The holidays are coming, and for many, that means it’s time to enjoy visiting with friends and family they may not get to see often. There are also holiday parties to attend, festivals and events to go to, and various school holiday performances and activities your children may participate in. All of this does have a significant impact on your social calendar, of course, so you may find that you don’t necessarily have much time for other tasks such as cleaning or organizing.
Even though you may have more on your plate than normal, the holidays are actually a great time to set aside a day or so and clean out your house. There are a few reasons why this season is a good time for cleaning, organizing, and purging. Let’s take a look at why you should do some cleaning now, even if you do have other things going on. Junk King Dallas is here to help you with your cleaning endeavors so you’re not under too much stress.
You May Need Space for Guests
One of the biggest reasons to clean your house before the holidays really start is that you may be hosting. If your home is the largest, it’s likely that you’ll be nominated to have the big family dinner or gift exchange. This means you’ll need to be sure your living room, kitchen, dining room, and main bathroom are all clean. You might need to set up some folding chairs or a folding table, too, so you might need to move some furniture around.
The other space you may need to clean and prepare is your guest room. If you’re going to have a family staying with you, you’ll need to be sure that the room is clean and comfortable for them. Often, the guest room does double duty as your kid’s playroom or as your home office, so it may need a little work. Even if it’s not used daily, your guest room may be mostly used for storage. You may need to find another space to store some of this stuff while your guests are visiting.
Parking is an Issue
Another area where you may need to make more space for your guests is in the driveway. Do you have enough parking spots for all of your friends and family members who are coming over? If you can’t park your vehicles in the garage, you may not have that space. Cleaning out your garage so you can at least park your car in it will help. This may mean getting rid of old appliances or furniture that you’ve stored in the space. You might also need to sort through boxes of stuff to determine what you need to get rid of.
In addition to calling Junk King to help you get rid of broken things and old stuff you no longer need, you may also want to organize the garage. Adding pegboard to hang things from, investing in quality shelving for your storage boxes, and even looking at options such as overhead storage can all help make the space less cluttered and more useful. You may also find things you could store in your shed, attic, or basement instead of the garage, giving you that space needed to fit the car in.
Besides making room in the driveway for your guests to park, there’s another great reason to clean out the garage during the holiday season: the weather. You want to keep your car protected from the snow and ice. Winter storms can bring tree branches down on vehicles, causing serious damage. Even if that doesn’t happen, there’s the risk of walking outside to your car. You could easily slip and fall when it ices over. Being able to get into your car via the garage is much easier and safer.
You Can Help Those in Need
The holiday season isn’t full of joy for everyone. Some people have nowhere to go. They may not have the money to purchase gifts for their children, while others may have no home. These people rely on the kindness of others, especially during the colder months. If you take the time to clean out your closets, you may find clothing that you no longer need. You can donate this clothing, including coats, scarves, gloves, and hats, to various organizations that help those in need. Your donations can keep people warm throughout the winter and for years to come.
There are also groups that accept gently used toys and other items for those who cannot afford gifts this year. You can give a child the magic of Christmas while also cleaning out your home. There are a number of charities and other local Dallas groups that you can donate to. In addition to donating old clothing, toys, and other items, there are also food banks that are always in need of donations. If you have canned goods and other food that your family won’t eat, you can give them to these organizations.
When is the Best Time to Do Your Holiday Cleaning?
As mentioned earlier, you may have a lot on your calendar during the holiday season. With all of this going on, you may not find a good amount of time to clean. Don’t add more stress to your holidays—start cleaning early. If you can give yourself several weeks or more to clean, you’ll have a better chance of accomplishing everything than if you tried to set aside a whole day to clean.
If you have guests coming, start working on the guest room a week before they arrive. This gives you time to figure out what you need to do and where you can put things. Otherwise, you may end up cramming all the stuff in the room you need to move into a closet or the basement. That’s not a good plan since it leads to disorganization.
Where Do You Put Everything?
Once you have a plan for cleaning, it’s time to figure out what you’re going to do with all the junk you find. The first thing to do is figure out which things are trash. You don’t need to keep any garbage. Junk King Dallas can help you get rid of this stuff, though you may need to set aside a space to pile it up until you’re ready for us.
When it comes to furniture, appliances, or large items, you don’t need to move them at all unless you need to. Instead, you can let us know what you need us to take, and we will move it out of your home and into our truck. There’s no need for you to haul it down to the curb or even move it to the garage or near the front door. We’ll even take things out of the attic and the basement. We work with those who live in apartments, too. We’ll haul old sofas, chairs, refrigerators, and other items up and down stairs, wrestle them into elevators, and do whatever else is needed to get your junk into our truck.
If you’ve got boxes of old stuff, it might help you to pile them up in the garage or other location just so you know you’ve sorted through them. This helps keep your trash contained so you don’t accidentally throw away things you want or keep stuff you don’t need.
Get Started on Your Holiday Cleaning with Junk King Dallas
Now that you have an idea of why you should clean your house before the holidays, it’s time to make a plan and put it into action! Junk King Dallas is here to help. Once you know what you want to get rid of, you can reach out for one of our free estimates. Our quotes are fully transparent, so there won’t be any unexpected charges added at the end. There’s also never any obligation to work with us, so there’s never any risk with getting a quote.
What can Junk King haul away? Just about anything! We can’t take any hazardous materials, but everything else is fair game. We can haul away furniture, appliances, electronics, yard waste, and much more. If you have any questions about what we take, just ask. Our online price estimator will give you an idea of some of the common items we haul away, but it doesn’t cover everything. We always do a final, in-person survey of the job before we start so you know the exact cost.
Once we’ve picked up what you want to get rid of, we’ll sort through it to determine if anything can be donated. We pass along usable furniture, appliances, and other items to local organizations that help those in need. We also recycle anything that can possibly be recycled. In the end, only a small amount of what we pick up actually goes to the landfill.
Want to learn more or get a quote? Give Junk King Dallas a call today at 1-888-888-JUNK or send us a text with photos of what you want hauled away to 1-737-888-5865. You can also book online.