Your Spring Cleaning Checklist

Spring cleaning is about more than just banishing dust bunnies. It’s a way to make your home refreshed and more welcoming, and to organize and de-stress your daily routine. Some people find the act of disposing of waste and deep cleaning the house to be cathartic. Even if you don’t, you can easily get started on your spring cleaning project with this handy checklist.

Rent a dumpster.

If spring cleaning isn’t an annual event at your home, you probably have plenty of accumulated junk you no longer need. Consider renting a dumpster. They’re available in multiple sizes, and they’re a convenient and cost-effective way to deal with a lot of trash quickly.

Tackle the garage, basement, and attic.

Many people leave these problem areas for last, preferring to get the lighter cleaning out of the way first. Usually, this just means that these junk-accumulating areas never get cleaned out. You can get your spring cleaning off to a productive start by tackling the most challenging areas of your home first. Remember to sort junk into four piles: To keep, to donate, to recycle, and to toss in the dumpster.

Deep clean the kitchen.

In most homes, the next most labor-intensive area to clean is the kitchen. Start by taking everything out of the cupboards, pantry, and fridge. Toss out everything that’s expired, and deep clean the cupboards, pantry, and fridge before returning items to their places. Clean the other major appliances (stove, oven, and dishwasher) and the small appliances (toaster, microwave, and coffeemaker). Organize your mugs and dishware, pots and pans, and clean under the sink.

Clean the living areas.

In most living rooms, the top issue is dust, and in most bedrooms, it’s clutter. You should dust or scrub every square inch of these rooms, from the crown molding to the baseboards. Don’t forget to clean the light fixtures, ceiling fans, air vents, and window blinds or curtains. If you have kids, ask them to set aside any toys or other items they no longer use. Set aside anything that can be donated or recycled, and toss the rest in the dumpster.

At Brackenbox, you’ll find budget dumpster rentals in Chicago, plus comprehensive recycling services. Our waste disposal services extend to the surrounding suburbs. Call Jim Bracken’s friendly team at (877) 339-4101 with any questions you may have.


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