“It might come in handy one day”
As part of our ongoing house clearance news and advice we talk about the problem of clutter and how it affects our lives and how to overcome the issues involved concerning not only a cluttered home but a cluttered mind.
Don’t for one moment think you or the deceased person are the only one who has or had a clutter problem, in fact its probably true to say that clutter in one way or another effects over half the homes in the uk. Realistically i think most kitchens have an amount of out of date or expired food in them, medicine cabinets also containing expired products, plastic carrier bags stuffed in a kitchen drawer or between the units that “it might come in handy one day”, now we get onto the subject it might come in handy one day when in fact it never came in hand, just part of the accumulation, abundance or double of the same things all over the house. Not to mention the attic, how many empty cardboard boxes rolls of wallpaper, boxes containing books belonging to the kids along with Christmas and birthday cards that you just cant bear to throw away without feeling that you have committed a cardinal sin and going on a never ending guilt trip. Do you remeber your parents storing your old school reults up there as well and we havn’t even got to the garage or the shed yet – I think we all get the point.
As a house clearance company we see things from a completely different aspect, as the problem that we have to deal with has usually resulted from a persons inability to control the clutter build up, maybe due to ill health or depression or other factors attributed to old age. As a person gets older they may be alone, or sadly lost their partner, and if not assisted by family or friends it becomes increasingly difficult for them to clean and clear a home as they did before. We often help families that have lost a parent or a close family member by organising the clearance of such a property. It must be said that its much easier to clear a house of clutter if the occupant has deceased and apart from personal items the contents have to be completely cleared as house clearance job. De-Cluttering a house where the occupant is alive and living in the property is a completely different matter, a subject that Caroline Henthorne, our personal organiser and life coach will be talking about in the near future as part of our help and assistance on issues relating to clutter and hoarding.
Jeffrey Avery & Associates offer discreet and above all confidential advice on all matters realated to this article – Jeffrey Avery can be contacted directly on 0800 567 7769.