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How to Plan an Attic Cleanout

How to remove clutter & get organized


A messy attic can attract pests and result in lost or damaged items, especially when they’re improperly stored. Investing a little time and energy into an attic cleanout is an opportunity to reassess what you really need to store there and what you can live without. Additionally, removing clutter can help prevent pests and let you get organized. Here’s how to plan anĀ attic cleanout.

Attic Cleanout Tips

  • Establish three piles: one for trash, one for items you wish to keep, and one for items you’d like to sell or donate. Go through item by item, asking yourself certain questions. Is it sentimental? When was the last time you used it? Is it broken? Does it fit? Would you miss it if it were gone? Be honest with yourself.
  • Cluttered attics are ideal for pests looking for a place to nest. As a result of you removing clutter and putting items into piles, you’re eliminating their nesting places. Once items are in their appropriate piles, run a vacuum through the attic to clean out the dust and dirt that has collected over the years.
  • Next, it’s time to organize the items you want to keep. Invest in storage tubs with securely fitting lids and label them according to their contents. You can rest assured that the clothing, holiday decor, and sentimental items you choose to keep are now safely stored, so they are less likely to incur damage from pests, weather conditions, and other factors.

After Your Attic Cleanout

Finally, once all of your clutter is removed, you’re sure to be left with bags and boxes full of items you no longer want. Luckily, JDog Junk Removal & Hauling is here to help! Our team of Veterans and like-minded individuals can come and haul away your donations and trash to the appropriate locations. If you’re embarking on an attic cleanout, contact us today by calling 844-GET-JDOG to schedule a pickup!