Has your basement turned into a pile of junk that no one ever dares to go into? The basement of your home is a lot of space that you could use for more than just storage. You can turn it into a hobby or game room, or an extra guest room. However, you will need to get rid of all the junk first. If you are wondering what to do with all the stuff in your basement, here are a couple of things you can consider:
Hold a Garage Sale
The garage sale is an American tradition that has allowed people to share valuable items, sentimental items or items they no longer need with neighbors and friends while making a little bit of money out of it. If you do not simply want to throw away all your stuff or give it away for free, bring it up to the driveway, set up a garage sale and have fun interacting with your neighbors for the day. You never know who could make the most innovative uses out of your old stuff.
With the advent of the internet technology, you do not need to spend the whole day in the sun hawking your stuff on the driveway. In case you have a few valuable items that are in good condition, you can also choose to post online on websites like eBay, Amazon and Craigslist. You can also make this a little fun by hosting online auctions and selling your items to the highest bidder. Online selling is only advisable if you just have a few items to sell as having a lot of things to sell can take time taking pictures and writing descriptions for each items.
Donate to Charity
There are plenty of charities that work with the less fortunate all over the world who would be happy to take your junk. From old clothes, shoes, toys, books, electronic equipment to half used buckets of paint, as long as it is usable, they will find use for it. You can take pride in knowing that you made a difference in someone’s life by giving donations to charity.
You can also decide to make those around you feel special by giving to your friends, family and neighbors. Ask your family over for lunch and give them free access to the basement to collect whatever they want. They could actually help you reduce all the heavy lifting and trips to the basement it would take you to clean up.