Want to get rid of your junk? Begin the process of spring cleaning by decluttering room by room

By Annette Pinder

Whenever I talk to anyone lately I hear the same thing, “My home is so cluttered and I’m overwhelmed. I need to get rid of all this junk. Where do I start?”

Well, I can’t think of a better time to declutter. After all, Spring is around the corner even though many of us are stuck at home. And we’re stuck at home with all the junk we want to get rid of.  As soon as this mess is over, people will continue their lives. They’ll be upsizing, downsizing, moving to a new home, or simply realizing they have way too much junk!

According to Psychology Today, clutter bombards our minds with excessive stimuli, making it more difficult to relax. Clutter becomes a constant signal to the brain that work is never done, and messy homes and workspaces can contribute to feelings of helplessness, anxiety, and overwhelming stress.

Fortunately, there is someone in Buffalo who can come to the rescue. And they’ll even wear masks while doing it!

“Tackling messes, no matter where they are lurking, is not a one-time project. Much like losing weight and getting healthy, clearing a home of clutter requires dedication and lifestyle changes,” says Dale Wittlief, owner of Buffalo’s Junk King. Wittlief recounts stories of people he has helped – from the woman who was stressing out about cleaning out her aunt’s apartment, to the young man tasked with the clothing, collectibles, and furniture that his parents had to leave behind when they moved to a skilled nursing facility.

Whether you are remaining in your home, and simply want to get better organized, or are beginning the task of ridding your home of excess clutter, Wittlief offers some organizational tips and tricks to help you conquer this seemingly overwhelming task.

Find a place for everything. Clutter creeps up as people accumulate possessions over the years. Over time, failure to regularly go through belongings and thin them can lead to their accumulation. But clutter also can accumulate if people fail to find a place to put items. Racks for garages, organizational systems for closets, and furniture with storage capacity are some solutions that can help people find a place for their possessions.

Utilize vertical space when possible. Getting items up and off the floor can maximize square footage in a home. Bookshelves, hanging wall shelves, hooks, cabinetry, built-ins, and other storage solutions that rely on walls and ceilings are simple and effective storage solutions. Unused space behind cabinets or closet doors are additional places to store belongings.

Organize home offices. Home offices tend to become cluttered due to the volume of electronics and paperwork within them. Labeling and organizing important items, whether they’re paper or digital files, can help.

Put it away. This one is simple. When you finish using something, put it away. This eliminates piles of belongings strewn around the house — and hunting for missing items.

Wittlief suggests tackling rooms one at a time, such as the garage, basements, bedroom closets, and pantries, or those areas that tend to accumulate clutter the fastest.

Junk King offers a variety of services for those who need help with decluttering, including electronic waste recycling, appliance removal, construction and remodeling debris removal, yard waste disposal, spa and hot tub removal, household junk removal, estate cleanings, basement, attic, and garage cleanouts, and more. Call 1-888-888-JUNK or visit www.Junk-King.com.