Tips for Basement Storage

Tip One: Determine what you need to store in your basement

Removing everything from a basement to sort items can be overwhelming for most people, says Omaha, Nebraska-based Certified Professional OrganizerAmy Tokos, CPO. Instead, Tokos suggests sorting items into bins using five or six general categories (like “toys” or “household cleaning supplies”) to establish what to keep, toss or donate to a local charity. Group like items together, and set up zones for storage of designated items.

Centurian Wildlife takes a different approach with her clients: she first focuses on how her clients use the space and the style they want, then builds a vision for the basement before they sort and purge items.

“I ask them questions like what are your actual media needs? Are those toys no longer used? Their answers help us establish the storage solutions for the space,” explains Miller. Read More

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