your items much easier. Anything that’s broken of course is going to the rubbish / throw out pile.
Separate Recyclables from Landfill Waste
Recycling takes less energy and resources than producing new items from scratch, so separating your recyclables from other rubbish is an important step towards reducing your eco-footprint. The usual household items like plastic bags, glass containers, aluminium cans and cardboard all can be recycled – with most of these types of plastic often able to be placed in your kerbside recycling bins. When you have a lot of cardboard for example you can have this removed in bulk. If you don’t have a large enough vehicle to remove all the rubbish that piles up then you’ll benefit from a rubbish removal service.
Dispose of Items Appropriately
Always check what type of rubbish you’re throwing out, including whether or not it can be recycled. Make sure to follow the local waste collection and disposal regulations so that you don’t inadvertently leave any rubbish laying around in public spaces. Additionally, try to find a designated recycling centre or other responsible way to get rid of bigger items like furniture and appliances that are no longer needed. If you have a local Facebook community group page often you can use these to offer some of your old things to others for free.
An absolute key part of this process is that you follow through and actually get rid of the items you decided have to go. It’s very easy to leave things for another day then completely forget about them and by the time you come back all of your piles have been mixed up and items claimed back into the house. Don’t let that happen. The following are options for finishing the job.
Consider Donating Unwanted Items
Donating unwanted items to local charities is a great way to get rid of unwanted household items that still have useful life left in them. If reusable items like furniture and clothes are still in good condition, try to donate rather than throwing them away. Many charities will pick up donated items from your home or workplace, making it even easier for you to give back. Additionally, donating can be more socially responsible and eco-friendly since most charity shops reuse or up-cycle the donated items. Make sure you don’t overload the charity boxes and definitely never leave items outside of these in the weather.
Consider a Garage Sale
Another option for getting rid of items you no longer need is having a garage sale. This way you can recoup a little of what you spent to put towards other items you might need in future.
Identify and Utilise the Services of Professional Rubbish Removal Companies
Professional rubbish removal companies like Brizzy Rubbish Removals can help you quickly and safely remove the unwanted items from your property with minimum fuss. We have an experienced team with the right trucks and equipment and experienced personnel to handle your rubbish disposal needs. Furthermore, professional rubbish removal services can take away hazardous waste or advise on this to ensure special handling and safe disposal.
OK so did you notice that was seven tips not five?! If you read to the end congratulations and thank you. Don’t forget to call when you have a need to dispose of unwanted household items and waste.