Let’s face it– as neat as we would like our homes to be, we all have at least some old junk cluttering up the place. But just what sort of clutter personality are you? In this article, we’ll be looking at some of the different reasons why people tend keep clutter and to help you decide if it’s time to bring in the pros to help you tackle the problem.
By far the most common clutter personality type is the “sentimental” junk keeper. These people hang on to anything that has a special meaning to them, however small that might be. While it’s perfectly acceptable to hold on to old family photo albums and heirlooms – do you need to keep every little thing with a story behind it? Think long and hard about whether the stuff you have cluttering up your home does mean something to you, or whether you’re just keeping it out of habit. If objects fall into the latter category, then it might be time to call in the junk removers to help you out.
Some of us prefer to avoid tackling clutter by keeping it out of sight. To an outsider, your home will probably look pretty neat and tidy. Take a closer look, though, and every free bit of space, such as cupboards and closets, will be filled to the brim with old junk that should have been thrown away a long time ago. These people are “behind-the-scenes” junk keepers, and it’s easy for this problem to get out of hand. It may well be that you need assistance from a junk removal company to be an objective voice in dealing with the junk.
Next up is the “librarian”- those are folks who hoard every book they’ve ever read, and are loathe to part with any of them. Before you know it, you’ve got more books than you have shelves, and they start to pile up in every spare space. While this certainly makes you look smart, it can also be a real pain. Instead of holding on to all those old books, pick out the ones you’re likely to re-read and the rest can go to the library book sale, used bookstore, or try reselling on Amazon or another online bookseller.
Finally, the “aspirational” hoarder. These people collect stuff like musical instruments or sports equipment, with the intention of taking up a new hobby shortly. But while they might make use of these objects a couple of times, boredom soon sets in, and that equipment quickly becomes clutter. What’s the point in letting it collect dust when you’re never going to use it again? Instead, make a stand against your clutter personality type- get rid of it, and free up some extra space in your home so it can be put to better use.
If you need help taming your clutter personality, call McJunk at 919-850-4377 for assistance in clearing out all those unused items that are taking up space in your home.