When it comes to hoarding situations, an organized cleanout strategy is critical. Trying to take on the daunting task of decluttering without a plan can often lead to discouragement. But do not despair! Follow these simple tips, and you can develop an effective organizational system to help you get through even the most challenging hoarding problems. So grab your broom, vacuum, garbage bags, and, most importantly – patience – as we tackle all of the piles cluttering up your life one by one!
De-cluttering, or “clean out” strategies, may be helpful for individuals dealing with hoarder houses. The following are some steps to consider when beginning the decluttering process:
Start Small To Complete Quickly
Start small by identifying one area of the home to address first. This could include the bedroom, living room, or kitchen. By completing a room you will be motivated to continue throughout the house.
Bring Out The Plastic Bins
Sort the items in this area according to categories such as “keep,” “donate,” or “throw away.” It may be helpful to have a family member or friend assist with this process for encouragement and accountability.
Once completing the sorting, determine which items to keep in the home and what can be donated or discarded.
Develop a Plan To Stay Organized
Develop a plan for organizing and storing the remaining items so that they are accessible but not taking up excessive space.
After completing this task, move on to another area of the home, repeating steps 2-4 as needed.
By planning and executing a cleanout strategy, individuals can reduce the strain of hoarding on their lives and reclaim control over their living space. Additionally, implementing these strategies may reduce the risk of injury and improve overall mental health in those dealing with hoarding behavior. Professional assistance is available for those seeking additional support.
By following these steps, individuals can make significant progress in tackling compulsive hoarding and restarting their lives. It is important to remember that the process may take time and effort, but success is achievable with a plan in place!
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