Christmas is just around the corner! The holiday season is indeed a season to be jolly. But what happens when the celebrations are over? Gift wrappers, boxes, paper, and other rubbish are everywhere. The last thing you need is to worry about where and how you will dispose of them. You want to have a merry Christmas, not a messy one. What can you do?
Don’t panic; we’ve got you covered. So, without further ado, here are some tips that will help you handle rubbish during this time of the year:
Get into the spirit of Christmas with some pre-holiday clean-up.
Gift-giving and get-togethers may be what’s on your mind right now. However, the key to a successful celebration is preparation. Cleaning and taking the bins out may not usually be in anyone’s Christmas list, but it must be done. It’s indeed one of the busiest times of the year, so it is easy for homeowners to take care of the waste until rubbish piles up. That’s why a clean-up is necessary before any gathering.
Your house may feel a little restricted, and it’s not because the space is small. With all the clutter around, a clear-out may be required – before you put up the decorations.
Most homeowners don’t even know that they have unused belongings that they should get rid of. That’s when you need to hire a skip bin for clearing out unwanted items. A skip bin makes it convenient to remove clutter. With the influx of presents, it definitely calls for extra space.
Recycle your old presents.
Believe it or not, your old gifts could still be put to great use. Before you throw them away, you may want to regift them instead. Give to other people and families that may be in need. The holiday season is a great time to share your blessings. It also helps to get in touch with charities in and around Perth to find out how you can help.
One more way to repurpose your old items is to hold a garage sale before Christmas. We have some tips on this blog post on how you can have a successful garage sale. After your mini-event, you can use the money to buy some presents or even donate them to organisations.
Start wrapping your gifts smartly.
Generic wrapping paper is, unfortunately, unrecyclable. The coating makes it difficult to reuse the wrapper. Instead of going the traditional route, why not opt for environment-friendly methods of wrapping gifts this Christmas? You can choose a reusable fabric, magazines, and newspapers. If you receive gifts with a wrapping paper, you should try to unwrap the present carefully. That way, you can reuse the paper in the future.
Another alternative is to use reusable stockings. You can also reduce waste by choosing to give experiences rather than material things. Purchasing gift cards and vouchers can lessen the volume of gift wrappers that you have to buy this year. Many of these vouchers can be emailed directly to the recipient, so you never have to put them in an envelope or paper.
Prepare for the Christmas feast.
The moment everyone’s been waiting for is finally here. It’s a magical feeling, especially seeing your loved ones in one place. The party is full of fun – that is until you see the massive mountain of waste that you need to take care of. For this reason, you need a skip bin where your guests can simply throw and dispose of rubbish quickly and conveniently.
You’re probably considering the use of disposable plates and cutlery. They are indeed easy to use and dispose of. However, they are certainly not good for the environment. Instead of turning to plastics, opt for metal cutlery, ceramic plates, and other reusable items.
When it comes to food, a lavish get-together is not a good idea. Western Australians, however, tend to be big spenders during the holiday season. But when you have a lot of food, it will only result in spoilt leftovers. That’s why you need to have a meal plan that tells you the ingredients and items necessary for the party. Work out how many will attend your breakfast, lunch, and dinner to know the serving quantity. Don’t get carried away. If there is any excess, you can freeze the food and heat it for future meals.
The Clean-up Challenge
It is easier to plan a party than to conclude it. Like any other special occasion, you will be left responsible for what happens after. The inevitable clean-up should be planned out, as well. Survey the area, and you will see the messy aftermath of your holiday event. Cups, bottles, cans, and plates are everywhere. You need to start picking them up to de-clutter.
When you have a skip bin, you can just toss those items into the bin. We cannot stress how important it is to have a skip bin ready for an event clean-up. Even at intimate gatherings, it can be challenging to remove the clutter when you do not have a skip bin ready. At this time of the year, you cannot rely on councils to take your rubbish. They usually change their schedules and routine, which means waste could be sitting in your house for a good number of days or weeks!
Christmas is a wonderful time to create new memories with friends and family. We want to be a part of your holidays. Hire our skip bins for a fun-filled celebration so you can go worry-free about the mess. Backyard Bins wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Backyard Bins Team
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