Declutter your basement with 1-800-GOT-JUNK?
Basements often end up being used just for storage. It makes sense, as they are a convenient spot to get things out-of-sight while still giving you easy access to them. However, what starts as just a few items can quickly grow into piles of junk that you really don’t need to hang onto. It’s important to have a well organized basement so you don’t have to worry about tripping over broken furniture or breathing in dusty junk items lying around the space. Decluttering your basement will also give you the flexibility to move faster and transform your space into something you're proud of.
How to clean a cluttered basement
A cluttered basement can be daunting to deal with it when it comes to cleaning and organization. Whether you need to get this task done before a last minute move or a home renovation, it’s important for you to have a plan beforehand as well as setting aside a sufficient amount of time for cleaning. You can follow the steps below to help you stay organized. Our basement cleaning tips will help you get started in no time:
- Take inventory of all the items in your basement: This step is very important when it comes to dealing with cleanouts. You’ll want to haul all your items and place them in a pile in one place first, then move them to “keep” or “throw” piles. If you’ve got a ton of items to sort through, consider using colored sticky notes or stickers to help you keep track.
- Get rid of junk you absolutely don’t need: Anything that’s broken, rusty or collecting dust for years should be disposed of. If you need help getting junk out of your basement, feel free to give 1-800-GOT-JUNK? a call. Our truck team can haul out almost anything.
- Sort the remaining items left in your pile: After the junk items are taken care of, resort back to organizing the rest of your items. Make as many piles as you need to help you sort things as fast as possible. There’s no rush for this step as it is greatly dependent on the size of your basement and amount of items. Be sure to wear protective gear if your basement is particularly dusty or dirty.
- Deal with your sorted piles: Once you’ve sorted your pile in items you wish to keep, donate etc., focus first on coming up with a plan to deal with the items that should be moved out of your basement -whether you need to drive it to a donation facility, storage unit or sell it off online.
- Rearrange the items left in your basement: The final step is to think about where in your basement you wish to store items to keep. Consider storing similar items together on shelves or storage units.