Category Archives: clearout

Marie Kondo and Declutter Tips for the New Year

So… the new year has happened and we’ve heard some of you have been binge-watching the Marie Kondo series on Netflix?!  For those of you who don’t know who Marie Kondo is (really?) you are in for a delightful surprise.  The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up has become an essential book for minimalists and a global movement.  Marie Kondo herself is the cutest, sweetest most respectful little lady to kick your butt into gear.  She will have you in a tidying up frenzy and well on the path to minimalism in a matter of weeks.  You won’t be surpriused to know that removing rubbish as the result of a clearout is one of our common jobs.

Marie believes we should only hold on to the things that truly bring us joy.   For those items that don’t make the cut, we should apparently thank them and let them go.  Which as you can imagine has prompted some fabulous memes. Continue reading

7 Steps to Garage Declutter Perfection

If your car no longer fits inside your garage and your access door to your home is no longer accessible, it’s time for a serious garage de-clutter! Spring is the ideal season for outdoor projects. It’s also the best time to prepare for the Brisbane storm season.

If you’re planning to place your home on the market, then cleaning out the garage is of course a necessity. You need to get rid of the rubbish to reduce the number of boxes you must pack and move!  Rubbish removal will also make your home more inviting to potential buyers. The seven steps below will help you achieve garage de-clutter perfection that lasts! Continue reading

Brisbane and Queensland White Goods Removal

If you’ve avoided buying whitegoods that connect to the Internet for fear of them downloading music and buying stuff on eBay, I have some bad news.  From the moment you plugged in your fridge, freezer, washing machine, dryer, oven or dishwasher, it’s been communicating with your other whitegoods. But they’re not talking about the latest album they downloaded, or the eBay item they just put a bid on.  Instead, they’re working out the most inconvenient time to break down.  And it’s a fine line. If they break down too early, they’ll probably be repaired under warranty. And if they leave it too late, they may be replaced before they have the chance to destroy your clothes and spoil your food.

Your fridge and freezer will probably go first, because they know how much you love food. Right now you might not think it’s such a bad thing. Your house feels pretty much like a freezer anyway, so you could just leave everything out on the kitchen bench.
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How to Make Money from Spring Cleaning and Garage Sales

With summer just around the corner, in Queensland we are heading into garage sale season. There’s simply no better time to clear out all the junk and rubbish lurking around the house or in the garage! However, before you toss all those unwanted items straight into the trash, check out our top tips for how to make a few extra dollars for Christmas fun. It’s easy to make some cash from items you throw out during your spring clean – a garage sale is just one suggestion.

1. Trade in DVDs, books and computer games
DVDs, books and computer games are popular commodities and the options for selling them online and in person are immense. Second hand bookshops will often buy books off you and either give you cash or store credit in return. Websites like bookon.com.au or fishpond.com.au can also be good places to sell books including textbooks. Dixons Recycled will buy CD’s, DVD’s, Blurays and LP’s and even cassettes, posters, music books, and collectables if they are of some value. Ziffit.com is another option for selling books, CD’s, and DVD’s, and they also allow you to sell your computer games.

2. Resell Name Brand Clothing
If you have name brand clothing that is still in good condition, bundle it up and sell it to specialty clothing shops. These stores will often also buy clothing-related accessories like belts, shoes, hats, handbags and wallets. So, if your wardrobe is full of last season designer wear or trendy clothes, you could make a big chunk of change.

3. Make Money from Scrap Metal
If you have old copper pipes lying around, consider trading them to a scrap metal merchant. The most profitable scrap metals include copper, aluminium, brass, stainless steel, iron, lead, gold and silver. At the time of writing you can make anywhere between $4 and $6 per kilo of copper, or $0.20 to $1.50 per kilo of aluminium depending on the quality of the metal and the dealer you sell it to.

4. Sell Remaining Items at Garage Sale
Hosting a garage sale is a convenient way to sell anything you no longer need, including bric-a-brac, household furniture, sporting goods and much more. You can advertise on Craigslist, Gumtree and in the local newspaper and spread the word to friends and family. It is possible to make a few hundred dollars simply by giving up one day at the weekend to host a garage sale.

5. Let Us Get Rid of Anything That Doesn’t Sell for You
What do you do with leftover junk that needs to be removed? Whatever is left over, simply give us a call and we will come collect and dispose of it. We offer junk removals in Brisbane, and are proudly locally owned, and not part of a franchise. You only pay for the volume loaded and we recycle as much as possible.

Just picture your house, garage, and yard tidy once again without the added clutter. Give us a call and we will help lighten your load ready for you to enjoy a wonderful Queensland summer.