If your loved one has been exhibiting signs of hoarding and you have begun to clean their home, you will realize that it is a going to be a long, challenging process. In order to get the home truly clean, you may need to get through years of clutter and pest infestations before scrubbing the floors and walls. Before you get started, make sure you follow these tips.
Arrive with Gloves, Masks & Closed Shoes
If you are unsure of the full condition of the space, it is critical to make sure you protect yourself, as you may be exposed to diseases left over from pests and food past its prime. Cover your body with clothing, wear closed-toe shoes and go in with necessary protective gloves and masks to protect your health during the cleanup.
Some items will contain emotional significance to the individual, and should be kept. You will also need to keep furniture, clothing and other items necessary for survival. Separate items that do not need to be kept will need to be placed into a donation pile and a garbage pile.
Ask for Help
Sometimes a project will be too much for you to take on on your own, emotionally and physically. A cleanup is a major task and you may be too close to the situation to have a subjective viewpoint. If you need help from professionals, there is no shame in asking.
Professional Hoarding Cleanups & Junk Removal in Lynn, Swampscott & Peabody
If you need help with a hoarding cleanup, contact Flannery’s Handymen today! We will discreetly assist in the cleaning out of your home and remove any items you do not need. We will also donate any gently used furniture in good condition to charity to help those in need. Flannery’s Handymen by calling 781-775-9943 or by filling out our online contact form.