How to Get Rid of Junk for Free

We’ve all dealt with it--junk. Whether you just cleaned out your attic or had a revelation that you really don’t need all that stuff, there's always the dilemma of disposing of your junk. It doesn't have to be difficult or cost you anything.

  1. Join Yahoo’s freecycle group. It's free and simple. List your junk with information that can be as extensive as naming every piece or by declaring it to be miscellaneous household items--some working, some non-working. There is always a member of the freecycle group willing to come to your home to load it up and drive away. One hint: Put in your description line that it is first-come first-served, so insist the responder name a specific time to can pick it up to alleviate the hassles of waiting.
  2. Call your local Goodwill or Salvation Army. Many times, these services will come to your home free of charge. If your junk is in at least fair condition, these organizations will send a driver and a truck to your place to take it off your hands.
  3. List your junk on Craigslist. It offers a “free” section for your area. Simply list your junk, add a picture or two if you want, then wait for the replies. Regardless of whether your junk includes a non-working dishwasher, microwave or computer monitor, there is often someone out there who’ll take it.


About the Author

Renee Miller has been writing professionally since 2008. Her accomplishments include being featured in Harlots' Sauce online magazine in January 2009, among others. She studied communications at Auburn University. She is currently a designer for an upscale floral design shop. She decorates homes and businesses, designs wedding flowers and is known for her exquisite sympathy designs.