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Removing Rubbish: Tips, Ideas and Strategies

Have too much rubbish? Tired of the broken patio bricks in the back garden, the old boxes in the attic and the dreary wallpaper in the basement? If so, you need a rubbish removal plan. Hi! My name is Roger, and this blog is going to be designed for homeowners, apartment dwellers, business owners and everyone in between. I am going to pen a range of posts related to rubbish removal and other topics tied to home improvement and design. While I plan to do most of the writing myself, I may invite guests, friends or experts to post as well. For now, grab a refreshing beverage, get comfortable and explore my posts.

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Removing Rubbish: Tips, Ideas and Strategies

Simple Tips for Helping You Clear Out Clutter Once and For All

by Gwendolyn Washington

Clutter can be a big problem for many homeowners, as they may tend to bring more things into the home than they toss out. Even when certain things are no longer usable, it can be difficult to get rid of them, so they then become clutter. Clearing all this out helps to open up any space, but if you're not sure how to tackle the de-cluttering of your home, note a few simple tips.

Get two skip bins

Having a skip bin on hand will let you quickly and easily toss out items that are trash; rather than having to bother bagging up all those things and putting them in the garage until the next trash day, you can get everything out of the house at once and the job is done.

A second bin can be used for items that can be recycled. If you know that those broken small kitchen appliances, old tools, and appliances you never use are going to be recycled, you may be more prone to let them go, knowing they won't clog up a landfill. Ask your skip bin agency about a bin for recycling materials and note what can be put inside; you might be surprised to find that electronics, clothes, and other such things can be recycled and not simply tossed out.

Set aside one storage area, and stick to it

It's good to consider how much storage in your home you'll allow yourself for mementos, materials for hobbies, old clothes, and other such things, and then stick to this space as you clean out clutter. If the items you have currently can't fit into that one spare closet, corner of the basement, or the few rubber totes you've purchased for storage, then things need to get tossed or recycled.

Ask yourself if you will fix items, not if you know how

One common cause of clutter is keeping items that you think you will repair, mend, or otherwise fix so you can use it again. To get past this, instead of asking yourself if you know how to fix that broken floor fan or sew up those old, torn clothes, ask yourself if you will do those things. This is important because you might look at those items and think to yourself, "It only needs new wiring," or, "Those pants all just need to be let out." However, knowing to fix items doesn't mean you will. If you haven't done it already, you probably won't in the future, so toss those items or put them in the recycle bin even if you know how to fix them.