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5 Ways to Declutter a Home for Knoxville, TN Residents

Friday, May 8th, 2020 by Kristen Owenby


A messy, cluttered room doesn’t just look bad, but can negatively impact mental health. Too much clutter can lead to feelings of anxiety and hopelessness, as many people feel unable to deal with a huge mess but know that something needs to be done about it. Here are five tips for dealing with a mess—and how Junkluggers can help!

  1. Take it one room at a time. If you do decide to tackle a mess yourself, approach it in an organized way. Start with the kitchen and focus on that area before tackling other rooms that need organizing. Trying to do too much at one time may overwhelm you and lead to quicker burnout, meaning you’re stuck with an unsightly mess.
  2. Be strategic about cleaning. Decide on one thing to do at a time. For instance, your bedroom floor may be covered in dirty clothes. Focus on putting those clothes into the washer before tackling, say, the cups and dishes you may have lying around. Once the clothes are in order, you can move onto the next items.
  3. Cut out the things you don’t need. Do you have a surplus of old magazines, books, gadgets, or other items? Have you looked at or used these items in the last year? If not, consider getting rid of them completely. Many people tend to hang onto items even if they don’t use them, so be objective about the things you’ve accumulated and decide if they’re worth keeping.
  4. Set goals. Decide a deadline for when you’ll have a certain room cleaned, but make sure it’s a reasonable deadline. Don’t give yourself too little time to accomplish a task, as this might create frustration and stress.
  5. Get help! Junkluggers knows how to tackle junk, and we efficiently “lug” it away for you. We are committed to the environment and our customers. With us, nothing is ever wasted because we donate usable items in good condition to local non-profits and charities. What we can’t repurpose is broken down and recycled—meaning that you’ve not only made your home life better, but contributed to a healthier planet.

If junk is weighing you down and causing you stress, let us haul it away for you. We provide free estimates!

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We serve the following areas

  • Alcoa
  • Andersonville
  • Blaine
  • Caryville
  • Clinton
  • Corryton
  • Dandridge
  • Friendsville
  • Harriman
  • Heiskell
  • Jacksboro
  • Jefferson City
  • Kingston
  • Knoxville
  • Kodak
  • La Follette
  • Lake City
  • Lenoir City
  • Loudon
  • Louisville
  • Luttrell
  • Maryville
  • Mascot
  • Maynardville
  • New Market
  • Newport
  • Norris
  • Oak Ridge
  • Oliver Springs
  • Philadelphia
  • Pigeon Forge
  • Pioneer
  • Powder Springs
  • Powell
  • Rockford
  • Rutledge
  • Sevierville
  • Seymour
  • Sharps Chapel
  • Strawberry Plains
  • Sweetwater
  • Talbott
  • Townsend
  • Walland
  • Washburn
  • White Pine
Our Locations:

The Junkluggers of East Tennessee
6226 Clinton Highway Suite 2
Knoxville, TN 37912
1-865-270-0086