basement cleanoutBasement cleanout. Two words homeowners never hope to utter, let alone have to actually do. It's messy, hard work and it takes a lot of time and effort to do right. After all, if you don't go all the way, the whole thing isn't worth it. So, you've got to be committed and have a way forward to make it something that's actually going to payoff in one way or more.

Basement Cleanout for Conversion

Okay, if you are doing a basement cleanout that's different than doing a basement cleanout for a conversion. What's the difference? A whole lot. For instance, if you're just clearing it out for more organization and space, that's one thing. But, if you want to do a basement conversion, that's a whole other situation. Because it involves carpentry, plumbing, and electrical work on top of it all.

The first step to a de-cluttered basement: Stop using it as a way to avoid making decisions! Next time you head down the stairs, ask yourself why you’re holding onto the thing you’re carrying—read: old vacuum cleaner, shoe box, or never-played with toys. Once you ask, you’ll often find there really no reason to keep the item at all. That’s when it’s time to find a better home for it—donate it, give it to a friend, or trash it. But keep it out of your basement.

This, not to mention what purpose the space will serve once the basement conversion is finished. For example, turning it into an apartment is far different from converting it for a entertainment space. Or, for a game room or playroom. Those latter two are a far cry from something like a completely separate living space, such as an apartment or another bedroom, bathroom for the house.

Montgomery Village Basement Cleanout Tips

Okay, if you're going to do a basement cleanout, you need to work as smartly as possible. After all, there's no reason to add more work to the big job ahead. Make no mistake about it, when you do a complete basement cleanout, you'll take full stock of just how large the space actually is when empty. Here are some helpful basement cleanout tips you can use:

  • Clear an easy walkway. The very first thing you need to do is to make a pathway from the basement to the garage and/or outside. You'll need to remove any tripping hazards and other obstacles so it doesn't present a danger to you and others.
  • Organize things into two categories. When you're ready, start by removing everything from the space and then organize it into two different categories: what you'll keep and what you'll get rid of entirely.
  • Arrange what you’re keeping in the space. Once everything is organized, then you can start to move items back inside the basement and organize what you're keeping.

When you need a basement cleanout done right, just phone 800-433-1094 or visit Haul Junk Away.

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