Ah springtime… birds chirping, flowers blooming, and…ugh spring-cleaning? Although spring-cleaning is often a daunting subject, clearing out old and unused junk will free up tons of wasted space. Although you might fear this big job, with the help of an appliance removal service and an Ottawa junk removal company, a clutter-free space might just be easier than you think. Here are some ways to help you this spring:
Say goodbye to old appliances
It’s easy to put old appliances away, thinking, “I might need this one day.” But let’s face it, most of the time old appliances are nothing more than a waste of space. As a rule of thumb, if you haven’t used it in over a year it’s probably time to get rid of it. Old appliances can also be a safety hazard. Many appliances contain environmentally harmful materials including Mercury and Freon. The City of Ottawa will not usually allow curbside pickup of these chemicals, as they need to be disposed of in a licensed recycling facility. This is where an appliance removal service will be your saving grace. Most Ottawa junk removal companies will come and pick up your old appliances for you. Opting for an eco-friendly appliance removal service will ensure your items are disposed of properly.
De-clutter your dresser
Old clothes can pile up quickly, taking up precious space. When clearing out your closet, try asking yourself, “Would I wear this tomorrow?” If the answer is no, toss it into a bag and drop it by a clothing donation box.
Forget old furniture
If you’re trying to de-clutter at home, try taking a look around. If you see furniture that’s more of a dust-collector than useful, it might be time to get rid of it. Sometimes, getting rid of bigger furniture can be difficult because of a lack of resources. Again, this is where you may turn to an Ottawa junk removal company. We can help you get rid of unused furniture without the hassle.
Get rid of hazardous materials
It’s also important to check your home for leftover hazardous materials including paint, propane tanks, liquids, oil, etc. This stuff is extremely flammable and it’s dangerous to have lying around. Although most Ottawa junk removal companies will not collect hazardous materials, there are many places that will accept these materials for free, e.g. Rona accepts paint. These materials can also be harmful to the environment, so ensure they get disposed of properly.
Hopefully with these tips and the help of a trusted appliance removal service, all you’ll have to worry about is what to do with your newfound space!