Most people yearn for neat, well-organized, and clutter-free homes. While these perfect homes might seem unachievable, there are certain ways to do that. People know the benefits of living in a home that is free of clutter. Junk removal helps in being healthy and happier. Yet many delay junk removal because of certain challenges they face. Here are some of these challenges that deter homeowners from decluttering.
Getting started is always hard, especially when a lot of work is involved. If decluttering has not been done for long, the inertia is evidently more! What needs to be remembered is that, as Mark Twain said, “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” Different people can be motivated differently. Some are encouraged by visualizing how they would like their home after sorting through, organizing what they want to keep, and ensuring that what they don’t need is discarded, donated, upcycled, or recycled; either by themselves or with the help of a junk removal service. Others can set time limits. Starting to declutter the space that is the most bothering can be a motivation to complete the home declutter.
There are countless things that accumulate for sentimental reasons and become junk over the years. Getting rid of belongings attached to the heartstrings is difficult, but sometimes inevitable. Of course, owners need to take time and decide what they really want to keep. It is better to retain the minimum possible. Some heirlooms can be passed on to an intended family member immediately. This way the owner gets to explain the significance of that object and enjoy seeing the other person cherish a part of the family legacy.
Some sentimental items like a ribbon from a wedding bouquet, or a child’s artwork can be incorporated to make keepsakes or beautiful decor that reduces the need to purchase decor. Some really special baby clothes or t-shirts can be upcycled into quilts, bedspreads, or wall hangings. Families need to be firm in discarding any damaged or less treasured items. These can be photographed to keep memories intact.
Toy Land or Wilderness
Homes with children will generally have lots of toys that literally are junk. Discarding or donating surplus toys received as gifts, freebies, damaged toys, toys that children have outgrown, etc is important. Resistance from children is inevitable, and at times parents have to sneak unused toys away. Children can be involved in and educated about donating to those in need. They can visit a local shelter or religious organization that accepts donations, or be introduced to charities like the Salvation Army or Goodwill that accept donated stuff. Before donations, do check the current COVID-19 guidelines.
At times homeowners have limitations that prevent decluttering, like health conditions, hectic work schedules, etc. The task of decluttering may be taken up by the entire family if possible. Children can do age-appropriate and safe tasks under supervision. Sometimes, dividing work between family teams can be a fun way of working. People who need support, like parents of young children, should try to get it. Though individuals need to decide what they want to keep, they can get professional help for junk removal, or even for a clean-out if they are moving or have lost a loved one.
Sometimes items that need to be removed are large and difficult to transport and discard. Furniture removal and appliance removal (of damaged or outdated furniture and appliances), and removal of large toys, can easily be arranged by professional junk haulers.
These challenges and the sheer effort can daunt many from even beginning the process of decluttering. Experts like Vets Haul Junk Removal, LLC, can assist homeowners at various locations in North Carolina, Indiana, and Virginia. For professional and militarily precise junk hauling, junk removal, furniture removal, and appliance removal, that is environmentally responsible and recycles, reuses, and donates whenever possible, call Vets Haul Junk Removal, LLC at (202) 802-6069. The junk removal company can also be reached at Vetshauljunk@gmail.com.