We’ve all been there: overwhelmed by heaps of rubbish that seem to laugh at us because it knows that it has the upper hand. Or maybe your three-bedroom flat is functionally a two-bedroom unit because your junk decided it needed its own private space. Indeed, looking down the barrel of a waste tidal wave can be daunting. But fear not, fellow hoarder, for there is hope!
With the willingness to declutter and perhaps a few tweaks in perspective, you can reclaim your living space and help the environment at the same time. Whether this by sorting the problem out yourself or by hiring a rubbish removal service.
Here’s a few options that may just slay the rubbish monster
Sell it yourself!
As the adage goes “one’s man’s trash is another man’s treasure”. Perhaps the easiest way to declutter is to try and sell some of that stuff. The internet is full of sites designed to do just that. Additionally, classified ads and yard sales are great ways to turn useless knickknacks into highly useful paper money, which you can then use to buy more junk! Not only that, but selling your stuff repurposes it and keeps it out of landfills and the waste stream.
If the entrepreneurial spirit eludes you, you can still make some extra cash from your rubbish by letting someone else sell it. In this option, you bring your things to a consignment shop, where they sell it and keep a percentage of the sale. True, you still have to make the tough decision to be rid of your childhood play things, but at least someone else is actually making the deal. Even if the items don’t sell right away, they are out of your home!
Perhaps the most environmentally sound option available, composting not only rids you of unwanted clutter, but will also eventually serve as amendment to your garden. Moreover, most all paper products and organic materials can be composted, including that giant container of decades old utility bills that you’ve been hanging onto for no reason. And since those bills can ultimately be transformed into vegetables, you can almost literally eat your invoices!
These are just three low cost, low effort ways that you can reclaim your home while simultaneously putting a few pounds in your pocket and helping the environment. So when your rubbish wears out its welcome, know that you have the upper hand!