It’s mid January and Winter has arrived with all of its bitter, unwelcoming weather in Central NJ. You will be spending a lot of time inside your home, and you may already be feeling claustrophobic from being inside. It may seem as if the time for a winter cleanout has passed, but it’s not too late. You should still be able to do a home cleanout, even in the short gray days of winter. Getting rid of clutter and throwing out unwanted items from the kitchen is still a possibility. That being the case, if you want to dispose of the clutter in your home contact us at ADL, and we will deliver a roll-off dumpster right to your driveway, and when it is filled, we will pick it up and deliver it to the local landfill.
Here are some tips for winter free of clutter and cabin fever.
One of the things that can be depressing during the long winter months is staring at drab or deteriorating furniture day after day. Disposing of unwanted furniture into your dumpster is a great way to create space and new, vibrantly colored furniture will brighten up the room and combat the charcoal skies outside.
Clean out the Kitchen Pantry, cabinets and Drawers.
Your kitchen’s pantry and drawers probably have things that you didn’t realize were in them. A kitchen cleanout is an important way to make sure you are ready for the worst of winter. Old canned goods should be disposed of in your dumpster and replaced with new ones to be prepared for when roads become impassable or a blizzard snows you inside. Clean out kitchen drawers, especially that junk drawer, and create space to clear things off of your kitchen counters and declutter the room. Check batteries found in drawers to see if they have expired and need to be replaced. Make sure you have candles for the times’ power-lines are downed from ice storms. Once you have finished your kitchen will be a cozy room where you can work at the kitchen table or cook to pass the time.
If you have a garage so full that you cannot park your car inside, its time for a garage cleanout. You may think this is a spring cleaning activity, but an uncluttered garage has benefits specific to winter. First and probably the most obvious is the ability to park the car inside on days where the temps seem to be undecided which side of zero they should be on. Anyone who has had to carry groceries inside on an icy driveway understands how beneficial parking in a garage can be. It also gives you an additional room to use as a workshop, gym or a place where you can lounge around.
Healthy sleep is essential to combat the depression that can often be brought on by the winter months. If your mattresses are lumpy and uncomfortable, they are probably causing you to get broken sleep. Old mattresses can also be playgrounds for dust mites which can wreak havoc to indoor atmosphere. Dust mites cause allergy, and asthma suffers from having difficulty breathing. Dispose of your old mattresses and replace them with ones that are allergy resistant and are latex or have a high coil count.
It only takes a short time to make your house a place that you don’t mind spending long stretches of time inside. If you are in the Monmouth County area, call us today at 732-739-7755 or fill out our online contact form to have a roll-off dumpster delivered to your home. Our helpful and experienced staff can direct you on what size dumpster you need for your winter cleanout.