How to Clean Out a Basement Efficiently

Basements can very easily become a depository for a household’s junk. Many people only use their basement for storage and, once something goes into the basement, it might never come out. If this concept resonates with you and you feel like you might want to purge unwanted junk from your basement but do not know where to start, Onestop Disposal can help. Our junk disposal professionals can inform you on how to clean out your basement efficiently and our wealth of junk removal services are designed to help you get rid of this refuse.

Steps to Clean Out Your Basement

If you have been using your basement as storage space for years and you feel that it is time to get rid of some old junk in order to make room for other uses for the space, it can be stressful to begin the cleaning and organizing process without the right strategy. The steps to take in order to clean out your basement efficiently are as follows:

1.     Assessment

The first thing to do is to look at the space and everything in it in order to come up with a rudimentary plan. If you need to clear a space so that you can work, make sure that you zone that area out and move things aside. Know ahead of time what your goals are. Are you hoping to get rid of stuff or simply organize it? Be prepared with a system for how to note where different items go. Boxes are often best for organizing and keeping items, while trash bags can be used to dispose of unwanted junk.

2.     Get Rid of Junk

Systematically go through your basement and pick out the items that are obviously junk that you no longer want to keep. This is the step during which it can be extremely useful to have the help of a junk removal company. Renting a dumpster can make it much easier to throw away both large and small items without needing to worry about organization. As you go through your basement to find junk, reflect on the last time that you used things in order to discern if it has any value. If there are sentimental keepsakes, compare the amount of space being taken up with the sentimental value of the item.

3.     Organize What is Left

Once you have ridden your basement of trash, you can organize what is left into a system that makes sense. Having plenty of boxes and shelves can help greatly with this. Make sure that you label everything as you go to make it easier to find things later.

If you are interested in finding out more about how to clean out a basement efficiently, or to find out more about our junk disposal services, please contact Onestop Disposal at 604-613-5271. You can also get in touch with us through the contact form on our website.