We assess the situation. Take a look at the overall clutter in the home and prioritize the work that needs to be done. We may start in small places like closets and bathrooms. When one small space is cleaned out quickly, we can move to larger rooms, utilizing the smaller rooms as freed space.
We sanitize the worst areas first. Some hoarders seriously neglect sanitation in the bathroom and kitchen, which can lead to health hazards. These areas should be sanitized as quickly as possible, especially if there are areas with pet or human feces. While this is often a disgusting task, it can go rather quickly & is important in allowing us to discover more valuable items worth keeping.
Most of what is in a bathroom, like half-empty shampoo bottles and expired toiletries can be trashed without consideration. Our cleanup crew brings plastic bags, mops, rubber gloves, boxes and disposable cleaning items like sponges and wipes to deal with the cleanup.
We do a major decluttering of useless objects & trash. Some objects in the home may be reuseable if cleaned. Other items, like leftover mail, old newspapers, trash & expired food, must simply be disposed of. The junk items will be thrown out first before dealing with reusable items.
A large waste containers may be rented by the day depending on the time frame and size of the container & job.