Friday, February 23, 2018

Is It Time To Throw It Out? 5 Questions To Ask Yourself

The accumulation of items in a home can build over the years. When you're ready to do a clean out of your home, these 5 questions will help you decide if it's time to get rid of an item.

Are You Paying To Store It? 

To create more space, we sometimes choose to organize our homes by saving unused items at local self storage facilities. Now is the time to evaluate if the rental for storing these items is cost effective. Storage rental vs. current value of an item can help you determine if it's time to throw it out. 

Is It Usable?

On occasion we put stuff aside that might be broken, for later repair. Often, too much time has passed that even the part needed to fix the item, is no longer available to do the actual repair. But, a good guideline to go by with broken items is if you have done without it for a year, you're less likely to miss it when thrown away. 

Have You Bought Another One? 

How many times have we gone to the grocery store and bought eggs only to notice that we already had them? The same can happen with household items. Take inventory! This is the perfect way to eliminate any extras you might have, making for a simple 
clear out and saving you money in the long run. 

What Condition Is It In?

Even if it's not broken, condition can be a factor in determining worth. Has it lost all value to where you can't even resell it? Maybe the condition of the item is even dangerous. Does it have a loose or damaged cord? It might still work, but it's safer to get rid of all items that may be faulty or unsafe. 

Do You Remember Why You Have It? 

It happens, we come across something stowed away in a garage, closet, attic, or even a drawer and don't know what it does or why we even have it. If it has been out of sight and you don't know its purpose, when you come across it while clearing out stuff, it should go.

Once you've gone through your home with these questions, Bin There Dump That has the perfect bin for every size clean out. Our smaller bins assist with jobs of odds and ends. There are also 15 yd and 20 yd bins that will accommodate bulkier items such as appliances and furniture. Just give us a call or contact us online, and our Dumpster Consultants can help you determine the perfect bin for your project.