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Clean together as a family

It should go without saying, but keeping a clean house is a major step toward keeping your family safe. Clutter can collect dirt, provide a hiding spot for pests, and can cause trips or falls.

By working together, you can ensure that your home is a safe, happy and healthy place where you and your family can spend time together.

Here are five important benefits that you and your family can enjoy if you clean together and become more organized as a family unit:

 

1. It’s a great opportunity to bond.

With a hectic schedule during the week, most of us forget to squeeze in some quality time with our loved ones. A thorough house cleaning is the perfect project to work on together as a family unit; you can reconnect, tell stories, play games…the list can go on and on!

 

2. It’s a chance to get creative.

Let’s be serious…who doesn’t love a DIY project? Cleaning your home from top to bottom will force you and your family to come up with creative ideas in order to store and organize your household belongings. Before you know it, you will have a clean home that everyone is proud of.

 

3. In the long run, it will save everyone time.

With a clean house, you will be able to maneuver and find items quickly and easily. But the best part of all? Simple daily tasks like sweeping, doing the dishes, and making your bed will make your house instantly look clean and picture-perfect – no additional work required!

 

4. It will improve everyone’s physical and mental health.

Did you know that headaches, fatigue, and sinus problems can be related to the amount of clutter in your household? Cleaning your home is the best way to reduce dust and other irritants and allergens within your home. It’s also important to keep in mind that your living space has the power to affect your mood and state of mind: the more cluttered the space, the more negative you may feel.  Your home should be a safe haven where you can forget the stress and hard work of the day. It should never do the opposite!

 

5. Your home will look refreshed – and everyone will feel refreshed, too.

Let’s face it: there’s nothing better than walking into a house that is clean and organized. A clean house can make all the difference from the moment you walk through the door.  By transforming your home into a tidy, well organized living space, everyone can be proud.

 

So what are you waiting for? Gather your entire family and get started right now! Before you know it, you will be well on your way to having a clutter-free home with far less junk to worry about.

 

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About the Author

Yoree Grozenok owns and operates 1-800-GOT-JUNK? in Kelowna, part of world's largest junk removal company. Years of operating this great business gave him wealth of knowledge and experience in recycling.

While other companies think of recycling as "nice thing to do", Yoree Grozenok built his business with recycling in mind from the very beginning. Not only every effort is made to recycle obvious items like scrap metal or cardboard, but the goal is set to recycle up to 80% of items that they pick up. They also recycle through donating items to charities or Kelowna Food Bank. All recycling efforts are tracked and publicly available for greater accountability.

Yoree Grozenok also started an annual eWaste recycling event that takes place in April in effort to divert electronic waste going to the landfill and give residents a chance to recycle their TV's, computers, and other electronic junk the right way.

1-800-GOT-JUNK? was nominated for Green Business award through SIFE Okanagan for their recycling efforts.

Contact: [email protected]

Website: www.1800gotjunk.com



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