Make March the month you clear out the clutter

A good hauling company can help

Created date

March 15th, 2017
Illustration of a house with clutter coming out of the roof area

The holidays are over and warm spring days are right around the corner. It’s the perfect time of year to clean out the basement or those spare bedroom closets.  The task sounds daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are some tips that will make the process easier and more fulfilling.

Connect with a reliable haul away company. 

As those piles of unwanted items start to grow, you’ll need someone to do the heavy lifting. Choose a hauler with liability insurance and employees authorized to enter your home and carry items away. Some will even box and bag items for you. This is a much safer and more convenient option than working with a company that will only take items that are left on your porch or curb.

See if your hauler will find a new home for the things you discard.  

Companies like Gone for Good in Denver, Colo., help you reduce your clutter and your carbon footprint by reselling, donating, or recycling what they haul away. It’s comforting to know that your once-treasured belongings are being placed into good hands, not the landfill. 

If you can’t find a company like Gone for Good in your area, talk to your Erickson Realty and Moving Services personal moving consultant. She’ll connect you with local donation centers and charities.

Adhere to good recycling practices. 

Sort and stack old papers, medical equipment, paint, and household chemicals separately for proper disposal. This step will take just a few extra minutes, but you’ll be doing your part to protect the environment for generations to come.

Celebrate each small achievement. 

Pause and take a moment to enjoy the satisfaction of a clean closet or a decluttered corner of the basement. Seeing the fruits of your labor will motivate you to keep going until your entire home is junk-free!

Tip of the month: Put off procrastination

Make the decision to open up the space in your home and life by setting a guideline. If an item doesn’t have a purpose in a room or would not be something you would buy today—then it’s time to give it up.