Is your house feeling a little too cluttered these days?

Everyone has junk piling up in their homes. And while broken furniture in the basement or old magazines piling up in the closet may not seem that bad, all of that extra stuff adds up fast.

So, how can you get rid of all of that extra clutter once and for all?

Here’s everything you need to know about how to get rid of junk.

Hit the Curb

Depending on where you live, the easiest way to get rid of old junk cluttering up your house lies at the end of your driveway.

Putting items out on the curb is a universal sign that they are fair game to any passers-by, and, odds are, someone will take whatever you’re trying to get rid of off your hands within 24 hours.

That said, some areas have specific rules about what kind of items you can set out and how long you can leave things sitting on the street.

If you plan on setting some junk out on the curb, make sure you check the weather first — no one is going to pick up a soaking wet sofa. You may also want to consider sticking a sign to the furniture you’re getting rid of that says “free.”

Give a Little Back

If the item you want to get rid of is still in good condition, you may want to consider donating it to someone in need.

Several charities, like Habitat for Humanity, will come and pick up large items like furniture or appliances. And, depending on what goods you wind up donating, you could even get a little bit of a break on your taxes just for cleaning out your basement.

If you plan on donating any items, check to make sure they are clean and in good condition before setting a pick-up.

Earn Some Cash

You never know what someone may be interested in buying online.

If you aren’t trying to get rid of your junk in a hurry, you may want to consider posting as much of it online as you possibly can. Things you may consider garbage like old gardening tools or magazines could be worth hundreds of dollars.

So, gather up any items you want to get rid of, clean them up, snap a few pictures, and post everything online. You’ll be surprised at what collectors are willing to buy!

Dump It

Finally, the last resort in getting rid of your junk should be to throw it away.

Before hitting the dump, check to make sure you aren’t throwing away any potentially hazardous material, like old electronics.

There are plenty of companies and organizations that can help you dispose of unwanted dangerous objects, and all it takes to find them is a quick Google search.

For those items you can throw away, you may want to do a little digging before you start loading up your car.

If you’re trying to get rid of large objects, like bookshelves, you may want to see if your local dump offers a pickup service. Or, you can always call in a professional team, like the one at, to take everything away in one quick trip.

How to Get Rid of Junk For Good

Now that you know how to get rid of junk for good, it’s time to get to work taking back control over your home.

By trying out a few of the methods we mentioned above, you’ll be able to clear out your closets and reclaim your space in no time.

Are you looking for a little more advice on how to keep your home looking its best? We’ve got you covered!

Check out the rest of our blog for more helpful articles, tips, and tricks today!

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