It is common to replace old household items with new ones regularly. One of the reasons that could push you to do this is perhaps the old household item is spoilt. There may also be a possibility that the appliance is just worn out and does not serve its purpose like it used to before.
Whatever the case, when getting rid of such household items, people usually place the item on the curbside and wait for the collection day.
Others carry those spoilt/worn-out items to the disposal container near their homes. These methods usually work when dealing with relatively small items.
The problem now comes in when you are trying to dispose of large household items I know this is a struggle for many, but it should not be anymore.
Here are some of the correct ways of disposing of large household items.
1. Contacting your local council
When you have a large item and would like to get rid of it, you can start by contacting your local council.
A good place to start would be the internet, search for their information and contacts, and then retrieve them. Alternatively, if you know where their offices/area of operations is located, you can give them a visit.
The first thing you need to ask is whether they are willing to accept large items. This question is vital as it saves you a lot of time and trouble having to set everything in order, and then when the time for disposal comes, they reject your item because it is “too large.”
In most cases, they do not, but you might get lucky, and they accept to take care of everything for you.
2. Requesting the company that delivered the new item to haul the away the old item
If you are replacing the old household item with a new one, you can request the delivery personnel to help you get rid of the old one. In most cases, they will haul the item away for you at no extra cost.
But before asking them or handling the item to them, make sure you have read the fine print that contains such arrangements. You can even call the delivery company beforehand so that they can tell you if they do offer such provisions.
Reading the fine print and calling the company is essential as it helps you avoid any unplanned charges, in case they do charge for such hauling services.
It also enables you to prevent scuffles between you and the delivery personnel because sometimes they perceive this as “additional baggage.”
3. List your unwanted item online
You might be looking at the large old item, and you detest it and never imagine having it in your home, but you would not believe how happy it would make someone else.
Another effective and efficient way of getting rid of large household items is by listing them online.
There are multiple stories of people who listed broken/spoilt items, and they still got offers. In one instance, a person listed an old toilet that partially worked, and within 24 hours, the person got dozens of offers. Others have listed broken, duct-taped trampolines, and by the next day, they were gone. Therefore, list the item, and when you get an offer, capitalise on it, and make sure you do everything possible to close the deal.
In the conditions, make sure you list that the person who expresses interest in the household item you intend on disposing of comes for the item to where you have stored it.
Since the item is large, this will save you the hassle of having to carry it to the client’s preferred drop-point. It also saves you money in case you have to hire transport services for an item that you are probably even giving out for free.
Disposal of large items is indeed a struggle. I know many people experience such difficulties, but there are practical and efficient ways of getting rid of such items.
One of them is by contacting your local council and making arrangements for them to collect the item if at all, they accept them.
Another great way of disposing of large items works in instances when you replace them with new ones. In this scenario, when the delivery team brings the new one, they can drop it off and then haul the old one away.
Let us not forget the fact that you can list the items online and ask the interested party to come and collect the items from where you are keeping them.