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  • Wish Your Basement Was Decluttered? This Animal May Be Living In Your Junk Down There….

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    We at Reilly Painting & Contracting have run into a lot of memorable situations. One in particular stands out. Long story short, we found dead rats in a basement that was in SERIOUS need of decluttering. Decluttering your basement frees up a lot of extra space for you to store your more valuable things. If you're basement is cluttered and full of old junk, it may be home to some critters you do not want down there. Read this article if you're unsure about decluttering your basement, and remember, Reilly Painting & Contracting can handle all your home repair needs...including decluttering! Read our blog post on common questions people have if they have rats in their homes...which happens to be (frightening enough) pretty common.

    Why did we decide to start our home decluttering with the basement?

    I mean, after all, its not like it is a room that anyone is ever going to see anyway (that is until I displayed our room of shame here on Momof6!). The problem was that we had developed a habit of cleaning and organizing the rest of the house by stuffing all of the unneeded items from the other rooms into the basement. If I needed a new vacuum cleaner because the old one stopped working, I would store the new one upstairs in the cleaning closet and put the old one in the basement… you know “just in case”. If the pantry was getting too “filled up” with appliances that I rarely used, I solved the problem by storing them in the basement. Kids toys that they never played with? Basement. School projects that we wanted to keep around? Basement. New shoes? Keep the box they came in down in the basement. Cute shopping bag? Keep it around in the basement.

    On and on and on.

    And if I started my whole-home streamlining and decluttering plan in one of the upstairs rooms…. I knew that I was going to rely on this old habit once again. BUT if I started in the basement, did some SERIOUS streamlining followed by organizing of the space into small areas by category- then I knew that as we moved on to tackle the rest of the house, we would no longer use the basement to store things that we really shouldn’t be keeping around.

    Courtesy of Mom Of 6

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