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  • Written by Sarah Williams

When it comes to removing junk from your home, there are certain things you should do. Check out some of our best tips here.

Most of us have had that feeling before. We want to keep all the stuff we acquire. After all, there's bound to be a use for it later on.

Unfortunately, that doesn't happen most of the time. Believe it or not, the size of the average American household has tripled in the past 50 years. We collect more stuff now than ever.

If you're planning on removing junk to downsize, you're in luck. Below are five tips that will help you get the clean home you're looking for.

1. Define Your Goals

It doesn't make sense to tackle your entire home at first. Yes, you might need to get to everything eventually. However, taking on your whole house at once might be overwhelming.

Instead, figure out the most critical room you need to clean. Figure out what you want to do with the room and what you need to remove to accomplish your goal. You can focus on everything else once you reach your first milestone.

2. Set Disposal Guidelines

Some people might be happy with just tossing everything they don't need into the trash. That doesn't work for everybody.

You need to set guidelines on what is considered trash and what you can sell. Somebody might not want your old mattress and pillows. On the other hand, you might be able to get a modest payday from an old antique that's sitting in a box collecting dust.

3. Have an Organization System

You don't want to take your junk from one place and move it to another. Without a system for organizing things, that's what you'll do.

Set aside a place to keep the stuff you're throwing away. Doing this will help you keep your junk separate from the things you're saving. You won't end up sorting through things twice this way.

4. Have a Yard Sale

You might not want to take every item you're donating or selling to their final destination. It's more efficient to have buyers come to you. A yard sale is a perfect way to do this.

Create signs and post them around your neighborhood to tell people about your sale. They'll come and take a lot of the junk you don't want off your hands and pay you to do so.

5. Talk to a Junk Removal Company

It isn't enough to figure out what you need to throw away in your home. If you don't have a plan to get rid of it, you're going to end up with piles of junk and no way to move it.

Get in touch with a junk removal company to help. They'll come straight to your home and get rid of your junk for you. Visit to learn more about the removal process.

Do Some Work Before Removing Junk From Your Home

Sure, you could jump straight into your biggest junk pile and start through things out. The problem is that without a plan, it will be hard for you to distinguish between junk and stuff you want to keep. Use the tips above when removing junk to get the job done quickly and efficiently.

Once you remove the junk from your home, you can focus on making your home shine. Check out our blog to learn about our latest home renovation tips.


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