My Cluttered Life – Part 2

I can’t tell you the number of items I find around the house that were purchased and either weren’t what I was looking for, didn’t fit just right, or just decided I really didn’t want anymore. They get put down with the intention to return.

Sometime attempts get made to do the return but where is the receipt? If I can’t find the receipt you get store credit and, well, I really want my money back. So it sits, in a pile, until its too late to return. Now what do I do with it? Sigh….

If it really can’t be used it either needs to go to the trash or in a container to be donated. It can be given to a friend or family member, as long as it goes out of your home. A big rule: No holding or storing items for others who do not live with you.

Lots of money is waited this way. I wonder if you took one popular store and added all the sales of product from that store that were never used and had had intention to be returned but ended up in a death pile in someones home would tally up to. Shivers…

So not much can be done for these items once they have been in your possession for a period of time but to donate, five away or trash. But, what can I do to prevent this from happening again in the future. Here is an approach I have developed to keep this from happening.

Get a zippered pouch and keep it in your car and get in habit of putting receipts in the zippered pouch so returns are easy. If you find you need to return something put the item back in the store bag with the receipt taped to the item so it does not get lost and put it in your car. Next time you go to that store or drive by that store do the return.

Make sure you regularly purge your zippered pouch of receipts after a certain time goes by when you can’t usually return, like 90 days, unless you need the receipt for a warranty.

Since I have got this habit it makers returns easy, it keeps a pile from developing and I have not once had to dig through the trash to find a receipt.

Tips On How To Make Your House Clearance Go Without A Hitch

What is a clearance service?

Clearance companies are the professionals when it comes to clearing out your home or office. They can handle all types of situations and are the experts at clearing away rubbish or junk that you do not need anymore. The clearance company will deal with all aspects of services and can be of assistance to domestic and business needs. They are the experts who know the correct procedures in dealing with clearing almost any type of rubbish.
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Are you are a landlord and the previous tenant has left a considerable amount of junk to dispose prior to a new tenant moving in?

Do you need to help an elderly relative move into a residential home or into a smaller property?

Are you on the move and need to get rid of some old clutter that has been with you for years?

Whatever the reason, a clearance company can help with the complete clear out that excess rubbish from your property, leaving it empty. A professional clearance is the first call when you want to dispose of unwanted items and rubbish. You can call and arrange a quote, and then they will provide all the necessary advice you need to follow during this busy time.
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If you just want rid of everything then that is fine it can be arranged. If you are clearing out after a death of a loved one or friend then you may just want to leave it to the experts. But, for most people it is a good idea to check what is worth salvaging for recycling, selling, donating to charity or throwing away first as somebody’s junk is another person’s treasure. Nowadays, too much stuff gets thrown away so you can help the environment by recycling, selling it on or donating it to a needy cause.
Before you have the rubbish or junk removed professionally is to make sure you have sorted everything you want to keep. It is a good idea to allow some time for this process. Going through the contents of a house or office is a big job. It is a good idea to go through one room at a time, and be completely organized with everything. You will need to have a plan of what you want to keep, sell, donate and dump. A good tip is to have a color code to each of these tasks to make it a little easier. If you are keeping some of the possession then they will needed to be packaged safely and labeled so they don’t get thrown away by accident.
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Sell on at car boots or in a local paper bits and pieces you don’t want. It is a good idea to give away what you don’t need and charities always need unwanted items so call and arrange for a collection. Some of your contents can be recycled remember paper, metal, glass, plastic and metal etc. If getting rid of paper remember to shred the paper first for security measures. The correct disposal of paints, asbestos, light bulbs, oil and pesticides is required and a clearance company can deal with this. In addition electrical items will need special permits to tip.

When you have done what you need to do the clearance firm can sort the remaining stuff and completely empty the remaining junk. After all of this hard work your place will be are left clear and free. If you require other services such as house removals and storage or cleaning then a clearance company can help arrange help to get things back into order.