We live in a civilization in which everything is disposable, and the more we consume, the more we discard. Overconsumption and waste have become so ingrained in our culture that it’s difficult to envision things any other way.
This type of disposable lifestyle, on the other hand, is unsustainable in the long run. Reusing and recycling can help, but lowering the amount of waste we produce in the first place can make a big impact, so here are some recommendations on how to cut down on the most frequent types of home garbage.
Household Food Waste
It may seem self-evident, but try to get into the habit of finishing what you’ve previously purchased before purchasing more food. This is especially critical when it comes to fresh food like fruits and vegetables, bread, and other baked goods. It’s so simple to check what’s in the fridge and pantry before preparing a grocery list, but most of us doesn’t bother.
When it comes to food waste, another common offender is shopping in bulk to ‘save money.’ All of the ‘buy one, get one free’ or ‘three for the price of two offers tempt us to buy more than we need, with far too much of it ending up in the trash waste of money as well as food. Avoid these offers unless you’re convinced you’ll be able to utilize it all up and have a plan in place to do so.
Technology and Gadgets
Another area where we appear to be continuously discarding items is in this category. Technology tends to go out of style so rapidly, and we’re always on the lookout for a new device or a better one. Sometimes we just need to think hard about whether we really need that gleaming new toy or if we’re just buying it for the sake of it or to impress others.
However, there are times when you may need to upgrade or purchase new technology, and you will be able to do so with a cleaner conscience if you have ensured that its predecessor does not go to waste. Gumtree, Facebook, and Freecycle are all excellent places to sell or donate your old electronics to someone who will appreciate it. Whether you have children, it’s also worth seeing if their school is interested, as school finances are limited and they frequently work with antiquated equipment.
Fashion, too, has devolved into a disposable commodity. Buying a new item of clothes is often less expensive than repairing an old one. Buying cheap isn’t always the most cost-effective option in the long term, and investing a little more in quality will usually result in a product that lasts longer and costs less each wear.
However, there are occasions when it’s difficult to avoid buying garments that will only be worn a few times (for example, fast-growing children), and clothing is one of the sorts of potential waste that can be reused or recycled in these situations. You can sell items in good condition at car boot sales or on Facebook, or donate them to a local charity. There are lots of textile recycling bins around for clothing that has seen better days, and some charities will accept unbearable items for recycling if you check with them first.
We’re all guilty of being wasteful at times, and with our busy lives, it’s easy to forget that decreasing our home waste isn’t always tough simply being conscious of the tiny things you can do to cut down on waste may make a great difference without being too taxing.
Junk Clearance Tips in London
Whether it’s because you’re moving, have a new family member, or are simply sick of the clutter taking up too much of your living space, you’ll have to clear out and get rid of extra rubbish in your home at some point. We’ve compiled a list of suggestions to make the procedure as painless as possible.
Before you start sorting the trash from the rest, make your job easier by preparing ahead of time:
Prepare garbage boxes or bags, and/or designate a location or room where you can dump it until you’re ready to dispose of it.
Invite some friends or family members to assist you, since they can not only make it easier to move heavy goods, but they can also make it more enjoyable. In exchange for their time, offer them pizza or a beverage.
Set a deadline for yourself so you don’t procrastinate. Call the rubbish removal firm and schedule a pick-up date and you’ll have no choice but to get to work.
Sorting out the junk
Before you can get rid of your junk, you’ll need to separate it from the rest of your belongings, which is perhaps the most difficult part:
Tackle one room at a time so you don’t get too overwhelmed.
Remember that the goal is to recover your space, so be harsh and only keep items that you love or use, not stuff that you believe you might need one day.
If you’re intending to donate some of the junk to a charity store or give it away to friends or family, put it in a different area from the junk that will be dumped. You don’t want to have to undertake another sorting task after that.
To avoid becoming sidetracked, some people feel that using a timer is beneficial. Set a timer for yourself to clear a certain area or room, and set it to go off when a reasonable amount of time has passed. Each time you achieve your goal, treat yourself to a cup of tea.
Put on some music and try to make it fun!
Removing the junk from your home
After you’ve sorted through the trash, it’s time to get rid of it. There are various alternatives available to you:
It’s up to you to take it to the tip.
Fill a skip and have it picked up.
Hire a junk clearance company to do it for you
It can be difficult to take your garbage to the tip yourself if you live in London. First and foremost, unless you have access to a vehicle or van, you will most likely have to make multiple trips. Second, you’ll need to find close parking because you don’t want to be hauling all of your belongings down the road.
In London, hiring a skip comes with its own set of issues. In addition, to need a location to store the skip, you will almost certainly require a permit, which will add to your costs. If the skip isn’t directly outside your door, you’ll have to transport all of your trash to where it’s parked. Other difficulties include the fact that you may not need to get rid of enough waste to fill an entire skip but will still be charged the same amount, or that other people may put their trash in your skip and you will run out of space.
The most convenient option is to hire a London garbage removal company to do it for you. They will not only transport the trash to their trucks, but they will also usually clean up after themselves, leaving your home clean and neat without any effort on your side.
Clear The Lot can provide you with a quote upfront so there are no surprises when it comes to parking or permits. You will also only be charged for the garbage we remove. Visit our website for more information, or call us right now to schedule a time for us to remove your trash.
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