Time for a little Garden Spring Cleaning?

Just when you’ve shed those winter pounds and you’ve got your summer swimsuit body ready to put on a show (freak show in my case) it’s time to strip back the garden and get it looking its best for spring.
Prune back the winter flowerers
It’s the time of year to cut back the winter flowerers and deciduous trees. Prune away hibiscus, camellias and lasiandra and cut back frangipani’s. Check deciduous trees for dead wood and then give them a moderate pruning to give them strength and room to sprout in the coming weeks.
Gently trim back winter flowerers in the garden beds. Fuchsias, lavender, geraniums and even star jasmine can benefit from a trim now. Remove any dead annuals and test woody stemmed plants for signs of life.
Get rid of dead wood
It’s been a dry old winter, there may be a few casualties in the garden. Use a pen knife to score bark on sick trees, if there’s no sign of life, completely remove dead branches, prune the tree back and give it a good watering and some fertiliser. Ask your local nursery if it’s really struggling, they’ll have some advice, and no doubt products, to help it recover.
Mow, aerate, fertilise…..
It’s time to do that first mow after the winter respite and your lawn will love you for giving it a bit of aeration too. Hire an aerator from your local garden or hire shop or buy a mower attachment to do it automatically. It’s also time to fertilise and mulch and show the garden a bit of love. Replace your annuals with new colour and add a little spring to your garden!
Love is….a tidy garden shed.
After a few months cold weather, your shed might be bulging at its seams too. It’s time to get tidy and organised for the spring and summer ahead with a full shed clean out. Check expiry dates, chuck out the broken items and do a good sweep and muck out – you’ll feel like a new man (or woman). Don’t forget under the house too.
A family that cleans together….has to listen to the kids moan all day….
While you’re spring cleaning the garden and shed, why not get the whole family involved and get the house ready for a new season. Make two piles, charity and chuck out and call us in to take the lot away.

Deceased Estates – Brizzy Rubbish Removals is Helping out at the Hardest Time

At Brizzy Rubbish Removals, we pride ourselves on professionalism and service at the best of times, but even more so at the worst. There’s nothing harder than losing a loved one. Beside the grief, the pressure of dealing with your loved one’s estate can be hard on the whole family. It’s pretty overwhelming at an already difficult time.
Brizzy Rubbish Removals take special care to make your difficult task as easy as it can be.
Brizzy Rubbish Removals Take Care
Some jobs are just too tough to take care of yourself. If clearing your loved one’s home is just too much for you, Brizzy Rubbish Removals can help. Once you’ve collected those precious keepsakes and family heirlooms, call in Brizzy Rubbish Removals to sort and remove the rest.
The team will donate usable items to the Salvation Army on your behalf and take the rest away. In most circumstances, we can even organise a professional cleaning service to finish up so you don’t have to worry about a thing.
Brizzy Rubbish Removal’s Special Expat Service
There is nothing worse than being far away at a time like this. If your loved one lived in Brisbane, but you’re in another city or country, we can help take care of these arrangements on your behalf. We can liaise with you about your loved one’s property, remove any rubbish and ensure it’s fully prepared for new tenants, for sale, or to just hand the keys back to the owner.
Don’t Worry, You’re in Good Hands
Brizzy Rubbish Removals have worked on countless deceased estates. We understand that it’s a hard time; we understand that you don’t need any other worries. You can trust our removalists to act with the professionalism and respect you and your loved one deserve.

Rubbish Management Tips for Commercial Fit Outs and Renovations

Whether you’re a shopfitter, builder or if you’re a small business owner saving a few dollars by renovating or removing old fittings yourself, managing rubbish on site can be a nightmare. Don’t worry, Brizzy Rubbish Removals will be by your side to keep your site tidy and safe.

Designate your Brizzy Rubbish Removal Collection Point

Where possible, pick an easy-to-access spot that won’t be in the way of your builders or the public. If necessary, cordon off the area to ensure nobody gets hurt. It’s a good idea to find a spot that’s not easily visible from the road, that way, your neighbours won’t be tempted to add their old computer monitor or broken office chair to your pile!

Avoid Rubbish Overflow

The bin inside your fit out or renovation area ALWAYS seems full! It might not seem like a big deal, but allowing your site bin to overflow means double handling your rubbish and creating dangerous trip hazards. If that rubbish also contains nails, that trip hazard could turn into a hospital trip hazard. Emptying the inside bin regularly keeps your site safer and tidier and helps you to monitor how much rubbish you’ve accumulated. Brizzy Rubbish Removals can come daily but if you have a different arrangement, you’ll know when it’s getting time to call us in.

