Three Options for Disposing of Large Unwanted Items (Pros and Cons of Each)

If you know a little about Feng Shui principles, you will know that certain items and their placement in your home can bring bad energy, while others can create good energy. 

For instance, cacti can bring a negative energy flow into your home due to their sharp spikes. Sharp objects like cacti can create a form of aggressive energy called sha chi. So, if you have large cacti in your home, consider replacing them with round-leafed plants, which provide calmness to any space.

Also, oversized items like large tables and desks should only be placed in rooms with plenty of room. If they are located in small spaces like your entrance hallway and you have no room to locate them elsewhere in your home, dispose of them. 

Clear and uncluttered hallways enable positive energy to move through your home.

By understanding Feng Shui in more detail, you can discover which items could negatively affect the energy in your home. So, make sure you research. Then, assess the items in your home and dispose of any that are unwanted.

When it comes to the disposal of large items, it can sometimes be tricky to know how best to get rid of them. After all, you cannot just put them in the trash.

So, let us explore three options, with pros and cons for each.  

1. Dispose of Your Unwanted Large Items at Scrap Yards 

Many large items can be disposed of at scrap yards, including unwanted appliances like refrigerators and washing machines. You can take your unwanted large items to your local scrap yard. Alternatively, some scrap yards offer pick-up services.

One major pro of scrapping appliances at reputable scrap yards is that parts and elements can be reused or recycled. Thus, you can avoid your appliances ending up in the waste stream that is bad for the environment.

Another advantage is that, with a scrap yard pick-up service, you do not even have to lift a finger.

However, there are potential cons. For instance, your nearest scrap yard service could be too far away or you could end up paying over the odds if you do not use a reputable company.

2. Sell Your Unwanted Items Online

If you have large items that are still in good condition or minimally damaged, you have the option of selling them. Thankfully, in this digital age, doing so is easier than ever before. 

Websites like eBay and Bonanza offer platforms where you can connect with buyers. You may be able to mail some items. But for most large items, you will want to offer a click-and-collect option.

Remember that photos and detailed product descriptions can make your listings more attractive. Also, always set a fair price and be transparent about the condition of your items.

The pros of selling your large items include having the ability to make some money from your unwanted things and ensuring your items are reused and do not end up in landfills.

On the flip side, it could take some time to sell all of your items, and the longer they sit in your home, the more bad Feng Shui energy there will be.

3. Donate the Items 

Lastly, you always have the option of donating large items that are in good condition or have minimal damage. Many charities and non-profit organizations will gladly receive your donations.

While the downside is you cannot make any money from your items, the good news is you will not have to wait around for your items to move. 

Many charities and non-profits provide free collection, too, so you will not have to pay for their pick-up services.

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