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How to Overcome Hoarding

dressing room belonging to someone with a slight hoarding problem with many coat racks and hat racks full of items and all surfaces covered in things

As we enter spooky season and begin preparing for Halloween, you might think that the scariest things are ghosts, zombies or maybe vampires! But, there’s only one thing more frightening: the aftermath of hoarding. Hoarding may be a serious issue for you or a loved one. It might be invoking fear in you when entering your home, and it’s difficult to overcome. Whether it’s just one room or the whole house, take the time to get rid of the junk so that the only thing your guests get scared of this year is your Halloween costume!

Make a List

Creating a checklist of the items you know you will never use or need again is a good first step. Write every junk pile, room, or closet down you can think of. Then put the junk that you are most ready to part with at the top of the list. You can even use our 2023 cleanout guide to start with!

Take it Slow

If you just realized the severity of your hoarding problem, you may want to do an entire cleanout right away. Instead of tackling a huge obstacle all at once, start small. If your whole house is filled, begin with a closet and work your way up from there. If the clutter is only in one room, sort a portion of the junk into “keep,” “donate,” or “throw away” piles before you start overhauling the entire space.

Follow the “One Year” Rule

If you haven’t used or opened something in at least a year, there’s a good chance that you never will. As you sort through your stuff, be sure to get rid of anything that hasn’t been used in a while or at all.

Hire a Professional Junk Removal Company

If you find yourself stuck with loads of bulky items that are too hard to get rid of on your own, it might be best to hire a professional. At Junk Removal N Motion, no job is too much for us to handle! Contact us today to start overcoming hoarding.

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