Out with the old in with the new, do you need to keep it?

Have you ever owned something that you have never used but kept as ‘you might use it one day?’ People have an inherent habit of storing belongings that were once useful even if they never end up getting used, however, these items when they’re not needed can pose a problem when it comes to clearing your home. At the end of the day, you can’t have it all, and there will come a time when these items are outdated and will serve little to no purpose for you.

Mental discipline is crucial when clearing your home and being brutal during the home clearance process is the best way to get the job done. But this is easier said than done, so even if it takes a few sessions of sifting through your belongings to make your decision, that is also adequate.

Should you think about having a clear-out?

Life can get in the way, especially with the busy and thriving society we live in today and keeping your home spotless is the least of your priorities. But leaving your home in a mess can do much more damage than you’d ever know. Clutter in a home has been proven to cause increased levels of cortisol, a stress hormone, especially in women.

Potentially, it might be time for a clear-out if you are struggling to find things in and around your home. An organised home will save you time and create a more relaxing environment for you to live in, keeping it organised and clean, however, poses a challenge for most of the population. A study found that half of Brits in the UK think twice before inviting people into their cluttered homes.

Should you throw it away?

The main keepsakes we collect over the years are clothes, shoes, jewellery and children’s items including toys and blankets. If it is not serving a purpose to you or taking up too much room in your home, then it may be time to re-evaluate your belongings that you don’t use. Potentially you may also be moving home and looking to downsize, this of course decreases the space you have, to fit all your things.

Eco-friendly Home Clearances

it is so important to dispose of your items in an environmentally friendly way before clutter starts getting on top of you! If you are struggling to find ways to recycle, our team have many resources that can help to recycle everything possible in your home.

At Manor Clearance, we always ensure the right companies are involved in a project, managing the whole process to ensure items are disposed of in an Eco-friendly manner.