1. Don’t keep it because you are emotionally attached to it
If it’s sentimental but not useful, take a picture, showcase it in a beautiful frame and get rid of it! You and others can actually admire it on a daily basis rather than keeping the item tucked away in a closet.
2. Donate to worthy causes
Keep a giveaway box at all times and then find a donation centre to use. Goodwill in the Toronto area is a good cause.
3. Sell items you don’t need online
Sell extra stuff you don’t need on craigslist.org (free) or on ebay.com or kijiji.com and make some extra money while you are at it!
4. Don’t go shopping until you have room
Make a rule that before you go shopping you have to get rid of something. If you are straight about it, most purchases are probably unnecessary. If you need something ditch something from your home. Make room!
5. Use what you have
Instead of buying new home decor, consider moving your furniture, knickknacks, blankets, etc. to a new location in your house. Use a fresh coat of paint to bring a new look to old furniture. Be creative. Sometimes a new arrangement can completely freshen the look of a home.
6. Adopt a “trial period” mentality
Consider what you keep around “just in case”. You probably don’t need, want, or love any of those items. If there’s something you’re unsure about getting rid of, store it in a special place for 90 days. If you haven’t needed it get rid of it.
7. Maintain a gift list
When you know you are going to get gifts (Holidays, birthdays, etc) be sure that items you receive are useful to you. Keep a list of gifts you need. Or ask for experiences (trip to the aquarium, dinner out, etc) or gift cards or if it is not too impolite: cash.
8. See your treasure through someone else’s eyes.
Ask a friend to come over to help and ask them to notice what stands out and doesn’t look great in your various rooms. Ask them to be honest and then (gulp) take the advice and implement it. Be courageous!
9. Rethink your attitude
Volunteer and work with people who have less and get a sense of how they manage with what they have. Or travel to a third world country. When you see how some people live with much less you can be inspired to the same.
Call Halton Container and rent a dumpster for junk removal
If you can’t get rid of it piece by piece, load it all into the garage or one area of your home then call Halton Container at (905) 769-0387 and rent a dumpster and our crew will take it away from your home. You will be delighted by the service and how free you feel after we have shipped it all away. If this article has help to show you how to reduce clutter, please share it with your friends!