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The Benefits of Decluttering for the New Year

Posted By On January 13 2023
Benefits of decluttering for the new year

Start the New Year With Less Clutter

The new year is fast approaching, and with that comes the resolutions we all intend to keep. Well, maybe this year anyway. Decluttering is a great way to start off the new year and help you keep those resolutions.

Less clutter in the home means less clutter in the mind, and it can make you feel happier in the process. It’s a great way to finally clear out that spare room or the attic. This process may allow you to finish the basement and create that game room you have always wanted. 

A positive attitude helps when it comes to making the kinds of decisions you will need during the decluttering process. This makes it easier to work through everything and helps you see the light at the end of the tunnel. 

We don’t realize the stress and anxiety that can be caused in a cluttered home. We live with it every day, so we don’t see how it’s happening. When we declutter, there is a positive effect on our mental health by relieving stress and allowing us to enjoy our home more.

Suddenly, we want to have friends over more or feel that we can unwind better at the end of a stressful day. Renovation projects begin to come to mind, and we can see how we want to improve our home.

Out With the Old and in With the New

The holidays are typically when we collect a whole bunch of new things in the form of gifts or shop for items that will make our holiday table look better than it did last year.

As the years roll by, we gather and collect more items until our living space starts to look more like a craft store or a retailer’s front window than a home.

This means that in order to make room for all the new things, it’s best to purge the old ones. Anything broken, discoloured, or just out of fashion can be removed. However, you don’t have to wait until your home gets to that point; you can declutter at any time you feel that things are getting out of control.

Let Your Creative Flag Fly

Decluttering allows you to get creative either with storage space or just through redesigning a room (or rooms) that you clear out. This can be anything from using new storage containers and colour coding to putting on fresh paint and new curtains.

When we declutter, we tend to find things that we may have forgotten about. For some of these items, it’s time to breathe new life into them and put them to use. For example, you can place new pictures or ornaments on display or change up your window’s curtains or outdoor decor. 

When we declutter spaces, we often look at them with new eyes and discover how to reshape a room to freshen it up or repurpose it. 

For our more ambitious projects, a bin rental in Whitby is a great way to declutter and renovate quickly and effectively. With multiple bin sizes, the right one for your decluttering job can be found, delivered, and taken away on your schedule. 

Clear Away Those Pesky Allergens

With all that has happened over the last few years, decluttering our homes is a great way to allow us to do a deep clean and remove allergens that cause health issues.

From dust mites to pet dander and more, decluttering helps to eliminate all of these issues from your home, thus allowing you to start the new year healthier and happier. 

We all regularly get our furnace filters changed and ducts cleaned. Routine vacuuming and dusting also help to keep allergens from taking over. Until you declutter, though, it’s harder to do a proper deep clean.

By simply removing things that collect dust, not only do you clean out the room, but you clean the air, too. Less clutter means fewer allergens to get into the air we breathe. Your home will therefore smell fresher and appear brighter.

It’s a Time to Give as Well as to Receive

Decluttering doesn’t mean you need to get rid of everything you own. There are things that can be reused by others, so it’s a great time to pass on items you no longer need.

The holidays are hard for many people, especially in the current economy. So, by donating items that are still in good and usable condition, you can help others and maybe even change someone’s life.

That old Christmas tree or box of decorations, for example, could light up a new family’s holiday. That box of old clothes could go to someone who lost everything in a fire or other disaster. There are many reasons to donate, and the holidays are the best time to do so. 

Call donation centres to find out what they need, and see if that matches any of the items you plan to get rid of. This keeps things out of landfills and is better for the environment, too.

New Year, Fresh Start

Whether you are planning on clearing out one small room or your whole house, decluttering is a process that takes time and planning. 

One essential thing on your to-do list should be to make sure you have booked your bin rental so that you have a guaranteed start and end date for your decluttering project. 

The expert team at Scarborough Disposal Ltd. will not only help you to book at a time that’s best for you but will also ensure you get the right tools for the job. 

With locations across the GTA, we are also experts in where to take your clutter, and can help you decide what is bound for the landfill or the reuse centre.

So, give us a call at 1-416-265-7979 and speak to our friendly and professional team, or get a quote and book your bin online. Let’s get your home decluttered and ready for a great new year.

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