How to do a Basement Cleanout?
Warming temperatures and longer days are the usual harbingers of spring. For many homeowners, it’s time to begin the arduous task of spring cleaning. Too often, the basement becomes a catch-all for your clutter and is a common place to become overrun with junk. For those who need a basement cleanout, our expert team at MSR Restoration can assist you in navigating even the most daunting basement cleanout jobs.
If you are tired of the unsightly piles of junk in your basement and can not locate the items that you’re looking for, now is the time for a spring basement cleanout. At MSR Restoration, we recommend the following steps to declutter your basement:
- Divide your basement cleanout into sections and focus on one particular area at a time.
Be thorough and take your time.
- Categorize your items. Create piles or groupings of items such as junk pile, keep pile, sell/giveaway pile, and a relocate pile, to keep your basement cleanout organized. As a rule, if there are items in
- your basement that you haven’t used in two years, they should be discarded.
- The items you keep should be reorganized and should be stowed systematically. Utilize storage tools such as bins, shelves, and organizers to make future basement cleanouts easier.
- Once your items are stored or removed, clean your basement thoroughly by washing, dusting, and vacuuming.
Your basement cleanout can be a very satisfying accomplishment. Even more importantly, it can significantly improve the safety of your home. If you find yourself in need of help tackling your basement clutter, contact MSR Restoration for all your spring basement cleanout needs.
What is the Fastest Method for a Basement Cleanout?
The professionals at MSR Restoration are experts in basement cleanouts. Our team is specifically trained to provide you with the most expedient methods. Basement cleanouts vary depending on several factors such as the size and the extent of the clutter. While the average homeowner may spend up to a week cleaning out your basement, our team can usually accomplish that feat in 1-3 hours. Utilizing the professionals at MSR Restoration can get you out of your basement very quickly and efficiently!
How do I Prepare for Basement Clean Out Services?
To prepare for MSR Restoration’s basement cleanout service, the most important piece of preparation is to identify what you plan to keep and what you plan to discard. Then clearly mark what items are being kept and what items need to be removed from the basement. This is critical for our team to work more efficiently with your basement cleanout. Being decisive will save you time and money.
What to do once the Large Items have been Removed
Removing large items from the basement can be a real motivator as it can free up cluttered spaces quickly. Often these large items can be hemmed in with piles of other junk and clutter that can make removing these particular items especially challenging. These large items can frequently be repurposed or recycled. Careful consideration of what to do with these particular items can offer great benefits to others and help minimize the volume at the local landfill.
If you’re having difficulty removing these large items during your basement cleanout or having difficulty planning what to do with such items, consider contacting the professionals at MSR Restoration to help you reclaim your cluttered basement.
Make sure mold inspection and removal is part of your basement cleanout
Unfortunately a cluttered basement can hide some hazards in your home. For instance, basement cleanouts often reveal mold infestations. Mold can present a serious threat to one’s health, especially the lungs. According to the CDC, all types of mold should be removed and remediated. The conditions that are normally present in basements provide the perfect environment for mold infestation. Hidden by junk and clutter, a mold infestation can run rampant in your basement.
Regardless, if you suspect, or find a mold infestation during your basement cleanout, the best practice is to have an expert, like MSR Restoration complete a thorough mold inspection of your basement.
MSR Restoration can walk you through the basement cleanout process!
If you are planning a spring basement cleanout, enlist the help of MSR Restoration. Whether the job demands the removal of large or heavy items or evaluating your basement for mold, being proactive with MSR Restoration can make even the most extreme basement cleanouts a stress-free endeavor. Contact MSR Restoration today to schedule a free evaluation of your basement cleanout project and put our expertise, equipment, and experience to work for you.