With the Christmas holiday season just around the corner, why not take advantage of the opportunity to declutter your home? Chances are, you’ve already gone through your storage for all of those bright lights and perhaps a Christmas tree (unless you like to buy real ones, of course).
Spending time with friends and/or family is one of the great joys of the holiday season, so welcome guests to your clutter-free home this year with these five top tips:
1. Make a list, check it twice
Santa Claus isn’t the only one that’s gonna find out who’s naughty or nice this year. Take some time to make a list and check it twice, accounting for all of the Christmas decorations you no longer use. Old incandescent light bulbs from decades ago cluttering up your garage? Lawn ornaments that have seen better days? Take note of all the holiday decorations you don’t use any longer and consider getting rid of them.
2. Donate unwanted items to charity
They say that it’s better to give than it is to receive, so why not give to those in your community that are most in need? Old sweaters and clothing stuffed away in your attic, basement, or garage that are no longer useful to you can help keep someone warm this holiday season, so consider donating your old clothing to charity.
Most charitable organizations have donation drives during the holiday season, so get a few boxes of unwanted junk prepared and give it to families in need. Your generosity should of course be a selfless act, but you’ll also benefit from getting rid of excess clutter in your home.
3. Wait until after the New Year for a full cleanout
Perhaps your first priority during the Christmas holiday season is to decorate your home and to clean up before having company come over for a warm dinner. The last thing you’re probably thinking about is doing a full house cleanout right before Christmas, when all of that empty gift packaging and all of the decorations still have a few weeks to go before being dismantled for the year.
In the United States, it’s customary to dispose of your Christmas tree on January 5th (the 12th night after Christmas), so why not take advantage of the New Year by scheduling a full or partial house cleanout at around this time? That’s a good New Year’s resolution that can make your home cozy and clean.
4. Pack up your decorations and toss out unwanted junk
When it’s time to dismantle your Christmas decorations for the year, you’ll once again be stuffing them away into storage containers in your home until the next year. Since you’ll be rummaging through your storage anyway, use the opportunity to toss out any unwanted junk you may have forgotten about.
Keep in mind that ‘tossing out’ junk doesn’t always mean hauling it to the dump. Many junk removal companies do recycle and can also donate items to charity, as mentioned in the second point above. Junk removal companies can help you with the task of tossing out junk in an eco-friendly manner, which helps you de-clutter while also minimizing junk that ends up in the landfill.
5. Give the gift of a clean living space
The best gift you can receive might change a lot, depending on your age and where you’re at in life. For a child, a new doll or action figure might brighten up their Christmas, whereas teenagers yearn for the newest video game console. For adults, a pair of new socks might be exactly what we needed – not exciting, but definitely functional.
Why not give the gift to yourself and to your family this year of a clean, clutter-free home? Junk removal companies can help you clean out your garage, attic, basement, or your whole home. A clean home is a gift that keeps on giving, making it easier for you to allocate space and getting rid of unwanted junk in the process.
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