2019 Spring Cleaning Tips

Spring Cleaning 2019: Let’s Get Started!

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You may not have the most pleasant mental association when you think of spring cleaning. According to this infographic, 93% of people would rather be doing anything besides spring cleaning – 44% of those respondents said they’d rather speak in front of a large group. Still, it’s a necessary ritual that most Americans take part in, so they can shake off the dirt from the previous year and make space for the new one. To make it easier for you, Meehan’s Family Moving put together this list to get you moving on those chores.

Make A Plan

If you fail to plan, you’re planning for failure. People usually think Ben Franklin said this, but that may not be the case. Regardless, it’s good advice. Writing things down and making a list can make the task seem less overwhelming. It’s also very satisfying when you get to check off the items on your list and see your progress. Here’s a list from Martha Stewart that will get you started in the right direction.

Get Your Supplies Together

Nothing will slow you down more than having to run to the store for supplies. Before you begin, take an inventory of the cleaning supplies that you already have. Make sure you have enough to get you through all the tasks. If you’re not sure what you need, review this list of essential cleaning supplies. Replace that old broom and mop with a new one and clean out the filter in the vacuum. You can save on paper towels by using newspaper to clean windows. Not only that, it works better, too!

Get Motivated and Get Started

The best way to get started is simple – just get started! Find a task that’s small, get it done, and move on to the next one. If you need more motivation than that, break out the espresso and get ready to clean. With enough caffeine, you’ll be a human dynamo – unable to sit-still and looking for some way to channel your energy. That’s the perfect time to put the broom in your hand and make some progress. Crank the cleaning up to 11 – put on your favorite playlist or check out these spring cleaning playlists.

Bring Some Friends Along

You can ask your friends to help you, but be warned! You might get roped into helping them clean their house. Still, it’s an option. You can even sweeten the deal by offering to buy them pizza. If you have kids, have them to do their part. There are plenty of age-appropriate activities that children can help out with. Getting children involved with chores will teach them that cleanliness is important, and children who help with chores are more responsible.

Hire a Professional

If this list didn’t inspire you at all, this is the easiest option. A professional will have all the supplies, not to mention the expertise, to do the job. And let’s be honest, sometimes it just feels better to hire an expert and know that the job is in capable hands.

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DIY tips to clean out your attic.

DIY Guide to Cleaning Out Your Attic

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Happy March! You know what that means: the days are longer, the pollen count is higher, and the spring cleaning season has arrived again. Whether you’re moving, remodeling, or decluttering, finally get around to tidying your attic this spring cleaning season. The time to part with what hasn’t seen the light of day since the 1980s is now. Following these easy steps, this seemingly daunting task can be completed in an afternoon!

1. Grab a Cold Drink and Switch on Some Rocking Tunes

You’re going to need it. Maybe listen to music from the decade you last cleaned out your attic, turning your attic into a time machine. The cold beverage will help you keep you cool, especially in poorly ventilated, stuffy spaces like an attic. If you can turn cleaning into something a bit more lively and fun it’ll go by in no time!

2. Make Three Piles: Keep, Donate, and Trash

Organizing your things into these three categories helps keep the cleaning process more orderly. When deciding what pile to put something in, consider the following:

  • When was the last time you used it?
  • If you moved, would it really be worth taking with you?
  • Is it broken? Is it worth keeping it to fix?
  • Does it really add anything to your happiness?

If you answered yes to any of the previous questions, get rid of it. Be honest with yourself! The trash and donation piles can be easily differentiated. If someone would spend money on the thing, donate it. If someone would not spend money on it, throw it out. Some local Palm Beach charities that accept donation include Habitat for Humanity, Goodwill, Salvation Army, and the Homeless Coalition. You’re doing a good deed by donating and reclaiming your attic space at the same time! Win, win! If you have a big attic with a ton of junk, it may be worth renting a dumpster for all the trash you’ve purged. Once you are left only with the keep pile, integrate your long lost treasures back into your home. Alternatively, pack them up in clear plastic containers, so you will easily be able to see the contents of each box next time you’re feeling inspired to clean out your attic. They’re also water and bug proof.

3. Sweep, Vacuuming, Dust, Repeat

Grab another drink and make sure you’re wearing some old clothing you don’t care about! This step gets messy. Get ahold of a good vacuum that not only has a large storage bin but that you won’t mind using for dirty places like your attic. If it’s particularly dusty up there, run by a home goods store and buy a few dust masks (especially for anyone who has slight allergies). Make sure to really get into the corners where the dust bunnies hide.

4. Check for Pests, Molds, and Water Damage

The trifecta of attic issues. Gone unchecked, any one of these issues can result in a very expensive mess. These problems should be addressed as soon as possible especially if you are trying to sell your home. Look up a local exterminator, mold remediator, or water remover if you run into any serious problems, as some issues are best left to the professionals.

5. Contact Meehan’s Family Moving

Now that you’re left with just the stuff you like, contact Meehan’s Family Moving or call 561-904-6000 to move it to your new home whether it’s across the county or across the country. For 50 years, our family-owned moving business has reduced the stress of moving for thousands of families. Contact us for a free, no obligation quote today. Putting the customer first is our main priority, and we are excited to hear from you. Not convinced? Read our shining reviews from past clients.