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How to Easily Get Rid of Unwanted Items and Help Others in the Process

The time to move has finally arrived and its always this time when your assessing what to take with you, that you realise just how much junk and unwanted stuff you’ve managed to acquire. The furniture removalists at CK interstate are booked to take care off all your moving needs, so now all there’s left to do is take care of that mountain of unwanted items which is beginning to tower over you. You’ve decided its about time to start letting some items go rather then going through the hassle of taking them with you. Well there are a number of things you can do to reduce your clutter whilst also doing some good for others or the environment.

Packing boxes and donating

Donate

Remember the famous saying that one man's trash is another man's treasure, well donating your unwanted goods is a great way to get rid of your unwanted possessions while giving back to the community. There are multiple clothing banks, charity stores or 'op shops' that are willing to accept your unwanted goods, so long as they are in a sellable or reusable condition. Some to look out for include those affiliated with the Salvation Army, St. Vincent de Paul, and the Australian Red Cross or even local schools may appreciate the donation of items such as books or computers.

These charity shops provide donated clothes and household items at reasonable prices so that those on low incomes, bargain hunters, or people looking for something pre-loved and unique can take advantage. These shops also use the profits from the sale of your unwanted items to raise funds for charitable causes.

Recycle

Households can do their part for the environment by simply recycling their plastics, aluminium and paper alongside other non-recyclable landfill waste (including food) by placing them in their respective garbage bins, which are collected by local council garbage services.

There are also some things that can be recycled which your local council may not collect. Con-struction material including metal and timber, and electronics fall into this category. Sims Metal Management can take metals, tyres, plastic, batteries and electronics off your hands, while Soft Landing can take care of your mattress disposal. TechCollect, Ewaste and various schemes by local and state governments can help you dispose of e-waste (computers, computer products) and televisions responsibly. If you need more information on what you can and cannot recycle and where you'll be able to drop-off your goods, visit the Planet Ark website.

Moving

Now that you’ve narrowed down the amount of items your gonna take with you in the move, it’s time to make the call to the best furniture removalists in the business at CK Interstate to handle your valuables. For a free quote or further information please feel free to explore our website further.

Written by Gary Kennedy

Gary Kennedy is the owner of CK Interstate Removals and is strongly involved in the business to date. You can keep up to date with him on Google+.

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