There comes a time when furniture outlives its lifespan and becomes fit for disposal. At such times, a home owner has 3 options; to upcycle it, recycle it, or dispose of it as junk. While recycling is a term most of us are used to, it is upcycling that’s truly the amazing option. Just when you thought the furniture pieces had outlived their usefulness, you come up with creative, crafty ways of revamping it! Whether by repainting the pieces afresh to inject a vintage feel, or fitting them with upholstery to give them a completely new look, upcycling never disappoints.
- First and foremost, you’ll need to be very sure of the furniture that you wish to upcycle. Much as upcycling is recommendable, you have to be realistic on pieces that are beyond repair. Thus, decide on what you proceed ahead with, and devise a plan to upcycle it.
- Take for instance drawers. If you have a chest of drawers that you wish to upcycle, you’ll have the option of repainting them with carefully thought colors to bring out the theme you wish. Often, an ebony-mahogany like shade works magic in bringing out a vintage feel in most furniture.
- While at it, try and concentrate most on the parts that would be easily noticeable, so as to conceal them. For instance, arms rest in a seat tend to get worn out faster. Similarly, the legs tend to get worn out from around the area touching the ground. To conceal such, get the correct varnish and apply a thick coat, before opting for a color or shade of your preference.
- You can sand the furniture before applying any emulsion paints you have; however, this option isn’t so recommendable for old furniture that doesn’t need to be scrubbed off anymore. Like aforementioned, applying a coat of varnish and waxing are always more recommendable and equally effective.
- In scenarios where you’re looking to buy second hand or old furniture with intent to upcycle it, you’ll need to excise maximum caution. Speak to your local dealer and find out as many details as possible about the furniture. Has the owner tried to upcycle it previously? Are there any repairs that may wreak havoc in the near future? Such questions will help you get value for your money, and also come up with the appropriate upcycling option to proceed ahead with.
Upcycling is fun and helps you give your home or office a new look at minimal cost.
the previous article can be found here- What You Should Not Do With Your Rubbish
There is more to rubbish clearance and management than just calling your rubbish removal company to come and cart it away. More often than not, it is about responsibility, it is about being responsible for not just disposing of the rubbish, but collecting it correctly. It’s not enough to have the rubbish ready waiting to be collected for disposal; responsible homeowners take a time to sort out the rubbish so that things are easier for the disposer. Mind you, some of the waste that you refer to as rubbish can be recycled, used as manure, donated, reused, and so on so forth. As a cardinal rule, there are things you should never do with your rubbish. Some are out rightly hazardous to your health or the environment’s; while others are futile from the word to go. Check below a list of things you should always avoid;
Never put all rubbish in same bin
first and foremost, always make a point of distinguishing the waste you’re putting out for collection. For instance, kitchen waste like vegetable waste peelings of fruits, potatoes, etc, can be utilized as manure in your home garden. Other forms of waste like sawdust and wood peelings from a home renovation can also be used for mulching in your garden, rather than burning them. The secret lies in having different bins located strategically around your home. Kitchen bin should strictly be used for kitchen waste, while an outdoor bin should collect other forms of rubbish found outside.
Burning of plastic is wrong
another common mistake most homeowners make is burning of waste in a landfill. Plastics and other polyethylene materials emit harmful gasses when burnt, which in turn harms the environment. Yet, such can be recycled into useful products. No waste either at home or in commercial premises deserves to be burnt as a way of disposal; and if it has to be burnt, it should be done by a certified clearance company in a specially designated area.
Never wait for long before collection
some waste clearance companies charge clients per every trip they make to their premises to clear rubbish. Some homeowners thus tend to prolong such visits, just to save a few coins. But it is much better to agree on a routine that doesn’t wait for weeks before the company comes to collect your rubbish. If rubbish stays for long in your compound before collection, it emits foul smells, attracts rodents and roaches. Having the rubbish collected at least twice a week is a good way to go about it.
Manor Clearance is the leading rubbish removal company in the UK, we pride ourselves on professional and affordable services. Feel free to get in touch with us today for simple tips on how to manage your rubbish effectively on a small budget.
Quickwasters produce a range of services that serve the whole of London from general households to business premises and building sites.
