Some say spring is the best time to get rid of your junk while others say it’s fall. You definitely want to get rid of your junk before summer but what about the wintertime? Winter is actually a great time for junk removal. Before the spring weather sets in, take the time to get rid of your old stuff. These are the best junk removal tips for the winter to ensure that your home is decluttered by the time the weather gets warmer.
Do a thorough walk-through
Go through your home and decide what you want to keep and what you can get rid of. That set of dishes that you got for your wedding but never use? They can go. That box of hockey cards your son so badly needed when he was younger but won’t look twice at now? Toss them. We tend to keep stuff that we think will have sentimental value when in fact most of it can be thrown out.
Give away what you don’t need
Donate clothing and toys you and your children no longer use. You can even donate canned foods that have been sitting in your pantry for while, and pots and pans that are gathering dust at the back of your cupboards. If you’re feeling bad about some of the things you’ve thrown away, make yourself feel better by helping those in need in your community.
Don’t neglect your garage
We all have items in sheds and garages that we don’t use. Check those areas for old lawnmowers, bags of leaves you forgot to dispose of in the fall and that kiddie pool your children grew out of years ago. Making space in the garage helps the decluttering process go more smoothly.
Hire a professional
Contact a junk removal company to get rid of your larger items. Most junk removal companies will take everything from household appliances to mattresses to electronics. Junk removal companies are especially helpful in the winter when you don’t want to take larger items to the dump yourself.
Unless you have access to a truck, you probably should contact a junk removal company to rid you of your old stuff. Moreover, junk removal companies will take your lawn refuse and construction waste too. You can also rent a dumpster or large trash bin from these companies so you can fill them over the course of the season before they’re picked up. Finally, visit your city’s website and see what days you can leave larger items like sofas curbside for pickup. For everything else, a junk removal company will get rid of it for you.