With so much time being spent "social distancing" and with sheltering at home this year, decluttering and downsizing your living space might be in order.
For most anyone with a house or apartment, it seems that junk accumulation is fact of life. It's almost guaranteed that if you stay in one place long enough, stuff will collect and pile up. Being at home more than normal has made this obvious for many people.
Declutter, Downsize... Donate?
So what to do about all the clutter?
For many people, the first thought is to throw it all out. And, while that may be a proper end for some of your "junk" it shouldn't be the first or only choice. If your excess stuff is usable and could be used, donating it should be your first option.
This might still be a bit challenging as many charitable organizations and thrift shops are still in the process of re-opening, or not open at all. What you do not want to do is simply "dump" your donations outside their premises.
If you find that you have a large amount of unwanted things that someone else might be willing to pay for, then selling your excess stuff can be a profitable way to declutter and unload what you no longer want or need. The old-fashioned yard sale is still in fashion and can be carried out in many places while maintaining proper social distancing and other coronavirus protocols.
Another option, of course, is to try selling your things online. The number of online selling and marketplace sites keeps growing and their are literally dozens of venues you can try.
Declutter and Downsize: You Can Do This
There's no shortage of great advice on how to declutter and organize your living space, how to get (and stay) organized.
And how to get rid of all the junk you need to dispose of.
But decluttering requires time, effort, and some planning to make it (almost) painless and less time-consuming. And, of course, staying organized is a different discipline altogether. But you have to start with the decluttering!
According to BecomingMinimalist.com, there are many benefits to decluttering your life:
There are many benefits to owning fewer possessions. Even then, it’s tough to move into action. That is… until the many benefits of getting rid of clutter reveal themselves:
Less to clean. Cleaning is already enough of a chore, but having to clean around things you have zero emotional attachment to (or worse, actively dislike) makes cleaning the house much more stressful.
Less to organize. Finding things suddenly become easier. Things don’t just “disappear” anymore. You can actually move around your home and enjoy the space, instead of moving around things that are in the way.
Less stress. Looking around at the clutter is a nausea-inducing sight once your home becomes cluttered enough. Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to look around and see a home you love?
With the re-opening of businesses (and social life!) just around the corner, this is a great time to finally declutter your home or living space and get things organized around you.
To help you with your decluttering project we created this Quick Guide for Getting Organized:
Staying Clutter-Free and Organized
The truth is, this ain't easy for most people!
Finally decluttering, downsizing and organizing is an accomplishment worth celebrating. But staying organized and clutter-free afterwards is the key to not having to do this all over again... and again.
One way to achieve this kind of lifestyle is to adopt a "minimalist" mindset.
According to Elbow Room blog at MakeSpace.com,
"You might think minimalist living has a particular look to it: clean white counters or a closet holding exactly 30 items, for example.
But a minimalist lifestyle isn’t about fitting all your worldly possessions into a single backpack — it’s about clearing or storing the clutter from your life and adjusting your mindset so you can live with more purpose and peace."
It also involves habits of organizing, storing and regularly "de-cluttering" your space. And, because everyone is different, what feels cluttered to one person might be perfectly manageable to another.
Getting the Best Team for Your Junk Disposal
Once you decide to get rid of all the junk you have gathered during your decluttering project, you will need to decide which firm is the right one for hauling it all away. You could hire someone you know, or do it yourself, but Junk King really is going to be the better choice.
That's because Junk King provides an efficient, safe and eco-friendly junk disposal service. That means you don’t have to worry about the pick up or disposal of the debris after your project is complete.
Our team specializes in large waste removal and trash hauling. 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).