Hoarding has become a popular topic for the media in the last few decades, but it remains a serious issue that negatively affects many families and individuals. At Junk King Marin, we’re sympathetic to this situation and offer hoarder help services. While we aren’t equipped to help people with the emotional aspect of hoarding, we’re ready to make the physical aspect of minimizing clutter a lot easier. We’re committed to reducing stress for our customers during this already difficult situation.
If you’re dealing with a hoarding issue yourself or helping a family member or friend with their house, figuring out where to begin can be overwhelming. That’s why we created a short step-by-step guide that will make your project easier.
Step 1: Set Some Guidelines
Before going through each item one by one, it’s a good idea to set some rules about what stays and what goes. For example, some people decide to get rid of everything they haven’t used for a year or more except for photos and other important mementos. Since the type of clutter in your home may be very unique, you’ll need to create guidelines that make sense for your situation. With rules in place, going through the hoard of clutter in a home will be much easier and faster.
Step 2: Keep or Don’t Keep
Now it’s time to start sifting through each pile and deciding what to keep item by item. We recommend sticking to one room at a time so that everything feels more manageable. Pick an area in or outside the house, such as the garage, to temporarily store all of the belongings you’re not keeping. People providing hoarder help should be considerate of the owner’s feelings regarding certain items, but they should also provide a bit of friendly pressure.
Step 3: Donate, Sell or Throw Away
Once you’ve segregated the items that you’re not keeping, you’ll need to decide what to do with them. Useful belongings, including working electronics, quality clothes, and collectibles, could be sold in a garage sale or donated to local organizations. This is a great way to make some money while solving your hoarder issue. Items that aren’t able to be sold or donated can be set aside so that our junk removal professionals can take them.
Step 4: Professional Junk Removal
Before or after you sell or donate your useful belongings, Junk King can take care of the things that need to be thrown away or recycled. All you have to do is schedule an appointment and our friendly crew will visit your home and take away anything you ask them to, including appliances, furniture, electronics, old equipment, and even possibly hazardous materials. We can pick up junk from a single location or from multiple rooms and areas of your home. We’ll dispose of your junk in a safe and environmentally responsible manner.