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Another winter has passed, and it is time for you to prepare your home and yard for the warm weather and some summer fun. Winter takes its toll on your home. Snow and ice cause wear and tear on the exterior of your home and your yard. Time to put away those winter woolies and welcome spring with open arms.
After what seems like many months of winter, spring is the time to sweep out the cobwebs, open the windows and get your house and garden ready for the warmer months.
Prepare Your Home for Warm Weather
Spring cleaning allows us to show some attention to those areas of our homes that we may have overlooked or ignored while cleaning during the long winter months. It also is the time to do those chores like clearing out closets, your attic, and the basement that may have escaped your attention over the past few months.
A thorough spring cleaning of your house is not only for cosmetic reasons, but it is actually beneficial to your health and obviously that of your family. A good clean will get rid of the dust, mold, and mildew that has built up after our houses have been closed up during the cold months. A clean home reduces the occurrence of germs which will help you and your family avoid illnesses, allergy symptoms, and asthma.
How Long Does It Take to Spring Clean?
Put aside a weekend to carry out a thorough spring clean. But if you want to carry the spring clean over to your yard, it may take a few extra days. If you have help from a partner or family member, chores will go quicker. The important thing is once you have decided to embark on your spring cleaning journey, try to persevere until you have finished. It is a good idea not to spread your spring clean out over too many days as you do not want to lose interest halfway through. A clean healthy home will be the reward at the end of this journey so stay focused, put your head down, and just do it!
When Should I Start Spring Cleaning?
Is the wind getting warmer, and are the spring showers on their way? Do you feel like opening up your windows to let the fresh air in? Are the days getting longer and are you looking forward to those summer activities such as barbeques and pool parties? These could be the signals you need to get started. But more practically, a good time to start is when you have two days in a row that you can commit to spring cleaning your home.
Say Goodbye to Winter
Before you get started, you need to decide what needs to be done so the best way is to create a checklist of spring cleaning chores. Make sure you have your family members on board and assign some of the tasks to them. Even the younger members can help with the spring cleaning, especially if you make it fun for them.
Make the Interior of Your Home Fit for Summer
If you decide to start inside the house, go through the rooms and make a list of what needs to be cleaned. The basics of spring cleaning are dusting surfaces, walls, furniture, and closets. Bathrooms and the kitchen need to be cleaned and disinfected. Appliances such as fridges and stoves need to be cleaned, as do windows.
Update your interior décor using lighter and brighter accessories. Now is the time to swap out those heavy drapes for sheer light ones, put those thick blankets away, and replace your winter pillows with new ones more fitting for summer.
This is an ideal opportunity to declutter your closets. Once you have decided what items are no longer useful to you what are you intending to do with them? If you find there is a big pile of items you wish to trash you can get a professional waste removal company such as Little Green Junk to fetch this waste and remove it from your property. By using our services you do not have to wait for the day that your trash is removed by the local authorities. You may also have items you wish to have removed that your regular waste removal service provider doesn’t take away. A further advantage of using Little Green Junk is that we can come any time, even after hours or over a weekend to remove your unwanted trash.
Get Your Yard Ready for Some Outside Fun
Once you have cleaned the inside of your house it is time to move outside. This is the time to carry out those maintenance items like touching up paint trim, cleaning out gutters, cleaning windows, and power washing decks and driveways.
You may have to replace broken bricks, and repair, or replace cracked concrete driveways. Little Green Junk is able to remove any construction waste like old bricks, stones, and concrete pieces. This is unsightly waste that should be removed as soon as you have finished building.
The garage may need a good clean out to make space for your winter sporting gear such as sleds, skis, etc. that make winter so much fun. If there is no space for their storage, consider hiring a storage unit nearby to store these items.
Some Final Thoughts
Spring cleaning doesn’t have to be a chore. Once you have completed your cleaning you can be happy that your house is spotless, organized, and a welcoming place for friends and family.
Your yard and outdoor living area will be ready for making the best of those long summer evenings spent swimming in your pool and barbequing the perfect hamburger.
Little Green Junk for Your Waste Removal
At Little Green Junk Company in York, PA we treat our customers with the respect they deserve, and we are willing to go the extra mile to ensure that they are happy with our service.
When we have completed the job, we will leave that area of your home or yard, clean and tidy.
We realize that sometimes you need to get rid of your trash in a hurry, so we offer a same-day junk removal service, and we can even accommodate your junk removal after hours or over a weekend if that is what you require.
Please call us today at 717 467 0070 if you need a quote for any yard and house trash removal when you undertake your spring clean.