It’s that time of year again. It’s time to remove the dreaded trash from your home make your home sparkling clean in time for spring. Below, are some simple tips that can help your trash removal efforts without breaking the bank.
Set Realistic Goals
Depending on your situation it may not be feasible to tackle an entire room, let alone the entire home. Some situations may be quite dire, and you simply may not have the energy required to completely declutter your home. As such, set realistic goals that you can actually accomplish. For instance, a realistic goal may be to remove a third of the garbage or refuse from your garage for the day. Hence, you should first determine what you want to attempt before you go about doing it.
Set the Proper Guidelines
While we are on the subject of setting realistic goals you should also create the proper guidelines to expedite the process. For instance, if you have been collecting magazines over the years then you can make a blanket decision that all magazines that are over three months old should be automatically discarded without question. Or, if you have clothes that are piling up you can decide that all clothes that are smaller than one size below your present size should be set aside to be donated to Goodwill. As such, it is recommended that you begin with some low-hanging fruit so that it will become easier and easier to make decisions as you go along.
Throw Out All Garbage First
You may notice that many of your rooms are filled to the brim will garbage; these trash items should be your number one priority and should be removed from the premises without a second thought. Examples may include chip bags and chocolate wrappers that have been strewn about the house or empty shoe boxes that you forgot to throw out. By getting rid of bona fide garbage immediately you will lighten your load a lot quicker so that you can move on to other cleaning tasks.
Identify Which Items You Want To Throw Out
When you commence your trash removal project it may be beneficial to place all the items in one spot. However, if this solution isn’t practical, you can label items in order to determine which items to throw out, which items to donate to charity, and which items to sell at a garage sale.
A Timer Can Help
Some people may try to get rid of all of their trash in one day. This may not be possible, and you don’t want to exhaust yourself or even possibly injure yourself by overexerting yourself. In some cases working in smaller doses may be recommended, and if you do decide to compartmentalize your tasks then setting a timer can help. Or, you can set the goal of filling up, say, 4 boxes per day, every day, for the next 5 days. By breaking the tasks down into smaller, more manageable chunks, you will not have to worry about feeling overwhelmed or exhausted.
Determine Who Will be Getting Your Trash
It is also very important to determine who exactly will be getting your trash. That is, where will it all be going? Will it all be going to charity or the trash bin? Or, perhaps you may be thinking of simply moving your trash from one area or room of the house to another. These questions need to be answered before you even pick up a single piece of trash. One possible solution may be to call a professional junk remover. However, while calling the pros to do all the dirty work will arguably be the fastest way to get rid of your junk it will come at a price.
Another possible solution is to have a garage sale. However, while you may make some money selling your items, most garage sales don’t make a lot of money. As such, it may not be worth the time and effort to host a garage sale, and most of the items will simply end up being donated to charity or being thrown out. Hence, we would recommend going the charitable route. You will feel good about helping the less fortunate, and you can also receive a tax write-off if you donate to Goodwill or the Salvation Army. In fact, some charitable organizations will come to your home and pick up your trash if furniture is also included in the collection.
Mindset is Everything
Finally, having the right mindset prior to tackling your trash removal initiative is paramount. While getting rid of trash, in the purely physical sense, is not the most arduous task in the world deciding on what to keep and what to get rid of is often the biggest challenge. You may be hanging onto certain items due to sentimental or nostalgic reasons, but you could be doing more harm than good.
After all, the adage goes that if you truly love something then you should set it free, so having the right mindset is essential if you want your trash removal project to be a success. One easy way to hang onto your precious memories while also getting rid of items that have outlasted their usefulness is to take a photo of an item that makes you feel good but that you know you need to toss to the trash bin sooner rather than later.
Also, if you are trying to justify keeping certain items because you think they will appreciate in value, know that the vast majority of items in homes will only depreciate in value as they sink deeper and deeper into the endless void of obsolescence.
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