When the snow melts, it's often shocking when you see how much
garbage has accumulated.
But the mess also inspires many communities to organize annual
spring cleaning events for their parks and recreation areas. Having
the community work together not only creates a sense of pride and
camaraderie among neighbours, but the earth itself also benefits
from a clean and green environment!
Watch for news of a community clean-up in your neighbourhood -
and be sure to volunteer. These events are often organized around
Earth Day, which falls on April 22nd this year.
MOLLY MAID shares the following safety tips for participating in
your local clean up event:
- To avoid stumbling upon any hazardous materials, visually scan
the area you're cleaning before starting.
- Make sure you wear gloves at all times and when handling
garbage of any kind. This will help limit the bacteria and
potential sharp objects that may otherwise have come in contact
with your bare skin.
- Wear bright coloured clothing if you're cleaning up near roads
or in high traffic areas - so vehicles will be able to easily see
- Carry a water bottle and take frequent breaks to hydrate
yourself - double breaks, if it's warm outside
- Wear sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat to protect yourself from
the sun (you can still get a sunburn if it's cloudy because UV rays
burn through the clouds).
- Bring sanitizer to apply throughout the day and thoroughly wash
your hands when you get home.
If you want your house to have a green clean, call MOLLY MAID. Every MOLLY MAID
clean is done using cleaning products from our Green Housekeeping Program. Our
green cleaning service is designed for the health and safety of our
customers, their family and pets, our staff, and to protect the