The only good kind of breakdown on the job…

Breaking down larger items will mean less strain on your back and a safer, neater rubbish pile so always break down the big stuff before carrying it out to your rubbish pile. You’ll only pay for what we remove but large, whole objects such as display cases or cabinets will make it tougher for us to fit all your rubbish in our trucks. Besides, who doesn’t like smashing stuff? It’s the best part of the job!

Keep the neighbours happy

Don’t get your new business started on the wrong foot. Neighbouring shops and offices are still open for business and don’t want their customers looking at your eyesore of a worksite. Keep them happy by minimising the mess and clutter visible from the outside. Brizzy Rubbish Removals’ daily service keeps neighbours happy and pedestrians safe by ensuring a clean, clear site every night.

Safety first, second and third…

When tearing out old fittings, be sure to check for any safety hazards. Old water heaters could still be connected to gas mains. Old walls could contain asbestos and if you’re not a pro, you might not know where to look for electrical wiring or pipes. Be sure to check over the plans before you touch anything structural and contact “Dial Before You Dig” on 1100 before working on floors, driveways or car park areas. Of course, take care lifting all that rubbish too.
We’re all about helping you have a safer and tidier site, that’s why Brizzy Rubbish Removals is Brisbane’s favourite rubbish service for commercial and building waste removal.

Keeping Beaches and Oceans Clean

What’s twice the size of America, made of plastic (mostly) and eats seafood alive?

Give up? It’s the revolting Pacific Ocean Trash Vortex or Patch. It’s so big, it’s got an Eastern and a Western hemisphere and it’s thought to be responsible for up to 1,100 000 bird and sea life deaths a year. Although it’s formed by sea currents, it could some day end up on a beach very near you! Brizzy Rubbish Removals are not here to lecture about the state of theenvironment, but we would like to offer a few tips on keeping our beaches and oceans clean – because we love adorable little birds and tasty seafood as much as you do!

Picture Courtesy of The Daily Mail, London.

Our Top 5 Tips for Protecting Our Oceans

Bin it, don’t flush it. Like Nemo says, all drains lead tothe ocean – so if it ain’t bio-degradable, don’t flush it.

Don’t be a butt flicker. Flicking one butt from a car window or dropping it on the footpath may seem harmless but Australia flicks an estimated million butts a year that end up in the ocean. You might only have a tiny butt but it’s amazingly toxic!

Bottles of Poison. Plastic bottles and other disposable packaging is the number one offender in the battle. Not only do they take forever to biodegrade (literally forever for many plastics) but they create a toxic chemical soup as they leach nasty toxins. You’ve heard it a million times; recycling reduces land fill and uses fewer natural resources but it also keeps plastic out of our waterways. Buy a recyclable, reusable water bottle and fill it from the tap like we did in the good old days (get one with a filter if you’re worried about our waterways!), recycle your plastic bags and most importantly, take extra care around waterways.

Photo courtesy of Greenpeace

Clean Green. You know those little scented toilet perfume cages that hang in there and serve some largely unknown purpose? How about the quadruple action skin peeling laundry liquid you use on your delicates (seemingly the ones you wear down the coal mine)? What about that all-powerful, lung-singeing bleach you’re using daily to remove fingerprints from your tap ware? All those things, no matter how you delight in the brightness of their results, flush a chemical cocktail into our waterways. This can create environments where sea life can’t live, but toxic algae flourishes, poisoning the water for months or years.

Don’t take any ship! Approximately 20% of the rubbish dumped in the ocean comes directly from ships. It’s not just about choosing a cruise ship that has a green waste disposal policy; it’s about buying local where you can. We love buying Aussie-made, and if it can avoid the need for yet another freighter taking a plastic dump in the ocean then it was worth it! While Australia’s environmental policies need some work, they’re downright hippy compared to some other countries, so it’s hard to know how much industrial waste was created and then dumped in producing your imported goods!

Photo courtesy of Planet Save.com

In addition to binning and recycling your garbage, the recent floods taught us that keeping a clean and clear yard and “under the house” area is a must. Anywhere your rubbish can be swept away by wind or water should be clutter free. We all saw the terrible footage of so much rubbish on our beaches after the floods, it’s time to learn from that and do our bit to keep the ocean and environment safe.

*Thanks to Jean Michel Cousteau and Greenpeace websites for further information.