Rubbish can build up at a fast rate especially if you are having some decorating work done in the home or a garden renovation. This waste will need this taken away to avoid a mess and the possibility of causing an obstruction. That’s why it is rational to hire a professional company which will help you to get rid of all the things that you don not need.
It is important that your waste is dealt with in a responsible manner that is environmentally friendly. We aim to recycle as much as we possibly can or if things can be reused all the better. By recycling as much as possible, it will help the environment and this will save using landfill sites which are filling up quickly. This is a big problem as there are more people than ever on this planet, and if we keep producing this much of a waste we will soon me cover in it.
One of the recent jobs that we completed this week was at a care home to help the staff clear their unwanted items such a bulky furniture and general waste due to refurbishment. This was dealt with quickly and efficiently by us leaving a clean tidy space so that their new furnishing can be brought in.
We have the staff and equipment to deal with any job and none is too large.
Upcycling is the new catch phrase when it comes to everything DIY. It has been practiced for many years but it was given this catchy term only a few years back. For anyone who might not be familiar with the term, upcycling is the art of turning anything old and unusable into something new and fresh by adding a bit of flare. Whether it’s turning your old tires into a garden table or giving your old couch a wonderful facelift, the options are too many to consider when it comes to upcycling furniture.
Here are reasons why you should upcycle
We all have items we don’t use and would like to throw away
Over the years, we accumulate lots of items we don’t use and it gets to a point where we need to clear out old items to create more room for the new. Instead of throwing items away and buying new furniture, how about turning it into a home DIY project?
It’s a great DIY project, for your friends and your family
Every once in a while, you might feel the need to channel your creative juices to something you can engage all your senses in. This is where upcycling comes in. Whether you want to take it up yourself or involve family and friends, it’s a great way to get people around you to bond, take part in a fun project and spend time together.
Preserves the environment
This is one great way to preserve the environment! A lot of furniture is too bulky to be reused or recycled so it ends up taking up loads of space in landfills and dumps. Upcycling helps you make use of your old furniture and making something useful, beautiful and practical which you can use in your everyday life
It’s a great way to revamp your home
Adding a new piece of furniture to your home or garden is a sure way to spruce things up. Whether it’s giving your cushions a facelift, or whether you choose to paint an old piece of wooden furniture, it will definitely change the appearance of the piece and give the room a whole new look and feel.
It saves you cash
Upcycling is a great way to revamp your home at minimal cost. Sure you might need to buy some material or tools but the cost is extremely low in comparison to having to purchase new furniture.
Upcycling is a fun, creative and wonderful way to recycle your furniture and turn it into conversation pieces. Involve your friends and family and make it a memorable DIY project you will hold dear for years to come!
When it comes to clearing rubbish, it is normal to feel a bit overwhelmed. Clearing garbage is a daunting task for most and when it comes to clearing rubbish from a huge area such as a construction site, the task takes on a life of its own due to the sheer size and volume of the rubbish. This is where a rubbish removal company comes in. So whether you are looking for a company to ensure your home and office is garbage free; or whether you have a building or construction site you would like cleared, we are here to help and offer solutions.
So why should you use a rubbish removal company?
A high level of convenience
A rubbish removal company takes over the task of collecting and disposing rubbish from your home, office or construction site. We save you the time and trouble of having to gather the garbage, transport it to disposal sites and ensuring it is disposed of accordingly. When we arrive, we ensure all garbage is collected and we transport it to landfills or disposal sites and ensure the rubbish is properly disposed of.
Proper methods of disposal
All rubbish collected has to be properly disposed of. There are different categories of rubbish and we understand that each needs to be disposed of appropriately. We ensure garbage is properly disposed of for the safety of people and for the preservation of the environment. When you hire us, you are assured you are dealing with professionals who understand how to collect, handle and dispose of refuse in the correct manner.
Our environment is vital for sustenance of life and we work towards ensuring we have environment friendly practices and disposal methods to preserve our environment. Rubbish is part and parcel of our everyday lives and this is why disposing it in a safe manner is at the heart of our business.
