With busy jobs and lifestyles, there seems to be not enough time to clean or remove junk. After a while, the junk just continues to grow and it can become overwhelming and stressful to remove. But luckily, you clicked on this article and the tips below will help you identify and get rid of your junk.
Tip #1 – Identify Junk
Honestly, we might not recognize that we have junk in our house because we may overvalue it or have an emotional attachment to an item. A great way to identify junk is to value a square foot of your home and see if the item or items that are in an area of square footage is of more value than that area. To find out the value of a square foot of your house take the value of your home and divide it by the total square footage. For example, a 2,000 square foot house valued at $200,000 is going to have a value of $100 per square foot. If the area is 2 square feet and the value of the items is under $200 then you might need to consider getting rid of it.
Tip #2 – Plan and Research
After identifying your junk plan and research what you want to do with it. It may be junk to you but it may be valuable to someone else. Research non-profits or community centers that may need donations to help others. Your junk may be worth so much that someone will buy it. Once you have planned and researched, separate your junk into piles. Here are some examples of piles:
Tip #3 – Donate
Today, there are so many businesses that run off of donations. Donating not only helps you get rid of items for you but helps someone that may need those items. Donating is as simple as googling the closest donation center and dropping off your items. But before to rent a dumpster before dealing with large amounts of junk and donations. It will make it easier for you in the long run!
Tip #4 – Reorganize
At one point in our life, we all have found a valuable lost item after cleaning or removing junk. The items that may appear to be junk may be hidden treasure. Don’t just throw out a box, go through it and sort it out, you may be surprised by its contents.
Tip #5 – Get Started
Removing junk can be an overwhelming task to start with, but if don’t get started the junk pile may grow bigger. A great way to get started is to simplify the task. Instead of selecting a day to remove all of the junk, start with just removing one item or one box a day. Within a couple of weeks to a month, you will have removed most if not all of the junk that seemed overwhelming.
Tip #6 – Apps/Websites
One of the easiest and fastest ways to remove junk from your house is to use Apps and Websites. By using Apps and Websites, like Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace, you will be able to post and sell your item within minutes. Be aware, there are disadvantageous to using these sites. If the item you’re getting rid of is valuable, you will receive a lot of notifications. This can be annoying and time-consuming.
Tip #7 – Yard Sales
Yard Sales are the most traditional way to deal with junk removal. The added bonus of this is that you make money off of it too. Yard Sales are great too because if it was something that was once valuable to you is now valuable to someone else. There are a couple of downsides to yard sales:
- Can be time-consuming because you have to place signs around your neighborhood and it can be an all-day event
- Customers that come to your Yard Sale may not buy your junk
- Customers may bargain for a lower price since they know you’re trying to get rid of the item
Tip #8 – Throw It Away
If you are unable to donate or sell your junk, you may have to throw out your junk. Depending on how large your junk pile is, you might need to consider renting a dumpster. Before throwing away junk, consider donating or recycling rather than sending it to a landfill.
Tip #9 – Get Help
If your junk pile has gotten out of hand or the junk is too heavy, you may need to get help. Luckily, there are many professional businesses that specialize in removing junk from your house. This method will save you time and work but it may hurt your wallet. Before choosing a business, make sure to look at their reviews from previous customers.
Removing junk can be stressful and time-consuming but there are benefits for you and others. Benefits of removing junk are less stress which gives you peace of mind, helping others by helping them to earn money as well as the potential for you to save time and money too., and most importantly the health and safety of your home. It also gives you the opportunity to see things that can be reused or taken to charities by sorting them. In addition, removing junk does not only provide benefits to you and the others but also to the environment. Remember, the most important step is to identify junk and get started. The longer you wait the more the junk will pile on.