Completing a basement cleanout is a huge task. Believe it or not, once you’ve completed one, your work isn’t done. It’s important to properly organize your remaining items to avoid having to undergo another major cleanout anytime soon. Learn how you can get organized for your basement cleanout.

How to Get Organized for Your Basement Cleanout

  1. Sort through the items you’ve decided to keep during your cleanout. Create piles for different categories. Here are a few suggestions: holiday decor, seasonal clothing, sentimental items, athletic equipment, and miscellaneous.
  2. Use clear plastic bins to store your belongings. Plastic protects your things from moisture, while the clear material allows you to see the contents of every bin, saving you time and energy.
  3. When storing your bins, place the heavier ones on the bottom while stacking the lighter bins on top.
  4. Label your storage bins with adhesive labels. Place labels on multiple sides of the bins.
  5. Be prepared for a blackout. Prepare by storing a flashlight by your fuse box, preferably by hanging it close by.
  6. Invest in shelving. Stacking bins is great, but storing bins on shelves allows for easier access.
  7. Basements tend to flood, so prevent water damage by storing sentimental, fabric, paper, and electronic items at a higher elevation.
  8. Use pegboard to hang items like tools, toys, skis, bikes, old strollers, or other oddly shaped items.
  9. Don’t forget about the stairs! In order to effectively utilize the space under your staircase, take measurements, then stack boxes or larger items there.
  10. If you’ve just cleaned out your basement, you probably have years of clutter to throw away or donate. The team at Got Rubbish can help by removing these unwanted items and hauling them to the appropriate destinations for you. Find out more about what we haul or contact our trustworthy team by calling us at  to schedule a pickup.