Are You A Junkie?
No…we’re not talking about drugs or alcohol, we’re talking about a ‘junk junkie.’ A ‘junk junkie’ is someone who has created so much clutter in their home or office but don’t realize it’s a problem. A junkie could be a friend, family member, neighbor or even…YOU.
Many people are collectors, but others are full blown hoarders. Some people like to shop at garage sales and some people will buy anything if it is a good deal, but no matter what or where they buy things, they always wind up keeping it one way or another. These are all starting points to becoming a junkie, or what we like to call “the junkie tail-tell signs.”
Other people have just accumulated a lot of junk over the years. If your friends and family have told you to clean up your house or have a junk removal companycome in and you do not think it’s a big deal, you’re in denial. If you are too blind to see your problem, you’re in trouble.
Being a ‘junk junkie‘ isn’t always just bad for you. What’s bad is what it does to the people in your life that love you. Don’t let your junk addiction tear your friends and family away from you. You must find the root of your problem and began to heal your wounds. One thing we can not stress enough to you is that it is OK to ask for help. This brings us to our first step which is admitting you have a problem.
1. Admitting you have a problem..(you are powerless over junk)
This is the universal first step for any problem or program. You can never move forward unless you realize you have a problem. It’s what holds us back from healing. If we haven’t convinced ourselves that there is actually a problem, than there’s nothing to fix. It’s when we face reality head on that we began to patch up our junkie problems.
Take pictures of your junk and clutter. This will help you to see the problem through a different scope. Seeing your own junk in pictures can give you a different prospective of what is cluttering up your life. You will also be able to see the difference once the transformation is complete. You are now starting to believe something needs to be done and you cannot live like this anymore.
3. Take inventory
You need to go through you belongings with a friend or family member and take complete inventory of everything. It is always good to have another pair of eyes helping you decide what to keep and what to keep in the junk pile. Once you start picking through everything, you can probably find some valuable items. But this process can also be hard for you because you may tend to keep everything, this is where your friend(s) come in handy.
They will help you decide with what you are keeping. You already have a tendency to keep junk, they are just there to tell you to get rid of it. Once you have kept you few items, you can not move on to the next step.
4. Come to believe a power greater than yourself can restore you to sanity
Once the realization has come over you that you truly are a ‘junk junkie’ and you have admitted to yourself that you have a problem, the next step is to realize that you are not alone. There are people out there that can help you to overcome not only the problem, but to help you to clean and wash it all away.
We cannot do everything ourselves, for most of us that is how we wound up in this spot of our lives in the first place. This is a very important step in the process of cleaning the junk out of our lives.
5. Make a decision to turn our junk life over to Stand Up Guys
Now the easy part comes. Pick up the phone and call The Stand Up Guys Junk Removal Crew to come help you out of this mess of an addiction. Picking up the phone can be hard, because we are finally letting go and admitting we are powerless, but once that part is over the rest is a breeze.
It’s a breeze because the Stand Up Guys Junk Removal Crew will take care of everything for you. All you have to do is sit back and watch as they clear out all the junk that was bogging down your life. They make it so simple that all you have to do is sit back and point. They will do all the hard work from there. You have earned this. You deserve this.
6. Make a list of all people we have harmed
Now that the junk is gone that doesn’t necessarily mean the problem is. The main goal of these steps is to ensure that this doesn’t happen again and that the problem is gone forever. So next you need to make a list of all the people who have been affected by your junk problem. It doesn’t matter how long or short the list is but either way, it needs to be thorough. Don’t leave anyone out, now matter how small or big your junk addiction problem was on them.
7. Make direct amends to those we have hurt
Now that we have a full list of the people we have affected it’s time to make amends to them. It’s as simple as just making a phone call and explaining to them that you are changing your ways and that you are sorry for any harm you have caused.
Next you must give them all Stand Up Guys number for your benefit. They need to know who to call in case they are ever scared you have turned back to your addiction. This way you have a team of people who are on your side. You don’t have to be the only one that can contact Stand Up Guys if you fall off the wagon, others can help as well.
8. Save Stand Up Guys number in rolladex
This is a very important step. You are changing as a person, you have gotten rid of all the junk in your lift that was bogging you down and feeding your addiction. You have also made amends to all the people you affected. Now it’s time to assure your junk-free future.
You must store the Stand Up Guys number somewhere where you will never lose or forget about it. You have changed and transformed to this point, but we must assure your future is safe. Having the Stand Up Guys in your corner can help you out of any jam or relapse in the future. You must trust yourself and the Stand Up Guys.
9. Continue to take personal inventory
At least once a week, and for the more severe cases everyday we must take personal inventory. We have to ensure that the problem is not coming back. If inventory is not taken regularly, the problem can sneak back on all of us. So make sure you always have a handle on your addiction and your junk. You must remember, just because the junk is gone doesn’t mean your addiction is.