There is a difference between lots of clutter and hoarding. Hoarding is the acquisition of, and failure to discard, a large number of possessions that appear to be useless or of limited value. Hoarding can often result in so much clutter that a room cannot be used for its intended purpose, or result in unsanitary conditions, which can happen when a person hoards pets, and isn’t able to clean up after all of them.
Fortunately, most of us have only slight hoarding tendencies which have more to do with our own issues of indecisiveness or procrastination. But that doesn’t mean our own hoarding can’t get out of control. As we get older, we collect more stuff. Some of it we hold onto for sentimental reasons, some of it because we think we might need it later.
Hoarding experts will tell you that if you don’t use something at least once every six months to a year, you should throw it out. This means clothes, shoes, magazines, broken electronics, your grown kids, collectibles and anything else that is taking up space in your home. Even that bread maker you got as a gift for Christmas three years ago should be considered junk if you’re never going to use it. Of course, give your kids a chance to claim their childhood treasures. But you are not a storage company.
A strong approach to curb your hoarding tendencies would be to hire Maryland Pickers Junk Removal Company. We’re Harford County-based professional junk haulers who are extremely experienced in removing all kinds of junk and clutter from a home. Schedule an appointment with us for attic cleanouts, basement cleanouts, garage cleanouts, storage cleanouts, barn cleanouts, to clean out before downsizing or moving and more. Just point us toward what needs to be disposed of, and we’ll do the heavy lifting and dirty work.
We’ll help sort through what can be donated to charity, what can be recycled, and what needs to be hauled to the dump. Call us today at 410-206-1859 to schedule an appointment!