If you use your basement as a storage space, there’s a good chance it has accumulated a lot of stuff – especially when you’ve spent more than a year at home during the pandemic! Uninsulated spaces are more susceptible to moisture damage during a humid summer, because the cold air from the rest of the house meets the warm air sneaking into the basement and creating an overly humid environment.
So protecting your valuables is one reason you should get your basement straightened out. But here are a few more reasons to clean out your basement:
Clutter gives pests a place to live and hide – so removing it is a great way to make your basement less desirable for spiders, mice and other critters you don’t want hiding out in your home.
Clutter can lead to more stress! Just having all that clutter around, even if it’s tucked away in the basement, can have a huge impact on your mental health. Start with a small area of your basement and see just how much it changes your mood.
While cleaning out your basement you might find things that are no longer of use to you, but could help others. Old jackets, blankets and clothes can be donated to homeless shelters and clothing drives, and toys can be given to children’s hospitals.
A more obvious reason to clean out the basement is that it gives you more useful space. The trick is to not fill it back up with things you don’t need or won’t use for years and years.
If you find yourself looking to haul away bulky furniture, electronics and more after your basement cleanout – let Junkyard Dogs help! Call or contact us online today to schedule a residential junk pick-up.