Basement Cleanout Service BenefitsJust why would you hire a basement cleanout service? Well, it’s very simple. Doing so will take the burden off your shoulders. It’s a great way to get it done a whole lot faster. Plus, you don’t have to worry about the recycling or where to dispose of this and that. Not to mention the fact that it helps to take the angst out of a big purge. In other words, it helps you to let go of stuff you really don’t need.
In the basement, clutter around equipment and machinery is inconvenient when you need service and dangerous if the jumble is flammable. Disorganization makes finding items stored there difficult, sometimes impossible, so what’s the point of holding onto them, anyway? A mess won’t motivate anyone to get busy in the workshop or exercise center. And the whole thing can turn into a swamp of ruined stuff if rainstorm turns into a flood while you’re at work or out to dinner. —Dummies.comMoreover, it gives you more time to plan what to do next. With a basement cleanout crew, you also don’t have to worry about things like prohibited items (which come into play if you rent a dumpster).
Santa Monica Basement Clean Out GuideA basement clean out will go a lot more smoothly if you work methodically. So, be sure to take time to make an easy path to the stairs or the walkout door to avoid tripping and falling. Here’s a short basement clean out guide you can follow:
- Organize everything into three piles. As you bring items out of the basement, place them into one of three piles: stuff to keep, items to donate, give away or sell, and junk to throw out. You’ll probably be surprised about how much stuff you’ve accumulated and if you do an earnest purge, you’ll free up a remarkable amount of space.
- Purge, purge, and purge some more. Once the basement is empty, it’s time to purge with a vengeance. To provide yourself motivation, just keep in mind that what you keep you have to find room to put back.
- Donate and sell, then trash what’s left. As you clear out the basement space, place things into one of three categories: things to keep, stuff to sell or donate, and junk to throw out. (Try to use the latter two categories the most so you purge as much as possible.)
- Organize what’s left. With the junk and donation items gone out of the basement, you can now begin to arrange what’s left. Do yourself a favor and put like things together and put what you need in the easiest accessible places.