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One man's junk is another man's treasure

Everyone in the Fort Worth Dallas area and around the world has that one item in their basement. You know the one. It was so cool when you bought it 20 years ago. It represented

your personality 20 years ago. Now you see it as a big hunk of junk taking up an enormous amount of space in your basement.

You've thought about it. You've consulted with your family members and friends, but you still don't know what to do with it. You're not alone.

In fact, it's been reported by the LA Times that Americans have an average of 300,000 items in their homes. That is a shocking number of items. Many of those items are sitting in a basement unused, collecting dust, just like the one at your house.

The New York Times reports one out of every 10 Americans rents a separate storage area to store material items they are not using. This means they have so much stuff that they can't find room in their own homes to store it.

Figuring out what to do with unwanted items can feel overwhelming and can lead to frustration. It doesn't have to be that way, however. Upcycling, recycling and re-purposing are hot new trends. From home do-it-yourself amateurs to skilled craftsmen, people are finding unique ways to revive old "junk". There are even television shows dedicated to this topic. The end results are creative and sought-after by many.

So, instead of just throwing your old décor on the trash pile, follow these steps to turning it into


1. If you're a crafter and like to revamp items, practice your skills on the items you have that you no longer use. You may even be able to sell your new item for more than what you paid. You can use clothing to make a quilt or turn a dresser into a potting table.

2. If you know someone who loves to turn old junk into new treasures, give them a call and sell it to

them for a reasonable price. This way you can both make a profit.

3. If you have no interest in the piece and just want it gone, call a local Dallas movers company.

They will be happy to safely remove the item for you. They will charge a small fee but it eliminates the need for you to hassle with it. There are even same day mover services. This means that on the same day you decide you need an item to disappear, DFW movers can make that happen.

Dallas Movers

The good news: movers in the Dallas area have access to resources. Using their resources, they

may be able to locate a new home for the item you had removed. They may also be able to upcycle it, re-purpose or recycle it. Instead of feeling guilty for throwing out a perfectly good piece of décor, you can feel green for letting local movers find a new home or a new use for your items. As the saying goes, one man's junk is another man's treasure. Call for help in removing your treasure today.


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