Do #11 'Tis the Season to De-Clutter

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Is the shed or garage full of old and broken bits and pieces? Is the ceiling sagging under the weight of old and unnecessary junk stored in the roof? Has the garden become an overgrown jungle?  Is there a DIY renovation job that you’ve been putting off? The Christmas and New Year break is a great time to start over, to get those nagging jobs done, to tidy and de-clutter the house and to put valuable resources back to work.

Take action, commit to Do #11.

  • Clear out the mess from the garage, shed or attic and donate what is usable to charities.
  • Check whether your council has a green waste service. If there isn’t a service or if you exceed the specified amount, search for an organics service that will recycle cuttings into useful products.
  • Up to 80% of an old home can be recycled. So if you’re doing some construction or demolition work over the break look for a company like Sydney-based Bingo Bins that can recycle a high proportion of the wood, door and window frames, concrete, bricks, tiles and other materials you need to get rid of.