Clearing Your Home? Start with These 3 Things
Do you feel you’ve accumulated too many material things over the years? Do you plan to get rid of the things you don’t need but don’t want to add to the world’s waste?
Getting rid of some stuff in your home doesn’t necessarily have to be considered waste. Rubbish Works, a roll-off rental service in Denver, believes in an environment-friendly waste disposal process. This means that the things you get rid off can be recycled or donated to organizations that need them. Here are some tips to help you get started with your house-clearing project.
They say that if you’ve read a book once and have gotten what you want from it, there’s no use keeping it anymore. And if you haven’t re-read it in the past 90 days, it’s time to let it go. Books can be donated to thrift stores, local libraries, or to Goodwill. You won’t be adding to the world’s waste, but you’ll be adding to other people’s knowledge.
2. Plastic Food Containers
Throwing this out as waste does have an adverse effect on the environment and reusing them can be dangerous to your health. Take them straight to a plastic recycling center to be sure that they’re not released into the oceans to kill marine life.
3. Clothes and Shoes
If you haven’t worn it in 60 days, give them away. If it doesn’t fit you anymore, give it away. These are the things that are most difficult to part with, but they’re the easiest to dispose of. The Salvation Army, Goodwill, and charitable organizations can have better use for these things.
It’s ok to be sentimental, but not too much that you’ll keep your son’s first pair of shoes forever. The future is all about being practical and learning how to live with only the essentials. Start reducing things you don’t need today. Not only is it liberating, but it’ll also free up some space in your lovely home.