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Nov 01, 2016

9 Tips For Determining What Needs to Go

Look around your home and office and you are likely to see stacks of unread magazines or newspapers, boxes you haven’t opened in years or drawers so stuffed that they can’t close properly. What you have is a case of clutter.

You may say, “But I’ve been saving that,” or “I’ll get to it,” but in reality, the clutter sits. Day after day and year after year.

For most people, clearing away the clutter leads to inner calm. But how do you sort through it and get rid of stuff without the accompanying regrets? Here are nine tips to help:

  1. Is it broken?
    It doesn’t work and can’t be fixed.
  2. Would you replace it?
    It doesn’t work and you wouldn’t replace it.
  3. Did you replace the item with a newer one?
    You kept the old item even though you bought a newer model.
  4. Do you use it?
    You don’t use it, even though it is potentially useful.
  5. Does it serve a purpose?
    As with kitchen gadgets, it might be cute, but is never used.
  6. Does it have memories?
    There is no emotional attachment to the item.
  7. Are you saving it?
    You have stashed away items that are “too good” to use or you plan to use it for a special occasion.
  8. Is it taking up closet space?
    Many items that are neatly stored are just taking up space.
  9. Have you ever used it?
    You purchased items and never use them.

Your Local Community Would Love to Have These Items

123JUNK works with a number of charitable partners like Habitat for Humanity ReStore, the Pender ReGift Thrift or A Wider Circle who would love to repurpose your unwanted or unused items. We sort through all of our pickups to see what items can be reused and designate them for our local charities to make available in their stores or pantries. They can go to families who can’t afford to purchase these items on their own and take on new life.

When you have 123JUNK make a pickup, you’ll not only be creating a peaceful space in your own home or business, you’ll have the pleasure of knowing that your donation will be helping others in your own community. In addition, 123JUNK will take a picture of your donation and provide you with a receipt for a tax deduction.

Help yourself and your neighbors. Call 123JUNK today to haul away unwanted or unused goods, trash, clutter, yard waste or outdated appliances like refrigerators and stoves. We’ll take almost anything.

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