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Cleaning out the family house, we get a lot of calls at 1-888-PIK-IT-UP asking for help cleaning out Attics and Garages and sometimes whole homes. Sometimes it’s from seniors looking to clean out their home so their children won’t have to down the road and other times it’s a spouse cleaning out the garage or a storage building of all the things left behind by a spouse who has passed away.

Recently a customer called us whose husband had passed away a few months earlier. She said to me “I never realized what a packrat he truly was”. She wasn’t even sure where to start. I told her not to worry I’d send out one of our supervisors Andrew and he would help her go through the things one by one and our crew would take what she didn’t want.

Our customer said “I don’t even know where to start” so we came out and assisted going box by box and ended up removing three truckloads of stuff. Old tools, clothes, parts to old bicycles and lawnmowers and things her husband tinkered with, over the last 30 years.

If you’re reading this perhaps you are thinking about all the things you have collected. Maybe you’ve lived in the same home for 30 years. Maybe raised a  family there, now you have all these things you’ve collected plus all the stuff your spouse has collected and your children have left with you when they moved out, old bicycles, toys even trophies.

It’s not easy to decide what to keep and what to give away. Planning is the best thing you can do. Start now by looking at what you have and among these items what has value to you; personally first and foremost and second to your family and lastly financially.

I can tell you from the many garages, attics and homes we’ve helped to declutter customer after customer has a sense of relief when the junk is gone, maybe it’s getting rid of a shed or a kids playset, or cleaning out a garage or attic, you’ll never regret getting your garage back or your yard back. When you’re ready give us a call and we’ll do the heavy lifting.

In the meantime here’s a list of articles and one book on preparing and cleaning out one’s home there are many blog post with great recommendations, I’ve listed a handful below. See links below.


Articles – Quick Reads

https://www.daveramsey.com/blog/how-to-declutter-your-life
https://epilawg.com/2018/06/mom-and-dad-we-dont-want-to-clean-out-your-house/
https://www.got-parents.com/cleaning-out-the-house/

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