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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

Preparing to move? How to prevent rubbish from overflowing in your home

by Gwendolyn Washington

As stressful as moving is, perhaps the biggest benefit comes with getting rid of items you don't really need. Many people tend to stuff their homes with stuff that they don't actually use on a frequent basis. And on moving day, all this stuff either needs to be either packed or disposed of.

It can be challenging to deal with huge amounts of junk and rubbish from your home while moving. In fact, you may end up with nowhere to dump all your unused items if you don't prepare yourself early. To prevent the common challenge of dealing with piles of rubbish at the last minute, here's how you can develop a waste removal plan that will make your move easier.

1. Start packing early

The best way to deal with junk is to start packing your items early. If you're moving out of state, give yourself at least a 3-4 weeks head start before moving day. If moving to a nearby location, 2 weeks is a good amount of time to plan for the move. But even before you begin packing actual boxes, you should start by identifying what you need and what you don't need. Go around the home and make a list of the items you'll need to dispose of.

2. Prepare a plan for disposing hazardous items

While most of your unwanted items may consist of furniture, old documents, and perishable foodstuffs, you may also need to safely dispose of hazardous items. These include broken glass, used batteries, biological waste, sharps and other similar items.

To safely dispose of hazardous waste, contact your local rubbish removal company to get advice on how these items are handled. You can then arrange for a pickup of these items from your home before moving day.

3. Recycle as much as you can

To make your rubbish easier to deal with, make an effective recycling plan. Check all your items and determine if they can be taken for recycling. Plastics, cardboard, used paper and glass bottles can all be recycled. Place these items separately, and have your rubbish removal company pick them up.

4. Purchase extra trash bags and bins

To keep things more organised as you pack, purchase extra trash bags and bins from your rubbish removal company. You should also consider hiring a skip bin if you have large amounts of waste. With enough resources to properly handle your rubbish, you're more likely to remain organised during the move.