Spring Cleaning –Tips to Donate, Repurpose, Recycle

Are you ready to jump into spring? Here are four of our best tips to make your spring cleaning painless.

  1. Prepare yourself with boxes, bags, markers, and tape so you can clearly label and pack the items you’re sorting.
  2. Make a list of the areas you want to tackle, and clean one area at a time. Whether you want to tidy up your bookshelf, the kids toy area, or your garage, tackling them one at a time will help keep the project manageable.
  3. Know where to donate.Habitat for Humanity, Purple Heart, or The Salvation Army vary in what they accept and prefer. For a list of acceptable items, click on any of their names above.
  4. Call a reputable hauler. Reputable haulers disposed of larger items properly, and they work with larger recycling facilities to ensure all possible items are recycled.

Are you ready to get started? Call us at 888.888.JUNK (5865) or visit us on the web at Junk King Fairfax.


For those of you that love the shabby chic style, look no further than one of our favorite blogs, Recycled Interiors, for inspiration on giving old items a new purpose.

Do you want to get the look? Author, Helen Edwards has written a guest blog exclusively for our readers, Five tips for including thrift shopping & salvaged junk into your home decorating. Enjoy!