Any household, of any shape, size or description, generates waste. And no, I’m not talking about your wife’s romantic novels or your husband’s sports shirt either. Humans, by our very nature, have to generate rubbish in order to live. Our food comes in packaging, our furniture comes in boxes, and our appliances usually break and need to be chucked out. Typical.
And then, there are the kinds of rubbish and waste that are harder to dispose of. Think rubble, white goods and dodgy furniture. It’s not as simple as chucking these items in the bin - for starters, they won’t fit! It’s important to dispose of our waste properly, but it’s not always easy to do so. A cleaner house means a bigger price when you come to sell, too.
So, in order to help you out, here are some simple ways to make it easier to get rid of that waste. A perfectly clean household is just a few steps away!
If renovating your home, buy or rent a skip
That way, you can chuck stuff out as you go along. Buying or renting a skip is a good way to prepare for the work ahead. You’ll keep a clearer workspace for the renovation, and you won’t be constantly tripping over bricks and old wood. That hurts, you know.
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Skips aren’t cheap, and it all depends on how long you will need one for. If it’s short-term, then renting is the way to go, but if you have a year-long renovation, then buy. It’s up to you to decide!
Use a professional service
Some waste and rubbish, like white goods, can be hard to dispose of yourself. Good luck fitting that fridge freezer into your car and taking it to the tip! A provider like Paul’s Rubbish Removal can not only remove the appliance, but remove the hassle. Washing machines last around six years before they need replacing, meaning that’s five broken ones in thirty years. Rather than letting them pile up, enlist some help to dispose of them safely.
Compost your garden junk
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Compost heaps are extremely common, and are a quick way to get rid of all that grass and all those weeds. At a basic level, you just need to dump all your greenery in a corner, and let it fester for a few months. Voila, compost! This can then be used to grow your own plants, or improve the organic matter of your soil. If your garden isn’t big, it may cause quite a smell to waft into your home, so be sure to close those doors. And those windows.
Or, simply avoid creating any…
Don’t be lazy! Recycling is key… // Source
It’s not always possible, but I’m sure there’s more you could be doing. At a basic level, using that recycling box you have in your front yard can cut down on waste drastically. So many people don’t even bother with recycling, and this is partly why we have so much waste. Don’t be one of them - help yourself to help yourself!
Do you have any simple waste disposal methods? Let us know in the comments below!