10 Tips for Removing Rubbish Quickly During or After a Home Refurbishment

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Recently, you’ve decided to do some much-needed renovations in your home. You’ve started by removing the old wallpaper and painting the walls a fresh new color. However, there are still things that need to be taken care of before you can move on to the next phase of the project. When it comes to disposing of rubbish during a home refurbishment, clutter can quickly become a problem.

Here are 10 tips for getting rid of rubbish quickly during a home refurbishment so that you can finally enjoy your beautiful new space!

Remove clutter

The first step towards getting rid of rubbish quickly is to remove any clutter. Clutter can get in the way and make it difficult to move around. Remove anything that doesn’t belong before you start furniture removal.

Sort through items to be recycled

One of the first steps to getting rid of rubbish during a home refurbishment is to sort through items that are recyclable. This would include things like cardboard, glass, plastic and paper. Check with your local recycling center for their current guidelines on what they accept. You may also want to consider donating items that are in good condition but you no longer need.

10 Tips On Removing Rubbish During A House Refurbishment

Make a to-do list

The first thing you need to do is make a to-do list. This will help you stay on track and make sure that you don’t forget anything. Make a list of all the different things that still need to be done, such as removing furniture, clearing out closets and drawers, or taking down curtains. You could also make a list of what items are going to be re-purposed or donated, so that nothing gets thrown away needlessly.

Declutter your wardrobe

Clothing is a common item that accumulates during renovation. Whether you’ve outgrown your old clothes, or just don’t wear them anymore, decluttering your wardrobe is a perfect way to reduce the amount of rubbish that you have to remove.

The best way to clear out your wardrobe is by sorting it into three piles: things you want to keep, things you want to throw away, and things you need to donate. Start by examining each article of clothing and making the decision about where it should go. Keep only the clothes that are in good condition and that you’re going to be wearing in the near future. Make sure to donate any clothes that are damaged or stained because they can still be used by someone else! Donating clothes also helps contribute to a cleaner environment!

Donate or sell unwanted items

The first thing to do is to go through all the old items that are cluttering up your home. If you have any unwanted furniture or other items, consider selling them or donating them to charity. You may not be able to sell some things due to outdated technology, but if you can, donate or sell them instead of throwing them away. This will save you time and money in the long run since you won’t need to hire a skip bin and pay for removal services.

Donate Unwanted Rubbish


Organize and declutter your kitchen

If you don’t want to be inundated with rubbish during your home refurbishment, it’s important that you declutter your kitchen. This is one of the most cluttered areas of the home, especially for those living in a family home. Decluttering your kitchen will not only help you clear out room for renovation tasks, but it’ll also make your life easier when it comes time to cook.

Another way to reduce clutter from this space is by organizing all of your appliances and other stored items so that they are easy to access and see. You can use baskets or drawers to keep everything together and visible so that you can find what you need quickly and easily.

Tips for disposing of rubbish during the home refurbishment phase

– Get a skip. Skips are one of the best ways to dispose of rubbish quickly during a home refurbishment. A dumpster is an enclosed metal container that can be rented for a specific period of time. You can rent a dumpster in many sizes, and you can fill it up with your rubbish and then have it picked up without needing to worry about hassles like hauling trash bags down to the curb every day.

– Donate unwanted items. If you’ve been doing some remodeling, chances are you’ve acquired some unwanted items in the process. Instead of throwing those items away or putting them into storage, why not donate them? Chances are, somebody else could make use of them more than you will!

– Find out how your borough deals with junk removal. There may already be an established system for disposing of rubbish during home remodagements in your area. This would help cut down on any extra work or time spent figuring out what needs to happen with all your rubbish during this phase: all you need to do is contact your borough and they will take care of the rest!

-Ask friends if they want any unwanted items. Now that you’re done with renovating your home, chances are you no longer need any old furniture pieces or decorations that didn’t make it into the new design scheme. Ask around and see if anyone wants these old things before disposing of them yourself.

Dispose of rubbish at landfill sites

The first thing you should consider is what to do with your rubbish. You can use your local council’s website to find out how and where to dispose of rubbish. If you are considering a refurbishment, then there are some things that may be recyclable or compostable which you’ll need to find out where they can be deposited.

Sell unwanted items on eBay

One way to make quick cash while getting rid of rubbish during a home refurbishment is to sell unwanted items on eBay.

This may not be as good as it sounds, because you will have to spend time listing the items and then making sure that they get sold.

If you plan on doing this, it’s a good idea to set a reasonable price for your item so that people are willing to buy them.

Take advantage of using a rubbish removal company

Rubbish removal companies save so much time and hassle vs getting shot of the rubbish yourself, most of our clients in London work 9-5 and struggle to find the time during a refurbishment project to get rid of unwanted things around the house. Our team have seen it all, from builders who’ve not cleaned up after a refurbishment project to rubbish simply building up over time in heaps over the house and garden.

Always remember to use a licenced waste carrier as you could get fined if your rubbish is found illegally dumped. We cover why fly tipping is a big problem and also why rubbish collection companies need a waste carrier license

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