Spring Cleaning Tips and What to Do with All That Junk
Spring is a time of new beginnings and a fresh start. Flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, and the sun is shining (hopefully). It's the perfect time to open the windows, let some fresh air in, and start cleaning. But how do you go about it and do away with all the junk you've been accumulating all year? Here are a few tips to help you get started:
Develop a Cleaning List
Let's be honest here; cleaning can be an uphill task. However, one thing that can make it simpler is coming up with a cleaning list. Write down the areas that need more attention and focus on one area at a time. Go ahead and jot down the specific areas in each room that need to be deep cleaned. Doing so will help you not forget any important area that needs your attention.
Gather Your Cleaning Supplies and Equipment
The next thing you need to do is get all your cleaning supplies and equipment, such as rags, detergents, brushes, etc., in one place. This task will save you time from looking for things while you are in the middle of cleaning.
Start With the Easy Tasks
Once you have everything you need, it's time to start cleaning. But where do you begin? A good rule of thumb is to start with the easy tasks first and then work your way up to the harder ones. To start with, tackle tasks such as dusting, sweeping, and vacuuming. By doing so, you will get a sense of accomplishment and motivation to continue with the rest of the cleaning. Also, do not forget to clean and clear your closet area. This is the perfect time to set aside clothes you no longer wear.
Deep Clean Key Areas
After doing the easy tasks first, you will see that your house is coming back to life. This is the time to deep clean key areas in each room.
- Go over places such as the kitchen and bathroom counters
- The inside of the fridge and oven
- Wash the floors
- Clean the windowsills, baseboards, and door frames
These areas often get neglected, so it's important to give them some attention. Also, remember to change your furnace filters, check your A/C unit, and clean your gutters while you're at it.
An extra hand is always nice. You can hire a professional company like College H.U.N.K.S to help you out. We are trained professionals who help you with the final cleanup, getting rid of all the junk you have.
Tips for Clearing Your Junk
After deep cleaning your home, you most probably have piles of junk lying around. What to do with that junk?
Many organizations would love to have your donated items. So, go through all things you do not want or need and donate them to a local charity or organization.
If you have any valuable items or antiques lying around, consider selling them. There are many ways to do this, such as online auction sites, garage sales, or even a consignment shop.
One of the ways to reduce your carbon footprint is to recycle. Items that include, plastic, metal, and glass are good candidates for recycling. At College HUNKS, we donate or recycle 70% of the junk we collect.
4. Throw Away
Finally, if there is anything that you cannot donate, sell, or recycle, then it's time to toss it. Be sure to dispose of it properly for it not to become a burden to the environment.
Hire the Professionals for Junk Removal
Need help getting started on your spring cleaning? College HUNKS is here to help. We know that the thought of cleaning your entire house can be overwhelming, but we're here to help make the process as stress-free as possible. We also offer professional junk removal services that are efficient and eco-friendly. Be sure to check our all of the junk items we take.