If you are like many other Americans who have a cluttered home, it may take understanding why you hold onto so much stuff to stop cluttering. If you put things in a drawer, shelf, or closet to simply get it out of the way until later, but then never get around to it later, you have a clutter problem.
In this article, Bin There Dump That has some reasons why we have a hard time purging our extra belongings and what we can do about it.
Who doesn’t love free stuff? These kinds of deals are easy to justify grabbing up and holding onto because they didn’t cost us a cent. Or did they? Space is precious, so when your stuff is taking it up, it all should be worthwhile or at least earning their keep in some kind of way.
Now your human instincts may be screaming at you to stock up and not pass upon such a great deal, but this is a modern age where everything is made in bulk cheaply. Keep this in mind before grabbing a handful of free tea samples in a flavor you’d never drink.
If you have a hard time letting things go because of good memories associated with them, you aren’t alone. Donating keepsakes and other sentimental items makes many of us uneasy and even heartsick at the idea of just giving them away.
Instead of keeping every piece of your high school years, like your collection of twenty or more trophies, hold on to two or three from your favorite seasons. You can use less bulky ribbons, pendants, and photos to create an achievement shelf that won’t take up a lot of space and be easier to dust.
One great thing about having extra stuff around the house is you have spares of items you need in case of repairs or projects that may arise. How often have you used phrases like “stocking up” or “being prepared”? It’s okay to have extras, but you need to have realistic limits on just how much you think you should have stored away.
This especially goes for food products that have expiration dates. You can’t keep meat frozen for years at a time, and even olive oil eventually expires. So, should you really buy a gallon’s worth? If you don’t cook dinner very often, all that extra food will likely go to waste while using up space for items that may be easier to prepare. Buying in bulk isn’t a bad thing to do, but only purchase foodstuffs and products that you will use regularly.
A common form of clutter are items that may be half-used or used in the future. The idea of pitching out a battery that still has some use left may seem wasteful, and many people hold on to old power cords from their electronics in case they need a replacement later. These items will eventually take up an entire drawer and are so cheap to replace, why bother holding on?
When you begin the process of not just changing your collection habits but cleaning out the old, you may be surprised how much you uncover. Don’t be surprised if your trash cans fill up quickly, and you may not even have room for it all. Old lamps, chairs, furniture, and books will pop out of the woodwork when you move from room to room, freeing up space. Renting a small dumpster from Bin There Dump That can ensure you don’t have to fight with your local trash collection service to pick up the bulky items you need to dispose of.
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