Garage clearance can sometimes be a tough task. It is more than a chore. It is quite a lot of hard work and can take you days, weeks, even months. We will try to make it a little bit easier for you, by sharing some helpful tips. Let’s start!
First of All – Everything Is Better When It Is Planned!
Creating a schedule will take you some time, but ultimately it actually saves time. You will work a lot faster if you have a checklist by your side to help you handle things one by one, in the most convenient order. Try giving yourself a lot more time than you expect the actual work to be done for. This way you will not have to be in a hurry and the stress will be down to minimum. You will also be able to adjust when faced with some unexpected factors, such as leakage or the need of proper disposal of hazard materials.
Get Some Help – Everything is More Pleasant With Company
Ask friends and family for help with the garage clearance. This will make the whole experience easier for everyone and the time will go faster. You will also get more perspectives about the job, except just yours.
A good idea is to check what’s inside all boxes or containers. Do this especially if you haven’t cleared the clutter in your garage for a long time. It is a bad idea to neglect any corner, in case you forgot about the existence of items that can be used or sold. Make sure you reserve a space for every item that is often used and inform your family about that decision. This way everyone will know where to find the item every time it is needed and nobody will have to search for it and waste time.
A good idea is to use the closest rubbish removal company for some help with the junk disposal. You will spend some money, but save a lot of time and stress in the process.
Sell or Donate
There are often items in the garage that you don’t need anymore, but have the potential to be quite useful to someone else. You can easily sell, or even better, donate these items to the ones that will make use of them.
Keep Items the Smart Way
When you decide to keep items, the best way to do that is to store them in see-through plastic containers. This way you will find them quickly, without having to look for stickers on the boxes or check every container until you find what you need.
Remember that safety is very important. Keep a fire extinguisher at all times in your garage. This is a must, especially if you are storing flammable items.
Bonus tip: Paint may easily get ruined in extreme cold conditions, so store it accordingly to avoid unnecessary problems (spending money for new paint). Also, keep everything off the floor in order to minimize clutter. This way you also maximize the room in the garage. Think vertical!
This concludes our list of helpful DIY garage clearance tips. We are sure that you have some tricks up your sleeve as well. Share your knowledge with friends and help them for a stress-free garage clearance!
There are some simple techniques to be used when moving heavy furniture that needs to be disposed of. Since we feel generous, we decided to share those tips for an easy and quick furniture disposal.
‘Hook’ Chairs Around Every Corner.
If you need to get rid of a big old chair and you cannot get it out of the place, it can be tough to move if you don’t have some experience. This tip is a golden one. It’s really simple and you will love it. All you need to do is just “hook” any chair (or even table) around the corners. Simply turn the item on its side to form the letter “L” and move it through the doorway. It is similar with the way you take a turn with a vehicle. Just curl it around the frame of the door and slip it across.
Use Your Head Before Using Your Muscles.
When you need to set yourself free of old bulky items, please do not even try to be a show-off. Find a friend to help you and avoid hurting your back in the process. Get the item at an angle, so that you and your helper feel comfortable while holding it. You can centre the weight of the item by tipping it backward at a certain angle. One person should carry the top while the other one holds the bottom. This way transporting this big item down the stairs become easier too, since there is an actual angle that matches the stairs’ slope. If you don’t have a friend who is available, it is better to use professional home clearance service.
Use the Whole Body, not Just Your Back.
Keep in mind that if you are at the bottom part, you get more of the item’s weight. This is not a problem – simply use your whole body equally to push (when moving up the stairs) or hold steadily (when moving down) the item. This way you will feel that the item is a lot lighter than it actually is – simple physics.
Stand Couches on Their Ends.
If you need to maneuver the couch through a hallway, you might need some help. It may seem impossible, but all you need to do is just use the free space up and down. Before you go into the hallway, simply place the couch on one of its ends. Next step is to slide it to the door. You will be probably (almost always) be able to just hook it through the door (the way you hook chairs as we already explained). You also do not have to worry if it’s a bit taller than the door. All you have to do is just start the top a little away from the door, in order to get some clearance. There you go, you did it – now you can get rid of the old item easily!
Do not Carry or Drag – Slide!
Last but not least – do not try to carry items that are extremely heavy. Do not hurt yourself for the sake of moving an item. There is a much simpler solution. All you need to do is buy furniture slides. They come in many sizes and shapes. You can find these at home centres or order them online. You can also use plastic covers, bedspreads, blankets, towels etc. Simply place them under the item and it well be much easier to slide and move easily.
This concludes our short list. We hope that you find the tips helpful enough. Handle your furniture disposal with care! And if you need help, JunkBunk is always there to serve you!
