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Tips and Tricks for Keeping a House Clean After Hoarding

Tips and Tricks for Keeping a House Clean After Hoarding

Cleaning a home after hoarding requires care and understanding, as many of those living in such environments struggle with mental health issues or the need for attachment disorder support. Bio-One of Orange offers residential hoarder cleanup services in the Orange County area!

Our technicians have compiled some essential tips and tricks that will help get your house back in order quickly and compassionately. Before beginning any cleaning work, it is best practice to remember that progress is often slow and requires taking small steps at first.

Establish which areas need to be cleaned up and designate tasks for each area.

Creating a hoarder cleanup plan is crucial to maintain a clean and organized environment. To establish which areas require cleaning, you need to conduct a thorough inspection of the home or property.

Once you identify the areas that need attention, you can assign tasks to specific individuals or teams. Each task should have clear instructions and a timeline for completion! Keep in mind that an effective cleanup plan requires consistency and accountability. Regularly reviewing and updating your plan can help ensure that your facility remains clean and tidy.

Prioritize the kitchen, bathroom, and bedrooms, and tackle those first.

These areas are prone to dirt, germs, and odors. Wipe down surfaces with a disinfectant cleaner and scrub any tough stains. Vacuum carpets and mop hardwood or tile floors.

For the kitchen,  empty the refrigerator and throw out any expired food items. Clean the shelves thoroughly with a disinfectant cleaner, and then organize the items that are left over. Wipe down countertops, appliances, and sink areas. Consider replacing dish towels or sponges regularly to reduce bacteria buildup.

In the bathrooms, clean tile grout with an oxygen-based cleaner or natural bleach solution. Scrub the toilet and sink, and use a scrubber to get rid of soap scum buildup on shower walls. Clean mirrors with glass cleaner and wipe down any exposed surfaces. Replace floor mats and hang new towels.

Finally, pay attention to detail in each bedroom: Change bedsheets, dust furniture and window sills, vacuum carpets and rugs, and mop wood or tile floors. Put away clutter and organize closets, drawers, and dressers. Polish any wooden furniture with natural products. Add a few decorative items to bring the room together.

Discard any items that are no longer necessary or needed in order to make more space and keep the house clean.

Decluttering is a big part of what residential hoarder cleanup companies do. The accumulation of belongings over time can quickly lead to a cramped and chaotic living space. But fear not, because decluttering can be a transformative experience for both your home and your peace of mind.  Our technicians at Bio-One can help you tackle the problem, removing all of the excess items and helping you to organize and store what remains.

By discarding any items that are no longer necessary or needed, you can create more space and a sense of organization within the property. Together, we can go through possessions, donate or sell what is no longer needed, and rid the home of all hazardous materials!

Use cabinets, shelves, baskets, filing systems, etc., to store necessary items in an organized manner.

Cabinets, shelves, baskets, and other storage solutions can be an effective way to keep a hoarded home organized. By storing items in designated areas and keeping them grouped by category, you or your loved one will easily find what you are looking for without digging through piles of clutter. Utilize labels on containers to help identify where certain items belong and to keep them separated from other items.

Cabinets can be used for storing larger items such as tools, cleaning supplies, electronics, and documents; shelves are great for smaller items such as cosmetics and books; baskets can help contain small items like jewelry, keys, and chargers; filing systems are ideal for organizing paperwork.

If you find yourself overwhelmed, contact a residential hoarder cleanup company like Bio-One to take care of the situation.

Hoarding situations can be overwhelming and daunting to deal with. The task of cleaning up and restoring your home to its original state can seem like an insurmountable challenge. If you find yourself in this situation, seeking professional help is paramount.

Not only will professionals ensure your safety during the cleaning process, but they will also make the entire process more efficient. Residential hoarder cleanup companies have the necessary experience, tools, and protective gear to handle hoarding situations safely and effectively. Don't hesitate to seek professional help as soon as possible to help alleviate the burden and stress of cleaning up after a hoarding situation!

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Bio-One of Orange is a family-owned company that takes pride in providing quality care for residents throughout California’s Southern region. From Aliso Viejo to Costa Mesa and beyond. As members of the Orange Chamber of Commerce, our certified, professional hoarding remediation technicians are ready to help. Bio-One is available 24/7, 365 days a year. Contact us at 714-397-8375.