Monsters may be living in your basement in the form of unsorted papers, old holiday decorations and unused tools. Eliminate your basement monsters by sorting through and organizing your basement contents. Take this quiz and learn how you can free yourself of your basement mess.
A furnished basement is typically used as living quarters, such as a play room or office space. An unfurnished basement is generally used only as storage space.
A damp and humid basement is not a good place to store your items, such as clothes and holiday decorations.
Hoarding involves collecting items to the point that it impacts a person's everyday functioning, such as being able to live and sleep reasonably inside a home.
A formal list and inventory of your possessions can greatly help with organization. It is also important to have this list in the event of an insurance claim.
Clear out your basement of all boxes and clutter. This can give you a better idea of the storage space you have and how you want to remodel or reorganize it.
Clutter and disorganization can be a sign of mental health concerns, including low self-esteem and difficulty letting go. Organizing your basement may be therapeutic.
Consider donating unwanted items to a good cause. Large organizations, such as the Salvation Army, may also offer a pick-up service free of charge.
While sorting through your basement items, make three piles: donate, trash and keep. The largest pile will likely be the keep pile.
Wine ages well in a cool basement. Consider storing your wine in the basement.
Pegboards have a lot of drawbacks, but you may want to install one anyway. Consider using a plastic pegboard as a better alternative.