With the changing seasons and better weather, many folks take this time to do some spring cleaning. This can include clearing out unused and old stuff, deep cleaning, decluttering and getting organized. Gardens get cleaned up and re-planted, outdoor tasks get accomplished and living spaces get spruced up or a complete makeover. Here are some community resources that might help in your endeavors and booklists for inspiration.
City and County Resources
Many community organizations including HOA's and local areas have annual spring cleanups such as Centennial's tree recycling and free mulch event, opens a new window. Checking out your city or county calendar of events online or one of the resources below can help you find a local cleanup events.
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You might have specific items to get rid of such as used books or old paint, opens a new window. To find out where to take particular items try one of these resource sites below that have search features such as by zip code.
Recycle Colorado, opens a new window - A 501(c) 3, statewide nonprofit improving recycling across the state. They also list other local city recycling events, list resources and a directory for materials.
Earth 911, opens a new window - This is search engine where you can find where to recycle many items by your zip code.
Colorado Department Public Health and Environment, opens a new window - This has a state database of where you can find a recycler for many materials and items plus additional resources.
Check out these books for tips on cleaning and ideas for keeping your home organized. Happy spring cleaning!
These are easy-to-read and inspiring books to get you in the mood to clean with the environment in mind.
It is the season to clean out the closets and purge the things you don't need.