About Home Clean Out Crew
Before the Crew Began
I excitedly started my life in the medical field, wanting to help out mankind. How wonderful it would be and what I difference I could make! After 20 years in various positions, some of which have gone by the way of the dinosaur, I came to realize that I wasn't helping anyone, but instead helping institutions make a profit.
Along the way, I realized I enjoyed cleaning and organizing. Some people find shopping an adrenaline rush. I get the same rush out of organizing things to make life easier. Along the way I also had four kids so there was always plenty of opportunities to clean and organize. I was the mom counting the Polly Pocket and Barbie shoes so they didn't get lost.
Motivation and Goals
I found out I had a totally different perspective and finally a purpose in life again after experimenting in this line of work. I was making a difference! I was hesitant to go whole hog. A sudden layoff gave me the opportunity to explore this new career.
It is intensely gratifying to see people not in tears as their things leave, but to realize that their things and their lives still have meaning to someone. What holds people back from moving? The thought of their entire lives being shoved in a box or a dumpster. It is like saying to them, you are worthless.
This business has evolved since the original vision. We are a frequent provider for the Washington County Aging and Disability Resource Center and Adult Protective Services.
An often requested service is our detail cleaning for home sellers; even a house that is not so great can sell fast if it is detail cleaned. We can pick up a few items, or an entire house; and try to find new homes for as much as possible.
We are pretty creatives; scrap wood can often be used to heat a home, feather dusters go to the bird rescue as they are used to make nests, and 4-H receives old trophies to make new. We work hard to not waste things.
Where Your Items Go