Your kids have moved out and now you’re standing there looking at an empty house. Okay… it’s not really empty. Though the kids are gone, there is still a lot of their stuff left behind. This is especially true if they’ve left a little while ago. They’ve probably stored things in your home for years and they’re not likely to come back and remove them.
When you have a full house, space is sometimes difficult to find. Your home is busy and filled with people, so you’ve got to be organized. It’s tough to clean when people are living there lives and making more mess every day. Once the kids move out, you suddenly have empty rooms and it’s only a matter of time before those empty rooms get filled with junk. Instead of being organized and throwing things out when you no longer need them, you start to stash items away in one of the spare bedrooms and the next thing you know Billy’s room has become a storage room. So has Cindy’s. So has the garage.
Instead of seeing your empty home as an opportunity to store more useless stuff, you can look at it an a chance to finally give the place a good cleaning. But don’t do so without consulting your kids. The last thing you need are your children coming home to visit to find all of their stuff gone. That’s an easy way to hurt someone’s feelings.
Instead, have your kids over and everyone can clean the house together. There is probably a lot of stuff in your children’s rooms that they will be able to get rid of. Once you’ve gathered up all the old furniture, broken appliances and piles of miscellaneous junk, it’s time to call a junk removal company. You can either rent a dumpster and pile everything into it yourself or have a full service company come over and do all of the work. Either way, you’ll find that cleaning your house will make your everyday life more enjoyable.
Your kids will enjoy it too. They will probably want to take some of their favourite items with them, and they’ll be happy that you involved them in the process.