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If you are decluttering your home, you will soon find yourself left with piles of belongings and furniture and nowhere to put them. While it is a great way to spring clean your home, it means deciding what to do with these excess items. Here are some tips for disposing of the excess items after you are finished with decluttering your home.
Store Items You Want to Save
When you are decluttering your closets or another area of your home, you will likely find some items that don't fit in that space, but that you may want later on. To get them off your property, you can rent a unit at a local storage facility. This is a great option when you want to save some antique furniture, boxes of comic books that hold some value, or sentimental items that simply don't currently have a place in your home.
Make a Pile of Items to Sell
There may be some items that are still in good condition, even though you don't want them. If this is the case, you might be able to sell them and make some extra money. Furniture, appliances, and clothing that is in good condition can sell for a good amount of money. You may also be able to sell antique or vintage items that you have found, such as costume jewelry or ceramic figurines.
Donate the Items You Don't Need
After decluttering your home, make a pile of items that you don't need and have no interest in saving. If you don't think you can get money by selling the items and can't re-use them in another way, consider donating them. Depending on the type of item, you might be able to donate them to family or friends, or to a local thrift store. This allows you to get rid of items that you don't need, help someone else buy quality items for a low cost, and gives you a receipt for a tax deduction as an added bonus.
Know What Can Be Recycled
Also consider recycling some of your items if you haven't found a better way to get rid of them. You should avoid throwing away items in the garbage can as they will just end up in a landfill. Many items can be recycled, such as glass from old mirrors and picture frames, old tile and drywall you have in your garage from a previous renovation, or wood furniture that is broken.