We are a nation of hoarders. We can’t help it. We’re keen to recycle and reuse all those things we wish we hadn’t bought in the first place. And before we know it, every last cupboard, shelf, and garage corner are filled with stuff we don’t even remember having! It happens so easily, and we barely notice until we realise we have no space left for anything useful. So what can you do about it? Be strong, be determined, and clear it out.
It’s true that a lot of us are really worried about the environmental impact of disposing of our unwanted junk. After all, statistics suggest 69% of us are both concerned about the accumulation and disposal of household waste. It’s good we’re wary, though. It means we’re more inclined to find safe and environmentally friendly ways to dispose of it. Nobody likes fly tipping.
We’re all busy people. Clearing out the house takes time to find sensible solutions for disposing of our waste. Taking advantage of same-day rubbish removal services means you can clear out your home and be free of the waste immediately. It’s a guilt-free way to ethically dispose of the things you no longer want or need. But how do you part with so much of your life without feeling a loss?
It’s true that having a clear out can reveal past treasures and revive forgotten memories. This is why you need to be tough, determined, and focused on your task! One way to stay on track is to write down why you need the space you’re clearing. Is the family growing? Are you looking for space to nurture a new hobby? Perhaps you’re looking to work from home so you can enjoy a new lifestyle?
You also need to remind yourself that these forgotten ‘treasures’ have been forgotten because they are not a part of your current life. Sentiment is an important part of human nature. If you find all those childhood paintings you barely recognise why not photograph them for collating later. The paper original can be recycled readily to become a new painting or drawing or messy picture project.
Clearouts are emotionally tough. And they can be physically draining too. Don’t rush yourself through it. Instead, allocate two or three afternoons, or a few evenings. Take it in stages. You’re more likely to see the task through and achieve your goal of a cleared out space! And the last thing you need is a strain or injury from lifting heavy items in a hurry. Sorting the waste as you go means you can successfully recycle everything that you need to dispose of. You might even be able to sell a few items to pay a bill or two!
You will find one or two items that you simply can’t part with. Plan for this by finding a place for these things that won’t cause more clutter problems in the long term. Now you’ve got one space cleared out, are you ready to tackle another?