If you keep building up clutter and you think all you need do is call a Junk Hauler, the price for one load could easily be $1000. How do I know? I hired the Junk Ninjas in Ottawa and they took away a lot of old furniture, and a piano for over $1000. Could I have taken these things to Value Village or the dump myself? Maybe, but I needed this stuff gone fast. It was gone fast.
The piano I couldn’t give away, and it needed to go. I found out that Value Village does not take bed frames, thus we had to call someone to take away the 4 bedframes (extra) in my house. As I have mentioned, don’t store 3 apartments’ worth of stuff in your house.
This answers the question, does clutter cost money? Yes, it does.
Oh, and if your response is, “We can just put it in a Storage Facility”, you have a big problem. Storage just means you will continue to pay for junk ad infinitum. Clutter and junk are expensive, the longer you keep it the more it is going to cost.
Other Clutter Articles
- Money and Lent: Clutter too? You can use Lent as an excuse to actually clean up your clutter.
- Bazaar: Where Clutter Goes this is a common topic, in fact, I wrote about it in The Church Bazaar and Uncluttering as well.
- De-cluttering Financially (redux) making sure you keep your financial life uncluttered is important as well.
- Unclutter your life! is one of my first posts about the importance of getting rid of clutter.
Local Facebook Free Exchange groups, and those collecting to support newcomers to Canada (ie in Ottawa: From House to Home: Furnishing Homes for Refugees) are good places to donate furniture and other household goods. Stuff gets repurposed immediately and is greatly appreciated.
That being said, there is a large supply of free accoustic pianos available
I’m with you. The more junk I keep, the harder it is to find the things I truly value.