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Spring is the time for rebirth. We’ve gotten through the cold of winter, hiding under our blankets and binging on Netflix, but now it’s spring; the time when old becomes new, when life starts afresh.

It’s time to take stock of what you have and rid yourself of what you don’t need. And I’m not talking about your weird Uncle Darryl, who’s living on your couch and has forgotten to bathe (although, possibly I am talking about him.)

No, I’m talking about spring cleaning.

<Await for gasp of excitement>

<Pause when no such gasp reveals itself>

Really? None of you are quite as excited as I am? Fair enough, because spring cleaning is usually quite a big project and it’s one that, when we look at it to begin with, seems to large for us. But that’s why we need to just get off our butts and do it.

Because it’s not going to go away.

So here are some things you can do to make spring cleaning that little bit easier, and at least one way that will give you a warm inner glow that you are helping your fellow man (but not Uncle Darryl, he’s weird).

Do a visual check list and determine what stays and what goes? And be harsh about it?

People get personally attached to things. Often those attachments come with memories, and you think that by throwing out the thing, you diminish the memory. Sometimes we keep the thing because it cost a lost of money and we believe we haven’t gotten our money’s worth from it yet, even though it’s broken. Whatever the reason, we keep these things around, even though we know they are useless, or don’t fit, or doesn’t work anymore.

Sometimes you just have to be harsh with your belongings. If it doesn’t serve a purpose, should you really keep it? If you can’t give a good answer as to why it should stay, perhaps it is time for it to go. Remember, things don’t have feelings, unlike what Toy Story says.

Recycle and Donate

If at all possible, recycle. That, of course, requires a little bit of homework on your part to determine what can be recycled and what can’t, but it’s worth it. The less we put into our waste tips, the better it is for all of us. Most plastics can be recycled, so start with that.

So, we’ve helped our environment, let’s help our fellow man. Maybe your clothes don’t fit you, but they might fit someone else (provided Uncle Darryl never wore them, because the clothes need to at least be clean.) Maybe your kids don’t play with their toys, but someone’s kids will. Consider how you can help others before just throwing stuff away.

Get help from a Rubbish Removalist when you really need it.

If you have large things to throw away, you really should get someone else to do it. Moving a fridge is no easy task unless you really know what you are doing and have the right equipment. Beds and mattress are difficult to move down narrow staircases and through difficult hallways. Doing that yourself is just inviting damage, both to your body, and to your property.

If you look at what you need to throw away and think ‘How am I supposed to get rid of that myself?’, then consider hiring a rubbish removal company.