Many people might not associate the holidays with doing a thorough decluttering of their home, but with one year ending a brand-new one about the start, this is the perfect time to get rid of the old and get a fresh start for the New Year. You can start by taking stock of all the junk that might be lying around in your basement, garage, attic or shed and tossing the things you really don’t want or need.
Here are three reasons why people tend to collect junk:
- They hold onto something for a long time so that it creates its own perceived “value.” After seeing the same thing year after year, it’s easy to assume you’re holding onto it for some valuable reason or purpose, but the reality is you neither want nor need it anymore. Toss it instead.
- Procrastination is easier than dealing with something. Let’s face it, it’s easier to just leave something on a shelf or in a closet than try to figure out what to do with it. The answer is one of four things: sell it, donate it, recycle it, or throw it away. Gather up all your unwanted stuff and divide it all into four piles based on those four actions so you can more easily deal with it at one time.
- Nostalgia provides a patina of good feeling about things that no longer has any real purpose. Faded, broken, and unused stuff often remains un-tossed because it reminds people of some long-ago, fondly-remembered place or event. The reality is, it rarely gets looked at or used. Once again, get rid of it.
Once you realize it’s not that hard to unclutter your home and your life, there’s actually joy in freeing yourself from boxes, shelves, and piles of neglected, unused junk. Decluttering your home is a great way to say “goodbye” to things that no longer have a purpose in your life and merely take up valuable space. What a great way to start the New Year!
At Mitrano Removal Service, we specialize in helping people get rid of all kinds of junk. We offer the containers, trucks, and service to make it easy for you to clean out your home and dispose of a wide variety of junk and waste material in a clean, economical, and responsible way. Call us today.