10 Things You Might Not Think About While Spring Cleaning

So it’s finally time to tackle that dreaded Spring cleaning. Winter weather has left your home with a tangle of shoes, dusty baseboards, and smudged windows. But where to begin? Here are 10 things you might not think about when doing Spring cleaning.

1. Planning

The best way to make sure you accomplish what you want during your Spring cleaning is to set clear goals and an action plan to accomplish them. What do you want your home to look like when you are done? How do you want to feel when you’ve finished everything? Do you want to do an all-day clean, or break it up over a weekend or even a full month ? These sorts of questions are important to ask before starting on your cleaning. You can even write them down as a reminder of why you are doing a clean and what your big goals are.

2. Making A Task List

From there, you should figure out the exact tasks necessary to meet your goals. You may need to sweep and vacuum multiple floors, clean windows, dust baseboards, and more. Making a task list is a great way to get a sense of the scope of your project.

3. Gathering Supplies

Next up is figuring out if you are prepared for all of the tasks. Make sure you have the cleaning supplies you need- nothing stops a project short like running out of something essential. It can be helpful to get all of your supplies assembled and lined up for ease of access before beginning your clean.

4. Establishing Expectations

Lastly, before you begin, it’s important to figure out how you want the cleaning to go. You might give yourself a short break after every hour of cleaning, or you might just want to get up early and power through until lunch time. Either way, establishing your expectations and setting up your context to support them is crucial. This includes prepping food, drinks, music, and anything else that will help you stay energized as you complete your epic cleaning.

5. Decluttering

You should start your clean with a declutter. Whether this is removing things from tabletops or clearing floorspace, your efforts will be much more efficient if you make space before beginning. You may even use it as an opportunity to reorganize.

6. Cleaning Top To Bottom

Any time you are cleaning a room, it’s important to think about the levels of the room and the order you should clean them. You should clean cobwebs from a ceiling fan before vacuuming the floor. Don’t forget the walls or baseboards either. These are all too easy to overlook on normal cleanings, and may have accumulated a lot of dust and grime.

7. Checking Filters And Alarms

Don’t forget to check the less obvious things. Spring cleaning is a great opportunity to check and replace any filters you may have in an HVAC system. It’s also the perfect time to test fire and carbon monoxide alarms, and replace batteries if needed. By doing these things every Spring, you’ll rest easier all year knowing your air and detectors are optimal.

8. Cleaning Appliances

Appliances need cleaning and care too. Your coffee maker, refrigerator, freezer, oven, microwave, and tea kettle may not get regular cleaning throughout the year. You can tackle all of these forgotten items during your Spring clean.

9. Rethinking Layouts

Spring cleaning is an opportunity to re-think your home’s layout. You don’t have to return everything to it’s previous place while you are cleaning- maybe it’s time to finally slide the couch over or try out a new kitchen arrangement. You may find your new favorite design idea!

10. Cleaning Outdoor Areas

Outdoor spaces require cleaning as well. Your porch, lawn furniture, and even front door should get a once-over during your Spring clean. Even a quick scrub or sweep can do wonders if you haven’t been keeping up with your outdoor areas.

A great Spring cleaning can produce a lot of trash. Moon Dumpsters has dumpsters of all sizes that can fit your project’s needs. To learn more about Moon’s full-service dumpster rentals, visit our website or call us at 502-414-8028 today!

Best Dumpster Rentals St. Matthews Louisville Kentucky

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Moon Dumpsters proudly serves customers across St. Matthews Louisville with dumpster rentals ranging in size from 6 cubic yards to 40 cubic yards.

The Saint Matthews area of Jefferson County Kentucky includes a population of over 18,000 people. Incorporated in 1950, St. Matthews has its own Mayor and community events. Some of the most popular events include the Light Up St. Matthews in December and a Community Street Festival in May.

Saint Matthews includes one of the largest shopping malls in the region, the Mall St. Matthews, along with Baptist Health Hospital and numerous community parks including Brown Park and the St. Matthews Community Park.

Moon Dumpsters has been proudly serving the St. Matthews community for many years. As a locally owned dumpster rental service, we deliver our dumpsters to locations across St. Matthews Louisville. We offer 7 different dumpster sizes to our St. Matthews customers including are smallest 6 cubic yard dumpster up to our largest 40 cubic yard dumpster.

