Cleaning the basement - this is how you create order and overview

The basement works best as a storeroom, when all things are easily accessible and easily accessible, and everything is stored clearly. There are proven strategies and some tricks. How to clean up the cellar the fastest possible, is to read in this manual step by step.

Clean up with method

  • tidy out
  • Belonging together
  • Correctly allocate shelves

tidy out

Before you can clean up, you must first dispose of unnecessary material. Everything that was not needed within the last year is usually unnecessary. It can be disposed of, given away or donated. Also flea market drivers are a possible alternative.

Belonging together

Before cleaning up and rearranging, it makes sense to think about an order strategy. For this purpose, categories are formed from the objects present in the cellar: tools, winter sports equipment, bicycle accessories,...

Cleaning the basement - this is how you create order and overview: cleaning

Each category gets its permanent place in the cellar. What is most needed is near the entrance. What is rarely needed, comes in the back of the cellar. It's best to draw a plan for it.

Boxes and boxes

Small parts and small items can be clearly arranged in boxes. The boxes should be labeled at the head end and provided with a list of contents. So everything is easily found.

If in doubt, use more than one small box rather than a single one. This strategy has been proven to make it easier to find. Color-different boxes for individual areas make the basement even clearer and mean no higher cost.

Correctly allocate shelves

Shelves should be as high as possible only chest high. The spacing of the shelves should be adapted to the size of the boxes - or vice versa.

Many things are easier to hang on hooks than shelves. There are shelf fasteners.

Also shelf baskets can be a good and easily accessible way to store small items.

Clean the basement to plan - step by step

  • ev. suitable boxes and boxes
  • possibly additional shelves or hanging fixtures
  • Pen and big labels
  • Tool for shelf construction or conversion

1. Form categories

In advance, consider which categories you want to form. Assign a fixed place to each category in a small overview sketch, depending on how often the items are needed.

Determine the need for boxes, labels and additional accommodation (shelves, fixtures, baskets) and buy if necessary.

2. Set up the cellar

Install the additional shelves or fixtures if required. Open and deploy boxes. Delimit areas.

3. Clean up

Sort all items from the floor or shelves right into the boxes. Label the contents of the boxes in a clearly visible manner. Bring the boxes and boxes to the respective locations.

Tips & Tricks

The method of forming categories also makes it possible to declutter the cellar at the same time. It is best to set up a storage area for disposal in a separate area. In this way it is easier to separate from the superfluous.

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