If you’re like many people, chances are that you have accumulated a lot of stuff over the years. Think it’s time to call hauling services to take it away? First you have to declutter, so here are three tips to get you started.
- Be Ready
This is a tip that’s multi-faceted, meaning it’s easier to break it down. Being ready for decluttering means that you need:
- Uninterrupted time to do it
- The mindset that you’re simplifying your life and it’s a good thing
- Rest, focus, and some fun music to listen to while you’re doing it
- Supplies like boxes and garbage bags
- Tackle a Single Area
You’re not going to be able to do it all the first day. So you want to take it in steps. Good places that you want to start are your kitchen, bathroom, or closet. Tackle one space at a time.
- Make Piles
When you’re decluttering, make three piles – one to keep, one to throw away, and one to give away. Chances are that you have a thrift store or other donation place you can take your items to. It’s better not to give it to people you know, unless you know they can really the items, since it’s so easy to ask for the items back and then you’re right back where you started.
These are three things that you should do before you call hauling services. It will help you see what you have and be organized.