Approximately 25 percent of Americans who have two-car garages have packed them so full of stuff that they can’t even use them to park their cars. Does this sound familiar to you?
Even if you can still use your garage for its intended purpose, there’s a pretty good chance you have more clutter in your home than is desirable. If this is the case, it’s time for some junk removal.
When it comes to clearing clutter and getting rid of junk, you have a couple of different options. You can tackle the project on your own, or you can hire someone to help you. Read on to learn more about the pros and cons of DIY and professional junk removal:
DIY Junk Removal Pros
If you take the DIY approach, one of the primary benefits is the amount of money you can save. With the exception of the money spent on organizational supplies, this can be a free project if you handle it yourself.
Doing your own decluttering also ensures you won’t accidentally throw or give something away that has value (sentimental or monetary).
DIY Junk Removal Cons
On the other hand, doing your own decluttering is quite time-consuming. You’ll need to set aside several hours (if not several days) to go through everything that you want to get rid of and figure out what you’re going to do with it.
It’s also easy to get caught in a trap of nostalgia when you’re going through your belongings and find yourself not wanting to part with anything, even if you haven’t used it or thought of it for years.
Professional Junk Removal Pros
When you hire a professional service to help with the decluttering process, you can save a lot of time.
Working with professionals frees you up to focus on other tasks while also giving you peace of mind that the job is getting done in an effective and efficient way.
According to this site, many services can come and retrieve your belongings on the same day that you contact them.
Professional Junk Removal Cons
Of course, there is more of an upfront investment associated with hiring professional services. These people aren’t going to work for free. Most people find the investment to be worthwhile, though, especially when they consider the fact that they get so much of their time back in exchange for it.
Now that you know more about the pros and cons of the different junk removal options, which one do you think is best for you? Do you want to outsource the stress of clearing clutter to someone else, or do you want to save money and try to handle it on your own? Both are good options, it just depends on your personal budget and preferences.
Once you’ve gotten rid of all your junk, why not reward yourself by doing some redecorating and reorganizing? Check out our decor section for some inspiration to get you excited!