It is important to choose a company that has a great work ethic and are concerned about ensuring the preservation of the environment. This means that they use environment conservation methods and recycle too. The advantage of recycling is that a lot of items which are termed as waste are reused and other waste goes to recycling centres. This goes a long way to conserve the environment for future generations.
contact us today for all your rubbish removal and disposal needs; whether for your home, office or construction site.
Piling rubbish can be annoying and stressful. Many people nowadays prefer to have the waste from their homes, business premises or from their gardens removed by existing rubbish companies. As a result, a lot of rubbish and waste disposal are springing up from every corner seeking to have as many as clients as possible. Like many other business opportunities, people are bound to take advantage of this demand to come up with rubbish companies which actually do more harm than good, while others charge exorbitant charges in exchange for their services. However, don’t be duped or conned anymore as I will show you what exactly to look for when choosing a rubbish company.
Availability of resources.
Always choose a company that has enough resources required in rendering their services. Any company you choose should adequately handle all the rubbish with the necessary equipment required. Companies without equipment are simply a nuisance not to mention the health hazards they pose to the population and environment.
Cleanliness and neatness of the staff.
As much as they are called rubbish companies, the employees working in those companies should be clean and neat. Even their trucks and equipment should be clean and well maintained. After all, if they can’t keep their employees and equipment clean, then don’t expect good services from them.
Service delivery and customer service.
Before you decide on a company, it is important that you first enquire from clients who have used their services before. Also check out the reviews from clients online, if they have a website, as you will get to know what kind of service to expect. Some points you might want to consider are:
- The flexibility of their working schedule and if favorable to you.
- If the website is updated frequently and how informative it is.
- How easily you can contact them.
- If certified and licensed to operate that line of business.
Certified and licensed companies mean that they have met and adhered to the environmental and health rules as required by law. More so, you are assured of professional services from a verified team and also their methods of disposal are environmentally friendly.
Check if there is any recycling policy applied. Such companies will help you recycle anything you can salvage as well as being environmentally responsible.
Waste removal and disposal can be disastrous if not handled properly. If you have decided for our reputable company contact us now.
Quick Wasters is the best and most efficient company to remove rubbish from your properties. The services offered by Quick Wasters are superb giving you value for your money. The company is already approved by the environment agency thus you can be assured of safe rubbish removal with zero pollution effects to your property and the environment.
Rubbish removal should not worry you at all. Quick Wasters has a very dedicated and professional work force ready to take care of all kinds of rubbish. Precautions are always taken to ensure that nothing comes into contact with the waste being disposed, leaving no room for germs and bacteria to affect your health or that of anyone.
Services offered by Quick Wasters.
Among many other services, some of the services offered by Quick Wasters include:
Building waste can be a nuisance. Quick Wasters clear all builders waste with utmost professionalism and dedication.
Don’t get caught by the authorities due to poor waste disposal methods from your business premises. Quick Wasters experts study the waste from your premises and then develop a waste disposal system, and recycling where possible.
Ensure that your loved ones or tenants live in a clean and safe environment. Waste from houses, flats or bungalows is well handled and removed by Quick Wasters. All kinds of rubbish such as old and broken furniture, electronics, etc. are effectively removed at affordable prices.
- Residential waste removal.
Quick Wasters is well known for leaving a residence extra clean. All household wastes are removed and actually most of it recycled. No waste goes unnoticed in your house by the Quick Wasters team, leaving you in a fresh and clean environment.
Why you should make Quick Wasters your number one rubbish remover.
Quick Wasters Company is fully licensed and approved by the environment agency. Among many other reasons, you should use Quick Waster’s services because:
- Quick Wasters has a waste removal program that can be implemented to meet your needs and schedules.
- Affordable and pocket friendly prices.
- Has the most professional and experienced team to take care of any rubbish you want removed.
- The procedures used are environmental friendly.
- Customer friendly and polite team.
Quick Wasters are the best at what they do. You won’t get a more experienced or dedicated staff anywhere in London. Live and work in a clean place, contact Quick Wasters.
Wooden pallets have been in existence for decades (if not centuries) being used to store and ship large items among other things. However, this is not the only job for these valuable products. In the recent times, pallets have found better use. They are considered a very powerful recycling and upcycling resource in home design and décor. The best thing about these pallets is that they are free of charge. You can come up with a very valuable item at the cost of nothing. Let’s take a look at how to reuse pallets for furniture.
