3 ways to remove clutter from your home
You’d be surprised how much stuff I see on a day-to-day basis when I’m running around on rubbish removal jobs. So much stuff. Some people are practically hoarders and can’t get enough stuff. They just love it. Others let it pile up over time, which is part of the reason it doesn’t get thrown out until I’m called in to do a removal job.
Still, no matter how many jobs I go on, I’m fascinated by how much stuff people keep — and refuse to throw away. That’s why today, I want to give you three ways to remove clutter from your home so you aren’t living in a busy space for years and years (like some of my clients).
1. Recycle it, trash it, donate it. That’s right — go through everything and determine what can be thrown out (or recycled). Sort through your closet, and if you haven’t worn something in more than a year, donate it to charity. Empty your desk and get rid of any excess paper that you don’t need anymore. Shred bills, statements and other documents that are more than a few years old (and think about going paperless with your accounts to avoid paper clutter in the future).
2. Clean off any tabletop surfaces. It sounds strange, but you’d be surprised how often the dining room table is used as an office desk, or the nightstand has a giant stack of books. Use the tabletops to display something simple and appealing, like a flower vase or picture frame. It’ll make the surfaces appear a lot more attractive and less cluttered.
3. Hire cleaning help, if possible. Hiring services to help you around the house is a great way to eliminate clutter from your life. It can get expensive, so it’s not always possible, but once in a while, it’s worth it to hire a cleaning service to do a true deep clean in your home. It also gets you into the habit of not simply cleaning your home, but also keeping it that way. Finally, when it’s time to pack up and go, hire a professional rubbish removal service to get rid of any excess garbage that’s too big for a domestic garbage can.