Our 6 cubic yard dumpster is ideal for small jobs. These span the gamut to include small cleanouts of garages and/or basements, bathroom remodels, deck demolition projects, cleaning up yard waste and fencing material, small kitchen renovation jobs, and roofing material clean up (up to 15 square).

For customers who need a bit more space, we offer a 9 cubic yard dumpster that is ideal for typical kitchen renovation projects, larger garage or basement clean ups, small kitchen + bath tear outs, larger deck demolition projects, yard clean up with fencing material, roofing material (up to 20 square).

Our 12 cubic yard dumpster offers even more room for customers who are undergoing a bigger home remodeling project requiring more tear out. Often customers with large deck tear outs choose our 16 cubic yard dumpster that can handle 10′ x 30′ disassembled. Remodelers engaged in bigger home addition projects typically choose a 20 cubic yard dumpster rental with dimensions: 14.5 ft. long x 8 ft. wide x 5.4 ft. deep.

Moon Dumpster Rentals also includes commercial size dumpsters for St. Matthews, Louisville-area clients. Depending on your needs, our 30 cubic yard and 40 cubic yard dumpsters are ideal for construction job sites, manufacturing facilities, demolition projects and commercial recycling.

Benefits of Hiring Moon for Dumpster Rentals in St Matthews Kentucky

As a locally-owned company, we take great pride in providing you with the best service in the business. When you rent a dumpster with us, you are renting directly from the business owners. We are committed to providing you with high quality, clean dumpsters that are well-maintained and delivered on schedule as promised.

We work hard to provide you with the type of service we would also want and expect. This means we go to great measures to makes sure our dumpsters do not do any damage to your driveway or yard. We use small, light and driveway friendly trucks (unlike typical heavy dumpster trucks) in order to make this possible.

Another benefit of choosing a locally-owned dumpster rental company to service your needs is the cost savings you’ll receive. Since you are renting directly from us, you are able to avoid added charges that you’ll frequently see from dumpster rental companies that actually use brokers or middlemen to manage the arrangement.

Learn more about renting a dumpster in St. Matthews from Moon Dumpster Rentals by calling us today at 502-443-1638. You can also reserve your Moon dumpster rental online. We’re happy to give you a fast and free quote or to set up your dumpster rental delivery.

Do Mini Dumpsters Hold the Same Amount as Larger Dumpsters?

louisville ky mini dumpster rentalYes! The space-saving design decreases the “footprint” of the dumpster, not the capacity. This means our dumpsters take up less space in your work area while holding just as much. Our “mini” dumpster rentals are available in 6, 9, 12 and 16 cu. yd. sizes.

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By utilizing smaller dumpster sizes, Moon Mini Dumpsters is able to save you money! Most companies offer large, bulky dumpsters that use MORE of your work space and have TOO MUCH room. This means you’re paying for container volume that you DO NOT NEED!

Don’t let this happen to you! Most home renovations, clean outs, junk removal and DIY projects do not require excessive volumes.

In addition, our smaller containers are delivered by smaller trucks. This means they are easier to maneuver and place in a position that is OPTIMAL for YOUR needs. We can drop off the dumpster in a spot that is convenient for YOU and makes your job EASIER.

For a FREE dumpster size evaluation in Louisville, KY call Bob Jones (502) 772-2821.

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Why Rent From Moon Dumpsters in Louisville?

dumpster rental louisville kyWhether you are a Louisville homeowner or construction company, Moon Mini Dumpsters has the junk removal container for your next project. Our business plan is designed to save you money. We do NOT rent out large, bulky dumpsters with more space than you need.

Free Dumpster Sizes Evaluation

Not sure which dumpster size to order? No problem! Call Moon today at (502) 772-2821 and ask for Bob. He’ll asses your job requirements and get the garbage container that benefits YOU the most, not us.

Local Louisville Dumpster Rental

Moon started in 1992. That’s 22 years of service to the greater Louisville and southern Indiana region. We do what’s best for our customers not because it’s good for business, but because it’s how people should be treated. We care about our customers because we are Louisville residents ourselves. We take efforts to reduce our environmental impact. We recycle trash that would otherwise add to landfills and pollute our air, ground and water.

Come see for yourself! Let us show you what customer-focused service is.

