Spring Clean Fever

Junk RemovalI have got Spring Clean Fever.  Eyesores of junk outside and inside need to go!

Think about cleaning out the storage shed and the garage. I have found that by taking everything out first makes a huge difference.  Not everything is going to fit back in neatly.  It forces you to assess what you have and what you need.  Is it too large, too broken or is there just too much to throw away?  That is when a company like Call 2 Haul can make the job easier for you.  We can come and get the stuff you don’t want or need.  We have a huge list of what we can take HERE. It can truly take the edge off by knowing someone else is going to come to your home and haul it away.

Junk removal is easier than you might think. Call us so you can get started on this Spring’s big cleaning project.

Is it time to clean the windows?

cleaning windowsSpring and Fall is when I clean all the windows really well. The sills, panes and screens are all washed. The window frame is washed. I hate some of the creepy dead bugs, but I push through.  All the screens are taken down and sprayed with a hose, washed with soap and water, sprayed again and go back up in the Spring.  I am always amazed how much dirt is actually on them. Does that mean that dirt is taking up some of my viewing room? In the fall I actually store them as I am always amazed by how much more I can see outside when screens are not on the windows at all.

So clean the windows. It makes the house so much brighter.

How to Declutter BEFORE you move

shelving-only keep what you needYou are moving! An exciting and scary time. If you break it down piece by piece it will not be so overwhelming.  I have always thought moving was exciting. My husband thinks it is a nightmare.  We have moved many times. I have one invaluable tool to help me move.  I declutter before I move.  I get to start fresh.  I don’t need to keep everything.  I need to look at it with a fresh eye or with a friend at my side thinking with me.

Think about things that NEVER get used.  A rice cooker, a juicer, 20 old mugs that just sit in the back of the glasses cabinet. I owned about 100 baskets.  Yes, I like baskets, but unless I REALLY liked it and used it, it is gone. I am down now on the latest move to about 30 baskets. I do actually use them to store a lot of items, and I own a bunch of square ones.

Think about packing-you have to like something enough to not only pack it, but unpack it. I don’t need a lot of things I thought I did. Think of it as a purging. You get to start a home with nothing already decided as to where your items will go. It is a clean slate. I only keep the things I love or use all the time.

Keep in mind-no one ever said you have to keep everything you have bought or were given as a present.  We change. Our lives change.  We get bored. We change the color of our walls, why not the stuff in our house?  And as I get older I realize I don’t need so much stuff.  I keep the stuff around that makes me smile. I let the clothes go that I no longer wear.  No man needs 50 T-shirts (mine thinks he does).  Value what you have. Don’t keep what is shabby unless you love it.

Donate everything unless you have the energy for a garage sale or Ebay.  Good luck and enjoy your new space.

What do I love?