To Junk or Not to Junk: Tips for Choosing What to Decluttering from Home
The reason why people declutter and clean their home of junk is to get rid of unwanted and unneeded stuff in it. Decluttering has been seen as beneficial to the people in these homes, and as such, should be done at least twice or thrice a year. One problem people face however when it comes to decluttering is in choosing which items to throw away.
The dilemma of choosing what to throw and what to keep often results in people not throwing anything out. This defeats the purpose of decluttering and taking the time to sort through your stuff. To help you properly execute your decluttering task, you need to follow a set of rules and guidelines.
Questions to Ask Yourself for Effective Decluttering and Cleaning
To ensure that you do what you have to do when it comes to getting rid of stuff that you don’t need in your home, here are some questions you should ask yourself.
When did I last use this?
Ask yourself when you last used an item that you are thinking of throwing out. If the last time you used something was years ago, it might be time for you to let it go.
How often did I use this?
Also worth asking yourself after the first question is if you put the item to much use. If you rarely used it, then you definitely should junk it.
How much did this cost me?
One reason you may use to keep an item instead of throwing it out is its cost. How much did the item cost you when you bought it? If it was very expensive, then you might consider keeping it. If you think that despite its initial cost it is no longer worth keeping, you might want to sell it online in an action, donate it, or give it to someone who might want it.
Is it eating up a lot of storage space?
If an item that is not getting enough use of late is eating up a lot of counter space or closet space, you should probably get rid of it.
Will it have any use to me in the near future?
If you think an item that you don’t use now will have some use for you or a member of your family in the next few months or couple of years, you can store this away in a vacuum bag. If you cannot see yourself or anyone close to you using it anytime soon, then out it should go.
Do I have an emotional attachment to this?
Sentimental value is something that keeps people from throwing anything out of their storage. This is also one of the reasons why people find themselves drowning in decluttering. When you are torn between tossing and keeping, ask yourself if the item holds some sentimental value for you. If it does, ask yourself if the person who gave it to you still holds a special place in your heart or life. So if the answer is yes, then keep it. If the answer is no, then tossing it out or selling it is your best move.
Will this item become more valuable in the future?
The only way you can determine this is if you do some intensive research on the item on hand. If in your research you find that there are people actually looking for what you have. Therefore, it might increase in value in the future. The stuff that usually fit this category are items that are considered collectibles, such as old toys, antique furniture, and vintage items.
After asking yourself these questions for items that you are having a hard time discarding. You can easily discern which things you can let go of and which ones you can keep. You will find that once you have let go of stuff you don’t actually want and need, you will feel a sense of freedom. This is because of the disappearance of the decluttering around you and the cleanliness of your home.
What to Do With the Stuff That You Choose to Throw Away
When you have accumulated a lot of items from your round of cleaning, you will need some help in disposing of these. You can hold a garage sale of the items that you feel someone will want. Not everything that you sell will however have a buyer, so these will need to be disposed of.
When you need to dispose of these things, you will need to find a junk removal company that can help you since there are things that your neighborhood garbage disposal service won’t handle. In Fayetteville, the company you can trust with this is VTP Junk Removal. An affiliate of Junk Removal Authority, we have the support, knowledge, and experience of a junk hauling entity that has been around for years.
To find out how we can help you with your junk hauling needs, you can contact us at 479-231-3999. Aside from junk hauling, we can also help you with concrete removal and your demolition needs. Contact us today so we can assist you with any of these needs.