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There’s no doubt that the festivities over Christmas and the New Year produce a lot of waste. Once things have returned to normal, you may want to take this opportunity to deal with this as well as have a big clear out.

This can set your home up for the New Year and the months ahead, leaving you with a lot more space than you ever thought you had.

Steps for the Big Declutter

Going for a full declutter in your home can be quite daunting so it’s very important to plan your attack and think clearly about what you want to achieve.

You may already have in mind the main things you want to get rid of – an old table that’s seen better days or the kid’s toys that are no longer used, for example.

1. Plan Your Attack

Think about what you want your house to look like once you’ve finished. Maybe you have a garage that is full of junk or your wardrobe is full to overflowing with clothes you haven’t worn in years. There’s the clutter in the shed and an attic where old possessions are just gathering dust.

It’s time to make a list, not only of what you want to get rid of in the New Year but how you need to dispose of it.

There are three main types of waste:

  • Stuff that you can recycle: These include plastics and other materials that can be made into something else.
  • Things that can be reused: These include items like toys and furniture or electricals that can go to charity shops or be sold online.
  • Items you just want to throw away: This includes clutter that no longer has a use like a broken chair or old carpet that need to go in a skip.

One of the best things to do is to consider every room in turn and look at each from the point of view of creating more space. For example, in the kitchen, you may have too many pots and pans or old appliances that you no longer use. You might want to reduce the load in your wardrobe and give old clothes to a charity shop. Perhaps you want to empty the attic and turn the area into a new bedroom or office for the family.

The key to a good declutter in the New Year is to be as ruthless as you can. You’ll be surprised at what you no longer need and the space you create will make your home look a lot more habitable. You can also use this time to get rid of that waste you created over the festive period, of course.

2. Hire a Mini Skip

One thing you’ll need for those items that you can’t find a new home for is a skip. For most declutters, hiring a mini skip is ideal. It’s small enough that it can fit in the front garden or be placed on the road out front but large enough to handle your main waste and get it out the way without too much trouble.

3. Pick The Right Time

It’s also important to choose the right time for your declutter when you have enough energy and drive to get it done. Give yourself a few days of recovery after the Christmas and New Year festivities and then phone up your Bury skip hire company and get things moving.

The quicker you can do your declutter, the quicker you get your home back. You can then start thinking about what you’re going to do with that brand new space you’ve created. We suggest picking a weekend after New Year and getting all the family involved.

4. Local Skip Hire Convenience

There are things that you can put in your skip and other things that you can’t. You can find a quick list of the dos and don’ts of local skip hire on our FAQs page.

If you live in or around Bury and are planning a big declutter in the New Year, contact the team at M60 Skip Hire today.

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