Cleaning and organizing your home is not a task you only reserve for spring. You can do it at any time, especially when you start to notice unused things piling up, and you hardly have space for new stuff. Yes, you may be tempted to put everything in boxes and leave them in the attic or your garage. But, piling up junk and leaving it for a long time can invite pest infestation. Junk is best dealt with immediately. And here are our tips for a less stressful clean-up and waste disposal.
Set specific clean-up goals
If you are pressed for time, it’s not practical to consider cleaning up your entire house. Choose a particular room or space that needs the most organizing. For example, you can begin with your garage and work your way into the bedrooms if you still have time. Be conscious about your energy and capacity, and consider enlisting the help of other family members. The more hands there are, the more you can get done. But, be careful with distractions. Make sure that each person helping you is aware of their responsibilities and commits to doing them.
Hire a professional
Some junk removal tasks are too challenging on your own. Fortunately, you can hire a junk hauling company. Hiring a service is best when you have to get rid of heavy items like old furniture and appliances. Another benefit of having experts help you is safety. They have the necessary tools and manpower to remove and dispose of even the most difficult items in your home. They can also ensure that you don’t cause unnecessary damage to your property by trying to haul heavy objects outside.
Set a time frame and some guidelines
It is easier to sort through piles of junk when you are following a guideline. For example, donate all the clothes that don’t fit anymore or throw away all old magazines. It also helps when you have a time frame to complete each task. Whether you achieve a small goal or a big one, what matters is your progress.
Don’t waste, donate
A more eco-friendly approach to waste disposal is giving away as much of it as you can. Sort through your stuff and find all things that are still usable. Perhaps you can drop them off at a Goodwill center, or maybe you have someone in mind who will appreciate receiving some of your things. Either way, it is better for the environment when you recycle and re-use instead of automatically dumping everything in the trash.
Another excellent idea is organizing a garage sale. You will feel much better about letting go of some of your things when you can get at least some proceeds by selling them. Old toys, books, clothes, and furniture may still find their way into someone else’s home. Thrift shops may also accept old items and collectibles you have lying around. As long as something does not hold any sentimental value, consider whether or not it is worth keeping or should be let go of.
Lastly, make it a habit to organize and declutter regularly. If you do so, you won’t have to deal with piles of junk later on. Your house will be cleaner, more spacious, and you’ll feel less stressed.
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