Monday, 18 May 2020

Quick and easy home projects

Times are tough, we are all trying to make the best of staying home to be safe. Being home so much has really made me pay attention to all the home repairs and updates that I've been putting off. All this time home can be an opportunity to update your house and fix up your yard.

Here is a list of quick and easy fixes to get you started:

Replace the blinds and curtains if needed, if still in good shape take them all down and clean them. Since they are down use this time to give the window a really good clean, Make sure to clean the window track.

Paint your front door. This is a really easy and cheap way to spruce up your home. A fresh coat of paint can really make a big difference.

Change out your shower curtains, bathroom rugs, and other decor. Inexpensive and can really update the space.

Weed your yard often, weeds spread fast so it's best to stay up on the weeding. Clean the cracks of the driveway and sidewalks.

I like to sweep off the sidewalks, driveway, porch area, and the gutter in front of our house. This keeps our house looking clean and well cared for.

Make the best of your time home and tackle those home repair projects. Stay safe and healthy!
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Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Get a head start on spring cleaning

Spring cleaning can be a big chore and some people just skip over it after feeling to overwhelmed with a long list of to-dos. Taking the time to slowly start the process can help make spring cleaning far more manageable. January and February can be super cold months so put the time spent indoors to good use.

Closets are always a good place to start getting rid of cluttering, they are areas that collect so much stuff. Go from room to room cleaning out and reorganizing the closets. Tackle those "junk" drawers while you're at it.

Clean out clothes that don't fit or are out of style.

Go through the kitchen and get rid of old appliances and dishes. Clean out pantries, fridges, and freezes.

If you still have energy and time go through any storage rooms in your house and clear out the stuff that hasn't been used in 3 years and has no use or sentimental value.

Doing these tasks before spring will give you a great head start to spring cleaning and more time to enjoy the lovely spring weather.

Call to schedule your bin so we can haul off your junk!

Thursday, 12 December 2019

December


This is the month of giving but it can also be a time when we build up a lot of clutter. That's why for this month every bin rented will help raise money for Toys for Tots. Call to book your bin and ask about special pricing. 801-631-8187

Thursday, 5 December 2019

Season of Giving

A portion of the sale from each bin during the month of December will be donated to Toys for Tots.

Clutter can build up during the holiday months, now is the perfect time to declutter and get organized. Call to book your bin today!
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Sunday, 20 October 2019

Clean out time

Fall is the perfect time to toss out all the stuff that builds up throughout the year. If you have kids the most common areas are toy rooms, kids playrooms, cars, and any areas toys can pile up. Make the kids help sort through and get rid of clutter.

Getting rid of all the stuff that doesn't get use can really open up the house. Having a nice clean and well organized house can make those long winter days spent indoors more bearable.

Thursday, 26 September 2019

Fall Cleaning

Now that fall is officially here it's time to start the fall cleanup list.

The first thing I do is yard prep. Cut back all your perennials, prune and guard trees according to their species requirements. Cut back grass and do any leftover weeding that needs to be done. Clean out the gutters and check the roof for leaks. If you do holiday lights it might be a good idea to hang the light hooks now to beat the cold wet weather.

One of the most overlooked fall cleanups is the dryer vent. If dryer vents and ductwork can't vent properly it can lead to fires or carbon monoxide poisoning. It's important to make it a habit to check and clean your dryer vent's regularly. Here are some signs your dryer vents need a cleaning: taking multiple cycles to dry, odd smell on clothing, burning smell, or the laundry room is warmer than usual while dryer is running.

Here is how to clean the dryer vents:
Disconnect the dryer, unplug the dryer first, remove clamps from vent pipe, pull the pipe away from the wall duct. If you have a gas dryer it may be wise to have an expert clean the vent system.

Clean the vent using a cleaning kit, the kit will have a brush that extends the length of the duct. Some people like to work from the outside of the home.

Reassemble the dryer and enjoy your clean and safe dryer. 

Sunday, 1 September 2019

Easy closet cleanup

I don't know how many times I walked by my over cluttered closets and with every intention of cleaning it out, only to look inside and walk away overwhelmed. Here are a few tips to make it easy and successful!

Ditch the storage containers and boxes- While it may seem like they make a space look more organized they actually quickly become a place to hide and store clutter instead of clear it out.

Shoe organizer- This is an obvious choice but its an easy and cheap fix to keep the floors clear and clean.

Vacuum seal your off season clothes. This will free up space and make getting ready super easy when searching through clothing choices. I especially like doing this for young kids as my daughter is prone to wear sweaters in 100 degree weather.

Curate your closet- Group your clothes by purpose: work clothes, dress clothes, casual etc.. This will make getting dressed super easy and help decide what needs to be refreshed or tossed.

Use these tips and you'll see how easy cleaning out a closet can be and how easy it is to maintain.

Keep us in mind for your next big project and book your bin.