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A Few Tips to Declutter Your Life

Do you ever look around and wonder to yourself, “Where did all this stuff come from?” It’s easy to let clutter build up in your home. Old things you don’t use anymore, forgotten nic nacs left by a grown child when they moved out. All the stuff that we end up collecting through a life well lived.

So what do you do about all that extra stuff? How do you decide what to keep, and how do you get rid of what you don’t want?  Here are some tips for decluttering your life

How to Decide What to Keep

Deciding what to keep can feel overwhelming. Before you can even begin, it’s a good idea lay everything out so you can see what you have. This can be difficult, but it will make it easier in the long run. And you’ll probably find things you’ve forgotten about.

Then it’s time to decide what items still bring you happiness…and which ones don’t. Make four piles – a Keep pile, a Toss pile, a Maybe pile, and a Donate pile. If something has little to no sentimental value and you haven’t used it in a long time, then it’s probably best to get rid of it. If there are things that are broken, stained, or useless, toss them! And if you’re just not sure, put it in the Maybe pile and revisit it later. 

And, don’t forget to clean out and organize all your dressers and nightstands too! All those small, hidden spots should be decluttered as well. The worst thing is to use those places to hide things so you don’t have to deal with them now. You’ll definitely regret it later! 

Cleaning out a house can be a lot of work, but starting off with little tasks and keeping track will help you see the progress.  Take five to ten minutes to sit down and create a list. This will keep you on track and make sure you complete one task at a time and prevent becoming overwhelmed!

What Should I do With My Unwanted Things?

All the things that don’t spark joy inside you anymore, but that aren’t quite ready for the trash, go in the donate pile! Sometimes it’s hard letting go of something you feel you might need down the line. But if you have not used it in a while, it’s probably time to get rid of it!

You can make this process easier on yourself by calling 1-888-PIK-ITUP! We’ll take care of everything for you! All you have to do is pick the things you want to keep, and show us the stuff you want taken off your hands. We’ll do the rest by going through it and deciding what can be donated and what needs to be thrown away. When you work with us, we’ll make sure your old things get the most use out of them. 

We understand it might be hard to let go of your unwanted items and we will always be respectful to your items. Just give 1-888-PIK-IT-UP a call or schedule an appointment online today, andwe’ll do all the heavy lifting!