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How Renting a Dumpster Can Declutter Your Home

As you look around your home, you may feel like you’re close to living in an episode of Hoarders. You may feel like it’s time to declutter. If this is the case, you might want to consider getting a dumpster rental. It can be an affordable way to jump-start the process of cleaning and organizing your home, because having a temporary dumpster will allow you to get rid of as much garbage as you need. There’s no limit to how many trash bags or cans you’re allowed to put in there, which is more than what you would get with a regular residential trash program.

cluttered garage

Timeline for a Residential Dumpster Rental

Before you rent a residential dumpster, you need to think about how long you want it on your property. Think about the amount of time you need to declutter and clean your home, so you’ll have enough time to do what you need to do. Dumpster rentals are usually priced per week, so you may want to give yourself a week or two to finish the project. You want to look for dumpster rental companies that will give you upfront pricing instead of an estimate, so you’ll know exactly how much it will cost. That way, you can rent a dumpster for as many weeks as you need.

Temporary Dumpster Sizes

Once you’ve figured out how long you need your dumpster rental, you should think about which one will work for your specific project. Dumpster sizes can start at cubic yards and can be as big as 20 cubic yards. A dumpster that’s six cubic yards in size is as big as six washing machines, and it can be good for cleaning out a small garage or for small remodeling projects (such as a kitchen or bathroom). A larger dumpster that’s 16 cubic yards or more is great for large kitchen or deck demolitions, but it can also be good for cleaning out large areas of your home.

The Process of Sorting Through Your Clutter

As you start to declutter various parts of your home, you will need to put all your items into some kind of storage system. There are a lot of systems you can choose from, but you can always create your own. It’s a good idea to have one container for each of the following:

  • Keep — Fill this container up with any items you want to keep (even if they have moved away from their designated storage spaces). It would be a good idea to keep items you have used in the last year.
  • Fix — This container should be reserved for any broken items that you would like to keep but need to fix.
  • Recycle — This container is for any items you would like to get rid of but can be recycled.
  • Donate — This should be filled with any unwanted items that are still in good condition and can be given away to charities or nonprofits. Make sure you donate any duplicate items or anything that you’re saving “just in case” (but probably won’t use anytime soon).
  • Trash — Fill this container with any broken or unwanted items that can’t be recycled or donated.

If you’re looking for one of the best places for dumpster rentals in Corpus Christi, be sure to reach out to Dawson Recycling and Disposal.