Your junk room is where you send all the things you don’t use on a daily or weekly basis Whether they be Christmas decorations or summer clothes, it’s important for some families to have a storage area for all types of items that are used semi-regularly, but unfortunately the room they’re in can become cluttered very quickly if you’re unwilling to discard anything that might have value to you.
If you’re looking to create a cleaner space, follow these steps to make room for more items!
Start by Clearing out Some Space
You will need to begin somewhere, and the first step should also give you some space to stand and maneuver.
Strategically work your way to the middle of the room, and try to make an empty area for sorting and walking around. Your goal doesn’t have to be to finish this task in one day, but organizing the room so it’s easy to navigate is essential. If you can’t move, you can’t clean!
Designate General Piles
If your junk room is unorganized, sorting through your possessions will have to take place in stages. Have piles for donation, regifting, junking, long term storage, storage in other parts of your home, sale, or staying put in the junk room.
The next step is methodically working through all of your belongings. A good rule of thumb is if you haven’t used the item in a year, you probably won’t have use for it later. It’s a good candidate for disposal.
Once you’ve completed the sorting, be prepared to follow through on your decisions! Host an auction on eBay for saleable items and drive your donations to the nearest donation bin.
For the junk that belongs in the junk room, it should find its way to appropriate hangars, filing cabinets, or storage boxes. If you are missing storage methods, affordable options can be easily purchased from your local hardware, home furnishing or super store.
Clutter is not as Harmless as It Seems
Improperly stored items can actually lead to directly damaging the item itself, especially when it’s stacked on top of each other. Boxes or other breakable items can become crushed completely, or at least deformed from the pressure of the weight on top.
Having inaccessible areas of your home can also be a fire hazard, in which case all your possessions are at risk. Furthermore, you won’t be able to check up on certain areas of your home for water damage or some other issue. Free up some space by calling Junk It! for easy junk removal.Written January 5, 2015 by