Got Junk? The Green Way to Get Rid of it

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Is cleaning out your closets at the top of your new year’s resolution list?  Well, it’s easier than ever to find a new home for your old stuff.  Whether you’re remodeling, organizing or downsizing, you don’t have to just throw away items that you don’t want, or need, anymore.  You can donate to a local thrift store, or sell your household furnishings, fixtures, decor and building materials online.  You’ll also be doing the environment a favor by keeping useful items out of the waste stream.

If you’re planning a home improvement project, you can add instant character with salvaged goods.  I’ve compiled a list of websites where you’ll find amazing treasures, including:  windows; doors; restored lighting fixtures; vintage ironwork and architectural elements; hardware; furniture; lumber; flooring; fireplace mantles; kitchen & bath cabinets, countertops & appliances;  landscape & hardscape materials; furnishings & accessories; and more…

If you’re solely interested in purchasing new materials, you’ll find that here too, but you’ll save money compared to retail prices. Some enterprises offer surplus, overstock and closeout items that have been donated by manufacturers.

With a little searching, you’ll not only find all sorts of modern goods, but architectural gems, which can add a unique flair to your home and garden, all while saving money and the environment!

Postings by Individuals:

Removal of Household Goods and Yard Waste (these companies pick up, donate, recycle and dispose of unwanted items from your home or yard)

Companies and non-profit organizations to buy from and donate to:

A few of the organizations listed below even offer free pick-up of items you’d like to donate.  Some of them offer dismantling services for your old home, barn or building.  Others offer home improvement classes and workshops.

photo by marioanima

Tag(s): Going Green, Greening the Home, Money Saving


2 Responses to “Got Junk? The Green Way to Get Rid of it”

  1. ines on February 2nd, 2011 4:46 pm

    Thank you for the information. I think I will choose to donate it, especially since I have a lot of things in good shape, but which I don’t use anymore.

  2. junk removers on June 24th, 2011 10:45 am

    Really nice and informative post! I really like your Efforts! Keep it up!

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