Decluttering and Organizing your Basement

simplyoj By simplyoj, 3rd Aug 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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The basement is sometimes the neglected space in the house. Decluttering and organizing your basement can give you an extra space to your house.

Decluttering and Organizing your Basement

Basement need not be dark and scary, here are some helpful tips to clean and put shine in your basement:

Maximize space and put things in areas according to use. Utilize the wall by putting hooks and hanging shelves. Items used often should be within reach while rarely used items such as Christmas décor should be placed in high section of the cabinet.

Use containers or boxes to place things properly. Sort items according to type and allocate each container or box for uniformity and better organization. Have different boxes or cabinets for each kid so as not to mix their things and they will be happy to see if all their things are just in one place for easy retrieval.

The importance of labeling. It is one of the most important task after sorting, this is helpful for easy reference. Have them in big bold letters and better if computerized to make it more visible even at far.

Dispose outdated items. Basement are actually full of memories where you are like in a journey back to your childhood, high-school days, remember the special gifts and letters you received, old photos, toys, board games, out dated electronic items, and other things that you have not used for years. Maybe it is time to dispose them by giving them to charity or sell instead.

If one day is not enough in organizing the whole basement, set another schedule and stick with it. If this is not followed, things will pile up again in due time.


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author avatar Phyl Campbell
24th Aug 2013 (#)

Great simple advice! Also, thanks for the follow!

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author avatar MarilynDavisatTIERS
28th Sep 2013 (#)

Good Morning, simplyoj. Good topic and concise directions - very helpful advice. ~Marilyn

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