We talk a lot about tips to declutter your home and why you should clean out your space — but what deserves some attention are all the things you’ll be able to do once you make that life change.
Of course, it’s important to be aware of the negative impacts of crowding the space you live in — but it’s also important to get positive about the decluttering process.
There are so many things you can do after you declutter your home — getting rid of all of your old stuff is just the first step. The final step is making the most of your regained space!
Junk Ninja offers junk removal services in Ottawa to help you make that first step, but we are also committed to helping you regain your space and make a positive life change.
We offer our services in many locations because we know that everyone has bulky items that they want to get rid of. From e-waste removal to furniture removal to appliance removal, we are equipped to do it all! Any item that you want taken off of your hands — that isn’t hazardous — we’re happy to haul away.
Our junk removal services streamline the process of purging your home of unneeded things. We do the heavy lifting so that you can put more of your energy into refreshing your space to make it the best living space possible — or, better yet, the best living space for you.
If you are on the decluttering journey, these are the main things you can look forward to doing once you take that step and clean out your home:
1: Get Smart About Space Saving
It’s hard to be economical about your space when you have so many things inhabiting it. Removing all the clutter from your home will give you an opportunity to finally strategize how to make the most of the space you have.
Considering you have witnessed first-hand what happens when you don’t plan out where to put your things, after decluttering your home you will be able to organize your set up better.
Decluttering your home gives you the opportunity to identify what kind of storage and space-saving tools (bins, wall shelves, organizers etc.) will help you organize your home. Get serious about consolidating your things.
2: Work Better & Be More Productive
You took the first step and sought out tips to declutter your office — we’re proud of you! After purging your office space of clutter like textbooks, loose papers, files and other miscellaneous materials, you’ll finally be able to get more productive without the distraction of having all your things everywhere.
3: Move Some Things Around
Chances are, you’ve been wanting to re-arrange your living room for months — but haven’t been able to because you just didn’t have the room.
After enlisting the help of our furniture removal, you will have more open space to re-arrange your remaining items. Capitalize on your space and finally open up that living room!
4: Replace Old Appliances With New Ones
Finally getting rid of an appliance that doesn’t work, whether it be a washing machine or refrigerator, will finally force you to invest in a new one that actually functions the way it’s supposed to.
The longer you keep aged, poorly functioning appliances in your home, the longer you will use them and the more likely you are to be complacent.
When you rid your home of an appliance, you will finally be inspired to replace it with a new one. No one needs a refrigerator with a door that won’t shut unless you slam it 5 times.
If you need to get rid of any of your appliances, remember that we offer appliance removal — why do the heavy lifting yourself? We’ll haul away whatever you need taken and make sure it’s disposed of properly.
5: Get Some Beauty Sleep
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that clutter can take a toll on your sleep. After cleaning out your home — specifically, your bedroom — you can look forward to a much better night’s rest.
Imagine how much easier it will be to get some shut-eye when you aren’t thinking about the mess you need to clean up.
Dr. Carl Brazil, director of Columbia Medical school’s epilepsy and sleep center, shared with The Huffington Post that to get a good night’s sleep “you need a space you are comfortable in, where you are able to tune out and turn off.”
6: Contribute to a Good Cause
Decluttering your space doesn’t mean tossing all your old stuff into the trash. That’s why Junk Ninja forms relationships with charities like Habitat for Humanity or The Salvation Army to make sure that your old things get donated and re-used.
You’ll feel even better about getting rid of your things when you can give those things to someone who needs them.
7: Feel Healthier Mentally & Physically
There are a lot of health concerns that come with clutter. According to Psychology Today, anxiety is closely linked with clutter and hoarding. Making that emotional transition and cleaning your space will lift a weight off of your shoulder and make you feel more mentally aware and at peace.
Clutter also collects dust and other allergens, which is bad for both your indoor air quality and your health. Getting rid of the things that take up room in your home will open up your space — this will make it easier to keep your space clean, conserve your personal health and maintain regular air flow.
8: Rediscover Some Of The Things You’ve Been Looking For, For Years
The thing about clutter is that it makes the things that you actually need that much harder to find. After you declutter, you’ll finally be able to find your favourite top that made its way to the back of your closet.
This is one of the many perks of actually taking the time to go through all of your stuff to find the things that you don’t use or need. You get to get rid of the things you don’t want so that you can find the things you do use — or want to use — a lot more easily.
9: Strategize Your Storage
Storage spaces tend to become a deserted land — a place of no return. When items go into this room, they are never seen again. Think about it — isn’t the whole point of storage to be able to retrieve what you store?
No one wants to go through stacks of old appliances and random bins to find a suitcase the night before a trip.
Cleansing your home and storage room of things that you don’t need and will never use again will help you to strategize your storage space better. You know, so that when you actually need to find something, you’ll be able to locate it.
10: Start Saving Money
So, you decluttered your home and found loose change and spare bills in your old coats, bags and sofa cushions — congrats!
It may seem unlikely, but this can definitely happen — chances are that if you go through enough sofas and old coats, you’re guaranteed to find some loose change or bills that you pocketed forever ago.
We’re not saying quit your day job, but we’re definitely saying this is just one small perk of decluttering your home — you know, among the many other benefits of making such a positive change in your life.
If you find some loose change after the big clean (honestly you probably will), start saving this in a jar, drawer — whatever works for you.
It’s worth noting, however, that dumb luck isn’t the only way you can save some money in the decluttering process. After all, you can always try to sell some of your stuff that you don’t want online or to a consignment store. What’s better than saving space and making money?
Learn About Junk Ninja
Junk Ninja is a full-service junk removal company based in Ottawa, but we offer our wide scope of services in surrounding areas not limited to Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge. After all, we know that everyone has old things that they want to remove that are currently wasting space in their home. We’re committed to helping homeowners regain their space.
When we collect your stuff — honestly, we remove just about anything — you can have peace of mind that all your things will be brought to our recycling center. We assess every individual item to ensure everything is appropriately diverted.
The landfill is always our very last option; we always make sure to recycle, re-use or donate your things first and foremost.
If you require any of our junk removal services, be sure to get in touch! Give us a call at 613-825-0707 if you have any questions or want to book an appointment.