If you feel as though you have a little extra clutter lying around, you’re not alone.
Around one-quarter of all Americans have a clutter problem. Between 5 and 14 million people have such a bad clutter problem, that it could be classified as hoarding.
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If your home, garage, office, or other space is starting to feel claustrophobic, it’s time to do something about it. Whether you’re ready to start throwing stuff away or finally clearing out your garage, keep reading for 5 tips for mastering your junk removal.
- Something is Better Than Nothing
Often, people put off starting to clear away clutter because the mess feels impossible to tackle.
But when it comes to decluttering, doing something will always be better than nothing.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed, try starting with something small. Clean the top of your desk or dresser. Focus on organizing one bookshelf.
As you start to see the progress you’re making, odds are that you’ll feel motivated to keep up the good work.
- Identify Items You Can Actually Sell
Another common excuse when people are putting off cleaning up is that they plan to sell the items that are piling up.
But more often than not, items that we feel have value may hold more sentimental value than monetary value.
If you’re looking for a good place to start the decluttering process, why not identify items that you can actually sell. Using the internet and popular online sales websites like eBay, Mercari, or Poshmark, look for similar items to see how much they are priced at, and whether any have actually sold.
Consider whether the money you would get from an item is worth the time and effort it would take to actually sell it.
- Hire Someone Else to do the Heavy-Lifting
Identifying the clutter that you want to get rid of is the easy part. Hauling it away is a whole other story.
You’ll need to find a truck large enough to cart bigger items or a pile of items you’re getting rid of. Once you get it out of your house, you’ll need to get it into that truck.
And that’s not even the worst part; you’ll also need to find a place to take it.
Goodwill and charity stores take clothing and household items. But if you have appliances, scrap metal, garbage, or furniture in poor shape, those aren’t an option.
That’s where a dump truck or renting a dumpster comes in. With these services, you dump your clutter into the dumpster or even onto your driveway and let the pros haul it away. They not only handle loading it up but will also get rid of it for you.
When you’re shopping for a Dumpster Rental, choose one with great reviews so that it doesn’t become one more hassle in your life.
Mastering Your Junk Removal
Junk removal is a great way to declutter your space and take back your home. And with these tips, you can conquer that junk that’s been piling up and enjoy a clutter-free home or office!
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