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Monday, November 2, 2009

Organizing Tips from College Hunks Hauling Junk

Meagan Mills, a
college senior interning at College Hunks Hauling Junk, wrote to ask if she could enlighten you on the services they provide as well as offer some organizing tips. We could all stand to get rid of some junk at times! So here's her guest blog:

"With the holidays quickly approaching, we not only need to prepare our budgets but our homes. Either clearing out the old to make way for the new or creating space for your family, friends and guests, we all could use some tips on organization.

Who better to help then College Hunks Hauling Junk? The junk removal company has seen a lot of junk since they began in 2003. The Hunks focus not only on de-cluttering your home, but breathe new life into your unwanted items by donating or recycling them. Giving the gift of space and freedom never looked so good. Here’s a few of their tips and tricks to help you this holiday season:

First, define your idea of organization
Plan how in depth your organization will be. Either cleaning out a drawer or tackling an entire room, have a plan outlined.

Next, set goals
Don’t expect to finish everything in one sitting. Make your goals attainable and categorize each task you want done with the room you are organizing. You will feel great satisfaction when you scratch each task off of your list. Even if you don’t notice the work you’ve done in one day, you will see how many tasks you’ve completed from your list, and you’ll stay motivated.

Give yourself a time limit
Be reasonable, but don’t allow time for distractions. Put your cell phone on silent, take the dog out, and get to work. When you know how much time you want to spend on one project, you will be less likely to get off track.

Get the family involved
Designate jobs for everyone in the family. When they contribute to the goal, they will reap the benefits of enjoying the organization. Make it a fun activity. Crank up the radio, order some pizza, pass out the trash bags and get to work!

Look into recycling old junk
Tis’ the season of giving! College Hunks Hauling Junk is a helpful service that can take the unwanted items off your hands. The junk removal company’s clean-cut, collegiate Hunks donate any reusable items to local charities. They also recycle over 60% of all junk removed from homes and business.

Don’t put it off
Organization can be as easy as opening your mail near the trash can and away from any counter tops. Don’t wait to get things in order. When you think about it, do it! Thinking about tackling that dingy basement or attic? With just a call to College Hunks Hauling Junk, a team can come out for a free estimate. If you like what they have to say, they will get started right then and there.

Once you get started with some of these suggestions, you will feel like giving a sigh of relief. You’ll be able to sit back, relax in a de-cluttered home, and enjoy some holiday cheer.

Don’t want to go it alone? Call College Hunks Hauling Junk at 1-800-JunkUSA to schedule a free in-home estimate or online at www.1800junkusa.com. After all, who can resist a Hunk?

More on junk:
Chopping Big Chores down into Bite-Sized Chunks
Decluttering in 5 - 20 Decluttering Tasks You Can Do In Five Minutes or Less
A Refresher on Recycling Plastics