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Signs You’re Holding Onto Too Much Stuff

Jul 29, 2023

There are certain items in your life that are meant to be stored like seasonal items, holiday decor, baby keepsakes, and other sentimental things. It may be hard to determine what you should be holding onto and what you shouldn’t. When it comes to your storage in your home you may be wondering if it’s begun to cross the line into clutter. For people who have a tendency to want to hold onto their belongings, this may be a difficult distinction to make. However, there are certain signs you can look out for to help you decide if it’s time to consider cleaning out your storage.  

Losing Regularly Used Items

If you often are unable to find regularly used items like your car keys, phone, phone charger, wallet, etc. this can be a sign your home is too cluttered. If you aren’t able to have a clear, designated space to keep these daily use items then chances are you could benefit from some decluttering and organization. It can be a serious hindrance to your day if you can’t find some of these items so clearing space for them should be a priority. 

Your Stuff is Causing You Stress

Perhaps one of the most important indicators you should begin a decluttering process is your own mental health. An overabundance of items in your home can cause serious negative impacts on both your physical and mental health. If you find yourself feeling constantly stressed about the items in your home, it’s a good idea to start working through some of that clutter. Many studies have shown that organization and a lack of clutter can lead to better mental health 

You Lack Follow Through

This happens to a lot of us. We have every intention of doing some decluttering and organizing but when it comes time to pull the trigger we find all sorts of different reasons why we can’t get rid of certain items. Oftentimes, we convince ourselves we can’t get rid of an item because we will likely need it later. This thought process is one of the most common ways clutter ends up building in someone’s home. It’s helpful to follow the simple one-year rule, if you haven’t used it in a year then get rid of it. Chances are if you have gone that long without needing it, and it is tucked away somewhere hard to get to, that you aren’t going to need it in the future. 

Reach Out to The Pros

If any of these signs sound familiar to you it could be time to reach out to the professionals. Our trained team at 1st Class Junk Removal can walk you through the junk removal process and all the ways junk removal can benefit you. Call us today to get started!



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