Keeping your home or business clean can be challenging, but over the years of keeping a shop clean and cleaning my house, I have learned a lot about cleaning. I've learned how to clean in order to impress clients, and I've learned how to keep my house clean in spite of children bringing in dirt and mess all the time. I love to write so decided to start this blog. Here, I am going to share a range of cleaning tips with an emphasis on the "old school", homemade or natural tips. However, sometimes, truthfully, you need chemicals and professionals so I will also delve into those topics. Thanks for reading and good luck with cleaning.
When it's time to clean out the basement, attic, backyard, or any large area of the house, it might be good to get a skip bin and have it on your property for the day or the weekend, or even a full week. This can ensure you have a place to put all that rubbish while you're cleaning, and can also mean avoiding any fines you might face from trying to put that rubbish out with your regular trash. However, beyond getting a skip bin, note a few other tips you might need to get ready for the work and ensure it's done safely and as quickly as possible.
Get some tools ready
It might be good for you to break down the items you're tossing out, so you don't create wasted space in the skip bin. If you're throwing away old furniture items, you might unscrew the legs and backs of the pieces and then stack these pieces in the bin. Take doors off old appliances and other pieces and you can then toss more rubbish inside them, and also ensure the doors don't swing open when you're adding pieces to the bin. Have heavy-duty tools ready for this work, including a power screwdriver, pry bar, and even a sledgehammer.
Get a dolly or wheelbarrow
Work will get very tiring very quickly if you try to lift and haul all your heavy pieces to the bin on your own, or even with a helper. Rent a dolly or wheelbarrow; these are usually available at any home improvement or hardware store. They make it much easier and even safer to haul heavy or bulky items to the bin and can keep you from getting physically tired before the work is done.
Set aside a space for recyclable items
Ask your skip bin company if they recycle items that are in the bin; they may pick through your rubbish and pull out wiring, metal, recyclable plastics and the like. If they don't, set aside a space for recyclable items. You can call a separate company to pick them up or arrange to take them to a recycling center. This keeps these items out of landfills and may also earn you some money from them when you drop them off at a center. You might also arrange a trailer bin, meaning one you pull behind your car, in addition to your rubbish bin, and use that trailer for bringing recyclable items to the recycling center.