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February 28, 2022

5280's Guide to Making the Most of Your Space

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Redecorating on a Budget

These days, we are looking to make our homes as livable as possible. With that, we may want to renovate and declutter our spaces to make it look new again. After spending so much time staring at the same walls, it might be worth investing into some new design concepts to make your space feel new again.

It’s time to get redecorating! Now more than ever for many families, it is important to do that on a budget.

Using Habitat for Humanity’s Re-Store To Re-Fresh Your Furniture

By supporting the local resource, Habitat for Humanity Re-Store of Metro Denver, your dollars are going towards a respected non-profit. The Re-Store’s mission is to create strength, stability, and self-reliance for low income families with affordable housing.

The Re-Store is full of new and used furniture for your redecorating projects. These items are largely discounted, with new items 20-60% marked down from retail, and used items that are fairly priced based on their age and condition.

The Re-Store accepts donations, so you can drop off any old furniture that you want to get rid of that is still in good condition.

If you have furniture or items that are too worn out and broken, it is time to rent a 5280 Waste Solutions Dumpster. Our dumpster prices are all inclusive so you won’t deal with hidden fees for things like fuel overages and delivery fees.

The other thing to remember is to keep your tonnage down. We include tonnage in the price of the dumpster (2 tons for a 10 yard dumpster, 5 tons for all other sizes) but if you are getting rid of concrete or bricks you’re better off renting a 12 ton heavy dumpster.

We’ve compiled a guide on how to avoid additional charges.

Rearrange the Furniture You Already Have

Something as small as maximizing your space by switching up where your furniture is located can make your space feel new again! Focusing on parts of the house that are most used, you can make the most out of your space in a few easy steps.

Click here for ideas about maximizing your living space.

How to Make Small Decorating Improvements That Will Make a Big Impact

A fresh coat of paint is a simple way to really make a difference. Denver’s city website gives some great environmental tips, such as only buying the paint you need to save money and reduce waste. They have a paint calculator on their website to help you determine just how much you will need for your space.

Another good tip is to choose the right color and make sure it is one you’d be happy with in the long term. Some stores such as Lowes offers liquid samples at some locations so you can really see what it will look like.

Since you are changing the paint color, it's time to get rid of the old paint cans sitting in your garage or basement. Dispose of paint the right way by taking the cans to a paint drop off location. The city of Denver offers paint recycling for residents.

Creative Accent Pieces & Upcycling

What is upcycling?

 

Upcycling is known as creative reuse, the process of transforming by-products, waste materials, useless, or unwanted products into new materials or products perceived to be of greater quality, such as artistic or environmental value.

A great way to create unique pieces at home is by upcycling old items. For example, there are endless possibilities with glass jars to create beautiful pieces for your bookshelf or table top.

Or...take your upcycling outdoors by transforming your deck with pallets or other upcycled materials. Learn how here.

Many love upcycling for the low cost, low environmental impact and ability to be creative. Click here for a beginners guide to upcycling.

Checkout Pinterest for endless ideas and inspiration to see your regular household items in a new light.

Visit our website for more information on disposal options.

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