How to Declutter Your Home with a Dumpster Rental

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Now is the time of year when everyone starts to dig deep into their closets and garages to do some decluttering. Spring typically gives people the energy they need to start going through their belongings to decide what they’re going to keep, throw away, sell, or donate. 

As you begin the decluttering process, deciding to rent a dumpster can make the process much easier. A dumpster rental from Sweitzer Waste Removal provides you with a convenient and safe place to dispose of any unwanted items. 

We have some tips to get you going in the right direction so that you can better declutter your home this season.

Tips to Declutter Your Home with a Dumpster Rental

Rent the Right Size Dumpster

Deciding to rent a dumpster is the first step. You want to be sure you get a dumpster that is large enough to handle all of your junk, but not too large that you’re paying for space you’re not using. 

At Sweitzer Waste Removal, we offer dumpsters in several different sizes. Refer to this chart to help you choose the right one. If you’re unsure, just ask one of our friendly team members who will be happy to assist you in finding the right dumpster rental.

10 Yarder 11x7x3 2 Ton Limit 4 door car
12 Yarder 11x7x4 2.5 Ton Limit 4 door car
15 Yarder 13x7x5 3 Ton Limit Caravan vehicle
20 Yarder 16x7x6 4 Ton Limit Short Bus
30 Yarder 22x7x6 5 Ton Limit School Bus


Set a Timeline

Having a timeline will allow you to set goals to complete your decluttering in a reasonable time. It also helps when renting a dumpster so you can determine how long you’ll need it for. Think about the areas you need to clean out. If you’re just cleaning out a couple of rooms, you won’t need as much time compared to cleaning out a garage or basement.

Have a Sorting System

While the dumpster will obviously be the location for everything that you plan to throw out, you should have a sorting system for all of the other items. Have other piles designated for selling, donating, and keeping. This way you’ll know exactly what to do with everything when you’re done.

Use the 6-Month Rule

When people are decluttering their homes, they sometimes have trouble deciding whether they should keep items or get rid of them. There’s always the “what if” I decide to use or “what if” I need it. Generally, if you haven’t used or worn something in six months, you’re probably not going to miss it. The same can be said for items you never knew you had! Remember, this is a decluttering project, not a reorganizing the clutter project. You want to make the most out of the dumpster you’ve rented.

Neatly Store Items You Are Keeping

You don’t want to move items and then throw them back into the closet. Have storage bins ready for the items you intend to keep. Label them so you know exactly what’s inside. This will make it easier to find things when you need them.

Are You Looking for a Dumpster Rental for Your Next Decluttering Project? Call Sweitzer Waste Removal

If you need to declutter your home, let Sweitzer Waste Removal make the process easier for you. We offer dumpster rentals in a variety of sizes. Call us today at 203-245-8840 or contact us online for more information and to schedule a convenient drop-off time.