Definition of dejunk in US English:



[with object]informal
  • Clear (a room or other space) by disposing of clutter and unwanted possessions.

    ‘dejunk the house before you move’
    • ‘Clearing the space for it and dejunking my study took far more time and energy than buying the materials and putting the boards up.’
    • ‘I've been busy dejunking my apartment because I'm going to be buying a house in a year or so and I don't want to move a bunch of garbage.’
    • ‘You know, when I'm busy I'm full of dejunking fervour.’
    • ‘Add to that the exhausting thought of dejunking a chock-full attic and garage for the next several weekends - suddenly hiring an expert sounds like a brilliant idea!’
    • ‘The higher your number of ` Yes’ responses, the more you need to invest time and energy in dejunking and uncluttering your workspace.’
    • ‘Today, we spent time together dejunking the yucky room in the house.’
    • ‘If you have never really dejunked the toys before, the first time may be painful, both for the kids and you.’
    • ‘Nothing has made its way back in there yet and is still in piles in my room but it will make it back and get dejunked at the same time.’
    • ‘Let's talk about doing this under the categories of dejunking and organizing.’
    • ‘Having a more positive approach to making choices builds your confidence - and dejunks your clutter.’
    • ‘Their method of dejunking and streamlining is so easy to follow it can be mastered by even the worst slobs.’
    • ‘As you say, dejunking gives one a wonderful feeling of lightness and relief.’
    • ‘The dejunking phase requires the time to try on all my spring clothes and the courage to discard those that are from a life and body I don't have anymore.’
    • ‘Last weekend Troy and I completely dejunked the house.’
    • ‘We painted both the family room and my bedroom and dejunked literally every room in the house.’
    • ‘Now that we are ready to start dejunking and unclutter our lives, let's look at a few dejunking tips.’
    • ‘By choosing just one area of the attic for one dejunking session, and saving the rest for the next time, you'll do the job more thoroughly and you'll feel a greater sense of accomplishment.’
    • ‘I have made a lot of headway in dejunking our house and trying to simplify our lives.’
    • ‘This is the first time this room has been dejunked in five years.’
    • ‘We need the power to dejunk to throw out all of these emotions.’
    put in order, clear up, sort out, put to rights, straighten, straighten out, make shipshape, clean, clean up, spruce up
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