As New Year’s resolutions nip at our heels and spring approaches, many of us feel like getting rid of the clutter in our lives. The “urge to purge”, if you will.
Americans generally have an abundance, if not an overabundance, of “stuff”; clothing, bedding, household items and collectibles taking up precious space in our homes where storage comes at a premium.
Spring-cleaning doesn’t always mean scrubbing and mopping, so why not clean out those closets and donate unwanted items that are still in good condition to a nearby consignment store, charity, church or homeless shelter?
According to move.org, the average U.S. household has 300,000 things. Even more concerning, the average American throws away more than 68 pounds of clothing per year, clogging up landfills at an alarming rate. And that is only clothing; consider everything else homeowners typically toss in the trash.
Donating your gently used items is better for the environment, and if you choose one of the organizations listed above, your donations even help someone in need.
If your unwanted items are not in good condition, please consider disposing of them rather than donating items others can’t use either.
If your trash is included in your city or town services, most likely your town has a spring or fall cleanup for large items. Some municipalities include a number of large items along with your trash pick up on a weekly or monthly basis.
If you are a Borden subscription customer, large item pickup is an additional service. We can pick up most items at curbside, on your service day! Exceptions to this are king sized beds, riding lawn mowers and anything with freon in it (freezer, air conditioner, refrigerators).
Give us a call and let us know you have a large item to be removed and we can make sure it is scheduled and taken out of your way!
For more information on reducing, reusing and recycling visit www.wasteawaygroup.com.