This post is the second in a two part series on spring cleaning and junk hauling. If you haven’t read part 1 yet, I recommend you do before continuing.
Spring clean safely
Despite the fact that nowadays most of us own vacuum cleaners and don’t heat our houses with wood or coal, spring cleaning has remained popular – and it turns out for good reason. Even though we don’t need to carry away soot or dust, we have taken to using rather potent and toxic chemicals to do our household cleaning chores.
A 20 year study led by scientists at the University of Blegen in Norway recently concluded that regular exposure to household cleaning agents can be equally detrimental to respiratory health as smoking a pack of cigarettes a day! (1) So by all means, wait until a nice, warm day and get as much ventilation as you possibly can when you’re doing spring cleaning tasks that involve hazardous chemicals.
Spring cleaning tips
All right, now that we know a little more about spring cleaning and doing it safely, let’s take a look at some spring cleaning tips!
Tips for around the house
- Windows – during spring cleaning is a great time to wash your windows, both inside and out. Wipe them with a microfiber cloth rather than a paper towel or rag to avoid leaving lint or paper shreds behind.
- Walls – when cleaning your walls, be sure to pay special attention to switch plates and other areas where people frequently touch.
- Window dressings – these can be tricky to clean. To freshen them up, put them in the dryer for a tumble cycle along with a wet towel. The towel will collect dust. Re-hang them right away once the cycle is finished.
For bigger cleanups
If you’ve got a spring cleaning project that’s a little more intensive than your average dust and mop, R&R containers has your back. Call us when you’re ready to get rid of that old fridge or that pile of clutter from your garage with some junk hauling services. Planning something bigger, like a demolition, construction, or renovation project? We can help with that too. We offer a variety of roll off container sizes for jobs both big and small. Give us a call today for a quote!
1 – http://www.thoracic.org/about/newsroom/press-releases/resources/women-cleaners-lung-function.pdf