Starting a new year is always an exciting time, this year is even more special because we are bringing in a new DECADE! What better way to start a new decade than getting rid of all the old junk and trash accumulated over the past years. It has been shown that when our surroundings are clean and organized, we think, process, and plan better! If you want to give yourself a fresh start to the new year, decluttering your home is the best place to start.
So, where do you start? That is usually the hardest question. We suggest when it comes to the junk that has piled up over the years, it is best to start small. We tend to get overwhelmed when we try to take in too much at once. Follow these 5 simple steps to start cleaning out your home today!
1. SET A DECLUTTER DATE
The biggest hurdle is finding the time to do it. Pick a date ahead of time and make sure you set aside enough time for your decluttering project. Once you’ve picked a date and a time make sure you stick to it!
2. CLEAR OUT THAT STORAGE SPACE
Do you walk into your storage space thinking, how am I possibly going to find anything? It’s normal for storage space to slowly accumulate things over time. As you go through your garage, storage unit or closet, ask yourself, do I really want or need this, and if the answer is no, set it aside. Then carefully organize everything else as you put them away.
3. CLEAN AS YOU GO
This gives you a good opportunity to wipe down those dusty shelves and clear out those dust bunnies. As you go through each area, give it a good clean when you pull everything out, before you put it back in. You and your home will feel clean and refreshed. The perfect way to start a new year!
4. DONATE UNWANTED ITEMS
Once you’ve gone through each of your planned areas and set aside everything you no longer want, it’s time to get them out. This is the perfect opportunity to invite your friends and family over to see if there’s anything they would like. If there are still items left over, you can look into your local charities to donate them. Be sure to call first as not all charities accept the same things.
5. THE LEFTOVERS
You may still have a few items left behind. Check with your local trash company to see if there’s days they accept bulk items. They tend to remove smaller items, so just make sure to clarify they will be able to pick up the things you have left behind. Another option is to take items to the local recycling depot. Again, not every facility takes the same materials, so call ahead to verify.
There’s always another hassle-free option, if you would like someone else to take care of the donating, recycling, and heavy lifting, call 702-850-JUNK. We would be more than happy to clear out your junk, so you can get back to enjoying the new year – We do all the hard work, so you don’t have to! Book your free, no -obligation estimate today!
Bye, Bye junk, Hello clean house!