Room-by-Room Spring Cleaning Tips

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Making Spring Cleaning a Breeze

It’s that time of year and Junk-A-Haulics is here to make it especially easy for you to get rid of your junk this Spring. Not only are we offering a 10% discount if you book us in the next 30 days, but we’re providing some tips to make it easier than ever for you to enjoy a clutter-free season.

Room-by-Room Spring Cleaning Tips:

Clothing:

  1. Did you hear the one about the backward hangers? If you never know which clothes to give away, here’s a great idea. Hang all your clothes on hangers facing backward. After you wear the outfit, turn the hanger around. If after a year, you still have some outfits on backward hangers, give them away!
  2. Winter is over and it’s time to make more room by vacuum-sealing bulky winter blankets and clothes for easy storage.
  3. It’s easy to de-pill your winter clothes right before you put them away, and your spring clothes as you take them out of their winter hiding places. It’s easy if you use a razor and tape.

The Kitchen:

  1. Make dinnertime dishwashing easier by filling your sink with hot soapy water as you start dinner. Place dishes and pans you used for cooking in it so they soak while you eat. And remember to wipe up spills right away so sauces and oils don’t have a chance to settle in.
  2. Is your disposal a bit smelly? To get rid of odors all you have to do is drop in a cut-up lemon, some salt and a few ice cubes. While the lemon deodorizes, the ice and salt clean away residue. Simple!
  3. Did you know a dirty kitchen sink has more bacteria than a toilet seat? Disinfect regularly. An easy way is to wipe it down with soap and water, then spray with a mist of vinegar. Follow this with a mist of hydrogen peroxide and let air-dry. But don’t mix the vinegar and hydrogen peroxide together!

Laundry:

  1. To get rid of static without using fabric softener and dryer sheets, which make your towels lose their fluffiness, add ¼ cup of white vinegar to the rinse cycle, or simply throw two new clean tennis balls in the dryer.
  2. Did you know most everything except your underwear, sheets and towels should be washed in cold water, because it’s better for your pocketbook as well as the environment? After washing your undergarments in hot water, put them in the dryer as soon as possible to stop bacteria growth while they sit damp in the washer.

Here are a couple of bonus easy ideas to help you become clutter-free:

  1. Create your own lost-and-found basket. Use a cute vintage lunch box or pretty wicker basket to throw stray buttons, screws, lost game pieces, etc. whenever they appear. When you need the item, you’ll know exactly where to look!
  2. For a super quick cleanup before company is coming, do a 2-minute sweep through each room. Take a big basket with you and throw anything that doesn’t belong in that room into it. Then quickly put away everything that does. Later, after everyone leaves, you can put the stuff in the basket away where it does belong!