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In the past few months, many of us have been spending more time at home. With that comes a lot of us wanting to change the space and organization of our living space to make sure it is as functional as possible. This includes minor re-organization, getting rid of unwanted items, and maybe even some home renovation projects.‍

Re-organizing your space

Another tip is to utilize outdoor space. Especially if we are spending more time at home, it is a good idea to create a comfortable outdoor space to relax, workout, or enjoy the fresh air. Creating an outdoor oasis of any size will give you a space to get out while still staying home.

There are many landscaping companies in Denver that can help you create a dreamy outdoor space. Or, you can DIY with a little bit of hard work and dedication.

Getting rid of unwanted items

You may have heard of the “Konmari” method to refreshing your home. This idea was popularized by Marie Kondo. This method is all about asking yourself if your everyday items spark joy or happiness. If they don’t, the recommendation is that you should get rid of them.

When getting rid of items that just become clutter, there is an environmental option to dispose of instead of tossing items in the garbage. Some items that are still in good condition can be donated to a local thrift store or charity organization.‍

When do I donate items?

Any materials that are not broken and are still in good use can be donated. After all, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure as they say. Think washers, BBQs, toasters, furniture that are all in usable condition. When we send these items to landfill, they take up a lot of space.

Items that are still in good shape don’t need to go to the landfill. Why not drop them off at a local not-for-profit instead? A good option, with many locations across Denver, is GoodWill. Follow the link here to read up on why you can feel good about supporting GoodWill with your donation!

When do I dispose of items?

If there is no way to reuse or repurpose something, it may be destined to landfill. If an item is worn out, broken, and can no longer be used for any purposes then it is ready to be sent to landfill. Sometimes things are just too worn out to be used again!
For smaller household items that you are getting rid of, it is best to send it to landfill through your curbside waste collection program.

If you have a lot of items to get rid of – think, cleaning out your whole house – then that is where 5280 Waste Solutions steps in! We have you covered with a variety of dumpster sizes to help you with your waste needs. Plus, we offer online ordering so you can rent a dumpster anytime, from anywhere.‍

What are my environmentally conscious options for disposal?

The most environmentally conscious way to dispose of an item is by recycling it, if possible.

5280 Waste Solutions is the premier green solution in the area, and we take that very seriously. This is because of our ability to manage LEED projects, and we work closely with recycling solutions in the Greater Denver Area to make sure our dumpsters that are designated for recycling don’t have any garbage in them.

If you don’t have multiple large items to recycle, then you can include these items in your weekly recycling service pick up.

Keeping Clutter Away For Good

You’ve decluttered your home once, now how do you keep the clutter to a minimum throughout the years? You have to look at decluttering as a day-to-day task.

Here are a few simple things to keep in mind:

  1. Before making a purchase, ask yourself, “Do I really need this?”.
  2. Considering renting items instead of buying to keep your space more clear
  3. When you purchase a new item, donate your old version.
  4. Take 30 minutes or less each day to declutter and take note of possible items you may need to get rid of.


Do you think you’re ready for a clean out? If so, give us a call today or book a dumpster online.