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July 21, 2020
Author: undercut

If you’ve been spending a lot of time at home since the start of the COVID-19 crisis, maybe you’ve gotten into a cleaning kick. But why stop at reorganizing the closets? If you want to do a thorough cleaning job, we recommend ditching these three things:

Hoarded items
As Marie Kondo says in The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing, “The best way to choose what to keep and what to throw away is to take each item in one’s hand and ask: ‘Does this spark joy?’ If it does, keep it.” When things get busy with the kids and work, it’s easy to accumulate clutter. Determining if you use the item or if it holds a sentimental value can help you decide if you want to keep it or not. Some belongings to consider letting go:

-Clothes that don’t fit or you no longer wear
-Obsolete appliances and electronics
-Outdated newspapers, magazines, or books
-CDs or DVDs you don’t use
-Kitchen gadgets that never leave the drawer

If the amount of hoarded items is overwhelming or you need help clearing out your basement or attic, consider hiring a junk removal company for assistance. Junk removal companies often donate items to churches and organizations – just think about how the things you no longer use can help someone in need!

Old carpets
Did you know carpets and rugs could be a breeding ground for dust, mold, and bacteria? Yuck! Getting rid of old carpet can help prevent allergies and even unwanted infestations. Plus, the condition of your carpet can make or break the look and feel of a room. Dingy or discolored carpets or rugs can make a room look shabby, even if your furniture is in good condition.

Old mattresses
Mattresses can also carry a lot of dust, bacteria, and mold, making them the perfect environment for tiny insects that can’t be seen with the naked eye. Getting rid of your old mattress may help prevent allergies and also help you sleep better.

Fun fact – for the best night’s sleep, your mattress should be replaced every seven to ten years. An old mattress can become misshapen and unsupportive, causing interrupted sleep and for you to wake up feeling unrested, stiff, and achy. If this sounds like you, it’s time to ditch the old mattress!

UnderCut Junk Removal is available seven days a week to help you get the most out of the process. Learn more at undercutjunkremoval.com, or call us for a free estimate at 516-317-6203.

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