• Jen Bedard

Your Basement is Full of Potential - Here's How to Realize it!

Updated: Dec 6, 2019

The basement in some homes is, well, sort of a place where a lot of things gather with no real semblance of order. In some cases, the basement becomes the main storage area with stacks upon stacks of boxes and whatever else can fit down there. For others, the basement is extra living space shared with a lot of unidentified boxes. Here are some great ideas on how to organize your basement.

1 – Sort Through The Clutter

One of the most effective ways to get through piles of things that are taking up space in your basement is to sort through it all. All you need to do is use three different categories. They are:

  • Keep: items you use on a regular basis

  • Donate: items you no longer use or rarely use

  • Toss: items that are damaged or you no longer use

2 – The Donate/Toss Items

The pile you’ve designated as ‘donate’ can be dropped off at a local charity. Be sure to check first to see if the charity you have contacted will accept your donated items. The ‘toss’ pile has one more stop – the local landfill.