Hoarder Cleanout: There’s value hidden in all those piles.

A hoarder cleanout is imminent when homes become unsafe for those who live there.

Hoarder cleanouts are becoming more frequent. A shift in the condition of homes has taken place during the last 20-30 years.
For example, instead of a home with normal items in their perspective rooms, subsequently, we are finding new boxed items piled high and unopened throughout a home. An unusual buildup of trash thrown everywhere in fact, is also evident.  And, most important, the inability to safely walk through a room is such a hazard for any age person.

A fire hazard or “how to meet your local firemen”

Stacks of magazines,  newspapers and collections of sorts, as well as, common household chemicals and garage items, are in fact, a fire hazard.  Our nation is overrun with objects to obtain, as a result, some people fall victim to this addiction.  Separating trash from salable items is what we do, for this purpose, we have a system in place for this daunting task.

What could be hidden in a hoarder setting? We have seen the worst

Dead cats, dead rats, rotten food, water damage, you name it, we have cleaned it up. Hoarder cleanouts have to be done. We have over 30 years experience in this industry and, as a result, have established a system of order. In short, we are like a well oiled machine. That is just the way we feel. Once we enter the home we instinctively know how to set up and where to start.

Petrified rat; resting in petrified peace by an empty bag of chocolate candy


Here are a few pictures of a hoarder home we cleaned out

Endless trash and treasure; tackling it one bag at a time

This home wasn’t the worst we have seen, however, it was right up in the top ten. Located in the East Count of San Diego,
about 2,000 sq ft.  It took 18 days with 5 of us working side by side about 6 hours a day, including the owners daughter.
She was a trooper. Every room filled with hundreds of tied up grocery bags containing; food items, gold jewelry, clothing,
shoes, makeup, tools, chemicals, you name it. Consequently, every room was three to six feet high.

Digging was the art of the job.

It is imperative to always have a box nearby, for salable items and beside, a trash can for what went to the dump.
To create income to help offset clean up costs is imperative, you have to salvage as much for sale as you can.
Our job is to create income. And that is what we do. I just looked up this home and this is how it looks now. Amazing!


Hoarder Clean Out After | El Cajon


Hoarder Clean Out After | El Cajon


Hoarder Clean Out After | El Cajon


Hoarder Clean Out Before | El Cajon


Hoarder Clean Out Before | El Cajon


Hoarder Clean Out Before | El Cajon

For loved ones who just can’t pass up a good deal


Creating income is our number one priority. Offering an interior and/or exterior clean up service, to remove trash and debris, we can gather together items that can be sold. A hoarders belongings should not be underestimated. It is amazing what the general public will pay to haul off if it is priced to their liking. They can’t pass up a good deal either.

Clean up can take anywhere from three days to two months

Anywhere from $15,000 to $70,000 in merchandise sales have been realized in a hoarder home, based on volume, in homes that have been thought to be trash outs alone. If we can turn the “collections” into cash it only serves to offset the cost of clean up. It just makes sense.

Note: This picture is one of our past customers in San Diego who purchased the man and woman’s monkey hair wedding headdresses from one of our estate sales. He was really excited.


He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in its season and its leaf does not wither; and in whatever he does, he prospers. How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stand in the path of sinners, nor sit in the seat of scoffers’ But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and in His law he meditates day and night.

Psalm 1:1-3

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