Helping a Hoarder: 4 Tips to Declutter and Beautify Any Home

| March 13, 2019 | Comments (0)

Living in a messy home that is filled with rubbish can be extremely stressful and disheartening. If that sounds like your own situation, then it is time to come up with a long-term decluttering plan. Here are a few tips and tricks that you can use to make this process as easy, affordable, and stress-free as possible.

Start with Recycling

Many people are surprised to hear that quite a few household items can be recycled. In addition to paper and metal products, you can also recycle all of your electronics. Instead of tossing those products in the recycling bin, you should contact your local waste removal company and ask if they have a designated drop-off site for items like old batteries and laptops.

Donate Your Extra Clothes

Getting rid of old clothes is going to be much easier if you know that the garments will be given to those who need them the most. Donated clothes can literally save lives in colder climates, and many non-profit organizations are constantly in need of shoes, socks, jackets, gloves, and beanies. As an added bonus, a local non-profit might even pick up those items for free.

Set Aside an Area for Junk

While you should be able to recycle or give away most of the possessions throughout your home, some of the objects are going to be put in a junk pile. You can drop those items off at a local landfill, but that will be quite time-consuming. As an alternative, you might want to contact a local company that offers junk garbage removal and hauling services. Those services are usually very affordable, and you won’t have to worry about putting any junk inside your own car.

Plan a Neighborhood Garage Sale

Hosting a garage sale is a great way to make a little money off your unused items, but you might not attract many customers on your own. One of the best ways to entice more customers to your garage sale is to plan out a neighborhood sale. You should also contact local newspapers and magazines to see if they have classified sections for yard sales or offer discounted ad space to locals.

Once the home has been completely decluttered, you should hire an inspector who can look over all of the major systems. That contractor will be able to catch a wide variety of issues ranging from mold patches in the walls to potential fire hazards.

Bio: Rachelle Wilber is a freelance writer living in the San Diego, California area. She graduated from San Diego State University with her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Media Studies. She tries to find an interest in all topics and themes, which prompts her writing. When she isn’t on her porch writing in the sun, you can find her shopping, at the beach, or at the gym. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook: @RachelleWilber; https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009221637700

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