When we first start living in our homes or move into a new commercial or business location, we all have good intentions to keep things neat and tidy and make sure everything is in the right place. But it’s only natural that after a few years, things can start piling up. For example, what do you do with old office equipment like printers and computers when you buy new ones? For many, these items are hidden away in a stockroom, basement, or even garage, and before long, all the things we no longer need can pile up. If you already have a lot of junk in your property and you would like to reduce clutter once and for all, here are some top tips for the easier removal of junk and clutter from your premises.
- Begin with a plan
You should start with a specific plan and purpose. You can, for example, select the rooms or areas which you would like to de-clutter and come up with a set of goals as well. Are there any particular items you’ve been meaning to get rid of for some time? How do you want the room or area to look once you have gotten rid of some items? It’s also best to work on one specific room or area at a time – don’t try to do it at all once because it can quickly become overwhelming.
You should also estimate how long it will take you to de-clutter that particular space, and it pays to be realistic. It may take you a few days to de-clutter your garage, but it’s not as disruptive as de-cluttering your kitchen, so think about this and make sure you allocate specific periods properly so you can do it right without becoming too stressed.
- Segregate junk and make piles for better organization
Once you have started to sort through your items, it’s best to segregate each piece of junk and make piles or areas, so you are more organized. There’s a general rule for this: experts in junk removal such as Evergreen Junk Removal recommend dividing items into three categories. One category is for keeping, another is for donating, and the third is for trash. If you plan to de-clutter a bigger area, remove all the items from the cabinets and shelves first and then slowly add back the items you would like to keep into their proper space. Here’s another tip: you can divide the trash category into trash versus recycling, and your junk removal partner can then help you with recycling and disposal.
- Know what to keep and what to dispose of
There’s no doubt that decluttering your space can be quite a challenge, especially if you have some sentimental items that you would like to keep. We all form an emotional attachment to certain things, but it’s better to be practical and ask yourself a few critical questions before deciding to keep an item. For instance, how long has it been since you used the item? The rule of thumb is that if you haven’t used an item for six months or more, it’s better to donate it or throw it away. Good luck, and happy de-cluttering – you certainly won’t regret it!
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