Monthly Archives: May 2011

Columbus Ohio Spring Cleaning

There’s a simple reason why spring has become the traditional time for a major household clean-up: The weather. In the spring we can finally open up our windows and let the warm Ohio air in and the dust out! Although this year it’s not just houses in Columbus Ohio that are getting the spring cleaning treatment. Many dedicated residents are taking to the parks, highways and byways for a major clean-up effort.

Over in the Green Oak Township a group of locals have named themselves the Green Oak Litter Pickers and are making their way through the neighborhood picking up trash in public parks and along roads. Similar groups are sprucing up the Mill Pond in Brighton and the Old Village Cemetery. Sadly, these programs have been annual events due to the amount of trash that is continually dumped by careless people. Hopefully, the word can spread and more and Columbus folks can stop this dirty trend.

If you’re inspired to join those litter pickers for a couple of hours it might just motivate you to turn your attentions back to your own home. Spring cleaning shouldn’t be a solitary event. If you’ve got a family then you’ve got your own private clean-up crew. The goal is to keep them properly motivated. Although you shouldn’t have to “bribe” you family to clean up the house, a little “incentive” goes a long way. Perhaps this could be a promised trip to the Fort Rapids water park or the Columbus zoo. Of course a fresh baked pie is also a perfect reward for a hard day cleaning.

Once you’ve got your crew lined up, it’s time to hand out the assignments. You can ask for preferences, but it might be a better choice to assign zones to each member. Naturally, they will have to start with their own rooms. And don’t leave anything to chance. Be very clear what your definition of clean is. If it includes vacuuming, mopping, and dusting let them know.

As the spring cleaning operation gets under way, you and your family might make some discoveries. This isn’t just about a forgotten PB&J sandwich found under the sofa, but finding some big items that can now be officially classified as junk. This might not really be so much of a startling discovery as it is the realization that it’s time for these items to be hauled away. Things like old mattresses, busted television sets or broken furniture could have been shoved into garages or basements simply because they couldn’t be thrown out.

As you stumble across these items there is no reason why they should slow down your clean-up efforts. Be prepared with a call to Junk King Columbus at 1-888-888-JUNK. These are the professional movers with the muscle and the trucks to take away all those big items. Of course the moment they are taken away, you’re going to have all kinds of open space that will need sweeping and mopping! That’s what spring cleaning is all about!