Tips for De-Cluttering Your Home

There are few traditions in the spring that are more satisfying than the annual spring clean. For many people, however, the pleasure comes only after the work is finished. Your spring cleaning may never become fully effortless, but it is possible to make the process more manageable – and we dare say, enjoyable!

By creating a realistic schedule, you should be able to tackle your biggest clean-outs, clean-ups and make your home cleaner and easier to live in while getting rid of the clutter. By starting one room at a time, you don’t get overwhelmed. The four main areas of the house that Mr Junk most often hears about are the kitchen, garage, basement and attics. Here are some great ways to de-clutter the messiest areas of your home:

  • In the kitchen: donate appliances you no longer use. A junk removal company can help by picking up appliances like old refrigerators and freezers.
  • In the Garage: Group similar items together so you can tackle groups of them instead of one at a time. Once your items are sorted, go through and decide what items to donate or have picked up. Lastly, investing in some see-through plastic bins will help you keep track of the stuff you keep.
  • In the Attic: First things first, go through all your boxes. It might take a while, but you want to open each box to make sure the contents are worth keeping or can be donated. The saying is if you haven’t used it or thought about it in the last year you probably have forgotten about it and you probably won’t miss it if you tossed it. You will want to make sure that you keep this in mind when cleaning out your attic.
  • In the Basement: The same rules should apply in the basement as the attic. Go through your boxes or piles of items and sort them based on like items. Invest in some see-through plastic crates and label them accordingly. This will help whenever you’re searching for items in the future. If you have old pieces of furniture in your basement, find a trustworthy junk removal company to pick up and donate furniture to places like Goodwill or other organizations.

Of course, these are just a few examples of ideas to de-clutter the messiest rooms of your home. After sorting through your stuff, don’t hesitate to contact Mr Junk to haul away your items. We donate whatever we can to local charities and organizations, with only true junk going to state-approved landfills.

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