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The Ultimate Guide for Hoarder House Cleaning Success

The Ultimate Guide for Hoarder House Cleaning Success

Are you a homeowner, hoarder, family of a hoarder, hoarding helper, or property manager and feeling overwhelmed by the task of cleaning up clutter? If so, then let us help you achieve success with our ultimate guide for hoarder house cleaning.

This guide will provide all the steps needed to break through those tough cluttering issues that have plagued your environment and left it looking disorganized. We understand that this process can be both daunting and sensitive, so we strive to offer advice and guidance on how to make it easy and always reassure our availability to help the process be successful!

Make a plan of action for what areas need to be addressed first.

In any endeavor, having a plan of action is an important step to ensure success. When facing multiple areas that require attention, it's important to prioritize which ones need to be addressed first. You could start with the most cluttered area or those that need to be addressed immediately.

Create a checklist of tasks and objectives.

Another key step before beginning the process is creating a checklist of tasks and objectives. This can make it easier to track progress as you work through each task, giving you an idea of what needs to be accomplished and when. You may even want to break larger tasks into smaller ones, allowing you to measure progress more easily and keep yourself motivated!

Categorize items into 'keep' and 'donate/recycle/sell' piles.

As you go through each item, ask yourself (or your loved one) if it is something they have used or plan to use in the near future. If not, consider letting it go to someone who may benefit from it. 

Remember, the things we own often hold emotional ties, but by letting go of what no longer serves us, we will make room for new experiences and opportunities. This is, at least, a way to motivate yourself or your loved one to move forward in the hoarder house cleaning process.

Take on one room at a time to avoid becoming overwhelmed.

Whether you start with the kitchen, the bedroom, or the living room, tackling one room at a time allows you to apply all your organizational skills to a specific area, resulting in a more effective and streamlined approach. Go through each item with care but also with a clear mindset!

Set realistic goals for yourself in terms of the amount you can clean each day.

Setting realistic goals is an important aspect of any endeavor, especially during a hoarder house cleaning. By setting achievable daily goals, you can avoid burnout and keep your space clean and organized in a sustainable way. When it comes to cleaning, the amount you can realistically tackle each day may vary depending on your schedule and energy level!

Create dedicated spots in the house for items that are kept.

By designating a specific location for each item, you can easily find and access them when you need them. Additionally, it can help to alleviate the frustration of constantly searching for or misplacing things! Whether it's a drawer for your keys, a basket for your mail, or a shelf for your books, taking the time to establish these dedicated spots can make a significant difference in the overall functionality and feel of the home.

Don’t forget to make sure all spaces are thoroughly vacuumed and dusted.

Dust can cause allergies and other health issues, as well as make surfaces look dull. Vacuuming or sweeping carpets, rugs, furniture, and baseboards on a regular basis helps to eliminate dust, dirt, pet dander, and other allergens that may be present in the home.

Beyond organization and cleaning, it's important to take care of the larger maintenance tasks in a home. Depending on the age of your house, it may be beneficial to have an annual checkup done by a licensed contractor or plumber and electrician who can look for any potential issues. This can help you identify problems before they become expensive and time-consuming repairs!

Bio-One can help make hoarder house cleaning successful!

Decluttering your home can be a difficult task, but the reward of having a relaxed living space is worth all of your hard work and dedication. Put together a plan of action and create separate piles for items to 'keep' and 'donate/recycle/sell'. 

Work on one room at a time so that you don’t become overwhelmed, set realistic goals in terms of what you can accomplish each day, and remember to create designated areas for things that will remain in the house.

Above all, make sure that the entire home is vacuumed and dusted regularly for impeccable cleanliness. Finally, do not forget to call in a professional hoarder house cleaning service if needed. Our technicians at Bio-One can help get rid of items that are too difficult or dangerous to handle on your own, allowing you to complete the job safely!

the Bio-One team helps a hoarder clean up.

Answering the call.

Bio-One is always ready to react to unanticipated events like death, significant accidents, and hazardous situations. In the following areas of San Diego County, we provide cleaning and restoration services:

Crime Scene Cleanup and Biohazard Decontamination

Hoarding Cleaning Services

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Bio-One is the best choice for helping and supporting victims and their families if a suicide, homicide, unattended death, crime scene, or trauma takes place. In addition to emergency services, Bio-One, a locally-owned company, also offers biohazard cleanup services for commercial and residential properties.

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. 

Proudly Serving San Diego County & Surrounding Communities

We proudly serve the following San Diego County, CA cities and surrounding communities: Cardiff, Del Mar, Descanso, El Cajon, Encinitas, Mount Laguna, Poway, Ramona, Rancho Santa Fe, San Diego, Santee, and Solana Beach, among others.

As proud members of the Poway Chamber of Commerce, our biohazard remediation and hoarding cleanup service are available 24/7, 365 days a year. Give us a call at 858-261-4527.