Sorting Like with Like

edu-grande-81410-unsplashOrganizing your home is an ongoing process. Even when you feel like you’ve already decluttered, there’s always more to take care of. Before you schedule an appointment with your Orlando trash removal service, it’s important to go through your items and decide what to keep and what’s ready to head to the dump. Having a good sorting process in place will make identifying those items easier, and sorting like with like is one of the easiest methods. Here’s what you need to do:

Start In Stages

Before you can sort like items for long-term storage and display, you need to separate out the items you no longer wish to keep. Go through each room on its own, separating items that you want to keep from the ones you want to get rid of. Bag or box up the items that need to be hauled away and remove them from the room.

Group Like Items Together

This is where you can get a little creative. Sort items by type, purpose, or the area where you want to display them. The easiest way to go is to sort items by type. For example, group books and magazines together in a pile, and create a separate one for DVDs, CDs, vinyl. However, since no two people are the same, it may be better for you to group items by their intended storage spot. Group items you want to move to the bookshelf together, and separate out items that need to be stored in the closet.

Find Designated Storage Spots

No matter what like-with-like method you choose, take the time to give each item it’s own designated storage spot. This makes it easier to find items when you need them. Items that don’t fit with your storage solutions should be reevaluated. If you need to keep them, you may need to purchase additional storage bins, shelves, or racks to help you keep track of them. As a general rule, put the items that are most important to you in a more visible location, and move items that you use infrequently to a tucked away spot. This way, you won’t have trouble accessing the items you use most.

Once you’re done sorting, schedule a pickup with the Orlando trash removal pros at Junk Angel. We’ll handle the heavy lifting so you can focus on enjoying your newly organized space. Call 1-888-80-ANGEL for a free estimate.