Even with the best intentions, our homes sometimes become more than we can manage on our own. There’s no shame in realizing a task is more than you can manage on your own.
Who Ya Gonna Call?
As you make a plan to tackle your decluttering and cleaning needs, think through who can support you:
- Family and friends
- Professional cleaners and organizers
- Mental health support
Family and Friends
Is there anyone who lives in the home who can help you, such as a partner, children, or
roommate? Consider reaching out to your parents, siblings, adult children, or extended family
members for support. Friends can make the decluttering process more fun, because you can chat as you work.
Sometimes, you need support from someone with a little more training.
You might not have personal relationships where you’re comfortable asking for help, or you may simply need to delegate the task to someone else due to demands on your time.
Regardless of the reason, there are many different types of support.
Maids and House Cleaners
They usually do not assist with decluttering, but they will clean the space. Sometimes hiring someone can be a motivation for you to declutter in order to give them space to clean!
A handyman can help you install shelves to aid with organization and make minor home repairs, which can make it easier to keep things clean. A handyman (or team) can also help with high-level repairs if you have larger issues or structural damage in your home.
Professional organizers can give you a specific method to declutter with their guidance. They can help you troubleshoot issues and give you accountability—or do it for you. Be sure to choose an organizer who will set you up for success in maintaining your space long-term.
Hoarding Cleanup Specialists
For the most serious cases, you can hire hoarding cleanup specialists to help you get your home under control. Companies like Bio-One are trained to provide discreet, sensitive, and comprehensive service. They are experienced with biohazards and other situations where high-level training is a must.
Mental Health Support
Hoarding often stems from mental health struggles, and involving a professional can help you treat the root cause of the clutter. Support persons may include:
- Primary Care Physicians
- Certified peer specialists
Regardless of whether you’re taking a do-it-yourself approach to decluttering your home or assembling a dream team of support staff, be sure to celebrate your wins.
Cleaning up your home is an overwhelming task many people avoid. Every time you meet with success, you will be that much more motivated to keep going!
By taking it one day and one small space at a time, you can conquer the clutter.
How Bio-One Can Help
We are invested in community well-being, and we perform our cleaning services with compassion and discretion. We understand the importance of developing trust with our clients as we are invited into their homes. At Bio-One, we live in the communities we serve and do what we do because we truly care.
What to Expect
Before we begin the cleaning process, we will talk with you to learn your goals. We’ll evaluate details about your particular situation, including:
- What you hope the outcome of the cleaning will be (staying in the home, selling the home, etc.).
- If you would like to be present on-site during the cleaning (we encourage you to have a loved
- one, friend, or therapist with you to help make decisions, sort through items, or even simply observe).
- If there are animals present in the home.
- If you would like our technicians to find and preserve valuable items in your home.
- If we can help you donate unneeded items.
- If we can disinfect affected areas.
- If you need a support person like a friend or family member to be there for you during the cleaning process.
We will also obtain a work order document to give our technicians permission to work
on your property and a property retention document so we know which items you would like to save.
Every technician working on your property will be familiar with this document so we know what to keep an eye out for.
We can’t guarantee we will find everything, but we make sure everyone is looking!
During the cleaning process, we will:
- Order a temporary dumpster to abide by HOA, community, or city guidelines.
- Travel to and from your home in unmarked vehicles for discretion.
- Put on PPE in a private area such as a backyard or garage to protect your privacy.
- Communicate with you either in person or via phone according to your preference when we have questions.
- Perform a deep clean at the end of the process.
How to Get Started
If you’re ready to start working with Bio-One, give us a call anytime at (605) 858-8404. Our lines are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Alternatively, fill out a service request on our website.