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Cleaning out your home? Here’s what to do with your old stuff!

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.
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
  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
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4 Tips for Cleaning Out Your Home

year, thousands of homeowners make a resolution to get rid of the
clutter in their homes. If spring cleaning will be coming early for
you in 2015, use these tips to make your home clean-out as efficient
as possible.

Use the one year rule.
deciding what should stay in your house and what should go, follow
the one year rule. The rule is simple: if you haven’t used something
in a year, get rid of it. Be honest with yourself, if you haven’t
used an item in a full 365 days, what are the chances you will ever
use it again? Is the small chance you will one day need it worth the
space that it is taking up in your home? The answer is no, so throw
it away and forget about it.
Take baby steps.
out one room can feel overwhelming, let alone your entire house. If
the clutter is too much for you, break your house down into small
portions. Focus on one room at a time, and then break the individual
rooms into smaller pieces. For example, if you are cleaning a
bedroom, first focus on the closet, then under the bed, then the
dresser, etc. Just work piece by piece until the entire room is
sorted and cleaned, then move on to the next one. Before you know it,
your house will be as clean as it was the day you moved in!
When in doubt, throw it
you ever heard the rule of clothes shopping that states, “if you
don’t absolutely love it in the store, don’t buy it because you won’t
wear it”? This rule is similar to that, but it applies to cleaning
out your home. When sorting through all of your possessions, is
inevitable that you will pick something up and not know whether to
put it in the “keep” pile or the trash can. If you are not
absolutely positive that you will use the item again, odds are good
that you probably won’t, so toss it out or donate it to charity.
Call 1-866-We-Junk-It.
you need a dumpster to store all of your garbage or you are in need
of your whole basement, attic, or garage being cleaned out, you can
call 1-866-We-Junk-It. We are the leading junk removal service on
Long Island and can clean up the rubbish from any residential or
commercial project.
If you
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1-866-We-Junk-It has proudly served homeowners and businesses in New
York City, Nassau County, and Suffolk County. For more information on
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