It’s spring – time to shake the house!

Jose & Veronica Reyes
Jose & Veronica Reyes
Published on March 21, 2018


In case you missed it, spring sprung on March 20. That means it’s time for the annual spring-cleaning ritual. And, although the exact origins of the ritual are in question, historians do know that it dates back thousands of years.

Iranians perform the task on the first day of spring and call it “khooneh tekouni,” (تکان دادن خانه) which is aptly translated to “shaking house.”

Today, Americans don’t go to quite those lengths. In fact, spring cleaning can be a relatively quick and easy process if you perform only the basics. To prove it, take a look at our handy checklist below.

Long Beach trash can make a special bulk pick up of items you no longer need at no additional charge. Make sure you keep with the Green tradition of Long Beach and have an itemized list of all items you want to discard prior to calling in. Long Beach will not pick up are any and all hazardous materials, you will have to make special arraignments with a third party disposal company. 


The best time to Spring clean is early morning make sure you open all windows and allow the Long Beach Ocean breezes to carry the floating dust particles out of your space. 


Spring is the start of the hot selling market and if you are on the fence about selling this maybe the last time in a long time to reap in the high prices the low inventory commands. Interest rates are low and Long Beach has many buyer purchase assistance programs available. First step as a seller is know what your current homes value is, visit to instantly receive your homes value in the Southern California area. 

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