Spring is almost here and, for many, the weather is already great for cleaning and decluttering. But it helps to have a plan to make your project go smoothly.
Having a home means, among other things, dealing with clutter. And it seems that the longer you live in a place, the more disorganized and cluttered your space can become. Eventually, it becomes time for some cleaning out and some junk removal.
Being human means having a natural tendency to accumulate things. And it's not just true for homes. Businesses tend to do this as much as do typical households. But a big problem for many of these homes and businesses is figuring out how to best organize their existing storage areas.
Tips for Organizing Storage, Decluttering and Junk Removal
Organizing and decluttering your storage areas is not always easy. In fact, for many it can become overwhelming. Trying fit your excess things into storage closets and back rooms can feel like you're playing Tetris® with constantly rearranging and stacking stuff.
Ultimately, it all should be cleared out, re-arranged, and sorted through. It's quite likely that there is a great deal that can be simply gotten rid of. But that's a job few people want to take on.
Fortunately, there is a much less painful approach to your decluttering and organizing task. By having a structured plan in place. A planned approach can make the process far easier no matter whether you are a business owner or home owner.
In fact, there are some preliminary steps you should take before you simply start moving things around, or throwing things out :
1. Start with Junk Removal
Go through everything being stored before moving anything to a new space and set aside anything you don't need. An important part of getting clutter free is getting rid of excess "stuff". Determine what you actually need to store. Start with just the items or belongings you need or want and get rid of the rest, but always donate if possible.
2. Make an Organization Plan
If you have more than one storage space area, or a large amount of shelving, a good strategy is to assign specific locations for different types of items. If possible, use clear containers so the items can be easily identified. Otherwise, use large and legible labels on every container, placed where they can be easily seen.
3. Asses the Storage Space
Not every room in your house or place of business is suitable for storage. Basements, for example, are often used for storage, but in many places they tend to be cold and damp. If you must use these types of spaces, you want to make sure to use appropriate storage containers to protect items such as plastic bins or specialty plastic bags. And keep items off the floors, if possible.
Use this handy checklist chart for your storage organization project:
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Storage areas in your home or business require the right storage space equipment. Having the right tools and hardware is important for efficiency and productivity. In addition, properly equipped storage areas help you to maintain organization.
These common tools and equipment will help you as you maximize the available space in your storage areas:
- Utility shelving, preferably adjustable
- Step-stools and/or ladders
- Lockable cabinets or storage lockers
- Wood or metal file cabinets
- Plastic bins for long-term storage of papers
- Racks, mounts or pegboard hangers for tools and equipment
Your Junk Disposal Supports Recycling
Almost everything that you decide to get rid of can be recycled or reused. In fact, there are a number of common materials that make up large portions of our trash and junk that are prime candidates for recycling.
Be intentional with what you decide to toss out and your junk disposal choices can make a huge difference. Every household cleaning and decluttering project will generate some trash and junk, and much of it is made up of recyclable material. A large portion of the trash is handled by your waste management company. But what about junk hauling for your big stuff?
If you end up with large amounts of debris or junk, you can get rid of it with either a junk removal service or by using a rental dumpster. Whichever method you choose, it's important to note that the materials you're getting rid of are usually recyclable or reusable. So it matters which junk hauling firm you choose.
Boost Your Storage Organization With Professional Junk Removal
Junk King provides an efficient, safe and eco-friendly junk removal service so you don’t need to worry about the pick up or disposal of the debris after your project is complete.
Whether you need our services several times during a storage space cleaning project, or just once after it is complete, our hauling professionals will ensure that the furniture and debris is quickly out of your way so that you can get on with your life.
Our team specializes in trash and junk removal. We can be at your home in mere minutes, so call us today! Our crew is fully insured and well-trained, so you can trust them to get rid of your unwanted items in a professional and courteous fashion.
One of the best things about hiring Junk King is that we recycle a much of the material we pick-up. This is proof of our commitment to being an eco-friendly removal service. If you have questions about what we do or what we believe, give us a call at 1-888-888-JUNK (5865).