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 or 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. 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.

Shop Fitout Clearout

You’re about to open the door to your new premises.

Right now you’re struggling to open the doors for yourself. You’re so excited your hand is shaking, making it hard to get the key in the lock. Mind you, that could also be due to the cramp in your hand from signing so much paperwork for the shop lease.

You eventually unlock the door, and with a bit of a shove manage to swing it open. There’s power, so you turn on the lights and…

… it’s perfect.

It’s a nice building in a great location, and the fitout crew worked sheer magic so you could open to the public on time with everything ready to go.

But that wasn’t the story a few days ago.  OK so you didn’t expect it to be in pristine condition.  After all, you’re not the first business to use this space. But it looked like the previous tenants had spent their last few hours practising their telekinesis.

There was broken furniture all over the floor, along with a few cupboard doors. The cupboards themselves were hanging by a couple of nails, as if it took a few pulls to realise they weren’t portable.

There was even a sink in the middle of the floor, which either came from the kitchen area of was part of a very interesting water feature.

Luckily the shop fitters knew their stuff.  The place was gutted and all the junk removed—quickly and efficiently ready for the new shop fitting.

And that’s where the team at Brizzy Rubbish Removals were able to help. Experts at removing rubbish for shop fitouts, athey knew how important it is to get it done quickly and efficiently.  Just give them a call and they’ll collect all the junk and take it away. And you won’t need to life a finger.

Which is probably just as well, because you really should rest that hand.





Brisbane’s weather becomes a new growth industry

It’s storm season once again, which means a torrential downpour every afternoon and news stories about it every night. The reporters will be standing outside under umbrellas to show how useful they can be (the umbrellas, not the reporters), and cutting to footage of golf ball-size hailstones falling elsewhere in the state.

(Just be thankful Mother Nature isn’t a soccer fan.)

Unfortunately, the mornings are still bright and sunny. And you know what happens when you combine sun and rain, don’t you? That’s right: a weather report that goes for half the news bulletin.

It’s also Mother Nature’s sure-fire growth formula for plants, which means you’ll have to trek through metre-high grass to find the morning paper. (Assuming they managed to lob it over your hedge, which now resembles the maze from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.)

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Getting the garden trim for spring

It’s time to get gardening and sort out your green waste collection in Brisbane before you get started.  Why?  Well, Winter is over, and we finally get to say goodbye to Jack Frost. Unfortunately, a lot people will now be saying hello to a new arch nemesis—Harry Hay Fever. (Forget about skipping through fields of flowers. These people will be sprinting to the nearest chemist to to buy a truckload of Claratyne.)

Yes, spring is here at last. And if you stop for a minute and take a look around you’ll immediately be trampled by hay fever sufferers.

But once the stampede has passed, take another look and you’ll see the trees and gardens bursting with colour. It’s as if they’ve all had a month’s worth of growth overnight. Unless they happen to be your trees and gardens, in which case it will be more like three months’ worth. Continue reading