When referring to white goods we usually mean refrigerators, freezers, stoves etc. These devices certainly make our lives easier and save time. Unfortunately they break or grow old and we do not need them in our houses because they take up too much space. What do we do when we want to get rid of the old and useless white goods?
The first thing that comes to mind is to sell them. That in case they still work and can be used again. You can sell them online in Ebay or a website selling old goods. Or find a neighbour or friend who needs them. Or if you want to do some charity, you can always give them to someone that cannot afford to buy a new one. Either way your old white goods will be used again.
Another smart decision is to call a second hand dealer. They will be glad to accept your old white devices to repair them and resell. Sometimes you do not have time and it is easier for you to buy a new device but in fact, a lot of them can be repaired and used again. Of course, if you care about the environment and do not insist to follow the fashion, you could get your old white goods repaired. In this way you will add a few years more to their life and protect the environment from more landfill waste.
If your old white goods are out of order, though, and you do not need them anymore, call a rubbish removal company that offers white goods removal service. They will dispose the unwanted items for you. Not all the landfills accept white goods so it is always better to use a company to do that, instead of wasting time and money to do it yourself.
Recycling old white goods is an excellent solution to your problem. It is absolutely ecofriendly. Appliances consist of two-thirds of steel that can be scraped and used for other products. Smaller devises like irons and toasters, could also be given for recycling if they contain a large amount of metal.
There are many people who are keen on reusing old items, including white goods. If you are one of them, and your imagination is rich, you can think of various ways to transform an old oven into a flower stand. Or your old fridge could become a decorated drawer for your art materials like paints, decoupage papers, brushes, etc. You never know if the trash from your , for example, office clearance is not a treasure for someone else.
Whatever you decide to do to get rid of the old white goods, be aware if your actions are ecofriendly. Do not forget that except the steel and other reusable materials in the devices there is remaining waste that is toxic. If you cannot reuse the appliances or give them to someone who needs them, make sure that the company that will dispose the devices will do that properly. Of course, the best you can do is recycling. We are responsible for the world we live in!
Green office clearance is of great importance and benefits the environment as well as the people working in the office. If it is time to move your office and need clearance, or just want to redecorate and have new furniture and appliances, here are some green tips for that:
- Gather all the unnecessary paper and recycle it. An office is usually full of paper that is no longer important and you have left it on the bottom of the drawers. You can try not to use so much paper and send documents via e-mail or get recycled paper for your office needs.
- If you do not want the office furniture any more, recycle it as well. The wood, metal and textile could be used for other products. Use furniture disposal services for the pieces you can’t recycle.
- Give away what you do not use anymore. Old appliances still working, old furniture still in shape, can be very useful to someone else.
- Call a rubbish clearance company to take away everything that cannot be given or reused. There are number of office clearance companies in every town or city, so it will be not a problem for you to find one easily. They will take care of the rubbish.
- Clean the place using only homemade cleaning compounds. That will help the environment and your health. We all know how harmful chemicals are. Even if you hire someone to do the cleaning, ask them to use eco-friendly cleaning compounds.
- Organize online office stuff sale. There are many people who are looking for second hand office equipment. And for useless white goods, use white goods disposal and recycle services.
- Pack all the things you are going to use again in recycled packages and boxes. In this way you protect the environment and you see the practical usage of recycled materials.
- All hazardous waste must be disposed at the proper places. Do call a rubbish removal company that deals with such waste and let them take care of that.
We all must be responsible for how we maintain the place we work and when it should be cleared it is also our responsibility to make it ecofriendly. Taking care of the environment means taking care of ourselves. Before clearing our offices we could spend some time thinking carefully how to do it harmlessly.
One of the most popular problems in cities is dropping litter in the streets. Even small items like cigarettes are enough to make the streets look dirty. The UK authorities have fixed the penalties for littering and hope that this measure will make citizens and tourists more careful. Fines will be issued also for dog fouling, fly posting, graffiti, abandoned vehicles and nuisance parking. Litter fines have been doubled and can reach the amount of £150. If you want to appeal the fine, there is no formal way to do it. You can only choose not to pay it, but this will lead to a court case and make you pay a higher fine.
Litter issues are serious and keeping the environment clean is our responsibility, as we are the ones who inhabit it. Nevertheless people continue being disrespectful which is the main reason why the UK government has taken due precautions. These litter fines are in force for everybody in the streets, no matter if pedestrians or drivers. Car drivers will be responsible for the passengers in the car not to throw rubbish out of the windows.
Anti-litter campaigners welcome the measures stating that higher fines will prevent environment from being littered and citizens will probably become more thoughtful about the consequences of their actions. Most of smokers, for example, do not consider these small cigarettes butts garbage and throw them everywhere. That is why there will be no excuses for littering and everyone who drops any kind of rubbish outside the bins will be fined.
