Spring Cleaning – What to Throw Away, What to Keep

Most people would agree that spring is the ideal time to clear out your garage, basement or attic of things that have piled up over the winter. For many, it’s a chore that takes days, not hours, and you have to be in the right ‘mindset’ to sit and sort through the barrage of accumulated items. The biggest questions you’ll come across as you sort is whether to keep the item, or toss it. Chances are, you’ll be tossing at least some of the clutter; before you start, it’s a good idea to hire a waste removal company in Waterloo IA, or your local area.

As you go through the many boxes and piles of ‘stuff’ ask yourself the following questions; it will help you determine whether you can do without it, or whether you should keep it:

*Is it an heirloom? You definitely don’t want to throw out an heirloom, especially if it’s been in your family for several generations. Whether it’s your grandmother’s hand-made quilt or your great aunt’s favorite tea cup, find a special place for these treasures.

*Can someone else use it? Did you come across a book or piece of clothing that is in good condition and know someone else could use it? Donate it or give it to someone you have in mind. Why let it sit around in your basement or attic when someone else can enjoy it?

*Is it damaged? If the item is torn, cracked or otherwise damaged, toss it and don’t look back.

*It is just taking up space? If it holds no value to you and can’t be of use to anyone else, toss it. Old greeting cards are a good example.

When you contact a waste removal company in Waterloo IA, you are taking the first step toward a clutter-free life.

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