Tue. Aug 11th, 2020

Captain Samourai Flower

Home Gardening & Flower

Cut the Clutter: What to Do with All of Your Old Things

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For many of us, things around the house tend to pile up over time. If you have lived in your home for years, storage space may be starting to feel cramped. If you want to clear up a little space, some spring cleaning may be in order. It may come as a surprise to many that the things that are cluttering your house may have some second hand uses. Repurposing your old furniture can be a great way to make some extra money. Donating your old clothes is one way you can give back to your community and those in need.

De-cluttering

Some say the hardest part of cleaning the clutter from your home is starting. Depending on how much has accumulated over the years, you may be facing a daunting task. Closets packed with clothes, attics full of boxes of old photo albums, and musty basements filled with Christmas decorations are just a few of the things you may have to deal with. Tackling it one room at a time is how many choose to start. It can be a good time to revisit old memories. If you find something you can’t let go of, keep it. But try to get rid of anything you can’t live without. This can be hard for some but once you get into the spirit you’ll be amazed at how much stuff you had.

Recycling Furniture

Old furniture may be out of date or in disrepair and not worth keeping anymore. In regards to furniture recycling Melbourne has many services at your disposal. Recycling your furniture is a great way to lessen your impact on the environment. All you need to do is call and they will come and pick up any unwanted furniture and take it off of your hands. Instead of you throwing it away and it going to a landfill, your furniture can be repurposed in to second hand furniture. Old bookcases can be painted or polished, totally rejuvenating life back into the furniture.

Donation

Many of us are surprised after cleaning out our closets how many clothes we own that we don’t wear anymore. Many may be out of fashion. Others may be worn or damaged. But throwing away unwanted clothes is a waste. Fortunately, there are several services that take clothing donations that make sure it gets to the people who need them. Many donation services have drop off locations around the city.  All you will need to do at home is go through your clothes, choosing the ones you want to keep and the ones you want to donate. After you have separated the two put all the donation clothes in bags. Drop them off to the nearest donation centre and know that your extra clothes are going to help others in need.

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