Consequently millions of pounds are expected to be raised from fining people for littering the streets. The money will be used to buy more bins and educate citizens about the advantages of clean streets. Also people will be advertised and worn about the fines so that if they break the rules, it will be a conscious act.
Don’t forget that you should try to be as eco-friendly as possible even at home, if you can deal with the clutter by yourself, contact a professional rubbish removal company for a top notch property clearance!
Authorities expect that the precautions will work and littering will decrease significantly. As it is not possible bins to be put on every corner, the government hopes that people will keep the rubbish until find where to throw it because they know they are being monitored. There are questions being asked like: If I pick up my litter after an officer has approached me do I still get a fine? Yes, you will be fined as, consciously or not, you have acted against the regulations. That is the purpose of the fines, as many people, thinking no one sees them, commit offense and believe that there is no punishment.
Taking care of the environment and keeping it clean is everyone’s responsibility. Every person who walks in the streets will be fined, if his/her actions contradict the regulation of the authorities.
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Rubbish is not that bad as we usually think when first think of the word. Actually waste can be very useful and helpful when recycled. For example, food and garden waste can become rich soil compost that will help you grow a beautiful garden.
What is compost?
It is often though that compost and fertilizer is one and the same thing. No, they are not. Compost feeds the soil, while fertilizer feeds the plant. Compost is produced of the decaying of organic products like food and green waste. These materials break down into humus after a few weeks. Modern composting is a faster process that includes different steps of watering, airing the materials, also this process is aided by worms and fungi which break up the material further. Compost is very rich of nutrients. It is used in gardens, landscaping, agriculture. You can easily make compost at home and depending on the material that you use the compost will be different.
Now we will pay more detailed attention to food and garden waste composting.
Composting food waste is easy and does not take much time. We usually do not realize it, but domestic waste is 40 percent organic waste. It can easily become recycled and reusable. We actually can grow food out of waste. It is ecofriendly, cheap and healthy. Here is some advice how to produce homemade compost instead of searching for food disposal services.
One of the easiest ways is worm composting. It is in fact a very clean way to transform waste into compost. You do not need much room for that, neither it takes time. You need a bin, and of course, worms. What you have to do is put layers of food leftovers into the bin and the worms will consume the waste. Have in mind that worms actually eat up to half of their body weight a day! Only in a few months you will have rich compost.
Before starting the homemade composting, do ask the local council if you can do it. In some countries the municipalities are not very into homemade composting because it may attract opossums, rats or other vermin.
There are certain leftovers that you can recycle by composting, while others are not proper. Do compost all kind of fruit and vegetable waste, grains, old bread, tea bags and coffee, egg shells. Do not compost meat waste, fish, dairy products because they imbalance the nutrient structure of the other products, as well as they attract animals.
Garden waste composting
Garden waste composting is even easier. If you have a garden, there is more than enough material that you can use. Before preparing a garden waste removal, think about composting it. The easiest way is to pile up the leaves and other garden waste in a corner and turn the pile from time to time. When choosing the best place for your compost pile in the garden choose one that is shaded, so that the material does not dry. The drainage is also important, so keep that in mind as well. The composting process will take between 4 to 6 months. To speed up the start of the process you can use “activators” which most commonly are comfrey leaves, grass clippings, young weeds, well-rotted chicken manure.
Sometimes not very pleasant odors can appear from the piles of compost. If that happens, especially if you are in an urban area having neighbours next door, follow two easy steps to get rid of the odor. Do not put any meat waste in the pile, and cover the pile with dry grass. You could also add some lime or calcium to neutralize the bad smell.
Food and garden waste composting is nature’s way of recycling. It is an absolutely natural and simple process. It allows us, nowadays, to recycle the organic waste that every household produces, and use it in variety of applications like agriculture, home gardening and landscaping. Compost is made of organic products only so it contains all the minerals and nutrients which are ideal for growing healthy food. It is easy to be done at home and brings only positives to the environment and human health.
Are you curious about other ways to turn trash into treasure? – Check this article : Waste Clearance Through Upcycling
Every now and then each house needs to be cleared from old and unnecessary items. Here are some tips what to do to make the house clearance fun and profitable.
- Organize your time because house clearance is not an easy task. Then decide which items you really do not need any more, which of them you can sell and which should be thrown in the rubbish.
2. Of course, the first thing that comes to mind is the garage sale. There are a lot of items that you want to get rid of but many of them can still be used. Why throwing them away when you can make a profit? Gather all the things that you find reusable and organize a garage sale. Our advice: advertise the sale locally so that more people can come and find something they need.
