As we leave behind February and march forward into March, it’s that time of the year again. What time are we talking about? The season for spring cleaning in Las Vegas, of course. Yes, even the Sin City itself has to clean up every now and then, and at JP’s Junk Removal, we know that more than anyone else. We’ve seen our fair share of cluttered houses, and, needless to say, we’ve done our fair share of cleaning those houses up, too. We’ve learned quite a few things while providing our junk removal services, and we’d like to pass that knowledge on to you. Spring Cleaning 2022 might seem like an overwhelming event, but in reality, it’s more than manageable with the right mindset—and the right decisions, too. So without further ado, here are our spring cleaning tips for you!
Dust and Vacuum
The first step to any good spring cleaning is dusting and vacuuming around the house. We’re not talking about a rush job, either. You should especially pay attention to those places that you might usually ignore all the rest of the year. On top of cabinets, behind the sofa, under the carpets, on top of the fan blades…if it’s a surface or a floor, chances are it’s accumulated dust and debris. So don’t let it just sit there. Now’s the time to clean it up!
Deep-Clean the Floors
Once you’ve vacuumed, the perfect opportunity to go a step further is to use your hands. So don’t be afraid to afraid to mix together some hot water and mopping detergent, grab a mop, and start scrubbing those floors. This will help you get rid of stubborn dirt that won’t seem to get off your floors on its own. You can even use a steam cleaner to get that extra sparkle to come out. Dealing with carpet rather than hardwood or tile floors? Try carpet stain removers to banish those seemingly permanent blemishes. You may be surprised at how quickly those stains up and vanish.
Wash the Windows
It’s also important to clean the windows. Take a look out your nearest window right now. Does the world outside seem blurry and spotty? Chances are, you’ve got a dirty window, and it’s time to wipe it down. A few gentle sprays of glass cleaner and either some paper towel or a cloth should help scrub away the grime. Don’t forget to wash both sides of your windows to make them truly clean.
Tidy Up the Yards
As spring rolls around, plants come roaring back to life, and that means yard care chores are back on the schedule. Start off the warm season with a bang by tending to your gardens, your front lawn, and your backyard. Along the way, keep an eye out for the following things so that you can remove them:
- Dead Plants
- Unwanted Brush
- Sticks and Branches
Your home’s exterior is the first thing your visitors will see, so by cleaning it up, you’ll be sure to make a good first impression! You may even want to consider power washing your driveway, front walk, or front porch.
Get Rid of Clutter
Perhaps the most important of our spring cleaning tips is to get rid of excess clutter. In other words, you should de-junk your house! But what do we mean by “junk”? We mean anything you don’t use, such as:
Here’s a simple method to determine what separates “something useful” from “junk”. Ask yourself the following questions about your belongings: have you used them in the past year? Does it have any sentimental value? If you answered no to those questions, then you probably don’t need to hold on to it. Clearing out that excess clutter around the house is one of the easiest ways you can make your home clean. Because of this, we strongly encourage you to size up your belongings, figure out what can go, and then make it go!
What to Do with Old Junk
What do we mean when we say “make it go”? During the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s a bit more difficult to part ways with junk. After all, a garage sale might not be the best option when people are still wary to crowd around in close corners. With social distancing, face masks, and other precautions, you could still make it work, though.
Another option is donating your junk to a local charitable organization. We certainly find this to be much preferable than just dumping your clutter into the dump! By dropping your items off at a place such as the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, you’ll avoid filling the local landfill with more junk—and make a positive difference in your community. Just don’t forget to follow the guidelines to avoid COVID-19 transmission while donating your items!