Spring cleaning is a great tradition that gets us ready to enjoy the festivities and gatherings that warmer weather usually brings.
Hometown is here to help you simplify and organize your plan of attack.
Follow these 5 simple tips for a thorough and efficient spring cleaning project:
- Work on One Room at a Time
- Organize Items Into Piles
- Dust as You Go
- Rent a Dumpster
- Hire Junk Removal
Work on One Room at a Time
The fastest way to get off track or feel overwhelmed is by jumping from one project to the next.
Before you know it, there is an ongoing project in every direction you look.
When it comes to spring cleaning, stick to one room or area of the home at a time.
If you're someone that is motivated by instant gratification, start by working on a small area or one with less mess.
Seeing fast results and the transformation that comes with it will help motivate you to tackle large, more cluttered spaces.
Another approach is to start with the biggest project first. That way, every room gets easier and faster as you go.
Organize Items Into Piles
Start going through closets, drawers, shelves, and boxes packed away to sort through all your items.
Determine which items will stay, which items can be sold, donated, or recycled, and which items need to be thrown away.
When debating whether or not to keep an item, consider the last time the item has been used.
If it's a non-seasonal item that hasn't been touched in four months or more, you likely won't miss it if it's gone.
Dust as You Go
While you organize, take this opportunity to dust all exposed areas and crevices.
We recommend wearing a mask while you do this to protect yourself from allergens.
For more sensitive individuals, having an air purifier in the room with you while you're cleaning can also alleviate allergy flare-ups.
Rent a Dumpster
If you find your pile of items to throw away has grown into a pile too large to put in your weekly trash bin, rent a dumpster to manage your cleanup.
Rent from a locally-owned dumpster company for the best pricing and quality of customer service.
Hometown makes it quick and easy to locate local dumpster companies near you.
You can request unlimited free dumpster quotes to ensure you're paying a competitive price with the availability your project requires.
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Hire Junk Removal
Some companies will even provide you with a tax deductible receipt for your donated items, so be sure to ask if your items are in good condition.
Just like with dumpster rental, local junk removal companies are the best choice to hire in comparison to large national chains, and Hometown can help with that.
The companies we publish are licensed, bonded, and insured to perform the work they provide and are available for free junk removal estimates at your request.
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