What to Do When the Junk Piles Up
No matter the level of cleanliness and tidiness, a home can’t miss junk. Trash piles up in our homes due to several reasons. One main reason is intentional hoarding. Unfortunately, people love to store what they don’t even use. But when the trash piles up, it would be imperative that you call trash removal experts to help you declutter your home.
Arguably, not everything we hoard is useless – at least not to others. You may no longer need something, but that doesn’t remove the need from someone else. What you don’t use can help someone else. Besides, after trash removal, you can sell some of the junk you don’t need anymore. So, here’s what you need to do when the trash gets unbearable:
Call a Trash Removal Company
Even if you remove the trash inside the house yourself, you’ll still need a dumpster to dispose of it. Therefore, it’s important to phone a reliable dumpster rental company, even before the trash removal exercise. You’ll need to get the dumpster at your home so that you can easily collect all the trash inside it.
When hiring a trash removal company, take your time to research available options. Check on the policies, pricing, and disposal methods. You want to make sure that you get everything right with the company you hire beforehand. If anything’s unclear on their website, consider calling them on phone.
Besides, take time to analyze online reviews and customer testimonials. A company may claim professionalism on paper, but deliver the opposite on the ground.
Host a Yard Sale
Having a yard sale is perhaps one of the easiest ways to declutter your home of something you no longer need. You may not get buyers for everything on the first date. However, it’s a good step in the right direction all the same.
Sometimes you may even get people who need the items free of charge. It would be a wise decision to give them out, as they may help such individuals in need.
Sell Clothes Online
Who says your trash removal can’t turn into a money-making business? Instead of having old clothes piling up in your closet and taking unnecessary space, consider selling them. Technology and the internet have made it easy to sell almost anything online. With websites and mobile apps such as DePop, ThreadUp, and Poshmark, et al, you can sell clothes online conveniently.
With such provisions, you can even sell fabric that consignment stores don’t take. Besides, all it takes is to post a picture and have someone interested purchase it.
Aside from the danger present in disposing electronics alongside garbage, there’s the financial aspect. You could make some extra bucks off old electronics during a trash removal exercise.
Some electronics have dangerous compounds such as chromium, lead, and mercury. Therefore, it isn’t advisable to dispose of them together with other junk items. Instead, use an electronics recycling service that either takes your items freely or offers little compensation. After all, the aim is to dispose of it in the right manner, without harming the surrounding.
Knowledge is power, and it never grows old. You see those books collected during the trash removal, donate them. Many public school teachers go deep into their pockets to get books for tutoring learners. However, you can lessen this burden by donating books.
For a sufficient learning experience, you’ll have a great impact by donating books. Besides, what are you going to do with those books anyway?
Paper pile up is common in most homes. This has become even more during the lockdown period, which saw many transform homes into offices. Most, if not all, of the paperwork that initially piled up in the office, now pile up at home.
Nonetheless, this doesn’t mean that you should allow papers to clutter your space. Even if you have a dedicated room for work, you’ll need to get rid of unnecessary papers. In case you have important documents that you can’t dispose of, then try and digitize them. Through the wizardry of technology, you can scan and store all paper documents in softcopy. You won’t have to lose or distort any piece of information.
Donate an Item A Day
This is probably the easiest practice to cultivate as a culture. Get one thing you don’t need every day, and give it out to charity. Alternatively, if you don’t want to go out daily with a single donation item, consider collecting them together. Have a DIY donation box and collect items you don’t use or need gradually.
You can even encourage other members of the family to follow suit, and collect their unwanted items. Before you realize it, the box will be full, and you’ll have a lot to take to charity.
A trash removal routine should be part of our lives. You should declutter your home as often as possible. We hope that the tips above can help you get rid of junk easily. When it piles up, be sure to call the trash removal experts to help you out.Never miss an episode of our real estate podcast. Install our FREE Podcast App available on iOS and Android. For your Apple Devices, click here to install our iOS App. For your Android Devices, click here to install our Android App. Check my videos on Youtube