How to Declutter Your Home


The majority of households have some degree of meaningless clutter. Books, toys, old clothing, and other junk can get tossed aside, shoved in closer, and become ignored. This clutter may only start with a few things but can escalate to a severe issue.

Household clutter may seem harmless but can cause stress and anxiety for everyone in the home. Many people do not even realize that the mess and clutter add negativity to their mental and emotional health.

All households must take the time to declutter their homes regularly routinely. The following informational guide will examine the most practical, thorough, and efficient way to declutter your home. 

Clutter is Hazardous 

A clean and organized living space is critical to overall physical, mental, and emotional health. 

Clutter can present slip, trip, and fall hazards. Messiness also gives stress and increases the anxiety of those in the home. 

Benefits of Decluttering:

Decluttering is a wise move to free up additional living or storage space. Many homeowners choose to declutter on a semiannual basis. 

There is no need to take junk or unwanted items to a new home. For this reason, many people choose to declutter before moving into a new home. 

Determine Clutter

The first step in decluttering is deciding what in your home can be defined as clutter. Clutter can be any item that is purposeless, not used daily, or not adding value to your life. Decluttering is about ridding your home of these unvalued items to make room for the things that do matter. 

Examples of clutter could include sporting equipment, musical instruments, or hobbies we do enjoy, or clothing that we will never wear again. 

  • Set Realistic Declutter Goals

This is an essential step in executing a practical decluttering plan. Determine the severity of clutter in each part of the home and prioritize the importance of organizing each space. Start by tackling one room at a time.

The length of time it takes will be determined by your unique situation, including the size of your home, the severity of the clutter, and the time you have available to complete this project. Be sure to set realistic goals and times that you can work on each area of the home. 

  • Organization During Your Declutter

It is essential to be organized during a declutter. It is easy to get overwhelmed by the number of items or feel there is no place for some objects. Use totes or boxes to sort each piece of clutter.

Separate these items into categories:

  • Things To Keep
  • Things To Donate
  • Things To Put in Storage
  • Things To Throw Away

Things that are to be kept should be things you use regularly or add value to your life. Storage is wise for seasonal items, sporting equipment, or memory boxes.

  • Getting Rid of The Clutter

There are several options for deciding what to do with the clutter in the things to donate box. These articles are unnecessary to you, but they may be valuable or beneficial to others if in good condition. You can donate these articles to local agencies or secondhand stores, recycle some items, or have a garage sale and make some money.   

Contact Dump U Junk Today

Contact our team at Dump U Junk today to learn more information about our dumpster rental services. We are happy to make your decluttering process easier than ever! Call us today at (781) 408-1937 or fill out our contact form online! Dump U Junk looks forward to assisting you. 

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