Big Clear Outs - They're Easier Than You Think

22 August 2020


Over the course of our lives, our homes tend to accumulate a tremendous amount of junk. We buy things from the store and, over time, stuff just builds up. Eventually, there's so much of it that it gets in the way of you living your life.

Having a big clear out, therefore, is often a necessity. You need to remove the clutter from your home to make it functional again.

The problem is that it can often seem like a massive ordeal. You imagine the process is going to take weeks, whereas, in reality, it's an easier task than you imagine.

Big clear outs shouldn't stress you out. Here are some practical steps to help you get the job done.

Enlist Help

When it comes to big clear outs, you don't have to do everything by yourself. So long as it's a one-off, most people are willing to come over and help you for a couple of hours, especially if you offer them some nice reward at the end of it, like a meal.

Help is also often essential if you have large items you need to move, such as old sofas and beds. Call around your friends and get as many of them over as you can. Many hands make light work.


Choose Your Equipment




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Having a big clear out requires the use of helpful tools. You'll need cardboard boxes, bin bags, spray cleaner, rubber gloves and more. A vacuum cleaner can also help a great deal.

You may also want to consider skip bin removal if you have a lot of stuff you need to get rid of. You simply hire it for a few days, filling it with all the stuff you no longer want, and then get somebody else to process it for recycling.


Design A Keep-Toss System

When having a clear-out, you need some sort of system to decide what you want to keep, and what you're going to get rid of.

Let's say, for instance, you've lost weight, and you're committed to eating right and going to the gym for the rest of your life. Okay - so you won't be needing your plus size clothes anymore. They can all go to the charity shop.

Similarly, your hobbies might have changed. In the past, you might have loved watching films, accumulating a massive DVD collection. Today, though, you might prefer outdoor activities and all your old movies are just getting in the way.

Having a system ensures that you throw away the things that you no longer need while keeping those that you do.


Listen To Music Or A Podcast

Having a big clear out isn't the most exciting of tasks, but you can make it much more enjoyable by listening to music or podcast. You can actually use it as a learning opportunity. Audiobooks are another option.

In summary, having a big clear out is often essential when you're a homeowner. But they're far less overwhelming than you think. Often, once you take the first step, everything happens very quickly.





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