How To Clean Out Your Basement

Decluttering or cleaning can be a big, and sometimes, challenging job. Whether it’s just a room or any portion of the house, cleaning out can be tiresome. And when it’s your basement, then it’s undoubtedly not going to be easy.

Your basement is the least used but most occupied space of the house when it comes to storing your unused items. Generally, if you have any extra items that go unused during certain seasons or have something that is old or of no use to you, you tend to keep it in the basement, which accumulates over time. You may not realize how much you have collected and stored.

First off, when you start cleaning your basement, make sure you have ample time on your hands, as this will most likely take up your whole day.

Read the below tips to smoothly declutter your basement:

1. Plan It Out

Planning is important. Assess the situation and the amount of clutter in your basement. See whether or not there are a lot of large items that need to be discarded. If this is the case, you can always rent a dumpster and throw your unwanted items there.

2. Separate The Items

For this step, you will need five large boxes. Label them “reuse”, “recycle”, “trash”, “sell” and “donate”. Using boxes to organize everything will be easy for you, so when you separate the items, you can deal with one box at a time.

3. Take Small Steps

Do not rush into things; declutter slowly. Take small steps and clean by sections. This way, you will not get confused and overwhelmed. Dealing with large amounts of junk and clutter can tire you out, but it will be easier for you to take on smaller areas at a time.

4. Throw Away The Trash

Start filling the dumpster with trash first. When you are discarding large amounts of waste, you will be able to sort out your wanted items more efficiently. Trash usually takes up the most space.

5. Sort & Organize

When you are organizing the items into those boxes mentioned above, look at the stuff and ask yourself these questions:

“When was the last time I used the stuff?”

“Do I plan on using it again?”

“Is it useful to me?”

“Does it bring me any value?”

“Will it be missed if I donate it?”

When you answer these questions, you will know what you should keep and what you shouldn’t.

6. Drop Off The Boxes

Fill the boxes full of items that can be recycled and bring them to your local recycling center. Papers, tools, machinery, cardboard, plastics, glass, metals can all be recycled. You can drop the items at charity centers for the box labeled donate. Next is the sell box; you can have a garage sale or sell on various social media platforms. You will earn money this way as well. For reuse, you can use it as it is or have the items repaired for use.

If you have too many large or heavy items and need help cleaning out your basement, hiring a junk removal company is a great choice to save time!

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