Stress-free Basement Clean Out Services in Vermont, New Hampshire & Massachusetts
Basements, especially in Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and much of New England, can serve many functions, or any one of many. Some are finished and some are not, some are damp and some are cool and dry. Most basements, however, are easy places to put stuff you don’t use regularly, so they easily get filled with what eventually becomes unused, or just junk.
Eventually this junk can become mixed in with the items you may actually use on a regular basis, or it may all just become overwhelming piles of things you don’t use. This pile may start in a corner and get bigger and bigger, until it takes up most of your basement and is just begging for a clean out. Its important, not only for our sanity, but also for our health, to clean out our basements at least every once in a while.
If a basement is damp items in these piles can get musty or moldy and that mold can spread to the rest of the house. Also, given the weather in Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts, critters tend to find their way into our basements and can build homes in piles of clothes, holiday items, seasonal clothing and more. Their droppings and urine can soak into your piles and not only ruin them but create an unsanitary environment and health risks in your home.
Don’t Be Overwhelmed by Cleaning Out your Basement
A basement clean out does not have to be overwhelming or scary, and in the end, can be a very uplifting stress reliever. Many people are simply afraid of getting rid of many of the items they have collected in their basement over the years and feel they may someday miss having it.
This may be the case in some instances, but more often than not, cleaning out your basement can lift a huge weight off your shoulders. As an example, Grunts Move Junk & Moving did a move and a junk removal for a customer selling the home they had lived in for 30 years.
This customer had sold the home and had downsized to a condo across the state to be closer to his/her grandchildren. We packed up everything this customer wanted to keep for the move to the new home (about 1/6 th of the items), and then proceeded to clean out the remainder of their belongings for recycling, reuse or the trash. There was a LOT of stuff this customer left behind, half of it was in the basement. We spent hours moving items up the stairs and into the driveway and realized as we were doing so that our customer had had these things for decades.
Several weeks later we called to touch base with this customer and asked how s/he was liking his/her new place and situation, and the response was one of pure happiness. Not being overwhelmed with all that stuff and getting to watch his/her grand-kids every day made this customer happier than s/he had been in years.
This is why we love doing what we do, and this is what gets us out of bed in the morning.
Preparing for Grunts Move Junk Basement Junk Removal Services
This process can take days or weeks even, so where do you even get started with your basement clean out? Well, what works for us is to just start looking for things that you are definitely ready to part with; items you NEVER use or that are damaged, dirty, ruined, etc. It feels surprisingly rewarding to get rid of things and this strategy kind of primes the pump, so to speak.
After you pick the first few items to get rid of, you will likely feel pretty good about your progress and it becomes easier to pick items to junk. After you have picked 5 or 10 items to junk, you should probably start making piles.
Many will say that if you haven’t used something in 1 or 2 years, chuck it. We feel like there’s a little better strategy to get started. We like the 3-pile strategy: 1. Definitely keep, 2. Definitely junk, 3. Not sure, might use eventually.
This gives you the chance to give some consideration to pile #3. Maybe after a day or two you come back to it and decide that some stays and some goes. Be realistic and you’ll feel good about your decisions on these items.
Call Grunts Move Junk & Moving for the Best Basement Clean Out & Junk Removal Services
Once you have all your piles, and remember this can take several basement clean out sessions, give Grunts Move Junk a call to schedule the junk removal service. We will get it out of there quickly and efficiently and we can almost guarantee your life will feel lighter, like a load lifted off your shoulders.
Finally, its time to put back the items you are keeping and sweep, dust and vacuum the basement. This step may get overlooked, but believe us, its an amazing feeling to walk down into a basement without so much dust, dirt and cobwebs all over the place.
Congratulations! You have just tacked your basement clean out, a task that is overwhelming for most and you’ll be proud of your work each and every time you walk down those stairs into your clean and spacious basement.
Don’t be afraid of your basement clean out. Grunts Move Junk & Moving will do the hard work with a soft heart.
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We are committed to helping our customers create a cleaner and greener environment through our junk services and local and long-distance moving services. Our friendly team of junk movers is happy to answer any questions you may have about our junk services, facilities, or partnerships with local charities and organizations. Contact us today for more information on how we can help you make a difference in your community!