Useful Tips For Organizing Your Basement Storage
Your basement is an excellent part of your home to store a lot of your belongings. Unfortunately, it may tend to get a bit disorganized, because it may not be one of the rooms you think about keeping extremely neat and clean, since no one else really sees it. We’ll show you a number of things that you should do in order to organize your home’s basement storage.
- First of all, you need to sort out the clutter in your basement. Organize your basement into groups of things you want to throw out, donate or sell.
- Make sure to clean out the appliances such as refrigerators, washers and freezers, then dry them thoroughly. Open your washer and dryer doors just a bit, so that air can circulate and prevent mildew in them.
- Every few months, make sure that you air out the items so that you can prevent a musty smell from developing in the basement.
- Use a dehumidifier regularly in the basement, to stop moisture from damaging your valuables.
- Use plastic or wire shelving units, instead of wooden shelves, to avoid moisture in the floor from rising into the air and damaging your belongings and your shelf.
- Store items in clear plastic containers so that you can identify the contents in there quite easily. Place the heavier items on the bottom and lighter on the top.
- Use unbleached drop clothes or blankets to cover the pieces of furniture to help prevent moisture damage.
- If you’re storing tools or steel items in your basement, apply a little amount of machine oil on them to protect them and hang them on hooks or on shelves.
- Make use of the various unused areas in the basement, (like underneath the staircase) to store your items that are less often used.
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