It's that time of year again! Spring has sprung and it's time to jump into your annual Spring Cleaning project. But what do you do with all the junk?
Sure, you could haul it all out yourself, but what if you can't? Or what if you'd rather have someone else do it for you? You can you call?
What Is This Thing We Call 'Spring Cleaning' Anyway?
Some may wonder if this is just an "American" thing that we do here in the United States. Of course, people have been talking about and carrying out spring cleaning projects for far longer than any of us living today can remember.
But just how far back does this tradition go?
According to an entry in Wikipedia, some researchers trace the origin of spring cleaning to the Iranian Nowruz, or the Persian new year, which falls on the first day of spring. In fact, just before the Persian new year, Iranians continue the practice of what is known as khaneh tekani , which is Persian for "shaking the house."
But home repair and maintenance guru, Bob Vila, has a much more prosaic take on the origins of the term spring cleaning:
On April 20, 1950, The Aspen Times rallied its citizens for a community-wide cleaning spree. The focus? Yards, gardens, and unattractive vacant lots. The gallant people of Aspen, Colorado, responded, tidying their backyards and planting flowers in public spaces.
And if you do engage in some form of spring cleaning each year, you certainly aren't alone.
According to a spring cleaning survey conducted by the American Cleaning Institute, 72 percent of households engage in spring cleaning every year. The top three items that take priority are:
- Windows (79%)
- Blinds/curtains (73%)
- Clothes, closets or drawers (71%)
And the top three rooms that are given special attention are the bedroom, kitchen and bathroom. topping the list of rooms that need attention.
But one of the best approaches for a more efficient and less stressful spring cleaning project is to have a plan.
Proper Project Planning for Spring Cleaning and Your Home Cleanout
There are two main considerations when tackling a large spring cleaning project:
- What to do and in what order
- What to do with the trash and junk when you're done
And, of course, a somewhat detailed plan can make the whole thing go a bit faster, smoother, and easier.
So, with that in mind, we'd like to share this handy tip sheet for preparing for spring cleaning:
Of course, the larger the home and the more people living there, the bigger the piles of trash, debris, and junk you're likely to have when you're done cleaning.
So, what do you do with all that? Especially if it's way more stuff than you can fit into your big, residential trash bin? If you have a truck, or access to one, you could possibly load it all and make a trip to the local waste transfer station. Or, in some places, that would simply be a trip right to the landfill itself.
But there are few problems with that approach, primarily being that you have to have a truck!
And, even if you do have one, most of that debris and junk really doesn't need to go into your local landfill. In fact, according to some estimates, up to 80 percent of what we throw into our national solid waste stream is recyclable.
Which means that it's quite likely that much of what you want to dispose of after your spring cleaning is done could go to a recycling facility.
So, how do you make that happen easily?
Why You Should Include a Reliable and Green Junk Removal Service in Your Plan
For any respectable cleaning project like this, junk hauling should be considered a given.
If there is anything we know how to do in this country - aside from big cleanouts every spring - it's our knack for accumulating stuff. Lot's of stuff! And when we engage in a cleaning project that involves our entire homes including the garage, then there is going to stuff we no long want.
The common term for that stuff is "junk" and some of that junk can be quite large and bulky. And even if it's not so big or heavy, there is likely to be large quantities of it.
The good news is that you don't have to do the loading, hauling, and removal by yourself.
When you consider a junk removal service like Junk King you can be confident that you're getting the best in the industry. In addition, we're a recycling-based junk removal service and have been committed to recycling as much as possible since we started the company.
Junk King is also reliable - once we book a session with you we'll show up on time, as promised, and we even give you a call beforehand to let you know we're coming. In addition, Junk King is also affordable.
Unlike many other firms, we never charge you a flat fee. There's simply nothing equitable about that kind of pricing for customers. And we don't charge according to the weight of a load. This is important because a large load of junk like plastic toys, clothing, and other light-weight items can weigh far less than a much smaller load of concrete rubble and broken bricks, for example.
So why should you pay the same for a smaller load?
Which is why we only charge you based on the amount of space your junk takes up in our trucks. And we never hit you with added charges or hidden fees.
So, ready to get rid of your spring cleaning junk? It's as easy as 1,2, 3.
Your Best Choice for Spring Cleaning Project Junk Removal
Junk King provides efficient, safe and eco-friendly junk and household trash removal services so you don’t need to worry about loading or disposing of your junk, waste, and debris after you're finished with your spring cleaning.
And it doesn't matter if you need our services a few times during your spring home cleanout, or just once after you're all done, our junk hauling professionals will make sure that all the garbage and junk is out of your way so that you can get on with enjoying the spring weather!
Do you have large piles of household trash? No worries! Our team specializes in garbage removal.
We can be at your home in no time, so call us today! Our crew is fully insured and well-trained, so you can trust them to get rid of your unwanted items in a professional and courteous fashion.
One of the best things about hiring Junk King is that we recycle much of the material we pick up. This is proof of our commitment to being an eco-friendly removal service.
If you have questions about what we can do for you, give us a call at 1-888-888-JUNK (5865).