So you’ve finally decided to clear out the junk and clean up your life — or at least your house. Whether it’s an old refrigerator or prescription medicine, there are probably items cluttering your space just because you don’t know how to get rid of them properly. Cleaning up your home and yard can be easy, especially if you have neighborhood programs that help you dispose of larger items you can’t throw away. To get your living space back in order, we’ve put together this list which outlines how to dispose of or recycle these 10 common household items you just don’t know what to do with. Scroll on for 10 ways to freshen up your digs.
1. Medicine: We used to be encouraged to flush unwanted pills down the toilet, but now we know that’s not so great for the environment, and tossing unneeded or expired prescriptions in the garbage can be dangerous. Try to de-clutter your medicine cabinet regularly, and drop prescriptions off at a pharmaceutical take-back event, which are typically hosted by local law enforcement agencies or hospitals.