If your house is filled with years of toys, papers, and other junk that you need to clear out, make time and get the organization that you need. You want to take the time to get rid of the clutter not only so you can relieve yourself of the chaos and mess, but also to get rid of dust and whatever else is hiding in the junk. Here are 3 fast ways to get your house clean:
Recycle What You Can Instead of Dumping
Start by recycling everything in your cabinets that can get recycled; this includes old papers, cardboard boxes, plastic containers, and more. Get a list of all the household items that can be recycled, and make sure that you dispose of everything that you can responsibly. This saves you money because you don't have to pay to throw it away, and a local recycling service is an easy way to get rid of old electronics, bottles of medicine, and more.
Have a Garage Sale
If you have a lot of items that you don't think need to land in a dumpster, you can always have a small garage sale. Price the items to sell if you aren't worrying about bringing in a lot of money, and at the end of the day you can even give them away for free if you just want to get rid of everything quickly. Donating items can earn you a rebate on your tax returns, so keep track of the value of what you think you donated or get a slip from the donation center.
Rent a Dumpster
The rest of the junk can land in a dumpster. Call a local dumpster rental company or two and ask them the following questions:
- How many days can you rent the dumpster?
- What is the cost per size and per day?
- What are the restrictions on dumping?
- What day you can get it dropped off?
Let the dumpster company know when you want to have it dropped off and where you want it located. They will provide an empty dumpster and then pick it up when your house is clean and the junk is loaded.
If you are worried that you can't fill up a large dumpster, you want to make sure you get the appropriate size. This way you don't waste any money with the dumpster rental, and instead you can focus on keeping the funds set for new organization bins and options.