How to Purge Your Home for the New Year

The new year is a time to take inventory of what you have and make room for the things that really matter. Sometimes, it’s hard to know where to start with purging your home. With these 6 steps, we’ll walk through how you can purge your home for the new year!

1. Create a List of Everything That Needs to Be Tossed

The first step is to take inventory of everything you own. This might seem tedious, but it’s important to have an accurate idea of what you need to get rid of. Make sure to take pictures of everything – this will help when it comes time to organize and sell your items later on.

Once you have a good sense of what you’re working with, you can start to create a list of everything that needs to be thrown away. Here’s a few ideas:

●        Clothes that no longer fit and items in need of repair

●        Food from your pantry or fridge – expired food is an easy way to clear space for new things this year!

●        Old books, magazines, or newspapers

●      ​ Toys your kids have outgrown

●      ​ Furniture and decor that you no longer love or use

This is just a start – come up with your own list of things that you don’t need in your home anymore. Once everything is written down, it’ll be easier to move on to the next step.

2. Make an Appointment with Your Local Donation Center

Now that you have a good idea of what needs to go, it’s time to start getting rid of it. If you have a lot of items to donate, make an appointment with your local donation center. They will be able to tell you the best way to donate your items and may even offer a tax deduction for your donations.

If you don’t have a lot of items to donate, you can always make an appointment with your local donation center and ask if they will be accepting donations on the upcoming weekend. In this case, it’s best to call them in advance so that everything is ready for when you arrive.

3. Hold a Garage Sale or Sell Online

If you have a lot of smaller items to get rid of, holding a garage sale is a great way to go. It can be fun for the whole family and it’s a great way to get some extra cash in your pocket. If you’re not sure how to start, we’ve got you covered!

Selling online is another great way to unload your clutter for some extra cash. If you’ve got a lot of books, movies or video games that are no longer being used, this might be the easiest option for you!

If neither of these options sound appealing to you, there’s always Craigslist and eBay – both offer an easy way to get rid of your items and make some extra cash in the process.

4. Clean Out Your Closet

Once you’ve organized the items in your home, it’s time to make your closet feel fresh and new again. For this step, we recommend cleaning out all of the clutter from inside your closet – clothes that are no longer being worn should be donated or tossed. If there is anything left over after purging everything else, try donating these items to a local charity.

5. Get Rid of Clutter in Your Home

Finally, it’s time to tackle the clutter in your home. If you’re anything like us, this may be the hardest step of all! Having a clear space allows for more creativity and productivity – once everything is out of sight, we tend to forget about it. We’ve put together some great tips on clearing away clutter from our lives:

●        Declutter your home one room at a time

●        Clean out the junk drawers in your kitchen and bathroom cabinets, as well as any other small spaces that may be filled with clutter.

6. Hire a Junk Removal Company

If you have a lot of heavy, bulky items to get rid of, it may be best to hire a professional junk removal company. These companies will come and take away all the unwanted furniture, appliances or construction debris that’s been sitting around in your garage for way too long.

The great thing about these services is that they are highly affordable and often provide same-day service. This is a great option if you want to get rid of everything quickly and without any hassle.

Here at Garage Brothers, we always strive to make our customers feel like family and take care of their homes like its our own! If you need a junk removal company to help declutter your space, give us a call today at 9195335207 or visit our website to learn more.

Once you’ve tackled some of these steps – take a step back and enjoy! It’s nice to have everything clean and organized, but it’s also important to have a healthy balance in your life. Make sure to take some time for yourself and enjoy all of the new space you’ve created.

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