When spring is on the way, no matter how long it’s taking to arrive, it’s a great time to think about giving your home a makeover.
People will often complain that they need more space in their house – whether they live in an older property in Westbury Park or a new build in Stoke city centre. And decluttering is a good way to do just that. It means getting rid of the things you no longer need and making your home more spacious and practical.
Many homeowners use skip hire to get rid of any rubbish, but might be worried about how much they’re throwing away during the decluttering process – so here are a few tips for reducing your environmental impact.
Give things away
From old furniture to out of date appliances, you can often find people that need your old items. If you’re looking to give away items, you can try:
- Posting on social media
- Contacting local charity shops
- Finding organisations that sell cheap goods to people on low income
- Using sites such as Gumtree and Freecycle
Many organisations will collect your old furniture and unwanted items, which saves you time and money, as well as giving you the satisfaction of knowing that your old items are going to a good home. It can even raise much needed money for the charity of your choice.
Even if items are beyond practical use, they can often be recycled. Many materials can now be recycled – from fabrics to metals and plastics. However, not all of us have time to drive to the recycling centre and sort out the different items. That’s why, when you’re choosing someone to facilitate your waste disposal, you should choose a firm who recycle the majority of waste. Cherry Hill Waste currently recycle more than 90% of the waste they collect, making them an excellent choice in the Stoke-on-Trent area.
Many people get rid of old items as they start to age and go out of fashion, not realising that they can be repurposed. If you buy good quality furniture, for instance, it can be re-upholstered, re-painted, or re-varnished over the years, ensuring you get your money’s worth. Upcycling is becoming a popular hobby for many people. It involves turning old items into something new, whether it’s old clothes or toys. So, why not see if you can pick up a few craft skills.
Head for the car boot sale
A great way to get rid of items you don’t need is to sell them. This can be difficult to do online, as you have to list one item at a time, which is why booking a spot at a car boot sale can make life easier. You may not make much, but it’s a fun experience, and can cut down on the amount of waste you send to landfill, ensuring you don’t waste items that are still useable.
Declutter with Cherry Hill Waste