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Spring Cleaning: The HUNKS Way

Out with the old: HUNKS tips for spring cleaning and decluttering your space

Spring is the perfect time to declutter and get organized, both at home and in the office. But where do you start? Let’s make it easy with these five tips for spring cleaning and junk removal while using an easy-to-remember acronym: HUNKS.

Have a Plan

Before you start digging through your clutter, take a step back and make a plan. Decide what you want to accomplish and set some goals for your spring cleaning. Do you want to go through your entire house or just focus on one room? Do you need to get rid of any large items, like furniture or appliances? Having a plan in place will help you stay on track and make the most of your time.

family sorting through items to place in appropriate box

Use a System

When it comes to decluttering, it can be overwhelming to know where to start. One helpful system is the “four-box method.” Label four boxes as “keep,” “donate,” “sell,” and “trash.” As you go through your items, put them in the appropriate box. This will help you make quick decisions and keep the process moving.

woman decluttering her closet

Narrow Down Your Belongings

It can be tough to decide what to keep and what to get rid of. A good rule of thumb is to ask yourself if you’ve used an item in the last year. If not, it may be time to let it go. Another helpful question is if the item brings you joy or serves a practical purpose. If it doesn’t fit either of those criteria, consider saying goodbye.

Packing boxes to donate to charity donation facility

Keep a Donation Box Handy

One of the biggest roadblocks to decluttering can be figuring out what to do with all the stuff you no longer need. To make it easier, keep a donation box handy in a convenient spot. When you come across something you want to get rid of, toss it in the box. Once it’s full, drop it off at your local donation center.

schedule a pickup with a junk removal service during spring cleaning

Schedule a Pickup

For larger items that you want to get rid of, like furniture or appliances, consider scheduling a pickup with a junk removal service. They’ll come to your home or office, haul away your unwanted items, and dispose of them responsibly. It’s a quick and easy way to clear out space without having to do any heavy lifting. Bonus: they can also bring your items to a donation or recycling facility as well!

In conclusion, spring cleaning and junk removal can be a daunting task, but with these HUNKS tips, you’ll be well on your way to a clutter-free space. Remember to have a plan, use a system, narrow down your belongings, keep a donation bag handy, and schedule a pickup. With a little effort, you’ll be amazed at how much more spacious and peaceful your home or office can feel.