As always, “Ask for the Moon, and get it!”

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Take Advantage of Warm Louisville Weather With Moon Mini Dumpsters

owner bob jones next to louisville ky dumpsterSummer is here! The time for fixing up the house and completing DIY projects is upon us. Take advantage of the warm weather and complete your Louisville home or business renovations today!

Summer Dumpster Rental Louisville

Moon Mini Dumpsters provides roll-off containers for projects big and small. Our space saving design maximizes efficiency at a reduced cost. Rent a 6, 9, 12 or 16 cu. yd. dumpster for your residential or commercial project.

Need to fix the roof? Replacing the siding? Getting rid of old inventory? No problem! Moon dumpster rentals are designed to fit your specific needs. Our waste bins are easy to load and unload nearly anywhere! This means you can place the dumpster close to your work site for quick and easy completion.

Not sure which dumpster size to choose? No problem! Call Bob Jones today (502) 772-2821 to discuss the details of your task. He will make sure you DO NOT OVERPAY for container space you DO NOT NEED.

Don’t be left out in the cold this winter. Get your junk removal needs met today!

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Big Louisville KY Development Planned Near Smoketown

Smoketown Louisville KYThe Courier-Journal is reporting that a new development planned near Smoketown continues to grow. The Floyd Street complex, just outside of downtown Louisville, now plans to include a fine dining restaurant, sports bar and “Bluegrass Music Kitchen,” among other additions. The overall $9 million investment is expected to be a big economic boost to the area.

The development is part of a bigger effort to improve the quality of the neighborhood. Old public housing units will be removed and replaced by more modern housing. The investing pair of Stinson & Lewis, developing the Floyd Street complex, have purchased additional buildings in the area to redevelop. The restaurant and music kitchen will hopefully be ready for the 2015 Kentucky Derby.

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Cell Phone Recycling in Louisville SE Indiana

It is estimated that Americans get a new cell phone every 1-2 years. So what happens to the old phones? Hopefully, they get recycled! Below are some of the locations for recycling cell phones in Louisville and SE Indiana.

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Save Money Stay Cool During Louisville Summer

louisville gas electric kentucky utilitiesEnergy saving ideas from Louisville Gas & Electric (LGE) and Kentucky Utilities (KU) can help residents save money and keep cool this summer. Here are some expert tips:

  • Repair insulation and sealing air leaks
  • Place air conditioning units in shade
  • Keep electronics away from thermostat
  • Use fan to spread AC air throughout house
  • Adjust your home’s thermostat up two degrees in the summer
  • Use curtains to block sun’s rays during the day
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Louisville Metro Council Votes 2% Increase on Natural Gas

Louisville Metro CouncilThe Courier-Journal reported that the Louisville Metro Council narrowly voted for a 2 percent fee to be paid by many Louisville Gas & Electric natural gas customers. The fee was proposed by Mayor Greg Fischer last month. The expected start date of the fee is December 1.

Residents of old Louisville and the unincorporated county will be expected to pay an additional $13 a year per household. The increase will generate about $3.6 million a year. Mayor Fischer plans to use this money to fund public safety improvements, most notably new police officers to keep city streets safe.

As expected, there is much debate over this issue. Some city leaders say the increase is needed because the money for public safety programs is “not there.” Louisville residents feel as though they are taxed enough and would like the programs to be paid with existing funds.

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Riverside Gardens Homes May Be Exposed to Toxic Chemicals

Moon-leeslandfillThe Louisville Courier-Journal is reporting that the EPA will be testing Riverside Gardens homes for toxic chemicals. Dangerous vapors from the Lees Lane hazardous waste landfill may be seeping into nearby homes.

Protecting Louisville, KY Environment

The sampling, which will start in late June, comes more than 15 years after the EPA first found problems with a methane-gas collection system that is also supposed to safeguard the Riverside Gardens neighborhood from chemical gases migrating from decades of buried waste.

Monitoring wells installed by the EPA last year found that methane no longer was a problem, but gas levels of seven other toxic chemicals were high enough to warrant testing homes. Contaminants of concern include Benzene, 1,3-butadiene, Carbon tetrachloride, Chloroform, Tetrachlorethylene, Trichloroethylene and Vinyl chloride.

It may take up to two months for test results to be returned.If necessary, the EPA will install remediation equipment.

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