Thank goodness, the sun has finally come out! It must actually be spring. For lots of us that means renewed motivation to make the most of longer days and (slightly) warmer weather, and to tick off the list of jobs we definitely couldn’t have done in the winter (and didn’t try to either).
So here’s a quick list of the most popular jobs, and the products we stock that might make them a little easier…
1. Clearing out the loft
In the winter it’s too cold and gets dark quicker than you can say “mind your head on that beam…!”. In the summer it’s a sweatbox from hell. So, now is exactly the right time to get up there and clear out that treasure/tat once and for all. For the stuff that’s coming down, we have a wide range of bin bags and refuse sacks that will hold just about anything you care to dispose of, and for all the stuff that’s staying, we can sell you the bubble wrap, boxes and labels to have the attic looking perfectly organised.
2. Tidying the garden
Personally, I have been in denial about the mess in my garden, made by high winds and crushing snowfall, and keep reassuring myself that “nearly everyone’s garden looks rubbish in winter!”. However this weekend I must finally admit it isn’t winter any more, so I’ll don my gloves and wellies and try and create a little order in the flowerbeds. My checklist for this is all from Jones & Cane: fillis string to tie up sagging plants, long cable ties for heavier branches that need securing, garden waste sacks, and lastly a bulk bag – a useful movable bin that saves you pausing each time you fill a bag (they also make very handy covers for garden furniture).
3. Exterior painting
Freshly painted outside walls can really make a property look as good as new, but if you’re a little clumsy like me, you don’t want to undo all the smartness by knocking over the tin and having a splodgy driveway forever. Fortunately we sell polythene rolls suitable for thorough cover-ups, as well as masking tape for the doors and windows. We’ve even got work gloves for the prep and thinner disposable gloves to protect your hands when painting.
4. Interior decorating
As well as the items listed above, we can help you with interior painting by providing not only polythene to act as dust sheets and gloves to protect hands, but also boxes, bubble film, tapes and bags to ensure that when you pack up your ornaments, lamps, books and knicknacks they’re safe until you’re ready to refill your beautiful new room.
5. And of course, good old spring cleaning
Yes, this final one is obvious, but like around 40% of the British population you may want to have a good old deep clean after a very long winter of closed windows and indoor activities. Bin bags for cumulative rubbish? Check. Dusters to get back the spring sparkle? Check. Paper towel rolls for scrubbing and wiping? Check. Enthusiastic helpers? Er, nope, sorry, can’t help you there.
So, once you’ve enjoyed a roast-lamb-and-chocolate fuelled snooze over the Easter break and feel ready to tackle these jobs, pop in and see us, order online or by phone, or just call us for a chat to see what we can do for you.