You're moving and have a bunch of things that you want to get rid of. Here's how to deal with all the stuff you can’t sell but don't want to toss in a dumpster.
Moving comes with its fair share of stresses, not the least of which is the dreaded de-cluttering process. It's a necessary but potentially painful project, especially for those homeowners who are admitted packrats. To make it easier to take stock of what you need to get rid of, any organizing professional will tell you to separate your stuff into three piles: keep, sell or donate, and toss.
That sounds easy enough, but the next step is figuring out exactly what to do with everything that ends up in your "toss" pile - and everything else that you can't sell or drop off to your local thrift store or donation center.
You have five options.
1. Donate It
It should be fairly easy to donate most of your things; you probably know plenty of charities that will take furniture, books and toys. Most clothes can go to Goodwill or The Salvation Army. But if you're still stuck with unwanted items, try some of the donation options below before you head out to your trash bin.
2. Recycle It
You might be surprised at the number of household items that can be recycled. Even if you can't leave certain things in your curbside bin for pickup, many communities have centers for hard-to-recycle items, including:
- Fluorescent light bulbs
You might have to pay a fee to drop off some items, so call Easy Junk Removal and we will take care of the rest.
Pro 4: Whether you're donating, recycling, or giving away an old computer, always wipe the hard drive before you do it.
3. Give It Away
Some of your things will prove impossible to donate or recycle. If you don't want to trash that bubble wrap and all of those boxes you just unpacked, someone who's moving will gladly them off your hands. And even if you can't find a buyer for your rusted bike or old rug, chances are somebody will snap it up for free
4. Dispose of It
Next are the items that you must get rid of in a specific way. Potentially hazardous materials like paint, batteries, household cleaners, antifreeze, expired medications, motor oil, and pesticides should never be casually tossed into the trash, dumped into the sink, or flushed down the toilet. Just Call Easy Junk Removal and we will take care of all of your junk