If you are looking to reduce stress and anxiety in your life, one of the first places to look is the state of your home. Your home should be your oasis, but if it’s jammed with cluttered, it can be difficult to unwind or feel at ease in the space. Whether you are planning to move, downsize, or just want to reorganize your home to improve your peace of mind, an Ottawa junk removal service like Capital Junk can help. Here are some tips to start the decluttering process:

Room by Room

If you are trying to declutter your home, the size of the project can be overwhelming. Try reframing the project scope to make the project seem more manageable. Tackle the task room by room, and you’ll be much more efficient. If even that seems like too big a hill to climb, take a small piece of the room – like organizing the closet in your bedroom, or decluttering the pantry.

Realistic Time Investment

It’s not impossible, but it’s not the most advisable to declutter your home for eight hours straight each day. If you try to dive in head-first with no breaks or structure, you’re more likely to give up on the project because it seems unending. You’ll just get frustrated and burnt out. Give yourself a more manageable time frame, and you’ll be more likely to see it through. Commit a spare five minutes here, a dedicated hour there.

Box It

One very effective way to declutter is to organize your belongings into four separate categories: keep, move, donate, and trash. Obviously keep will be all the items you would like to remain in this specific room. Items marked to be moved will be kept, but moved to somewhere else in the house. A junk removal service can take care of the “donate” and “trash” boxes in time.

When to Let Go

One of the hardest parts of decluttering is a reluctance to accept items as clutter. You must really, really, really need that faded magazine from 1992 you found at the bottom of a box in the basement, right? And this Monopoly game is just waiting for family games night even though half the currency is missing. If you have trouble letting go, reflect on the object. Do you use it? Does it make you happy? If you aren’t sure, set the objects aside for a set period of time (whether a month or a year). If the items have only gathered dust in that time, clearly they aren’t needed and can either be donated to someone in need or thrown in the trash.

Ottawa Junk Removal Service

Whether you need to get rid of trash, old appliances, unwanted furniture, or electronic waste, Capital Junk offers full-service junk removal to dispose of everything. All you need to do is call or book a removal appointment online. We’ll give you an honest price based on the volume of items to be removed, and then our friendly team takes care of everything. Lifting, hauling, loading…it’s handled. Next, we sort through the haul and recycle eligible items and donate items in good condition to those in need. We dispose of the remaining waste in an environmentally responsible manner. Not only have you decluttered your home, but you’ve helped the environment and people in need.

Just like that, your home will be tidy and clutter-free!

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