16 May Spring Cleaning Your Kamloops Apartment? These Tips Make it Easier
Spring cleaning is a task that many people dread, and therefore put off. In this article, we’ve put together some tips we hope are helpful to our Kamloops apartment community residents and anyone else who needs spring cleaning motivation.
We’ve also listed a few clothing and electronics recycling resources in Kamloops.
Create a Plan and Start Anywhere
A spring cleaning plan can be as simple as a list of cleaning and decluttering tasks you’d like to accomplish. You don’t have to commit to everything on the list! Just start with one easy item and cross it off the list and move on. Accomplishing small steps is the best way to beat procrastination.
Gather the Right Equipment for the Job
Make a cleaning supplies list and gather everything you need before you start. If you begin cleaning your apartment and find that you don’t have vacuum bags or filters, garbage bags, spray cleaner, or other cleaning supplies, you may be tempted to postpone your spring cleaning.
Sell, Donate, Recycle or Store Things You Don’t Need
Clutter has a habit of growing. The longer you live in your apartment, the more “things” you’ll accumulate. Spring cleaning is the perfect time to clear out what you don’t need it. Before you start, walk around your apartment and make a note of any belongings that are no longer used or needed.
Once you have the list, you can further divide it into things to sell, donate, recycle or store. While McGill Ridge Apartments has ample in-suite storage, as well as small storage units for each suite, you may need more storage space. Our friends at Valleyview Mini Storage rent over 45 different storage unit sizes.
Hire Cleaners for Deep Cleaning
Finally, there is no law that says you have to do all of the spring cleaning yourself. If you’re really having trouble getting started, search Craigslist or Kijiji for cleaning services. Some cleaners are affordable and can do quite a bit of work in just a few hours.
Local Recycling and Clothing Donations Sources
General Grant’s Recycling Centers
General Grant’s is a Return-It depot with several locations in Kamloops, including Sahali, South Shore and North Shore. They recycle most household beverage containers, plastic, and aluminum. The depot also accepts end-of-life electronics (such as computers, monitors and televisions).
View Return-It Depots in Kamloops.
Staples at Aberdeen Mall
Staples recycles end-of-life electronics, batteries, and printer ink cartridges.
View Google map and directions.
Best Buy at Aberdeen Mall
Best Buy recycles end-of-life computer electronics, batteries and cellular phones.
View Google map and directions.
Other Battery and Cellphone Recyclers
View a list of battery and cell phone recyclers in Kamloops.
View a list of Kamloops thrift stores to drop off used clothing.
Visit the City of Kamloops Textile Recycling Program page for a list of drop-off bins or to schedule a pick-up.
McGill Ridge – a Kamloops Apartment Community with More to Offer
McGill Ridge a modern Kamloops apartment community with four buildings located just steps from TRU. View our apartment amenities to see what we offer. If you’d like to rent an apartment, complete our Apartment Availability form. We’ll let you know if your preferred apartment is available and will contact you with next steps.