Decluttering Tips for Seniors and Their Loved Ones

Most people acquire vast quantities of stuff over the course of their lives. From sentimental keepsakes to years’ worth of “the latest gadgets,” many seniors possess far more than they need. The more things an elderly person has, the harder it is for them to take care of their house. This also makes it harder on their loved ones when it comes time to move to a nursing home, or sort through an estate upon their passing. That’s why it’s a good idea to declutter your elderly loved one’s belongings before the task gets too big to handle easily.

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Local junk removal service, 123JUNK, provides some tips for decluttering. They give one particularly helpful piece of advice by recommending that you turn the process into a fun family affair. Separate out responsibilities, and then create a system of rewards to motivate everyone throughout the process. Once the whole project is done, plan something fun as a prize for completing the challenge. Decluttering doesn’t have to be monotonous. It can be a fun time for you, your elderly loved ones, and your whole family to spend working together (grandkids included)!

To read all of their tips, visit their article on how to create your own decluttering challenge.


123JUNK provides environmentally friendly junk removal services to the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia area by donating, recycling and responsibly disposing unwanted items. For more information, you can visit their website, For more home and organizing services, visit our Real Estate and Home Services directory listings.

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