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Not everyone has a basement. If you are lucky enough to have one though, most of the time it is a bit like having a garage – not always used for its intended purpose. Often it becomes the dumping ground where anything and everything that is no being used, or no longer of use, tends to be discarded. A basement filled with junk is of no use to anyone. Many of us accumulate stuff and have a problem when it comes to throwing out the old and unused stuff out. The longer we have lived in the same place, the more we collect, and the worse the buildup of clutter seems to get. But this can be changed. With a little bit of planning and a lot of determination, you can transform your basement area into a space that will add value to your home.
If you are lucky enough to have a basement, here are some ideas on how to go about clearing it out so that it becomes a usable space. Any extra space in your home is valuable, so it is worth your while to clear out your basement and make it work for you.
Planning Your Basement Cleanout
When you plan on clearing out a space like a basement which may be crowded with junk that has been accumulating over time, you need to include a plan on how you intend to dispose of any junk. It is not always feasible to toss this junk into the trash as it may consist of items that cannot be taken away. Consider the alternative to just dumping it all into the landfill and contact a professional waste removal company such as Little Green Junk to haul junk away. We make sure that recycling takes place where possible, and only use the landfill as the last resort.
Work towards a goalDecide what you want to use your basement for, whether you want to set it up as a home theatre, a playroom for the kids, or something else. This may have an effect on how much stuff you decide to throw out or what to keep. It will help you keep motivated to have something to aim at.
Make timeChoose to begin on a certain day. If it is in a big muddle, you will probably need more than one day, so set aside a weekend. There will no doubt be many items to sort through, including items that hold special memories, so it is a good idea not to be rushed when you are choosing what to keep and those things that need to go.
Tackle the worst area firstKeep the items that you wish to keep, sell, or get rid of, in separate piles. If the pile of trash gets too overwhelming, arrange for Little Green Junk to fetch it. Getting rid of this junk immediately will make your task easier by keeping the area clear so that you can visualize the end goal, which is a neat, tidy basement.
Be ruthlessRemove anything that you haven’t used in the past year or two because you are unlikely ever to need it again. This is the most effective way to declutter so as not to shuffle your stuff from one pile to the next. Being decisive about what to throw out will get you across the finish line more quicker.
Recycle where you canRecycling unwanted items can involve donating them to your favorite thrift shop or charity. This way your goods get to be reused by someone that appreciates them instead of landing up in the trash where they will inevitably land up in the landfill.
If you haven’t yet decided how to use your clean, organized basement space, here are some ideas.
Playroom for the kidsCreate a playroom where the kids can keep their toys, do their crafts, put their books, and have their paints and brushes. Think of how tidy the rest of your house will be with these items kept in the basement.
Home theaterThis is a room that is always dark enough for the movies. Put your TV here, add some comfortable chairs and create your own home theater.
Home gymInstead of your gym equipment vying for space in some other space of your home, create a home gym in your basement.
Guest roomDo you often have overnight guests and need to move someone out of their room to make space for the visitor? Create a guest room in your basement and give you and your guests a bit of privacy during their stay thus making it more pleasant for everyone.
Storage roomUse your basement to store all those seasonal items such as sports equipment, patio furniture that is only needed in the summer, your seasonal wardrobe, in fact anything that you will not be needing for the next few months. If you organize your basement with shelves, cupboards, and other places to store, what used to be a messy space, can be transformed into a fantastic extra storage space.
Give Little Green Junk a Call for Your Waste Disposal
When you decide on a basement clear out, there is no reason to worry about what to do with the items that you no longer want, or how you are going to dispose of them. Little Green Junk provides an eco-friendly, safe junk removal service to householders.
Our team specializes in hauling away waste from householders or businesses. Once you have decided on what you need to get rid of, we are a call away. If you need a same day waste removal service, we can help you with that too.
At Little Green Junk Company in York, PA, we take great pride in putting our customers’ needs first and we treat them in a courteous and respectful way. We are a waste removal company that you can rely on.
When we arrive on site and have seen the extent of the cleanout, any changes we make to the quote will be discussed and agreed upon with you before we start. We will arrive at a pre-arranged time, pick up your waste, and we even clean up the area where we take the rubbish from. You can trust us with any waste you need to remove from your home.
Please call us today on 717 467 0070 when you need a quote for your trash removal.