Cleaning out Your Clutter! What to Keep and What You Should Put in the Skip Bin

  • 28th September 2016
  • News

If you’re thinking about cleaning out the clutter in your home, skip bin hire is a great way to get rid of a whole load of stuff easily, inexpensively and effectively. De-cluttering with skip bins is easy in Brisbane—Cutters Skips will have your home organised and spotless in no time!

If you’ve owned or rented your home for an extended period of time, chances are you’ve accumulated a house full of clutter and household ephemera. You may be someone who’s prone to collecting things over the years, keeping them ‘just in case’. You might be planning to move and need to get rid of a lot of your clutter quickly. Or, maybe, the opportunity to get rid of that heap of stuff piled up in the garage has yet to present itself. Whatever the reason, deciding to de-clutter can be wonderfully freeing and skip bin hire is an excellent way of going about it.

Getting started

We humans can be overly emotionally connected to our stuff, whether we like it or not. This can make it incredibly hard to figure out what to throw out and what to keep when you’re trying to de-clutter your home. We’ve got a load of handy tips and hints to help make it easier for you. Check them out!

Before you even start, you need to make yourself a list. You need to go about this in an organised and methodical manner and to try to keep emotions out of it. Be brutal!

Your list should be divided into rooms and be all-encompassing. Make sure you don’t leave anything out—you aren’t just de-cluttering your house, you’re de-cluttering your life!

Here’s an example of the list we mentioned to get you started:

• Kitchen—silverware, crockery, small appliances, out-of-date food, cleaning products.

• Bathroom—beauty products, kids bath toys, cleaning products.

• Living room—books, DVDs, CDs, magazines, old furniture.

• Bedroom—clothes, old bedding, old toys.

• Laundry—washing products, chemicals, old rags that haven’t been used.

• Storage areas/garage—things that aren’t being used.

• Home office—documents that haven’t been used for seven years or more.

• Outdoors—shed, garden, play equipment.

Once you’ve done this, it’s a matter of going from room to room and sorting your things into three different piles:

• one for things you intend to re-organise

• one for things you want to throw into the skip bin

• one for things you can donate.

If you can stick to your list, keep your emotions out of it, and go about it in a methodical manner, you’ll be de-cluttered in no time.

How to decide

If you’re still a little unsure of where to start or if you need more help figuring out what to get rid of, we’ve got a more comprehensive list for you. This should help making your decision making process easier and more effective.

Ask for help. Asking for help from someone who isn’t emotionally connected to your things is a great way to de-clutter, as this person will be much less likely to encourage you to hold on to something you haven’t used for 20 years. They can also offer you motivation when de-cluttering gets too hard, as well as being an extra pair of hands. It’s the best of both worlds.

Ask yourself when you last used it. If you haven’t used it, it has no place in your space. It’s that simple. You don’t need to keep the pasta maker you bought on impulse but haven’t ever used, or the dress you wore to your Year 12 formal. You don’t need to keep books you never intend to read or clothing you never wear. Be brutal, be honest, and de-cluttering will come easy. It’s a freeing kind of philosophy that you’ll want to maintain throughout your life.

Up-cycle, recycle, donate! If the idea of throwing away your things doesn’t sit well with you, you have the option of giving them to someone who will use or appreciate them more than you can now. You can donate anything that isn’t damaged or unusable, up-cycle anything out of fashion or that may be just a little chipped or dented, and recycle the things someone else might be able to use. All of these things are much better for the environment as well!

One room at a time! Make sure you stick to this—you’ll feel a sense of accomplishment with each room you finish, and it’ll make it easier to stay motivated. It’s also much easier to organise and clean one room than it is to go all over the house in bits and pieces.

How skip bins can help

De-cluttering can result in a massive amount of stuff being thrown away. Your ordinary household bin can only handle so much and if you don’t have a trailer or the ability to cart things away, it can be a bit of a logistical nightmare. That’s where skip bin hire comes in.

If you have an excess of junk, you’ll definitely need a skip bin. They come in a range of sizes and you can throw away a variety of items—anything from old boxes to fridges, pots and pans, hard rubbish, tree stumps, recyclables, junk, organic matter. Their versatility makes skip bins the perfect vessels for de-cluttering.

Types of skip bins available

Cutters Skips has a range of skip bins available to suit every purpose.

• Two-metre skip—holds the equivalent of 8 wheelie bins of rubbish

• Three-metre skip—holds the equivalent of 12 wheelie bins of rubbish

• Four-metre skip—holds the equivalent of 16 wheelie bins of rubbish

• Six-metre skip—holds the equivalent of 24 wheelie bins of rubbish

You need to remember that no Cutters Skip skip bin can take loads with asbestos due to safety reasons.

De-cluttering with skip bins is easy! For more information on Cutters Skips and the services we offer, check out our website or give us a call on 3348 5257 today!

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