Out of four pallets can come a very sleek and original table. The best thing about a pallet table is that its fully functional both indoors and outdoors. It has a very simple rustic look that is hard to achieve using any other type of material. You can customize the table to your desired size, and design. Whether you are in need of a dining table, coffee table, kitchen tables, study table, you name it, you can always make one good one from pallets.
Chairs and Sofas
You can easily come up with incredible chair and sofa designs using pallets. The best thing about pallets is that they can also be used as storage space. Once you have finished your design, a nice paint job and some cozy cushions help to finish the job. When you look at the finished product, you won’t believe that the chair or sofa is made out of pallets. You can make anything from a swing chair to an outdoor lounger the list is endless.
Pallet beds are very comfortable. What’s more, you have the freedom to come up with a design that best suits your interests. If you love it low, then go for it. If you love high beds, you can as well pile up a number of pallets to create a unique bed. All you need is some creativity going on. With pallets, you can create daybeds, pet beds, reading nooks, and even your own master bed.
Storage space can never be easier to create. With pallets, you can come up with stylish bookshelves, shoe racks, bike racks, etc. You can also include your storage locations in other pallet furniture such as tables, chairs and even beds.
Pallets have a lot of uses in this DIY era. A great idea can turn a pallet into a unique masterpiece. All you need is dive into the creativity part of you.
It was a great day for us all at Quick Wasters and we got the opportunity to delight Ben Fogle at his home in West London. Ben is an English adventurer, author, broadcaster and writer, best known for his presenting roles with Channel 5, BBC and ITV according to him Wikipedia page.
Fogle is a television presenter working for the BBC, ITV, Channel 5, Sky, Discovery and National Geographic. He has hosted Crufts, One Man and His Dog, Countryfile, Country Tracks, Extreme Dreams With Ben Fogle, Animal Park, Wild on the West Coast, Wild in Africa, “Ben Fogle – African Migration” and Ben Fogle’s Escape in Time. Fogle made a film about the facial deforming disease Noma for a BBC Two documentary Make Me A New Face which followed the work of the charity Facing Africa and Great Ormond Street Hospital.
It’s was a pleasure for us to serve him and make sure his house clearance is done the way he wanted.
Likewise, we do a great work in West London areas and it’s our goal to make sure all our customers gets the best rubbish clearance services in London. We’ve got over 45 Google reviews which you can see by searching for “Quick Wasters reviews”
See some of the Quick Wasters reviews on Yell as well.
That’s why we are the best rubbish clearance services company in London.
An old TV is one of those things that is tricky to dispose of as easily as any other old item that you come across lying in your basement or garage. Well, don’t worry about it anymore. The following recommendations might just be what you have been looking for.
Never Throw Your TV or Any Other Electronic In the Trash
As much as you may be tempted to throw away your old TV in the trash, it is not what you want to do. Even if it is legally allowed, there are some toxic materials that are harmful to the environment inside most electronics. Some of the chemicals which include cadmium, lead, arsenic and mercury may leak into the water supply that’s in the ground. You don’t want to think of the possible consequences of such an action.
Giving it away might be somewhat difficult especially since most people are interested in digital electronics. But you never know, you may find someone who doesn’t mind how the TV looks but rather whether or not it works. Trying never hurt anyone so go ahead and try to give it away.
Some places such as state operated day care centers, homeless shelters and after school programs are normally limited on electronics budget. These are some of the best places to donate your old TV since they are not interested in the type. They are more interested that they can watch something and enjoy. Places like homes for the needy or the poor may very much appreciate your old TV.
Look Out For Any E-Cycling Event
Be on the lookout for the electronics recycling events that are carried out once in a while. These events might be your best bet. Normally, when these events are carried out, you may need to pay a small amount of money to get your TV to be picked up, something like £20 or less. Once you have your eyes and ears on an upcoming new event, make sure that you make it to the site as early as possible because as soon as the truck is full, you may be forced to go back with your TV.
Getting rid of an old TV can be a daunting experience. However, with the right help and guide, you can do it effortlessly. For some DIY advice on how to get rid of your old TV, visit our blog