Spring is almost here and thousands of homeowners in Hamilton, Ontario are spending their spare time planning a weekend of cleaning out their homes and doing a deep spring-clean.
We love spring cleaning because it allows you to totally rediscover and reinvent your home. You suddenly find loads of untapped space in your closets, spare room, basement, garage, shed and kitchen. All of that space that way previously being used as storage space for unwanted stuff can now be remodeled into anything you want. The basement was full of old unwanted stuff? Now it can be turned into a home entertainment room, a home office, or a gym. Really, it can be anything of your choosing and it is like putting an addition on your home, that is totally free.
We have offered a few spring cleaning tips in other articles, and here are a few of our ideas on how to make decluttering your home a much easier.
We have all heard the term “Out of sight out of mind” right? It certainly applies to our homes and unwanted stuff that accumulated over the years. We kept all of these things in our storage areas because we thought we might need it one day, but we forgot why. Remember that massive old school big screen you put in the garage 10 years ago? Do you really think you will be using it again? Nope. You really won’t. The same goes for that couch the in laws asked you to store, but they forgot about and those golf clubs you kept despite only playing the game once every 5 years.
Go Even Deeper: Nooks And Crannies
When you are digging through your closets and deciding to toss out your pleated jeans and old bowling shoes, go deeper and check the shelves. You will find loads of brand new space in your bedroom and kitchen closets when you look up high and go through the shelves and drawers. If you think of it as square footage, it adds up quickly and you can repurpose that space to store things you actually want to keep and have easy access to when you need it. Plus it is also a great excuse to hit up the retailers and pick up a few things you have always wanted, but never felt you had space for.
Forgotten In Plain Sight
You have to give it up to Marie Kondo. She really knows what she is talking about. Her axiom of “if you don’t love it, get rid of it” are words to live by, and this especially applies to furniture.
Your floor space is filled with furniture that you navigate every day and never really think about very much. However, if you take a good honest look around at all of your furniture, artwork, accent pieces etc, ask yourself if you really love it. If the answer is no, then it’s time to get rid of it.
These are just a few ideas to help you inventory your next spring cleaning project. It will also help you decide on a dumpster bin size when you order with us online. However, we suggest that if you aren’t entirely sure of what size bin you need to order, then you should contact us and we will be happy to suggest the ideal bin size for your next project.