The attic is an extremely valuable space that’s equal parts overwhelming, fascinating, and full of junk that might have accumulated over the years (alongside secret hoarded treasures, if you’re lucky!). Since everyone’s spending more time indoors amid the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s time to stop making excuses and start cleaning and decluttering it!
Here are some tips to make attic cleanouts a little more doable, with just a bit of planning and some can-do grit work!
Begin by making some space in the room. Remove all boxes, belongings, and precious items and stack them outside. Make the process more efficient by moving things out and placing them in separate piles: Keep, Sell, Donate, Trash, Recycle.
This will organize everything and make it easy to put everything back in your attic systematically.
Begin to clean with a synthetic duster, and knock any dirt, dust, debris, or grime from the ceiling or hanging fixtures, then clean it with a wet rag. Then sweep or vacuum the flooring in the end to remove dead insects, dust mites, and allergens.
Now, dispose of your junk responsibly.
Since the attic cleanout requires hot, dirty, and heavy lifting work, connect with experts at Grizzly Junk Removal and hauling to help you get rid of the unwanted junk in an eco-friendly way.
Here are a few ways to dispose of unwanted items properly so that they don’t end up in a landfill.
The old refrigerator, TV or other appliances, mattress, a dusty violin that you’ll probably never learn to play; consider selling them online, in a yard sale, or swap facilities. You can get rid of items responsibly while making some money out of it.
Local charities accept many gently used goods such as old clothes, electronics, and other miscellaneous items. You can also give the items to homeless people or friends who might make good use of them and can’t afford it otherwise.
Reuse, Reduce, Recycle
Reduce buying disposable items; instead, try to rent, borrow or buy things that can be reused. This saves energy, reduces the need to mine scarce natural resources, prevents pollution, and reduces greenhouse gas emissions leading to climate change globally.
If something can’t be reused, sold, or donated, connect with professional junk experts at Grizzly Junk Removal and let our technicians help you with recycling. Our licensed experts are trained to haul away all your unwanted items to recycling facilities where every component is taken apart, sorted, and separated by type.
Our team’s goal is to minimize the amount of waste that ends up in landfills. The materials that can be recycled are repurposed into new parts or products, and the remaining junk is disposed of in eco-friendly and efficient ways.
We proudly offer Orange County’s top junk removal services, including commercial junk hauling, professional appliance removal, small demolition, post-construction cleanup, furniture removal, bulk garbage removal, and more.