Spring Cleaning Tips

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‘Tis the season for spring cleaning. Besides scrubbing various surfaces around your home, you’ll also want to get on the decluttering train. If you’re planning a large clean-out, you may want to consider renting a dumpster to safely and efficiently get rid of all your stuff. 

As you keep that in mind, here is a spring-cleaning checklist to get you going in the right direction.

5 Spring Cleaning Tips

Declutter, Declutter, Declutter

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Before you can start dusting and vacuuming, you need to declutter. This means getting into the back of your closets and tackling your garage, basement, or attic. You may be surprised at some of the items you’ll find there. 

If you find a lot of items you can sell, you may want to consider a tag sale. Why not make a few bucks on the items you no longer need? You may also want to donate some items to charity. This is a great way to help others while getting your cleaning done.

It’s also inevitable that you’ll come across plenty of items that need to be thrown away. When this happens, renting a roll-off dumpster is your best option. Many items can’t be disposed of safely in your regular trash. Renting a dumpster gives you one central location to get rid of your items. At Sweitzer Waste Removal we have a variety of dumpsters in different sizes to suit your needs. If you’re not sure what size dumpster would work best, one of our knowledgeable customer service members can help.

Tackle the Forgotten Areas

Once you’ve decluttered your area, it’s time to take on those areas of your house you may have forgotten. This includes:

  • Baseboards
  • Lighting Fixtures
  • Walls
  • Ceilings

This is a lot of ground to cover so you want to spread it out over a couple of days. If you try to rush through, you may not get to all of the areas.

Mop & Shampoo Rugs

You’ll want to be sure to give your floors some extra attention. Mop your floors and shampoo your rugs. Depending on the type of rugs you have and how dirty they are you may want to consider having them professionally cleaned.

Remove Cushions & Clean Between Crevices

If your furniture has removable cushions, you’ll want to get in between the cushions and vacuum.

Clean Window Furnishings

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Don’t forget the blinds, shades, and curtains as part of your spring-cleaning checklist. These are probably areas that don’t get much attention on a regular basis. But they should get cleaned this time of year.

Room by Room Checklist

While those are some items you don’t want to forget, there are also areas in each room that will need your attention. Here’s a room-by-room checklist to make things easier:


  • Defrost the refrigerator
  • Deep clean the inside of the fridge
  • Clean cabinets
  • Clean small appliances


  • Deep clean shower, toilet, and sink
  • Update medicine cabinet
  • Replace or wash the shower liner
  • Wash bathmats


  • Wash all bedding
  • Wash pillows

Laundry Room

  • Organize laundry supplies
  • Clean dryer vent

These tips and checklist should make your spring cleaning a little easier and more manageable. Remember, everything doesn’t need to be done in one day. Pace yourself and you’re bound to do a better job.

Let Sweitzer Waste Help With Your Spring Cleaning

If a dumpster rental is going to be part of your spring cleaning, Sweitzer Waste Removal is here to help. We offer convenient and affordable dumpster rentals for any project you may have. Call us today at 203-245-8840 or reach out to us online for more information.