3. If you do not have the time and people to help you at the sale, you can always donate your old furniture, clothes, devices or whatever to a charity shop. There are people who need your things and will be more than happy to buy them at low prices.
4. Another way of making money, which is certainly going to save you time, is photographing the items you want to sell and offer them for sale on Ebay. People look for every kind of things online.
5. Be careful when separating the items, and if there are drawers or books you want to see/donate, check them carefully for hidden documents or money. People tend to put papers everywhere and if you do not pay attention you could throw away important documents.
6. When you already know what is going to the garbage, call a house clearance company to take all the rubbish for you. They have the equipment and vans and you will not have to think where to dispose it.
7. Invite family and friends to help you. You will be surprised how many things they will like and probably need and will want to have them. This is a quick and efficient way for furniture disposal, curtains or clothes you do not use or have never used, but are still in shape.
8. Reuse! Some creative people use their old stuff and bring them back to life by redecorating them or change their use. For example, you can paint your old chairs in different colours and place them in the garden. Or you can use your old TV and convert it into a book shelf or even aquarium. Be creative, there are thousands of amazing ideas you can use.
9. If some of the items you do not need are valuable, like jewelry, art works, etc., keep them and send them through reputable auctions. This might bring you good unexpected income.
10. Last but not least, what to do with the so called hazardous products, like paint, other liquids, etc.? You cannot re-use them and it costs a lot if a waste clearance company takes them, as they need to be disposed at specialized centres. The best thing you can do it to take them yourself to your local recycling centre or arrange a free collection by the council.
We hope you find the advice helpful. House clearance could be difficult sometimes but when carefully thought through it brings order and neatness to your home.
In the modern world of super production tons of waste is collected every day -old furniture, plastic bottles and packs, various production surplus materials.
Upcycling is the new trend that deals successfully and aesthetically with the waste clearance problem. What is the essence of upcycling? All unnecessary items are used to create new and useful furniture or decoration for our homes. Some old and useless waste can become usable again and even more beautiful and more effective. Upcycling is a creative process in which waste is a rich resource. For example a luxury new kitchen can be made of reclaimed wood with a foil from discarded plastic bottles and other .
Almost all materials can be recycled and re-used. Useless wood material that is thrown away because it is not smooth enough, or old pallets – they can easily become beautiful and functional chairs, coffee tables or any other kind of lovely furniture.
Upcycling gives old and unnecessary items new life. Also it means less landfill waste, therefore, less environment pollution.
There is a difference between upcycling and recycling. Recycling means that waste materials are broken down and remade into a new product. As it was mention above, upcycling means that we use the same materials to create something that has a new function or looks better. Both are equally important for a clean and green environment.
As a matter of fact everyone can be an upcycler. Just think of something that you want to have (like a small and pretty coffee table) or need to have (a hanger in the corner to hang your winter coats for example). Then think of something that you do not use anymore, that can be transformed into a coffee table – an old chair that you could paint, or decorate, or a pallet that stays useless in the back yard.
Upcycling is not something brand new or revolutionary but it is definitely a new sustainable trend. It is absolutely green and eco-friendly. A lot of modern designers and manufacturers use this method to re-use waste and materials. Some furniture designers prefer to use timber material that is usually wasted during manufacturing, moreover it is a high quality material, and make new and modern furniture of it.
Let’s say you are not that artistic, then you should just use furniture disposal services and get your waste upcycled. There are many people who will take the chance.
Even in fashion upcycling is a hit. Fashion students in London use textile waste to experiment and design clothes. They even organize fashion events to raise money to support different causes. They can be a great example for every Londoner dealing with house clearance in London.
We all witness upcycling trend in media. There are various TV programmes, DIY tutorials, shops that sell only upcycled products, etc.
If you decide to upcycle, you will find out a fantastic creative way to be useful for yourself and of course, to save money. Think of all the unnecessary items and material we throw away every day. If we take some time to imagine what to use them for, we will be surprised how a simple beer bottle can be transformed into a fancy candlestick or a unique stylish vase. And there is a high possibility that no one else will have the same.
Worth to try, isn’t it?
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Plenty of businesses in the region take on new premises that are not in the best of states. Whether you are a building firm, a manufacturing company, a firm of accountants or solicitors or a governmental department setting up in a new unit, there may well be some mess left behind that needs to be cleared up to make way for your organization. Our office clearance services are delivered efficiently, proportionately and in an organized manner. If we have an idea of the amount of material and objects we are moving then we can help gauge the staffing levels your job will require, the type of vehicle and machinery needed to round things off and the disposal points we will need to visit, which means that our service can be matched to your specific needs and kept within a realistic and attractive price range.