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San Antonio Hoarding: How to Get Rid of Junk

There is a dangerous side to hoarding especially when it involves animals. All too often people who were suffering from this type of obsessive-compulsive disorder use animals as their “collectibles.” Too often there are news stories about homeowners living amongst dozens of cats, birds, dogs and in extreme cases rats. These types of hoarders don’t even realize they are causing great harm to these animals. It only takes the intervention of authorities to rescue the animals and make sure that hoarder deals with their psychological issues.

Fortunately, most of us have only slight hoarding tendencies which have more to do with our own issues of convenience as opposed to some type of disorder. But that doesn’t mean our own hoarding can’t get out of control. It’s important to nip hoarding in the bud, so to speak, before it gets out of control.

An amateur hoarder is someone who has no trouble throwing things away; it’s just that they are a bit of a procrastinator when it comes to cleaning up. Often it easier for these types of people to stuff something in a drawer or closet instead of getting rid of it. Of course, it doesn’t take long before those drawers and closets are overflowing with junk that can simply be tossed out. The same holds true for entire rooms in our homes. It’s not uncommon for people to use a space like a garage or basement as a kind of hoarding zone where everything that’s not being used is placed.

Hoarding experts will tell you that if you don’t use something at least once every six months you should throw it out. This means clothes, shoes, magazines and anything else that is taking up space in your home. Even that pasta maker you got as a gift for Christmas three years ago could be considered junk if you’re never going to use it.

You could de-clutter your home by adopting the “bin method” of organizing. This will have you putting the items scattered around your home into one of those big plastic bins which can then go on a shelf. While that does help clean up the clutter it might turn you into a bin hoarder! And that type of organizing only really works with small objects.

A strong approach to curb your hoarding tendencies would be to hire Junk King San Antonio. These are the San Antonio-based professional junk haulers who are extremely experienced in removing all kinds of junk and clutter from a home. Suppose you schedule an appointment with Junk King to show up at your house two weeks from this coming Saturday. That gives you 14 days to go through your home and identify every item you’re ready to let go of. Once you’ve made those decisions all you’ll have to do is tell the Junk King crew what they need to take away. Within a matter of hours you’re home will finally become free of clutter and no one could ever accuse you of becoming a hoarder!

Declutter You San Antonio Home

The numbers are in for the San Antonio real estate market for 2011 and they look a lot like the numbers from 2010. Last year there were 17,914 homes sold in San Antonio which is only 42 less sales than in 2010. The good news for homeowners is that the median price of a San Antonio home bumped up by 1% from $150,400 to $152,000. Even though on paper it looks like there has been stagnation, the prospects for 2012 are for better numbers all around. At some point in every home owner’s life they will be faced with the question to sell or stay put. Selling a home is often decided upon when a couple wants to downsize after all the kids have move out to start their own lives. There could also be a desire to retire to a different city. If you are thinking about putting your San Antonio home on the market, you’ll probably want to fix it up a bit.
A real estate agent would like nothing better than for an old house to get a fresh paint job and have all the furniture removed so that it can be restaged to appeal to potential buyers. Of course, all of those expenses would come out of your own pocket. One positive step you could take towards getting your home ready for sale is to get rid of all the junk that is taking up space. As a matter of fact, getting rid of the junk is probably a good idea whether you’re going to sell or stay put. If this seems like a task that’s too big for you to handle on your own, you’re probably right. That’s why you might want to set up an appointment with Junk King San Antonio. These are the professional haulers who are part of a national franchise dedicated to decluttering our lives. While that is a very noble endeavor to undertake, you have to assume the first step and that’s recognizing that you’re ready to get rid of your junk.
A great way to define your junk would be all those things you have to make excuses for when visitors come a calling. For instance, there might be some rusted car parts stacked up on the side of your garage that you explain away with, “They were supposed to be sold for scrap but it’s not worth it.” Or there could be old furniture stored in the basement that nobody wants to sit on. The excuse? “We didn’t have any other place to put that.” What items in your home are you making excuses for? Whatever they are you can finally get rid of them when Junk King is given the assignment.
All it takes is one call to Junk King’s San Antonio Declutter Team for you to set up an appointment for the junk removal. You don’t even have to drag that stuff out of your home; the Junk King crew will handle it. With Junk King on stand-by, you really don’t have any more excuses!