Most of us prefer to spend our weekends relaxing and enjoying ourselves. It’s one of the main drivers for putting off jobs around the house, particularly those that are dirty, messy or time-consuming.

In the summertime, the sun seems to shine a bright light on the build-up of clutter. Staring at the left-over winter garden debris that’s piled up can spark a sudden urge to get everything in the home looking ship-shape again.

So what’s the secret to sprucing up fast? Read on to find out why Brisbane ute hire is part of the solution.

Careful Planning

Good intentions tend to fade away without a plan. So, first up, pour yourself a large glass of your favourite tipple and grab a pen and paper- this is decluttering made pleasurable.

Have a good think about some of the heavy jobs that need doing around the home and work out a realistic time frame about when you can get them done. To give you some inspiration, here are a few ideas:

  • Getting rid of garden waste
  • Picking up materials from the DIY store to renovate the bathroom
  • Cleaning out the spare room of junk that you’ll take to the tip
  • Sorting through clothes and making a trip or 2 to the donation bin
  • Helping a mate move their old washing machine to the tip

The More Jobs, the Better

Feeling overwhelmed? Pour another drink by all means but don’t give up. Make it easy on yourself by getting these jobs done over a given period of time. The incentive comes by putting your ute hire in the diary. It gives you a goal to work towards.

Hiring a tipping caged ute, truck or trailer is a sound investment. For a start, it means not having to add one more job to your growing list of dirty jobs. That’s because you won’t have to shampoo and vacuum your own vehicle’s interior afterwards: simply hand the keys back to us.

You may not even need the ute or truck for a whole day so save money with a half-day rate instead. The more jobs you can fit into your timeframe, the more cost-effective and rewarding your ute hire experience will be.

The Benefits of Decluttering

Decluttering has become a health and well-being buzzword. TV companies have even latched onto its benefits by promoting endless series about anything from the lives of hoarders to sorting out cupboards and clothes.

“Clutter isn’t just the stuff on the floor. It’s anything that gets between you and the life you want to be living,” said Peter Walsh, the Australian-American professional organiser, writer, and media personality.

Research carried out in America found that our environment can have a positive or negative impact on our ability to finish tasks as well as our overall mental well-being. When the physical space around us feels disorganised, it’s probable that our mental state of mind will feel the same.

Boost Your Mood but Take Small Steps

Several studies conclude that the simple act of decluttering can improve your mood and your physical health. They also found it can:

  • Sharpen your focus.
  • Energise you into a more productive mode
  • Relieve anxiety

Some of the key tips were:

  • Starting small
  • Asking s friend or family member to help
  • Always beginning any clean-up with a positive frame of mind

Having a plan that is realistic and doesn’t feel overwhelming makes sense. Otherwise, the danger is to feel it’s all too much and then fall at the first hurdle.

The Benefits of Recycling

Australians spend an eyewatering $20,40 billion on fashion every year. Here are a couple more sobering thoughts:

  • Fashion makes up 10 per cent of the world’s carbon dioxide output. That’s more than shipping and international flights combined, according to the United Nations Environment Programme.
  • It also accounts for 20 per cent of the 300 million tons of plastic produced across the world every year.

Recycling what we wear is going to help reduce our carbon footprint. So here’s the golden rule: if you haven’t worn it in the last 6 months, get rid of it! Be ruthless. No matter how much you might love an item of clothing, if you don’t wear it, give it away.

Getting Rid of Old Appliances

There are plenty of ways to recycle your old appliances or white goods. You could even pass them on so they get used again if they are still in good working order. White goods are larger domestic appliances such as fridges, freezers, dishwashers, dryers and air conditioners.

Many commercial recyclers in Brisbane will take your old white goods off your hands. There are also plenty of choices for reuse and refurbishment.

You need to ensure you dispose of old fridges and freezers correctly so they can get degassed. This is because some refrigerants contain harmful greenhouse gases.

It’s worth doing your bit for the planet by taking a moment to weigh up how you can best recycle machinery if you are having a clearout.

Garden Waste

Before you load all your garden waste for recycling, do consider if you can compost it first. These are the most typical backyard items you’ll need to take to the tip:

  • Large quantities of soil
  • Treated timber
  • Plastic bags or plant pots

Help a Friend!

Helping someone else with a move or to pick up a large item is also going to make you feel good too.

There is a lot of evidence that shows that helping our friends and neighbours can boost our own mental health and well-being. For instance, it can reduce stress and improve our mood, self-esteem and happiness.

Make Your Brisbane Ute Hire Booking Today

Now you have made your decluttering plan, you need to sort out your Brisbane ute hire. Betta Auto Hire in Brisbane has a huge range of vehicles from utes to trucks and trailers.

Make life easier when moving your rubbish or recycling from home and book your choice of vehicle today.