Spring cleaning is a rite of passage. There’s something truly therapeutic about breathing new and fresh life into our homes following a long and relentless winter. But while spring cleaning can be good for our mental and spiritual health, it can also turn into a stress-invoking chore that we dread – unless we know how to approach it.
That’s unfortunate, because few things feel better than cleaning and clearing out our homes, especially since so many of us acquire a lot of unnecessary items over the long winter.
So, how can you make spring cleaning enjoyable (since we all know it’s inevitable)? Here are a few tips to help you make the most out of your spring cleaning.
Stay organized and focused
Many people get overwhelmed when they embark on their spring cleaning journey. They have no idea where to start. They begin to meander from one room to another, mentally making a list of what should stay and what shouldn’t.
This type of behavior spurs inaction, which in turn creates unnecessary stress and fear (I’ll never get this done!). We suggest that you focus on one room at a time. Everything outside of that room simply does not exist until you’re finished with the task at hand.
For example, start off with your kitchen. Go through your pantry and get rid of all expired food. Take everything out of your fridge and wipe down each shelf. Clean out all drawers and cupboard and (gulp) discard of any containers that no longer have matching lids (we all have them!).
Approach each room with this same narrowed focus and you’ll comb through your entire home in no time!
Get the family involved
Spring cleaning isn’t a one-person job, or at least, it shouldn’t be. One of the best ways to be productive during this year’s spring cleaning is to get the entire family involved. There are several benefits to this:
- With more hands on deck, the job will be much easier to complete
- It’s important to get everyone’s input on what items should stay, and what items should go
- This is a great opportunity to teach children the importance or organization and structure
If you do have children, then you’ll likely want to instill a bit of fun into this chore. Give out a prize for whomever has the cleanest room; put on some music; add a little game-time or exercise into the mix.
You may also want to assign tasks for your family. For example, if your spouse isn’t good at parting with things, make him or her the transporter. This person will carry items out of the house and directly into your dumpster.
Speaking of dumpsters … always have enough space for your spring cleaning!
What good is spring cleaning if you have nowhere to put all that stuff you’ve accumulated over the winter (and years)? The best way to guarantee that your cleaning maintains a forward and consistent rhythm is to ensure that you have enough space to throw away all that stuff.
Most homeowners rent a residential-friendly dumpster from Bin There Dump That for their spring cleaning needs. That’s because Bin There Dump That offers 4 various sizes of bins (4 yard, 10 yard, 14 yard, 20 yard) all of which are specifically designed for residential properties.
This is a key distinction from most other dumpster rental companies that use commercial-grade bins for their residential clients. Not only are these bins costlier, but they’re unsightly and they (along with the trucks used to deliver those bins) can wreak havoc on your property.
Bin There Dump That is different. We serve only residential clients in Greater New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Slidell, and Covington. This means we know how to meet your needs while ensuring your property is preserved.
We also make it easy for you to rent our dumpsters for several days at a time, so that you’re not overwhelmed with having to cram your spring cleaning into just a few short days.
Ready for a thorough spring cleaning?
The first step to reorganizing your home is to get the right sized dumpster bin to handle the job. Our customer service representatives are on hand to help you choose the proper bin size for your needs. Call us today to learn more!