With the holidays quickly approaching, you may be looking around your home and shaking your head in dismay. What will your out-of-town visitors think when they see all the junk you’ve accumulated since the last time you hosted guests? How on earth are you going to decorate your living room if you don’t have enough room left to fit the Christmas tree? How can you even get to your Christmas stuff if it’s buried in the back of your garage behind a ton of other junk? You need to come up with a plan, and you may need help. Check out these tips.
Decide Upon Your Budget
First, think about how much you have to spend on junk removal. Decide whether doing the work yourself is worth all the time and effort it will take, and remember the extra costs such as driving to the landfill and paying for a drop off. Do you have enough in your budget to hire the work done? In the crush of the holidays, it may be worth it to spend a little extra in order to avoid the hassle and time of doing it yourself.
Divide your Junk into Keep, Throwaway, Sell, and Donate Piles
One of the best ways to tackle the junk in your home is to categorize it. You don’t want to get rid of everything, but what is truly worth keeping? This varies for everyone, but make sure you aren’t holding onto things that no longer serve a purpose in your life and are only holding you down. Some stuff just obviously needs to be thrown away. Don’t keep things that are broken or just easily identifiable as trash.
If you have things that are still in good shape, but you no longer need or want them, you have to decide between donating it and selling it. There are many apps and social media groups where you can sell unwanted items, or you may choose to donate the items to those less fortunate.
Don’t Be Too Hard on Yourself
Taking a good hard look at the clutter you’ve allowed to build up in your home may be a little depressing, and you may feel overwhelmed or frustrated. Just remember that it took a long time to accumulate, and you may not be able to fix the problem overnight. Try breaking the job into little tasks. Tackling one area or even one drawer a day may feel much more achievable. But whether you decide to go slowly or dive in all at once, try not to beat yourself up over it. With today’s busy lives, it is sometimes hard to keep up with those out-of-the-way places where you store your junk.
Make it Easy
In the end, you may realize that hiring a junk removal company to do the hard work and heavy lifting for you makes the most sense, especially at this time of the year, when your to-do list is already stacking up. Sometimes the best gift you can give yourself is the peace of mind you’ll get when your house is free of clutter and ready for the holidays.
To get affordable, convenient help with junk removal, contact us today. At Junk Shot, we make junk removal easy. Simply use our app to take a picture of your junk. Then, we’ll give you a quote and come haul everything away for you.