Melbourne cup has come and gone for 2016 and it’s time to look ahead to the next and final main event for the year. Christmas is coming, if you’ve been down to the local Big W lately you would have seen the shelves starting to fill up with Christmas decorations. There’s sales on gifts and lots of posters with ideas on how you can be a good husband, wife, daughter, son, pet owner, neighbour, and every other type of relationship you might have exposed yourself to this year.
The thing about Christmas is that it’s a time of the year where people gather together, and if it’s your turn to do the hosting this year then it’s a good idea to start planning your clean up sooner rather then later. BinHireMelbourne.com.au will be open right up until the 23rd of December this year for those of you who leave your clean ups till the last minute, but it is our recommendation that if you are planning a function at your place, that you organise your family clean up crew over the coming weeks.
So with all this in mind, here are our tips for areas to focus on with your Christmas skip bin Clean up this year;
Cleaning Up Inside
Kitchens and Bathrooms
Cleaning up the kitchens and bathrooms is an easy place to start because what you’re going to need to do is get rid of any food items that have sat in the cupboard all year round, or any old toothbrushes and razors and get everything looking nice and tidy for your guests. While you’re doing this you can make a list of items you want to get to replace the things you are throwing away. With all the Christmas and Boxing sales coming up now is a good time to think about what you might want to add to your home for 2017.
General Household Tidy Up
If you have kids, wait for them to get home from school, get them out of their uniforms and onto their homework. Maybe give them a snack afterwards, then get them into their room to tidy up. Now, go and take a look at what they had trouble cleaning, try and find things they’ve broken through the year, and pack that all into a box or bag for easy loading into your skip bin. There will be tears, but just remind them that Santa is watching and maybe he will bring a barbie that still has both her arms and legs, or a monster truck that isn’t sparking the concrete while it drives around.
Apply these approaches to the rest of the house and before you know it everything will be looking spick and span for your looming visitors.
Cleaning Up Outside
Roof and Pool Areas
You might be asking why the roof and the pool areas are coming under the same heading? Well we’ll leave that to your imagination… If you missed the bad pun then we’ll just say it. You’re going to need to get onto the roof and start cleaning out the gutters of leaves and dirt and get them looking good for your brother and father in law. Get down by the pool and clear out the leaves, give it a sweep. Allocate this daily task for the next month to one of the children and bag up all the garden waste for disposal.
General Yard Tidy Up
Check out your gardens, do any weeding that is needed. Take a look at your trees and check for loose and broken branches. Cut these down and start piling everything together. If there is anything else you want to do to spruce up the garden before the guests begin to arrive, make those plans now. Mind you, now is not the time to start a big project, save that for next year. Just get everything looking nice and tidy and you’ll be good to go.
With all this taken care of its time to organise the skip bin you will be using to get rid of all this rubbish.
For a Christmas clean up, we recommend either a 4m³ or a 6m³ walk in bin, depending on how much you need to get rid of. If you only needed to use a skip for your green waste, then we will be able to provide you with a nice early Christmas discount on your skip bin hire.