Tuesday, 1 August 2017

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 storing unused items. Now is the time to evaluate if the rental for storing these items in a location 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 is no longer available to do the 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 we already had eggs? The same can happen with household items. Also, with technology moving so fast, that TV or computer needs updating more than we like. This is the perfect time to eliminate any extras you might have, making for a simple clear out. 

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? 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 rid all items that may be 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 not 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 have gone through your home with these questions, Bin There Dump That has the perfect bin size for every size of clean out. Our smaller bins assist with jobs of odds and ends. There are also 14 yd and 20 yd bins that will accommodate bulkier items such as appliances and furniture. Just give us a call to help you determine the perfect bin for your project.