Getting rid of your rubbish is not an easy process, I mean it can be easy just throwing them in the trash, but is this the right way?
Deciding what to do with your rubbish and items that you don’t use anymore can be a little tricky. Before throwing something away, give it a second thought. For example, you can donate your goodies, you can reuse them or you can hire a company for same day rubbish removal.
I’m going to show you 10 fast ways to do with your junk instead of throwing them away:
- Eat your leftovers
This might seem like a noticeable one but, the UK produces millions of tons of food waste yearly. All this food waste can be reduced by using every bit of food that comes into your kitchen. For example, use meat leftovers to make sandwiches and give the bones to a dog. Bread that hasn’t spoiled yet but is still eatable can be used to make bruschetta by oiling the bread and putting it into the oven until it gets crispy.
- Sell your clothing online.
We all do it but there is no reason to keep clothes in the closest that we never wear and we never will. The good thing is that nowadays there are many apps and websites—like Poshmark, that make it easy to sell all your clothes, especially ones that take the space of your closet. These sites allow you to post photos of the clothes you’d like to sell with a good description.
- Use worn clothes for cleaning
You can’t donate a worn-out cloth. So in that case, try using them as cleaning materials. You can cut old clothes into smaller pieces and use them as rags, saving you some money on washcloths and paper towels.
- Donate your old books
A lot of public school teachers use their own money to buy classrooms with the needed supplies for an appropriate learning experience, especially for elementary school teachers. So if you want to remove some books from your or your kid’s collections, consider donating them to a local teacher.
- Donate pens and pencils
If you have lots of old pens and pencils, consider donating them to a program (Right-to-Write) planned to send new and used pens and pencils to children in unindustrialized countries.
- Take your plastic bags to the grocery store
If you have a lot of plastic bags that you don’t use, take them to your local grocery store. Many grocery stores place drop boxes at their store’s entry to collect used plastic bags.
- Use wine bottles as candle-holders
Turn empty bottles into candle -holders or vases by washing the bottles first in warm water and soap. And then measure the neck of the bottles before you buy the candles to make sure they fit.
- Use bedsheets curtains
Bed sheets are discarded after a couple of years of wear and tear but bedding can be effortlessly transformed into something new such as curtains – all you need is a sewing machine and some imagination.
- Plastic bottle coffee maker
That bag full of bottles at the end of a house doesn’t have to end up in the trash bin. All you have to do is cut the plastic bottles in half and use the bottom as a pot and the top as a pipe. The top half can even be used as a coffee maker by placing a filter inside the pipe, filling it with ground coffee, and pouring in hot water.
- Give your extra vases to a hospital
If you’re getting rid of some old vases, don’t throw them away, head to your local hospital. A lot of people send floral bouquets to patients, but those preparations need vases to last through a hospital stay.