March 15, 2013 // Franchising.com // Lansing, Mich. - Spring is just around the corner, and with that comes the tradition of cleaning out closets, basements and garages. The moving experts at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® want to make spring cleaning easier and storing and packing a breeze.
Spring cleaning has historical roots which date back to an early Chinese New Year custom of ridding the home of bad luck and misfortune. It is also tied to the solemn Jewish Passover holiday when observers take time for deep cleaning. Spring cleaning ushers in the warm weather and longer sunny days, a time when our bodies begin producing less melatonin. Whether age-old custom or new-found physical energy, de-cluttering, scrubbing and rearranging offers up beautiful results.
Oftentimes people set out to spring clean their homes and aren’t sure where to start. Organizational Expert and Founder of Cluttergone® Rita Wilhelm said it doesn’t matter what area is cleaned first, any start is better than nothing.
“Many people like to tackle the area that’s been causing them the most frustration. That could be a coat closet, junk drawer, pantry, filing cabinet or kitchen countertop,” she said. “If a particular area has been driving you crazy for several months, it may be time to address it. Once you do, you may find that you will want to take on additional projects because you know how great it feels to have that other spot organized.”
Wilhelm recommends these easy tasks to keep homes organized and clutter-free:
Keeping rooms clutter-free can be a never-ending battle. Wilhelm suggests these store-bought items that are great additions to organize any room:
When packing up items to store, or even when it comes time for a move, experts at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® have a few tips to make it a little easier:
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the largest franchised moving company in North America. It includes more than 230 locations and over 1,400 trucks on the road. Each location is independently owned and operated and sells boxes and packing supplies. Locations complete both home and business moves as well as packing and unpacking services. For more tips on packing call your local TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® office or visit www.twomenandatruck.com.
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