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No one who acquires stuff on a regular basis can honestly say he or she has no clutter at home. We all have a little mess where we live. Some of us may even have more than just a little clutter. We’ve heard of people who have so much junk lying around the house entire reality TV shows have been built around them.

Of course, no one wants to be the butt of jokes or be at the receiving end of disdainful looks from people, but that much clutter is an open invitation. You have to de clutter your home not just to avoid reality TV crews, but for the following reasons as well:

1. Your home is becoming one, big petri dish

All that clutter means you’re not cleaning up, mainly because you can’t access the surfaces that need to be wiped or brushed. And when you’re not keeping your surroundings clean, you are, in effect, fostering a breeding ground for germs, bacteria and household pests like cockroaches, mice, and (shudder) RATS.

2. Clutter poses a risk to life and limb

If you go by the law of averages and think of all the times you nearly fell on your face after stumbling over your boots or slipping on a rogue sock, you are likely to finally hurt yourself the next time it happens. Losing teeth or breaking an ankle over junk you don’t use or need is so not worth it.

3. You may be losing money without knowing it

Some people have this mindset that hoarding all that junk is going to save them money, or even help them make some of it. The problem is, finding the things you need amidst the mess is next to impossible. So even if you know you already own that thing you need, you’ll have no choice but to buy a new one that you will eventually add to the clutter. Also, bills could get lost and completely forgotten underneath that sky-high stack of mail on the floor. That means late fees, which we all know can be completely brutal.

4. It fosters tardiness

How long does it take you to find your other shoe? Or your car keys, for that matter? Hunting for essential stuff underneath all that junk takes forever, and that means being late for most appointments is already a regular occurrence.

5. The mess is stressing you out

Whether you admit it or not, clutter is a significant source of stress in our lives. Unless you’re a natural-born slob who thrives in the chaos of it all, just looking at the mess can trigger anxiety and even feelings of guilt. Clutter also screams into our faces that our work will never be done, and that can definitely stress anybody out.

6. You can’t even have guests

Assuming that you actually give a damn about the mess but just don’t have the time to de clutter, it must be really frustrating not being able to bring friends or lovers around. It is, after all, embarrassing to have someone visit only to have him or her sit on your missing stapler on the couch or worse, on that fresh mustard stain from that hot dog sandwich you had for dinner the night before.

7. You’re running out of space

Clutter takes up a lot of room. With each passing day, you will get more things that will only add to the pile. At this rate, that pile of clothes on your bedroom floor would look fluffier and more appealing to sleep on than your (also cluttered) bed.
You have to stop wasting time, energy and space with all that clutter. De clutter and organize your home, and you’ll be doing yourself a gigantic favor. If you need ideas on how best to de clutter your home, just check out this infographic.

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When it’s time to move, hiring a professional moving company can make the process go much smoother. After all, renting a truck, loading and unloading can be a real hassle and suck up a lot of time. Hiring a mover means you have someone take care of all the heavy lifting, packing a truck properly and wrapping up big ticket items efficiently so the leg of a chair doesn’t punch a hole in your flat-screen TV. After you’ve hired a moving company to transfer your belongings from one home to another, you can make the process go a little easier by preparing the home before they arrive. It’s best to have everything ready at least three days before the moving date. Learn more…

Step 1: Get Boxes in Place

Place your packed boxes in a room with a wide entry door for easy access to the moving truck. If possible, move your boxes to your garage. This will save time when movers will load up your belongings and if you are paying them hourly, it will save you some money as well.

Step 2: Label Your Boxes

It would be a good idea to label your fragile items so movers know what boxes to handle with more care. You should label all of your boxes in regards to where they should go in your new home. For example, place all your pots, pans in one box and label it Kitchen. Your job will be easier and faster when it comes to unpacking.

Step 3: Clear the Pathways

Make sure there is plenty of space for the movers and your pathways are clear so the movers can easily transfer your large pieces of furniture. This will also ensure that movers won’t damage your items.

In conclusion, making things a little easier for the moving company will make the process more faster and smoother for you too. If you are looking for a professional moving company, get in touch with us today.

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