After winter comes spring, and you know what it usually means – lots and lots of cleaning. Many people, though, believe that they’re savvy enough to cover every nook and cranny. Most probably, they don’t.
When decluttering and cleaning, make sure you also don’t forget to pay attention to this:
1. Roofing and Gutter
Roofing and gutter don’t seem to receive a lot of love, and yet they are two of the most important exterior components of a home. Besides protecting you from harmful environmental elements, they prevent the buildup of moisture that will increase the risk of mold and mildew buildup.
According to experts, you need to clean and maintain your roof and gutter at least once a year. Spring is one of the best times to do that, especially if you’re living in Victoria. Some regions can develop snow during the winter. In Melbourne, frost can happen in the evening.
These hold a lot of water. You need to check your roof and gutter to see to it melted snow end up on the ground.
If these parts are in bad shape, it’s best to call roof and gutter replacement specialists. You don’t want to go too far, so you can get the help you need fast.
2. Expired Stuff
Usually, you don’t end up using all supplies you bought a year ago. Sometimes, when you’re busy enough, you can’t remember they’ve been there all this time.
This spring, you might want to get rid of those that are already past their best-by and expiry dates. These include:
- Laundry products
- Canned goods
The longer they sit somewhere, the more likely they can develop bacteria and other pathogens. Note, though, that since they’re also dangerous, you might not be able to throw them in the bin. Call your waste removal company for some advice.
No thanks to fast fashion, people change clothes a lot of times during the year. People bought over 50% more clothes in 2014 than in 2000. However, studies showed that they are more likely to wear only half of them.
The best way to deal with clothes is to wear them often. Otherwise, you can recycle them into rags or shopping bags.
But if they no longer fit, consider donating them instead. If they still look in excellent condition, sell them. It might not be the best idea to throw them directly into the bin. Most of them will end up in the landfills.
4. Gadgets and Appliances
Do you know that, on average, a person owns or uses at least eight devices? It could reach up to 13 within the next two years. The question is, do you need all of these?
If the answer is no, it’s time to declutter and sell those you can do away with. The same goes for your appliances, especially if they’re already old. Put them up in the marketplace and then buy one that’s more energy-efficient.
With spring cleaning, it might not be enough to vacuum or clean the carpets. Go all out and remove the stuff you and your home don’t need anymore and fix those that need repair.