Sunday, 23 November 2014

Pre-Holiday Cleanup Tips

With the higher temperatures that have returned, it is the perfect time to do some last minute outdoor cleanup. Here are some actions you can consider taking before the next cold snap.

If you have Christmas lights and decorations in the garage then see what needs to be disposed of, repaired, or replaced as you get organized.

If you have leaves or branches on the ground then you may want to get them out of your yard or from under or around your deck etc before they are covered in snow and you have to wait to deal with it in the spring. 

If you have dead branches on trees in precarious positions (i.e. over wires or roofs) then you may want to cut them down or have them taken down by a professional arborist to avoid them coming down if Toronto gets another ice storm.

This could be your last chance to redeem yourself if you promised someone to cleanup the garage, backyard, or basement. Make the most of the time remaining and before the busy holiday season is upon us.

While you are in cleanup mode, you should keep up the momentum and see what kind of cleanup and space-making you can do inside in preparation for visiting family and friends as well as all of the gifts that will be coming in over the holiday season.

As part of your cleanup efforts, please give some thought to those less fortunate this holiday season and consider donating time, money, gifts, or furniture. You will be making a difference in people’s lives and you will feel better for it.

If you have any furniture that you would like to donate, we know our friends at The Furniture Bank would love to find a new home for it with people who could use it.

If you need our help then we are just a phone call, an email, or a tweet away!

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