If you
are planning on cleaning out your attic, basement, garage, shed, or
entire house, you will quickly discover that you have a lot of stuff
that you have no need for. So what are you going to do with all of
it? While you could throw it all away, there are ways to make good
use out of your old stuff, or even make some money.
Use
this five-step process to make the most out of your old junk:
  1. Repurpose It. You
    can get creative with some of your old stuff and find new uses for
    it. Doing a Pinterest search for “repurposed junk” will yield
    thousands of results and could spark some great ideas for your next
    DIY project.
  2. Sell It. Instead
    of throwing your stuff away, why not make some extra money by
    selling it? You would be surprised at what kind of stuff people will
    buy at tag sales and through online services such as CraigsList and
    eBay.
  3. Donate It. If
    you can’t find another use for your junk and nobody wants to buy it,
    try giving it to a local charity. They aren’t going to take the tire
    to your old bike, but clothes, toys, electronics, and furniture that
    are in good condition can be donated to people in need.
  4. Recycle It. There
    is inevitably going to be items you come across that can’t be
    repurposed, sold, or donated. Look at everything that is left over
    and determine what can be taken to a nearby recycling center. Old
    scrap metal, rubber, and even some appliances can be given a new
    life instead of taking up space at the local dump.
  5. Trash It. Throwing
    something away should only be done as a last resort after you have
    exhausted all of your other options. Just make sure you adhere to
    your local dump’s regulations about what can and can’t be taken
    there – some of them are stricter than you imagine.
If you
are cleaning out your home, chances are you will have more garbage
than can fit in your normal trash can – even after selling,
donating, and recycling what you can. If you live in New York City,
Nassau County or Suffolk County, consider renting a dumpster from
1-866-We-Junk-It. We donate and recycle everything we can, and only
take what isn’t salvageable to the dump. Plus we know all about
landfill regulations, so you don’t have to!
Call us
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