You’ve just made a huge decision to sell your house and move to a new home. This is when it becomes clear how much “stuff” we collect. All of those items that you’ve been hiding in the basement, attic, closet and garage now need to be dealt with.
This is the perfect time to begin purging what you don’t need. It can be tough to let go of items, but ask yourself how often you use the item, if it’s something expensive and if it can easily be replaced it needed. Once you’ve decided to let go of that VHS player you haven’t used since the late 90s, here are three easy ways to get rid of those items:
1. Donate & Help The Community
Caledon is fortunate to have 2 community stores that accept and sell donations, Evolve Clothing and Evolve Lifestyle. Profits from both store operations support programs and fund services that are available to Caledon residents in neighbourhoods across our community.
Evolve Clothing, at 4 Industrial Road in Bolton, is a new 8,500 sq ft retail space that accepts donations of clothing and accessories. The new donation drive through at the side of the store makes it easy to donate!
Evolve Lifestyle, just across the street, at 109 Industrial Road in Bolton accepts donations of gently-used antiques, collectibles, appliances, books, media, electronics, furniture, housewares and more. Visit their website or call ahead to ensure your items will be accepted.
2. Sell Online & Make Money
Selling online has recently become a big trend and allows you to easily make money on items that you no longer need. Facebook Buy and Sell Groups allow you to easily list items for sale by adding a description of the item, a price and delivery/pickup location.
In Caledon alone, you can reach over 17,000 people through the Brampton/Caledon/Orangeville Buy & Sell(14,937 members) and Bolton Canada Buy & Sell (3641 members). Tip: You can post the same listing on multiple buy and sell groups.
3. Recycle & Help The Environment
Recycling is collected every other week in the Region of Peel and you can put out unlimited recycling on the curb. Recyclables must be in a cart or in clear or blue transparent recycling bags (don’t use the old grey/blue boxes). Visit the Region’s website for full details.
You can also visit one of the regions Community Recycling Centres to dispose of waste and recyclables. There are two locations in Caledon. The Bolton Community Recycling Centre at 109 Industrial Road in Bolton or the Caledon Community Recycling Centre at 1795 Quarry Drive just west of Caledon Village. We recommend visiting the Region’s website before your visit to confirm hours, items accepted and any costs.
Most importantly, seek help when you need it. Not sure who to call? Download the Bill Parnaby Team App for a comprehensive list of reputable trades and services available right at your fingertips.