Getting ready for Spring!
Well here we are. The time has come to sit down and talk about spring. Yes I know, the snow is still falling out there, and there is a minus sign in front of the 20 on the thermometer, but today is the day we turn our clocks to daylight savings time, and so it must be springtime, and with springtime comes spring cleaning.
I know people who religiously schedule their spring cleaning and can’t wait to get it done. We have a customer who is already finished her spring cleaning and heading south on vacation, and then there are people l know who schedule their cleaning each year and only manage to get it done sometime in December before visitors show up for the holidays.
Today I don’t want to talk about cleaning carpets or upholstery, I want to talk about how you dispose of those things that you decide to or need to get rid of when you start to clean.
Spring isn’t only a time to clean it is a great time to renew. Both at the office and at home, people like to start out fresh in springtime. Now is the time to change all those old desk phones or mobile phones in the office, or change out some of the old uncomfortable desk chairs. Maybe it’s time to throw out your old toaster, or blender or TV. I have a box full of old cell phones that I and my children acquired over the years. My wife is a gardener, she loves to putter in the garden all day long. She digs out old flowers and plants new ones, prunes trees and bushes ( when she can’t make me do it) and generally accumulates a lot of plant waste that needs to be removed.
This spring when you start any project, remember that we should make sure that all our garbage or unwanted items are disposed of properly.
All those old electronics that don’t work anymore or are too old to use should be taken to the eco- center, along with just about anything else you want to clear out of the house and yard. We take old wood, empty and not so empty paint tins, dead and mangled venetian blinds, sod, tree branches, electronics you name it the eco-center will take most of it.
The city run eco-centers are great, the cost to dump is minimal and they will take almost anything. So before you try and put that stuff out on the curb and find out the garbage trucks won’t pick it up, try the eco-center first.
The other places to think of are the many charities in town. I personally drop off just about everything I don’t use anymore to the Salvation Army, but there are a ton of other places to donate all those items you no longer want. The items will come in handy for people who might not otherwise be able to afford them new, and the money it generates will go to a lot of useful causes.
So whether its old junk you want to throw out, or items you can’t use any longer but may be useful to someone else, think about how you intend to dispose of all those things you clean up this spring.
Thanks for listening.