downsizingIt’s no secret that in Bergen County, New Jersey space is at a premium. However, even though this issue might be prevalent in our area, it is not only in Jersey that we face this problem. All across the country we see the a trend of people wanting to downsize. With shows like TLC’s “Tiny Home, Big Living” which brings tiny houses to the forefront of our culture, it’s natural to daydream about trading that McMansion for something more minimalist. However, while moving into a tiny house might not be for everyone, this idea is universal:  Why do I need all this stuff?!?

Beyond the allure of tiny houses, many of our clients look to downsize for other reasons. Often after raising a family and having the kids leave the house, couples are left with too many empty rooms and wonder why they are paying for all that extra space (e.g., utilities, taxes, etc.). Similarly, many seniors are put in situations where they need to receive extra care so moving from their home to a “senior living community” is necessary.  No matter what the reason, when an individual or couple decides to downsize, there is always that million-dollar question:   What am I going to do with all this stuff?!?

As the years go by, it’s natural to accumulate a plethora of possessions. Whether it’s the furniture that makes a house livable or the trinkets and tchotchkies that make it a home, when the time comes to downsize it’s necessary to look at our belongings with an objective eye. While that ping-pong table or treadmill might have made sense in a 3,000 square foot house, will it fit in a 700 square foot apartment?…not to mention a 300 square foot tiny home!

This time of transition is where SIR JUNK comes in. Whether you need to get rid of appliances, furniture, or boxes of trinkets that can’t make the move with you, SIR JUNK handles all of the loading, lifting, and dumping for one price—giving you the opportunity to save time and focus on other aspects of your move. At SIR JUNK we understand that it can be difficult to get rid of old possessions that are often intertwined with a lifetime of memories, but in order to make room for the new, it’s necessary to let go of the old. We also work with a number of charities such as Ramsey Responds to make sure usable items which can be “repurposed” are brought to families that can use them.