Category Archives: Decluttering

Rubbish Bin Rental – The Growth Of The Rubbish Bin

How We Reached Rubbish Bin Rental – The Industrial Revolution and the Proliferation of Packaging Our rubbish bin is something we rarely consider unless it gets too full, either because we forgot to put it out for collection last week or a sudden surge in waste – renovations, a big declutter, a successful house party – has stretched us beyond our means of disposal. But times like these, while frustrating, can also be an opportunity to think about how we reached the point where we have so much to throw away. Lift the lid of your rubbish or recycling bin,…
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Furniture Disposal Auckland – Cutting Down on Furniture and Other Clutter with a Smaller Home

Furniture Disposal Auckland  – Reducing Clutter with A Smaller Home You may at have found yourself wondering, in the middle of clearing out an overladen wardrobe or cupboard, how so much junk could possibly have accumulated in your home. And while we all know that part of the answer lies in our natural tendency to hoard and have trouble getting rid of things, this tendency has probably only been made worse by a relatively recent change to lifestyles, namely, bigger houses. In larger western countries such as the US, it’s been well-documented that houses are growing larger. According to one…
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Alternative Dumpster Rental: 3 Unconventional Uses for the Conventional Dumpster

Alternative Dumpster Rental 3 Unconventional Uses for the Conventional Dumpster Most of us view dumpsters as big containers highly useful for disposing of unwanted junk. But some enterprising individuals, not content to stop at recycling its contents, have put their efforts into finding some imaginative ways to reuse the humble dumpster. We thought we’d share our three favourite reinventions of the dumpster below. Swimming Pool During a hot summer in New York back in 2009, a crafty New York design company called Macro Sea decided to turn the concept of ‘dumpster diving’ on its head. They came up with the…
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Get a Head Start on Spring Cleaning

Outdoor furniture cleaning during winter

Winter Spring Cleaning Tips It may seem like summer is a long way off, but now is a great time to prepare your house for the warmer months. If you get those big chores out of the way now, you get to enjoy more hours of those long warm days when summer finally arrives.   Here are a few simple ideas that you can get accomplished in a weekend or two. Make more use of your dishwasher A dishwasher isn’t just for dishes. Old glass lampshades, plastic toys, toothbrush holders, garden containers and other items can be popped into the…
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Tips and Tricks for De-cluttering the Office

Cluttered office desk with paperwork and coffee acups

Cleaning up the office In a recent survey, 57% of workers admitted to judging a colleague based on the cleanliness of their workspace. When it comes to productivity and a happy working environment, cleaning and decluttering your office can make a big difference. Whether you’re the boss of a small business or just trying to organise your own space to be as focused as possible, we’ve gathered some great tips on keeping your space clean and organised. Only keep what you need at arm’s length When it comes to your desk and immediate workspace, a handy rule of thumb is…
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Hoarders vs. Compulsive Junk Liberators: What’s the best balance?

Look around you and take note – how much stuff in your house do you actually use? These days we have more stuff than we could ever actually need – clothes we don’t wear, appliances we don’t use, and piles of things stored away that we can’t even see. Everywhere we go we’re confronted with consumerism. You need a new wardrobe. You need a new blender. The onslaught is relentless and it’s hard to abstain from spending money when we’re told that we deserve to treat ourselves. Studies show that families this day and age are smaller, but our homes…
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De-cluttering Ideas

Imagine this: a tidy kitchen counter, an organised closet, a clean smelling house. If you’re busy working, raising a family, and keeping your social life together, this may seem more like a dream. But really, it’s not that easy. It’s all about the art of letting go, letting go of the clutter, that is. Our parents and grandparents may be of the generations that grew up with less, and therefore had to stockpile to get through Depressions and Wars, but we’re not them! It’s time to take a look at the behaviour behind your clutter –why is it accumulating in…
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Decluttering before your big house move

Whether you’re a student moving flats for the umpteenth time, an expanding family shifting to a bigger abode, or a couple downsizing from the family home to your smaller retirement haven, you should probably consider some decluttering and junk removal before settling into your new Auckland castle. Moving house is said to be one of the most stressful times in a person’s life, particularly for children. Not only are you faced with packing up all of your belongings (and perhaps your children’s too), you’re usually faced with time and space constraints that impact what you choose to pack and what…
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