As the holidays have wound down, many people are looking to the new year for a fresh start. Oftentimes the holidays bring a slew of gifts and adding more ‘stuff’ to your already full house. For many people, this is why after the holidays is the perfect time to declutter their house. As you make space for all the new things that you gathered during the holidays, you might feel like you need to make some space for it all by getting rid of things that you are no longer using. Mickey’s Carting is here to share some tips to help you make room for all the new gifts that you go during this holiday season with some decluttering.
Organize House Room by Room
You need to start out by going room by room and deciding which things you want to keep and which things you are ready to part with. Many people will take a look at their belongings and consider how much they have used them in the last year or two. If you haven’t touched some of your things for several years, it might be time to get rid of them. To do this effectively, you need to be honest with yourself. Don’t try to justify your way through the room as you decide whether or not to keep certain items.
Clean Out Drawers & Cupboards
When you are cleaning out your spaces, it can be easy to forget the out of sight items. If you have drawers and cupboards that haven’t been looked at in months or years, this might be the perfect time to take a closer look. Decide whether or not the things that you are storing are valuable enough to take up that space in your home. If your drawers and cupboards are filled with things that are out of date and out of style, be brave enough to get rid of them.
Tackle the Toy Box
If you are lucky enough to have kids in the house, you more than likely have toys that are strewn about. Kids are often showered with the latest and greatest toys each holiday season. This is the perfect time to go through the toy box and get rid of toys that they have outgrown and have no interest in anymore. It can feel incredibly freeing to throw away all the old toys that have been broken throughout the year.
Rent a Dumpster Container
The best way to get rid of the stuff in your house that you no longer need to make room for the new gifts that you go this holiday season is a dumpster rental. It’s incredibly convenient to throw those items and belongings away that are broken or not in any condition to donate when you have a dumpster on your property to throw them in.