So, you’re moving into a new home. Congratulations! With move day fast approaching, you’ve probably taken stock of your possessions and come to the same startling realisation as everyone else who moves house: “I have too much stuff!”
The real challenge lies in how you can get rid of it.
Some of these items you’ll be able to sell, whether it’s via an online marketplace, a garage sale or down at your local thrift shop. Alternatively, if the goods are in clean, usable order, you may wish to donate them to a charity and help a good cause, or pass them onto a friend in need.
While that will get rid of a good chunk of your unwanted belongings, chances are that you’ll still be left with a sizable mountain of stuff that almost certainly doesn’t need to make the journey with you to your new home.
It’s time to chuck it out. Contact us to hire a skip bin in Perth and throw away the following five things:
Ancient electronics and appliances
It’s difficult to say goodbye to big, expensive items such as washers, dryers and refrigerators. Nevertheless, if you’ve got any timeworn, broken appliances stored away, you need to ask yourself if it’s really worth the time and money it’s going to take to transport them to your new home and get them repaired.
Modern appliances have come a long way in terms of energy efficiency and in many cases, the money you save on power will quickly outweigh your initial investment.
Just about every wardrobe in Australia has a few items of clothing that haven’t been worn in years. If this sounds familiar to you, it might be time to sort through your garments and throw out anything that’s not in good enough condition to be donated. Be honest, objective and a little bit vicious. If you haven’t worn a piece of clothing at least once in the last year, it’s probably safe to throw out.
Is your living room home to frayed couches? Have you been eating at a wobbly dining table? Big ticket furniture pieces can be expensive to replace, but the fact of the matter is that damaged items such as these are tough to move, take up precious space in your moving truck and are liable to sustain further damage during the move. Throw it into your hired Perth skip and use it as an excuse to update the interior decor of your new home.
Expired food and perishables
Start to clean out your fridge and pantry and you’ll probably discover all sorts of sauces, perishable food and canned goods whose expiry dates belong to a bygone era. You can’t donate these items and you certainly can’t eat them; into the skip they go!
It’s nice to collect little mementos of our lives over the years, but how often do you actually look at this stuff? We’re going to guess somewhere between ‘rarely’ and ‘never’. Of course, you’ll want to hold onto your photo albums and other meaningful tokens, but memorabilia such as old art projects, toys the kids have grown out of, birthday card collections and ancient newspaper and/or magazine collections are probably safe to throw away.
Ready to cull? Give us call today to book your skip hire in Perth.