As one of the hottest summers of our lives begins to wind down, make sure to consider your fall-time responsibilities as a homeowner. Things like checking the outside of your home for damages, updating any deteriorated fencing or walls, and yes—doing the yearly garage cleanout. Much like spring cleaning, your garage should be cleaned out every fall, when the leaves have changed color and the temperature begins to cool off. This is the best time to do it because it will leave you with more room for your important things (like your car) while also improving your mood for the winter months, (plus setting you up for a productive and happy new year too!). Call on Junk King Cobb County to see how we can help you, from dumpster rental to removal crews, we’re your junk removal answer.
Psychology of the Mess – Call Junk King Removal Services to Help Today
Garages are some of the messiest places in most homes. They are a store-all for everything from paints to boxes, unfulfilled hobby projects to expensive equipment. None of that includes those who use their garages as a craft outlet or a workshop either. For many people, their garage is their open space, it can be anything they need, the moment that they need it. Unfortunately, this means that sometimes things can be forgotten about in the garage, or they can be pushed to the side to make room for other items—creating a never-ending cycle of pushing and storing that eventually takes over the entire garage. Turning it from the most versatile room in the home, to the on-site storage unit.
When garages become overrun with clutter and items (and junk), it can be hard to figure out what exactly makes it difficult to deal with. We can all agree, it is difficult and stress-inducing for most of us, but why? Psychology Today published an article that asks (and answers) this question. Written by a psychologist and award-winning author, the article covers the top eight reasons why a messy environment causes stress and anxiousness. To briefly paraphrase the article, messes around our living space distract us, make us anxious, makes us feel guilty, inhibits our creativity, and frustrates us. This is why many people cannot stand being in a messy environment, but by that same token, those same people may have messy garages, because they are not in that room every day or for very long. In the case of our garage messes, the mental ramifications of consistently having clutter there can lead to stress, guilt, and frustration particularly if the space is normally used as a creative outlet.
Understanding the mental effects of messes in our environment is a great tool for those of us who are able to say “okay, so let’s go get rid of some junk!” Not everyone has this ability, however. Most commonly characterized as people with attachments to collections or the compulsive need to keep all things that pass through their hands, hoarders are some of the most misunderstood people in our community. You don’t need to be classified as a hoarder to have a messy home or a messy garage, but if you experience difficulty in throwing away junk, it is important to know why there is that “wrong feeling” that happens when you do finally throw something away. Psychology Today published another article that speaks about this feeling after an experiment had taken place:
“Unlike non-hoarders, hoarders showed increased showed increased activity in two regions of the brain when confronted with their own junk. Those two areas: the anterior cingulate cortex and the insula. And the more a hoarder reported feeling “not right” about throwing something out, the stronger this pattern of activation was. … The same [mental] process may explain why hoarding is self-sustaining. Each time a hoarder holds onto something, he or she may feel safer and calmer. That relief can become addictive. “
Of course, life is messier than just dropping a person into the category of non-hoarder and hoarder. There is a massive scale which all of us fall on, and where we are on this gradation will let us either throw away things freely or give us a mental thrashing for the act. This is why it is so difficult for most people to throw away things, even if they are broken or ruined. There are many resources that can be found online for helping people through the process of letting go; one of the best resources available is Verymindwell.com — it is a helpful site with a lot of interesting and insightful knowledge about how the mind works for each and every one of us. On the subject of letting go of things, they suggest asking yourself the following:
- -Is the clutter and mess that you’re living with serving you a purpose?
- -Have you considered what would happen if you removed the clutter and stuff?
- -What is the first step you can take to begin removing the items?
Reducing clutter and junk from your living space is a huge responsibility. Many people may find themselves with far too much to handle by themselves. This is an okay thing to recognize and to understand. Services exist to help everyone through the hardest times in their life, as well as through basic maintenance periods. The great thing about this entire process of letting go is that everyone will benefit from it. One of the best services available for Cobb County residents, in particular, is Junk King junk removal.
Tips to Help Clean & Organize – Call Junk King Acworth for Your Hauling Needs
If you’ve decided that it’s time to get rid of the mess, we’re here to help. The reason most garages end up in a state of disaster is because there isn’t enough room for storage, boxes, trash, and hobbies. Some of our favorite tips on how to keep your garage clean involve organization systems, like over-head racks, bins for oddly shaped objects, and even a junk section, just for junk and oddments. Here are a few more tips to try in your garage:
- -Utilize the walls! Attach hanging baskets to keep things off the floor and clean.
- -Make or buy a tool holder to go on one wall. Lawn tools can hang, and an air compressor can go below or above this multi use shelf.
- -If you store cars or oils in your garage, keep a dense rug under them in case of spills or cracks in any of the containers.
- -Go through your garage at least once a year (in the fall maybe?) and get rid of the stuff you don’t need. Chances are, you won’t need all of it—this is your chance to clean up and reset for the new year.
Junk King Acworth: Your Cobb County Junk Removal Service
Junk King is rated as the #1 junk removal service in North America. We received that rating by sticking to a closely followed list of expectations for every person in our team, and by giving every person the opportunity to have junk removed the way they need it done.
Our most common orders for garage cleanouts happen as self-service orders. Our self-service option is unique from other removal services, in that it involves a super-packed mini dumpster! Our MINIs are compact, meant to fit inside of your driveway, and meant to give you all of the room possible without any of the problems that come with bigger dumpsters. More than that, our self-service option means that you can have extra time to figure out what needs to go. You can take the time to really think about letting go of that golf set that you got in sixth grade and never used. How else could we make this easier for you? Well, unlike traditional dumpster rentals, we change our costs based on a variety of aspects. From weight to condition, even the type of thing you want to have removed, can all change your final cost. One of the best aspects to keep in mind is that you are only paying for the space that you use in your roll-away. That means that your pricing features could look like this:
- -Minimum cost: as low as $325
- -½ of a MINI cost: between $325 – $400
- -Full MINI cost: as low as $325
The best thing you can do for your fall cleanout is take a look at our handy pricing estimator. Created especially for us, it can give you the best estimate possible over the internet, and in a fraction of the time it would take to speak with someone on the phone. Remember, we handle most anything and everything (except hazardous waste). Reach out to us today to get a quote via your favorite way of communication:
- -Call us at 1-888-888-JUNK (5865) to get a quote from our trained customer service team
- -Text us pictures at 1-737-888-5865 to get a quote from our experts
- -Book a dumpster online today using our forms
- -Call us up and get an appointment to have a team come out and give you a concrete quote