Are You Cleaning Out Your Home? Avoid These 5 Mistakes

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If you’re planning on cleaning out your home or are in the process, it can be an overwhelming task. But, it doesn’t have to be as bad as you think if you have a plan and can avoid some common pitfalls.

We’re going to tell you about 5 mistakes to avoid that will make the process much easier.

5 Mistakes People Make When Doing a Home Cleanout

1. Not Organizing

Chances are you have all types of items in every room of your house. To make the process go faster, organize your items into three different piles, things you’re going to keep, those you’re going to sell, and things you’re just going to throw away. This will help to decrease the clutter and make the most out of the space you have. Also, this will give you a better idea of what size dumpster you’ll have to rent to get rid of the things you don’t want. Without doing this, you may end up spending more on a dumpster you don’t need, or not having enough room for the things you need to get rid of. 

2. Procrastinating

While cleaning out your home may not be at the top of your list of things you want to do, it needs to be done. By procrastinating, you’re just letting more items pile up, making the process longer and more tedious. Have a plan and set a deadline. Try breaking the project up into smaller tasks so that you can accomplish things and not feel as overwhelmed.

3. Underestimating How Much Stuff You Have

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Many people don’t realize how much stuff and junk they’ve accumulated over the years. Take a close look at every room of your house, and truly look at everything that needs to be looked through. You may be surprised at just how much there is!

4. Wanting to Keep Everything

The objective of a home cleanout is to downsize, not just look through everything and keep every item. While sentimental items are things you’ll want to keep, clothes you haven’t worn, or toys your kids haven’t played with, are not. Truly look at every item to determine if it’s something worth keeping. Many times, we just don’t want to part with material items, but they have no value and really shouldn’t be kept. 

5. Neglecting Safety Precautions

Cleaning out your home often involves heavy objects and sometimes hazardous materials. Neglecting safety procedures can lead to accidents and injuries. Be sure to wear gloves and even safety goggles if necessary. Don’t try to lift objects that are too heavy because you may injure yourself. Also, be careful when disposing of chemicals, paints, and electronics. These can require special disposal instructions.

Are you Cleaning Out Your Home? Call Sweitzer Waste Removal for a Dumpster Rental

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When you need to rent a dumpster, Sweitzer Waste Removal is here to help. Our team can help you determine what size dumpster you need for your house cleanout. Our dumpster rentals come in sizes ranging from 10-30 yards. 

Be aware that the following items can not be put in a dumpster:

  • Hazardous or medical waste
  • Vehicle or tractor batteries
  • Gas
  • Diesel Fuel
  • Oil
  • Paint
  • Tires

Just let us know when you need your dumpster and we will deliver it to your property and place it in a safe location. When you’re done, just call us to schedule a convenient pick-up time. For more information, contact us today at 203-245-8840 or reach out to us online.