Need to free up space in your basement and give it a new purpose? We have the solution for you! At Bins Now Calgary, we offer practical tips for cleaning up and making the most of your basement. From home improvement projects to organization options.
Turn that wasted space into something special:
If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed by the amount of items piling up in your basement, you’re not alone. Many of us keep items that we think might come in handy in the future, but there comes a time when a deep cleaning is in order.
10 tips for cleaning out and organizing your basement efficiently:
Distribute your stuff:
Empty every box and item in the center of the room to evaluate them.
Sort into piles:
Create piles labeled “KEEP,” “DONATE,” “RECYCLE” and “TRASH” to make clear decisions.
As you go through the items, decide whether to keep, donate or discard them, leaving nothing for later.
Sort the things you want to keep into new categories and assign a place for each.
Little by little:
Work in the basement every day, even if it’s only for 20 minutes. Time will add up.
Avoid cardboard boxes:
Opt for sturdy plastic containers instead of cardboard boxes, which don’t protect from moisture.
Keep a dumpster nearby to dispose of unnecessary items.
When in doubt, take a break and come back with a fresh perspective.
Use metal shelving to keep your valuables safe from flooding.
Install hooks and pegs on walls to take advantage of vertical space.
Once you’ve cleaned out and organized your basement, it’s time to have fun with its new potential.
10 exciting ideas to liven up your space:
Yoga and meditation room:
Create a yoga studio with hardwood floors, soft lighting and a relaxing rug.
Soundproof the walls for undisturbed music practice.
Turn your basement into a cozy guest suite.
Enjoy movies in a completely dark room with a big-screen TV and comfy couches.
Create a play space with chalkboard paint, fun rugs and bookshelves full of books.
Host parties in your basement with a bar and high tables for your guests.
Set up a ping pong table, pool or foosball table for fun times.
If you are a wine lover, turn your basement into a wine cellar, taking care of the temperature and light requirements.
Create a home gym to keep fit and relax.
Display your trophies and sports memorabilia in your new haven.
You can even consider turning your basement into a source of income by renting it out on AirBnB if you have extra space. Before you begin your project, however, make sure you have a dumpster from Bins Now to efficiently remove clutter.
At Bins Now, we offer residential dumpsters in a variety of sizes, 12, 15 and 20 yard, perfect for any project. If you need help determining the right size, our friendly operators will be happy to assist you.