Owning property can be wonderful until you have to clean up after a heavy storm, natural disaster or home remodel. When the job is too big for you and your family, it may be time to organize a cleanup party.
Invite Many People
The old saying “many hands make light work” is true. The more people you invite, the less each person has to do. Who should you invite? Neighbors, close friends, co-workers, church acquaintances, softball team members — you never know who may want to be included.
Make a list of everything that needs to be done and prioritize the tasks. Figure out what equipment and supplies you will need to accomplish each chore. Gather basics such as tools, gloves, safety glasses and trash bags.
Pay attention to the weather forecast. Bitter cold or heavy rain may necessitate that you reschedule your cleanup party. In hot weather, workers may dehydrate, so station coolers of water at various locations. When water is convenient, people are more likely to take drink breaks.
If you will be digging, locate power, cable, water and sewer lines ahead of time so you know where not to dig. For jobs that will generate large quantities of trash, arrange same-day dumpster service Cincinnati. It is convenient and takes care of your waste disposal hassles.
Work in Zones
Divide the work area into several zones, and split up workers into small groups. Some jobs require machinery such as a backhoe, jackhammer or front loader. Be sure that only those who are qualified operate the machinery. Keep zones clear of other workers until the equipment has moved on to the next zone.
Show everyone you appreciate their help by providing light meals. Start the day with a small breakfast: something simple such as doughnuts and coffee or juice. At lunchtime, have sandwiches delivered. Water and soft drinks should be available throughout the day. When the work is complete, celebrate with dinner. Pizza, barbecue or burgers are popular choices. A little beer might not hurt, either.