Getting a storage locker to stash away some of your belongings always seems like a great idea at the time. But when it comes time to face the music and clean it out, it can be one big nightmare to figure where to even begin. But, the fact is that it has to be done at some point. And what better time than for your New Year’s resolution? It’s the perfect opportunity to dive in, clear out that old junk and start off your new year with a clean, fresh start.
When it comes time for you to face your storage locker, tackle it with confidence by using these helpful tips.
Create a Deadline
Before you actually begin clearing stuff out, you should make a point to create a deadline to have it completed. So set a date to go and take a look at exactly what size and scale of items you’re dealing with. Then set a deadline that is practical but also imminent. Delaying this process will not do you any favours.
Break it into Small Steps
The key in tackling any big task – especially ones that involved cleaning – is to break it up into smaller steps or sections. This very well may be something that could take you a few weeks worth of visits to complete. But breaking it down into smaller sections and separate days will make the job seem less overwhelming and allow you be productive at the same time.
So whether you decide to start at one corner, or choose to sort through any boxes first before tackling larger items, figure out what makes the most sense for you.
Recycle What You Can
When the time comes for dejunking any part of your life’s worth of accumulated junk, it’s important to be mindful of the environment and what exactly you’re tossing out. Keep a separate bag or box for items that can be recycled, sold, or donated. That way you can give them to someone who will appreciate them, or you can even make a little cash while keeping your junk out of the landfill.
Avoid Bringing Junk Home
It can be easy to convince yourself that some storage items that you’ve haven’t touched or used in the past few years should be brought back home. You find that dusty old blender or extra cabinet you could totally use or that Grease DVD you’re totally going to watch. Once you go down that road, you could very easily end up with a room full of junk at home. Avoid bringing back items to your home that deep down, you know will really serve no purpose other than taking up space.
Get Some Help
Of course, you don’t have to tackle it alone! When you need to sort through, toss out and recycle your junk, call us up at Capital Junk to lend you a helping hand. We can help you get rid of what you don’t want and even recycle items for you so that you don’t have to worry about a thing! From old mattresses and dusty files to that broken old tube TV taking up space in the locker, we haul it all. As Ottawa’s favourite junk removal company, we’re happy to help you fulfill your New Year’s Resolution and start 2017 off fresh.