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What to do with all our junk
At some point in your life, you will end up with heaps of unwanted trash in your hands. Maybe you recently moved to your dream home. Perhaps you finally renovated the entire place or simply you decided it was time to throw away a ton of useless furniture and appliances.
But how do you go about discarding all these?
Can you simply throw it on the sidewalk and let the city take care of it?
Should you transport it yourself to your nearest dump, only to be charged to get rid of all the clutter?
Even the simplest of projects around the house will likely create a huge mess that, unfortunately, cannot fit
into your standard trach can. Let’s go through some of the best ideas on how to get rid of your unsightly
#1. Check if the old stuff can be hauled away if you’re replacing it with something new.
Out with the old, in with the new. You can take advantage of this opportunity and convince the people moving your new stuff in to take the old ones away. This can be very useful if you’re looking to get rid of old fridges, ishwashers, and other large appliances. Just to be absolutely sure, call the company beforehand and see if they are willing to do this.
If they can’t or won’t help you move the old stuff away, you can always let EZ Clean Up know you have stuff to throw away. They will be happy to help you make room for all your new furniture or appliances.
#2. Ask if your local scrap yard will take large items.
The trash company that’s operating in your area may not always be able to transport large objects away from your home. You should find that out before spending time and energy hauling all your junk to the sidewalk, only to be let down by the collectors. Visit their website or give them a call to find out if they can provide this service.
Another place of interest is your nearest waste management facility. You can arrange a meeting with them so that they can come around to your place and pick up all the trash. However, these visits come with a hefty $50-$75 cost. Not only that, but they may not accept certain electrical appliances.
Those cumbersome appliances belong in the scrap yard and their transportation from your home will cost you. That being said, some scrap yards may compensate you for parting your electrical devices with them, so the endeavor may be worth it in the end.
If you’re looking to avoid unwanted headaches and live in the Philadelphia area, EZ Clean up is always there to take large furniture, electrical appliances or debris off your hands. Not only that but that way you can be sure your old stuff will be moved to a recycling facility and not somewhere to just be dumped.
#3. Place a “free” sign on it and just leave it.
This carefree solution isn’t a terrible one. Not only does this not involve any costs, but you can make someone’s day by letting them have your old stuff.
However, this tactic isn’t likely to work with extremely large items.
As a general rule, offer items that can be easily picked up and moved by 1-2 people maximum.
This applies to small appliances like your old microwave oven, your unwanted dining room chairs or that
small, dusty nightstand you’ve been meaning to toss away.
If your items on offer are still where you left them for several days, maybe it’s time to bring them back and consider another tactic for getting rid of them.
#4. Consider giving it away for free.
If you’re looking to throw away some of your old, unwanted furniture, electrical appliances or plumbing fixtures and do a good deed at the same time, consider charity.
Reach out to the thrift shops in your area and you can have them take everything off your hands for absolutely free. This goes without saying, but don’t offer items in terrible condition.
This solution should only apply to things that other people can actually use.
#5 List the item online.
If the real world is rather uninterested in helping you haul your junk away, then you could always seek help on the internet. You’d be surprised at how many people want that old armoire or your old refrigerator that doesn’t refrigerate all that well anymore.
As long as it’s “free”, people don’t really care about the quality of the item on offer. So don’t hesitate to list all these items on Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace and watch all the offers come flying in.