Staying productive during these difficult times is important, and de-cluttering your home is a great first step to de-cluttering your life as well.
However, once you’ve finished with this cleanout, you might find yourself with the problem of what to do with all the junk. Luckily, there are many different options – you could sell some used items online, donate others, or use recycling services. But the best way to deal with this new rubbish – the bits that can’t be sold, donated, or recycled, is by using a trustworthy, zero contact, junk removal service like Junk Ant.
Selling Your Items – Get A Little Extra Cash
One way that you can dispose of the many items that you have quarantine cleaned is by selling them online. If they are reasonably new, unused, or otherwise in decent shape, then selling items online is definitely a viable option. Some ideas of what you could sell are:
Old furniture Electronics in good shape ‘Nicer’ knick-knacks (lamps, other decorative pieces)
Deciding what is worth selling and what isn’t is difficult. Here is a good article to help you decide.
In terms of setting your price, try starting with around 50% of the original value. This will change depending on the product and its state, however. Remember, it is good to be flexible with your price – this way the experience will be better for both you and the buyer.
There are many sites in which you can sell your used items now. These include GumTree, FaceBook, Amazon, eBay, and more. To have a zero contact sale, try either receiving payment beforehand and leaving the products at a collection point or mailing them to the buyer.
Donating Items – Do Something For Your Community
Sometimes, the results of our clean out aren’t quite high quality enough to sell, or maybe the price would be too low for it to be worth your while. That doesn’t mean that they necessarily have to go straight to landfill, however.
Any old electronics or appliances that still work, as well as smaller knick-knacks, and, importantly, clothes, are great to donate. You’ll also get that great warm feeling knowing you’ve done something good. Places like Anglicare, St Vincent de Paul, Salvation Army, and others all accept donations. For zero contact, you can drop your items off at charity bins – go to this website to find some near you.
Recycling Items – Do Something For Your Planet
Recycling is an incredibly important part of living as sustainably as possible. Often, when people are cleaning, they send to landfill many items that are actually recyclable, simply because they didn’t know there was any other option. The recyclable materials which Junk Ant (a highly qualified company for recycling) will accept are:
- Hard plastics
- Old Electronics
If you have any of these items, be sure to recycle them instead! By using a removal service like Junk Ant to recycle them, you will be doing your bit for the planet as well as your home.
Junk Removal Services – Disposal That’s Smart and Responsible
Finally, not all of the results of your cleanout can be sold, donated, or recycled. In fact, it’s likely that most of the things you find yourself wanting to get rid of will actually fall into this ‘what should I do’ category. Fortunately, there is a very simple solution.
Junk Ant is one of the most qualified junk removal services there is. Not only are they owned by AVA E-Recycling, which means they have some of the best recycling strategies out there, but they are able to handle fire and water damage, contamination, fully confidential e-waste, and data shredding, issues with hoarding, as well as any other junk haul job you may have.
Their trained staff are able to handle any of your problems efficiently and professionally, which has earnt them an A rating on the BBB and lead to them having an amazing track record with their customers. They are also able to provide the kind zero contact service that is of utmost importance at the moment.
To get started with Junk Ant today, and kick off the disposal of your quarantine clean up in the best possible way, head here to contact them. For more information on the company, head over here.
Good luck, stay safe, and happy quarantine cleaning!