Posted on: 13 July 2015
It can happen to anyone--you live in a house for a few years, and, before you know it, every closet is full of junk, and your attic, basement, and garage are full of junk that you no longer want or need or you don't know what to do with. Once you realize that clutter has overtaken your home, don't ignore it! With a little bit of time and effort it is eay to get your house organized. Use the following tips to de-clutter your home today:
Like the old saying goes, one person's trash can be another person's treasure. As you're going through all of the clutter that has overtaken your house, there may be a number of things that you no longer want, but someone else could really use those items. For items that are in good condition, consider having a yard sale, or selling them through an online auction site or local classified site.
Sometimes something that looks like junk can actually be modified into something beautiful and useful. Old furniture can easily be updated with some paint, stain, or new fixtures. With a little bit of creativity and some elbow grease, you may be surprised to find that something you were thinking about trashing can end up becoming a decor focal point in one of the rooms in your house.
There are many thrift stores across the country that rely on donations of clothes and household goods. A large percentage of thrift stores are affiliated with charities, so you can feel good knowing that the proceeds from your unwanted items will help others. You can typically drop off your donation during business hours, and many thrift stores will come to your home and pick up larger items that are not easy to transport in a regular vehicle. When donating to a thrift store, make sure that you're items are in decent condition--no one wants to buy something that is broken, stained, or torn.
Contact Your Waste Management Company
While you may have a lot of items that can be sold, donated, or repurposed, there is also a good chance that you have a lot of junk that just needs to be thrown away. Residential garbage bins are rarely big enough to hold everything when you're de-cluttering your whole house, so call your waste management company to ask about bulk pick up options. Most waste management companies offer this service for customers on scheduled days, allowing you to leave trash that doesn't fit in your garbage bin on the curb for pick up. Some waste management companies offer bulk pick up for free, while others charge for the service.
To find out more about waste management fees, contact a company such as B-P Trucking Inc.Share