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The MOVE Spring Clean

 

You’ve set your moving date, now the daunting task of packing years of accumulated memories and other assorted bits and bobs presents itself with the subtlety of the average sledgehammer. You find yourself wondering where exactly all this… well, stuff… came from.

 

Planning your pre-move spring clean need not require the precision generally associated with military maneuvers on an island with a rock and a piece of string… even if the spring clean is a bit like a recon mission. To prepare, get in some bin liners from the local supermarket. It may even be a good idea to get a few boxes that are still in a good condition to transport things going to charity.

 

So, where do you start? Set the cleanup at least 6 weeks before your actual moving date. It gives you plenty of time to get the perfect trifecta to where it needs to go. The Trifecta being: Keep, Bin and Donate of course. Jokes aside, downsizing the amount of stuff you need to pack will make the move significantly less stressful on the day.

 

Plan your advance room by room. Create 3 separate zones. One for the things that are moving with you. What you choose to keep is of course entirely up to you. The second zone is for things that are irreparable, damaged or of no use to anyone. The last zone is intended for items that are still in a reasonable condition or just things you have no use for anymore that could be donated to a charity, thrift store or second hand shop. What is wonderful about the “Spring Clean” approach is that it also gives you reasonable idea of how many boxes you’ll need for the actual move.

 

Some local councils offer a pickup service for larger appliances that need to be disposed of. It saves you the trouble of renting a skip or trying to move the appliances to disposal areas, particularly if your daily driver is a sedan. Contact your local borough for more information.

 

Local second hand shops, thrift stores and charity shops are a wonderful place to find your pre-loved items a new home. They are always on the lookout for items that are in good, clean condition. Items such as older clothes, shoes, knickknacks, kitchen implements, books and functional appliances. Some even offer a collection service for the items, saving you from traipsing around unnecessarily. Some of these shops are based in the High Street, but a quick search online should yield a decent haul of places to drop your second hand things off.

 

Now your belongings have been streamlined, decluttered and it will be much easier to get things packed and moved to your new home, using a man and van service.

 


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No-one wants a costly energy bill, and similarly most of us want to reduce the amount of energy that we use. However, you might not always know the best ways to reduce the amount of energy that you use.

To help make sure that you use less energy at home, we have put together some of our top tips for making sure that you reduce the energy that you use on a daily basis. Written by the top appliance repair firm in Phoenix – www.appliancerepairofphoenixaz.com.

Washing Machine

Your washing machine is likely to be an appliance that you use on a regular basis, particularly if you are a family that has plenty of clothes to wash. However, this means that it is likely that plenty of your daily energy will be spent out on your washing machine. The amount of energy that you use can be reduced by:

  • Leaving a little bit of space within the drum so that the clothes can move around and be cleaned properly.
  • Setting the washing machine to a lower temperature, or putting it on an eco setting in order to use less water and energy.

Fridge

The way that you store your groceries can have a huge impact on the amount of energy that your fridge uses. If you fill it too much then the cold air won’t be able to move around freely, which means that the fridge has to work harder to keep everything cool.

A good way to reduce the amount in your fridge is to give it a regular clean out to make sure that you are not keeping things in there that don’t need to be. Also remember that there are some food that doesn’t need to be stored in the fridge such as beans, onions and potatoes.

Oven

If there is an appliance that is going to use lots of energy then it is the oven, and unfortunately there is no other option but to use it.

However, that said, there are some ways that you can use less energy when cooking. One simple way is to use glass or ceramic utensils, they absorb heat and pass it into the good, cooking it easier.

You should also avoid leaving the oven door open, or opening it too much, as this lets the heat escape. Instead, you should make sure that your oven door is nice and clean, so that you can see how well the food inside is cooking without opening the door.

It might seem that a modern kitchen is a sure fire way to use plenty of energy, but you can find ways to reduce the amount that you use and keep your energy bill down! Not only this, but the majority of these tips will also make sure that you look after your appliance too, ensuring that it lasts for a much longer time before needing repairs or replacing.


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