Summer has ended, fall is here, and it’s time to celebrate! Whether it’s pumpkin season, turkey time, or the Christmas countdown, one thing is probably for sure — you’ve got some ideas on how you want to decorate.
This all sounds well and good until you’re reawakened to the reality of it, the same way it happens every single year — you just have too much holiday junk.
Holiday decoration stashes seem to grow like an independent organism — you can swear that you’re not adding to it, and yet, there seems to be more and more every year. People have a tendency to add to their piles every year without knowing it, and eventually, the conquest of digging into your storage to unearth them becomes wholly unappealing.
Maybe it’s time to call a junk removal company.
Unsure of whether or not it’s time to downsize your holiday decorations? Here are a few signs that you should take the plunge.
Knowing When It’s Time to Ditch Some Holiday Decorations
You’ve Run Out of Storage Room
This should be the most obvious sign that it’s time to downsize. When you literally don’t have room to add to your storage, you could probably afford to get rid of some holiday stuff. It’s always good to have some extra room to spare in case you ever need to store something on a whim.
Is walking through your storage similar to walking through a haunted house, where it feels tight, dark, cramped, and you never know what’s around the corner, or whether or not something is going to fall on you? This isn’t how things should be. Junk removal should be high on your priority list at this point. Give your stuff some breathing room!
Your Decorations Are as Old as Halloween Itself
Have you reached the point where you dig through your holiday stuff and you can’t even remember when or where you acquired some decorations, or even worse, when you last used them? If you’ve had unused decorations for years, decades, or centuries, it’s time to throw them out.
Fortunately, your decorations need not go to waste. If you call a junk removal company, they can take all the things you want to dispose of, and then they will find the best way to get rid of the items. Sometimes, this means trashing them. However, giving them to a donation center is always on the table for stuff such as holiday decorations, so you can sleep comfortably knowing that your holiday decorations might finally be seeing some use in other people’s hands. You can help the world to become a spookier (or jollier) place this holiday season!
Your Decorations Are No Longer Relevant
There are plenty of ways that your holiday decorations could be past their season. Here are some giveaways that they’re past their prime.
Halloween Costumes No Longer Fit: If you have a giant storage bin full of Halloween costumes that no longer fit, there’s good news and bad news. The bad news is that your growth has rendered a bunch of cool costumes useless. The good news is that you now have a whole storage bin’s worth of freed up space!
Outdated References: It’s not uncommon to see holiday decorations that are themed from some kind of existing license. While there are iconic mainstays (such as The Nightmare Before Christmas) which will likely continue to be in vogue for years and years to come, not everything is so hip, and you run the risk of looking terribly uncool if you use decorations that aren’t modern. If your Halloween decor screams out “mid-90s,” maybe it’s time to throw out the junk and get with the times.
Your Stuff Doesn’t Work Anymore
Is there really a reason why you’re keeping all of those oversized inflatable lawn decorations when half of them have holes? What about the reindeer that are made up of Christmas lights which have a broken circuit? Do you have a spooky animatronic vampire that’s supposed to rise from a coffin, but just ends up hitting himself instead? There are no good reasons to keep this stuff around.
If your holiday decorations no longer function, it’s fair game to call them “junk,” which means that it’s fair game to call the professionals for junk removal.
We know that getting rid of old stuff can be a stressful and difficult experience. But sometimes, it’s just ready to let some things go. And for every holiday decoration you get rid of, you could potentially be replacing it with one that gives you more joy, which also gets consistent use. Win-win!
Spartan Junk Removal has performed junk removal jobs for clients all over Maryland, primarily in and around the greater Baltimore area. Headquartered in Laurel, we’ve traveled all over the surrounding areas to assist people in their junk and clutter-related needs. Ready to make some positive changes and reduce your Halloween decor to items that are truly worth having? Contact us today!