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5 Signs That Something is Junk

To trash, or not to trash? That is the question. If you are cleaning out
your home and debating whether or not something should be thrown
away, look for these five signs that it is nothing but junk.
1. You Haven’t Used it in
Over a Year
This is
the golden rule when you are debating whether or not you should throw
something out. If you haven’t used it within the past 12 months, be
honest with yourself, when will you ever use it? This rule applies to
everything in the home, but is especially relevant to clothes and
2. You Have A Newer
have a Blu-Ray player, a DVD player, and a VCR. An iPod, a CD player,
and a Walkman. Several years-worth of cell phones ranging from the
newest iPhone all the way back to the Nokia brick – you get the
picture. If you have a newer, better version (or two or three of
them), there is no point hanging on to the old one; donate it to
someone in need.
3. It is Broken or
Missing a Part
What is
the point of keeping something that doesn’t work? It could be an
incomplete set of golf clubs in the basement or something as small as
a deck of 49 cards; if it has reached the end of its useful life,
it’s time to throw it away.
4. The Space it Takes Up
Is More Valuable Than It Is
If your
attic or basement looks more like a storage warehouse than a part of
your home, it’s time to do a clean out. Big, bulky items that take up
tons of space but serve no purpose in your daily life should be the
first things to go.
5. It Has Expired
dates are for more than just food. Medicine, makeup, and batteries
can all go bad after sitting around for too long, don’t let them
consume your cabinets and drawers.
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Steps To An Easy Garage Cleanout

many homeowners, their garage has become a storage warehouse for
their old stuff. So much so, in fact, that there is not even enough
room to park the car. If this sounds like your home, fear not – it
is easy to get rid of the junk and make some extra room, it just
takes a little bit of time and effort.
Here is
your 5-step plan for a successful garage cleanout:
  1. Set aside a weekend.
    If your garage is bursting at
    the seams with your old junk, cleaning it is no short task. It will
    probably take at least one whole day, but play it safe and set aside
    an entire weekend dedicated to getting your garage clean.
  1. Arrange a dumpster
    In order to make room
    in your garage, some stuff has got to go. But where will it go?
    There is no way it’s all going to fit in your trash cans, so you
    will need to contact a local dumpster company and arrange a rental.
    If you live in Long Island or New York City, 1-866-We-Junk-It is
    your best option.
  1. Move everything to
    the driveway.
    Your clean out
    has to start somewhere, and moving everything out of the garage will
    give you a blank canvas. When you are moving out all of your stuff,
    separate it into two piles in the driveway: the stuff you will keep,
    and the stuff you will throw away.
  1. Clean the garage
    While the garage is
    completely empty, take this time to clean the floor; it is probably
    the best opportunity you will ever have to do it. Sweep up loose
    debris and take care of any oil stains that may have been hiding
    underneath old boxes.
  1. Organize and
    Now that your garage
    is perfectly clean and completely empty, the only thing to do is
    refill it with the stuff you plan to keep. Don’t just throw
    everything wherever it will fit though, come up with an organization
    scheme that keeps your garage open and neat. Now, just throw
    everything else in the dumpster, and call the rental provider to
    come pick it up and haul it away. You’re done!
that sound like too much work for you? Let the professional junk
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5 Essentials for a Successful Block Party

is quickly approaching, and Long Island residents are looking for
exciting ways to spend the last days of summer. While vacations are
one way to do this, hosting a block party is a way to have a great
time without leaving the comfort of your neighborhood.
If you
are planning on throwing a block party for your community, here are
five things you need to have:
  1. Necessary Permits.
    The first thing you will want
    to do when planning a block party is check with your local
    government to see if you need a permit. Permits may be required if
    you are hosting the party on public property (such as a street or a
    park), if alcohol is being consumed, or if you are using audio
  2. Great Food.
    Delicious food is fundamental
    in any good block party. Buy food that can easily be cooked in large
    quantities on a grill, and make sure you have at least one option
    for those who may be vegetarian or allergic to gluten.
  3. Entertainment. For
    a neighborhood block party, you will want to have entertainment for
    guests of all ages. Music is a must, and other fun activities could
    include water balloon fights, carnival games, balloon twisters,
    magicians, or even a petting zoo.
  4. Bathrooms. Although
    these are an absolute necessity, they are easy to forget about.
    Unless you want everyone at the party to use your home’s bathroom,
    you will want to rent a handful of porta-potties so your guests have
    a place to relieve themselves.
  5. Method of Garbage
    Waste management is
    another factor that often goes under the radar. Many people don’t
    even think about it until they have a mound of paper plates, cups,
    and food scraps to dispose of. Do yourself a favor and rent a
    dumpster for your block party, it is an effective, convenient
    solution for all of your garbage needs.
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initially slipped your mind, it’s not too late to order one from
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5 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Recycle

though the United States accounts for only 5% of the world’s
population, we are responsible for 40% of its waste. This number
could be drastically reduced if we made a greater effort to recycle
our old and unused goods.
It is
not always the fact that people are unwilling to recycle, many times
people are just unaware of how many products can be given a second
life. Check out this list of 5 things you didn’t know you could
Used Motor Oil

The EPA states that the used oil from just one oil change can
contaminate 1 million gallons of fresh water. If all DIY oil changers
recycled their used oil, it would not only save our waterways, there
would be enough re-refined oil for 50 million cars to use every year.
More than 4 million pairs of eyeglasses get thrown away each year,
but there is a better use from them. Bring your old specs to a local
Lion’s Club or lens dealer and they will clean them and redistribute
them to those in need in developing countries.
Old Cell Phones
Everyone has a drawer in their house filled with old flip phones that
are no longer in service. Instead of letting them sit there
collecting dust, give them a second life. Depending on the model and
condition of your phone, it could be used for parts, refurbished, or
even given to someone in need for the sole purpose of making
emergency calls.
Running Shoes
Got a pair of smelly old running shoes that are worn down to the
sole? While your first inclination is to toss them in the trash,
there is a better option. Head to your local Nike store and drop them
in their Reuse-a-Shoe recycling bin; they will grind them down and
use them in future projects such as running tracks and gym floors.
Many older appliances contain hazardous materials which can
contaminate soil and water systems if they are not properly disposed
of. Instead of harming the environment, recycle your old appliance or
donate it to Goodwill if it is still in working condition.
Interested in learning more about recycling? Check out these other household goods that can be given a second life!
Are you conducting a home clean out? If you are unsure about what can
and cannot be recycled, just rent a dumpster from 1-866-We-Junk-It.
We offer same-day rental dumpster deliveries and will pick it up
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