Fall is always known as the time for cleanup projects. Typically, these involve activities outside such as raking leaves or power washing the deck.
This fall you might want to consider doing as much cleanup work inside as out. Yes, that sounds like spring cleaning, but this year is unlike any other year.
With COVID-19 still very much an issue you will be spending more than usual in the home this winter. People will still be working at home and students may be taking some classes online. Clearing out the clutter means more space for you and your family.
Begin with a List
The first step might be to create a list of what you want done. Take a few moments to go around the outside of the home and in each room to compile a list of what you want to get rid of.
You’re bound to have items that you’ve set aside because they were broken or simply not used anymore.
Pay a lot of attention to the basement, the attic, and the garage. Why are these important? You might want to temporarily store items from other rooms in order to have the necessary space.
Creating the list should be relatively simple. Now begins the cleanup.
Begin With the Easy Stuff
Items like a broken vacuum or a box of old toys you can simply move to one or two central areas. Even if you don’t remove anything from the room yet, you can at least get everything together.
Get the other family members involved and have them go through their stuff.
You might want to designate an area of the home or the garage where people could start piling up things.
Begin the Hard Work
Figuring out the big stuff to go usually takes just a little bit of time. What will be more time consuming is going through boxes. This might not free up as much space, but it’s something you’ll have to do sometime.
Consolidating boxes will free up more space. It also helps to be a little more organized, something you’ll appreciate when you need to get the Christmas decorations out.
Try to be aggressive with your selection, but not at the point of getting rid of items that have sentimental value or someone else in the family might want to keep.
Now that you have junk to get rid of its time to figure out how to dispose of it. Remember you most likely have yard waste in addition to the household clutter.
Getting Rid of the Clutter
The first thing to consider when reviewing the items is if some still have value.
Charities are still in need of items so anything of value you should consider donating. Remember, however, that they do not want items that are little more than junk. Read our article on what charities will take.
You can schedule a special pickup with the city, but you’ll have to make sure you follow their guidelines. And the yard waste will have to be kept separate.
The next option might be to take it all yourself to the local landfill. That only works if you have a vehicle to use for hauling. And if you have a lot to get rid of it could involve multiple trips. It might take more time transporting than it did to gather everything up.
A better alternative would be to rent a dumpster. This would allow you to simply toss everything in and be done with it. You might think a dumpster would be a waste of money if you have only a small amount to get rid of. Yet, most dumpster companies have various sizes available so you can rent something smaller.
A dumpster might still seem like a lot of work. If you have a lot of oversized items, you might not want to risk injury by hauling them out yourself. Luckily there is a faster and easier way to dispose of all your junk at once.
The Simple Solution: Hire Professional Junk Removal
One way to get your large fall project done quicker is to cut down on the actual work you have to do. There are professional junk removal companies that can do most of the work including the heavy lifting.
The easiest way to have them take care of the work is to have it set aside in various areas of the house and then just point out to them what needs to be removed.
If it is a large item, they have the staffing and experience to remove it without causing damage to your home or to themselves.
With COVID-19, however, you might be reluctant to have someone into your home or even interact with them to take care of paperwork. Look for contact free junk removal when shopping for a company.
Instead of having them into your home, you could pile everything up in your garage or outside your home. Most often the payment and forms can be done over the phone or online. You can literally avoid interacting with the workers if you prefer.
Nova Junk Removal
If you live in Northern Virginia, Washington DC or Prince George or Montgomery Counties in Maryland, then contact Nova Junk. We can make your fall cleanup easier by hauling away all your junk.
We also do as much as we can to protect our customers and our staff. From wearing gloves to wearing face masks all the time and provide contact free service.
After each job, our workers dispose of their gloves immediately. They sanitize their hands constantly.
At the end of each day, we thoroughly clean each truck.
Give us a call (877) 211-6682.
We also have a dumpster rental division. We offer a variety of dumpsters sizes for rent, so whether you need something small or big for your job we have what you need. Give us a call at (833) 610-3867 for a free, no-obligation quote. And learn about our contract-free service.