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Conquer the Chaos: Essential Cleaning Tips for Hoarders

Conquer the Chaos: Essential Cleaning Tips for Hoarders

Hoarders are known to keep excessive quantities of clutter to the point where their living space becomes unsafe and unhealthy. The process of cleaning and decluttering requires patience, empathy, and understanding. If you or someone you know is struggling with hoarding, this blog post is for you. We have compiled essential cleaning tips for hoarders to declutter their homes safely and efficiently!

Start Slowly, Focus One Area at the Time

Decluttering a hoarder's home is a time-consuming process. Hence, it's vital to start slowly, especially when dealing with emotional attachments to the clutter. Begin with a single room or corner and work systematically until the entire place is decluttered. In a hoarded house, the rooms that typically require the most attention are bedrooms, the kitchen, the living room, and other areas that interfere with moving around the property safely.

Don't rush the process, as it can lead to frustration and anxiety. Instead, take short breaks between the tidy-up sessions!

Organizing: Sorting Items by Category Can Go a Long Way

After decluttering, it's essential to organize what's left. Group like items together and find efficient methods to store them. We recommend using storage containers and labeling them clearly, preventing future clutter buildup. Moreover, some of these items can be donated to charity organizations. 

Cleaning and Disinfecting the Decluttered Areas

Hoarding often leads to the build-up of dust, dirt, mold, and other harmful pathogens, making the environment unsafe. Start by vacuuming and wiping surfaces, and disinfecting all areas with approved disinfectants to get rid of harmful bacteria. For the best cleaning results, get a professional deep clean so you can trust that your home or office space is safe and clean for the occupants.

Developing A Maintenance Plan and Life after Hoarding

Setting up a routine weekly cleaning schedule or delegating small cleaning tasks can go a long way in maintaining the newly cleaned space. After cleaning up the home, our team can assist with developing an actionable plan that will keep your home from reverting back to the original cluttered state it was in before. We are here to help you through this process so that you or your loved one can live a more comfortable life after hoarding.

How Bio-One can assist in these types of situations

Bio-One of Poway is the trusted company for hoarding, biohazard, and trauma cleanup services. We have vast experience in navigating the challenges of cleaning up a hoarded home, therefore, we know that there are biohazards and other dangerous remnants that should be left for professionals to clean.

Our team of experts is here to help you with the entire process, from sorting through your items and helping you make decisions to deep cleaning and disinfecting the environment. We can also assist in communicating with family members regarding the project if needed. Whether you follow these cleaning tips for hoarders or need help tackling a home or business environment, Bio-One has the tools and expertise to ensure that your space is decluttered and safe for habitation!

cleaning hoarding scenario before and after - Bio-One of Poway.

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We collaborate with local law enforcement, neighborhoods, emergency services personnel, victim support organizations, hoarding task forces, apartment complexes, insurance company carriers, and others to provide the best service possible. 

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