After a lifetime of
experiences and memories, your collections of
sentimental items will accumulate. Soon, your living
space, shelves, and boxes are stuffed with newspaper
clippings, photographs, gifts from family members, tax
returns, letters, and greeting cards. When that happens,
itís time to declutter.
Why Should Seniors
While itís always
difficult to purge, decluttering is especially important
for seniors. Some reasons for seniors to declutter
time it can become more and more difficult to find
items you need. Decluttering cuts down on searching
and saves you time.
is a tripping hazard. Decluttering enables you to move
about your home with peace of mind.
messy environments affect cognitive thinking, itís
important to have a clean space where you can process
Tips for Seniors Decluttering
Go Slow: Donít
try to tackle everything at once. After all, Rome
wasnít built in a day. Instead, carve out two to three
hours per day. See what gets done, and then take a
break. Doing so will keep you from getting stuck, and
allow you to begin the next day with a positive
Bring in an Objective
through all your old belongings is a challenge. Going
through all your old belongings objectively is
practically impossible. In that case, we recommend
bringing in an objective third party to make the
decisions easier. This could be a professional
organizer, downsizing service, or housekeeper. These
people will help you navigate the emotional terrain
Ask Your Family to
your loved ones youíre decluttering! This will give
them the opportunity to rescue items of remembrance or
personal value from your donation or junk pile. Also,
you might need help moving some of the heavier
the Next Step?
When youíre decluttering,
set up a space, bag, or box for the items youíre getting
rid of. At the end of each day, go through those items
and organize them into three sections:
there are items you want to sell, contact your local
consignment store. Craigslist and ebay are also great
ways to sell your stuff online.
valuable objects make great donations. Call your local
charities to find out what items they need. Some of
them will even come pick those items up themselves,
saving you a trip.
the end of the day, throw out everything in your junk
pile. Donít give yourself a chance to rethink it. Itís
worthwhile to hire a professional junk removal service
for larger items, such as furniture and old appliance.
Donít add any more
options! Make sure youíre taking care of things
immediately. Otherwise theyíll continue to clutter up
Can Help Seniors Declutter!
Itís important to for
seniors to regularly declutter their homes off all junk
and unused objects. Not only does a clutter free
environment keep you happy, it saves you (and your loved
ones) time and effort in the long run.
here to help all seniors in decluttering their space!
Our professional, five-star staff can help seniors
organize their belongings and take care of all the heavy
lifting. Weíll even clean up afterwards!
we charge by the truck space, our prices are guaranteed
to be the best. Call (651) 395-8659 to discuss and
schedule your junk removal or get a free
Donít get bogged down in
the clutter. Leave it to us!