You may have piles of junk furniture and appliances lying around your house or items in your wardrobe, cabinets, and shelves that you haven’t used and touched in a long time.
These things take up a lot of space that you could otherwise use for other things. Decluttering your house can work miracles to boosting your home’s aesthetics and increase space. Thus, it should be part of your thorough home cleaning routine at least once a year.
How to Declutter Your Rubbish Responsibly
After you’ve scoured your house for rubbish and things you don’t need and use anymore, what should you do with them? Here are some sustainable ideas on what you can do with your clutter.
Donate or sell them.
Some rubbish items you may find are still in good condition to end up in landfills for disposal. The best way to preserve them is either to donate or sell them so that other people can still make use of them. That way, you can help those who are in need or gain money from your decluttered rubbish by starting a yard sale.
If you happen to declutter paper, aluminium, steel, metals, glass, and other recyclable products, you can bring them to your nearby recycling centre for reprocessing. You can also send bulky furniture and appliances to these facilities because they will disassemble them and reprocess the recyclable parts and components.
Furthermore, some recyclable rubbish items are collected and recycled through kerbside collection. For hazardous recyclable wastes like batteries and paints, you can drop them off to recycling facilities that collect such types of rubbish.
Reuse and repurpose them.
After decluttering, take the time to sort your rubbish and assess whether you can still use them or not. If they are, you have plenty of projects and things awaiting to do with them. You have to be creative in using them again.
By reusing your junk, you’re prolonging their product life and turning them into resources. As a result, you’re helping reduce the amount of wastes that end up in our landfills. Here’s a list of some reusing projects you can do.
- Cans. You can clean used cans and turn them into gorgeous planters, pencil holders, or flower vases.
- Glass Bottles. Making a glass terrarium out of your bottles is a great way to beautify your home. You can also use wine bottles as flower vases.
- Newspaper and Magazines. Transform colourful magazine pages into home decors. You can make wreaths, hanging decors, origami, and paper mache using these paper products.
- Mason Jars. You can keep reusing mason jars to store condiments and food items in your pantry. You can also repurpose them as candle jars.
- Tires. Turn old tires into an outdoor seat or a garden planter.
Why Decluttering Your Rubbish Through Recycling is Important?
Recycling is reprocessing recyclable materials to become raw materials that can be used and sold again. Recycling lowers the cost of production of new products since it requires less energy and no new raw materials.
When you recycle your clutter at home, you’re reducing the amount of rubbish that goes to our landfills. Moreover, recyclable items return to the system as a valuable resource that can be used repeatedly.
Decluttering is a tedious and time-consuming task. Depending on the size of your house and the amount of rubbish you’ve accumulated, decluttering can take a few hours up to a day. After hours of walking around your house and lifting, you still have to sort your junk and transport them to recycling centres for reprocessing and landfills for disposal.
Luckily, Aussie Junk is one-call away from doing these monumental tasks for you. Aussie Junk is one of Sydney’s most reliable rubbish removal companies and is known for its efficient and environment-friendly operations. We employ sustainable methods in collecting, sorting, recycling and disposing of your rubbish because we genuinely care for the environment.
We’ve teamed up with recycling facilities across Sydney to ensure that all your recyclable wastes are reprocessed.
Our expert removal team guarantees fast, efficient, and safe junk removal at the cheapest rates. We also offer same-day services if you need emergency rubbish removal across Sydney. Give us a call anytime at 0435 569 921 or send us an email to get a free quote.