The final days of December can make your home hectic with Christmas Clutter between gifts, rubbish, food and holiday decorations that you swear has multiplied over the last month. Unless you have some of Santa's helpers tucked away, here are a few tips to help you get your home over the holiday hangover and whip it back into shape in time to ring in the new year.
1: “Santa's Rule
Santa's rule states that for each gift received, you donate two similar items. For example, if your child received a new book, they would pick out two that they no longer read and are ready to part with. Did the kids receive a new pair of slippers or pj's? Select two they have outgrown and set them aside to donate. The trick is to have everyone in the family participate right after Christmas so it's fresh on everyone's minds. Keeping the quantity of possessions in check is a surefire way to keep clutter under control. Below we discuss how a junk removal service is an easy and cheap alternative to getting rid of all that Christmas clutter in one go.
2: Hire a "Man with a Van" to take the Christmas Clutter
Take the stress out of decluttering all by yourself by hiring a "man with a van" junk removal service. Think of all that junk you have accumulated over the years, do you have strands of lights that don't work? Throw them out now, don't store them “ you'll thank yourself next year when you're detangling and plugging in strands just to find they no longer work. This is also the time to throw out decorations you no longer use or need that have been piling up in the attic or storage closets. You may have extra bags of rubbish that have accumulated from Christmas that you just want gone. Whatever the junk job, whether big or small, our Junk Removal Service is cheaper than hiring a skip and you don't have to break a sweat, we do all the work for you. The best thing about our junk removal service is that we donate or recycle up to 90%, so rest assured we are act responsibly with the junk we collect.
3: The Cardboard Box Challenge
Stack up all of the large cardboard boxes received from gifts and challenge your family to fill them up with items to donate to a local charity of your family's choosing. Think toys, books, movies, linens, even old electronics like mobile phones and household appliances you no longer need. Of course, don't forget clothing, especially warm outerwear that is always useful during the winter months. This is a great way to ensure holiday gifts don't add more clutter to your home while taking care of those pesky boxes that end up clogging up your recycle bin.