We often think of spring as being the ideal time to clean up and get rid of stuff we no longer need – but the autumn months are actually a great time to do the same thing. Obviously this could be more or less true, depending on where you live. For instance, residents of San Diego don’t see much change when the summer months give way to autumn and winter. But in a place like New Jersey where winters are fierce, the autumn months are a time of change and preparation. Fall cleanup projects run the gamut from getting rid of unwanted junk that’s been accumulating inside the house, to cleaning out the garage to make space for more winter storage, to making landscape adjustments that project your property and even your home’s foundation from damage.
But people are also busy this time of year – particularly with kids (and often adults) heading back to school. Often times, those cleanup projects don’t quite materialize they way people would like; either because there aren’t enough hours in the day, or because the project is disorganized in some way. Fortunately, there are a few simple things you can do to make your fall cleanup projects go smoothly. Here are three ideas:
1. Come up with a plan
Sure, there can be value to just rolling up your sleeves and “diving in” to those fall cleanup projects. But if you want to save time and get a better result, it’s worth taking the time to assess all of the areas you want to clean up, and come up with a plan of attack to get things done in the most efficient way possible.
2. Safety first
Being aware of safety hazards during household or landscape cleanup projects is hugely important, and should never be an afterthought. Good footwear is essential, and depending on the specifics of your project, protective eyewear and even a hard hat is a good idea to prevent mishaps and stay safe.
3. Hire a junk removal professional
Did you know that you don’t actually have to handle those autumn cleanup projects yourself? Professional crews, with specific experience and equipment that make cleanup projects a breeze, may be available in your area. This is a time-saving approach, and people are often surprised when they find out how budget-friendly these professional junk removal services can be.
Who should you hire?
There is a big difference between a junk removal professional and someone who does odd jobs through Craigslist or another public directory. Junk removal can actually be a dangerous and time-consuming task, depending on the project. Unofficial workers can get hurt, leaving you vulnerable to their medical costs. There’s also the question of trust. Reputable junk removal companies exist, and they take pride in taking the guesswork out of the equation. By having the right equipment, the right training, and all the correct business certifications and insurance, they can provide safe and efficient cleanup operations at rates that are surprisingly accessible for the busy homeowner and family.