Everything You Need to Throw Away During Spring Cleaning

Everything You Need to Throw Away During Spring Cleaning

With spring comes warmer weather and greenery, flowers and new growth coming up everywhere. It’s a fresh start for nature and with that refreshing spirit, it’s a great time to declutter your home. A more organized space is certain to make you feel revitalized for the rest of spring and the upcoming summer.

Springtime cleaning is a lot easier said than done. It can be hard to know where to start when it comes to clearing clutter. What exactly do you need to get rid of, and what’s the best way to do it? We’ve got you covered.

Start Your Spring Yard Cleanup

Your yard is the first thing anyone passing by in the neighborhood sees and you want everyone to know you’re ready for a fresh start! Start your spring cleaning by picking up any junk in your yard such as litter, debris, and any toys or tools you left out in the yard over the colder months.

Clear away any lingering leaves out of your grass and fertilize your lawn so it will grow lush and green for spring. This is also a great time to prune any out of control plants and prepare your flower beds for planting season.

Decluttering and Organizing Your Home’s Essentials

There are likely many unnecessary items hanging around your home. Consider donating clothes and shoes you haven’t worn in forever and make sure to toss everything that’s expired including spices, makeup, markers and pens that don’t work anymore, and other miscellaneous items that accumulate over the year.

Clear out your home office, especially the stash of important papers that have gotten mixed in with less important papers. If you’re worried about needing a document in the future, scan it or take a photo to digitally archive before safely shredding anything with sensitive personal information. Safely dispose of all your broken electronics, especially the cords and cables that you can’t remember the use for.

It may be hard to part with more sentimental items but spring cleaning is a good time to revisit old art projects and unused handmade gifts that have been hidden away. Be honest with yourself; do you even remember they exist most of the time? If not, it’s safe to part with them. The same goes for any old greeting cards that are taking up valuable drawer space.

Last—perhaps the most intimidating task of all—tackle the garage, basement, or other area of the house that has become your junk storage. Items that haven’t seen the light of day in ages can be disposed of. If you ever find yourself in need of something you got rid of, most things are very easy to replace.

Consider Residential Dumpster Rental

If you get serious about spring cleaning, there’s no doubt you’ll have a lot of junk to get rid of. To make waste disposal easier, rent a residential dumpster for your own temporary, personal dumpster, placed on your property in your location of choice.

Bin Rental Sizes: 12-Yard Dumpster, 15-Yard Dumpster, and Larger

It can be difficult to visualize and determine what size dumpster you’ll really need. You don’t want to pay extra for a larger size and then not use half of the space; likewise, overflowing a bin that is too small may result in additional fees.

12-yard dumpsters are great when you’re looking for a small bin. We usually recommend these for smaller jobs, such as a single room cleanout. This dumpster holds the equivalent of 3½ pickup truckloads.

15-yard dumpsters are the next step up and hold about 4½ pickup truckloads. This size is good for big landscaping projects and spring cleaning, especially if your home is on the smaller side or you don’t plan on having a ton of junk.

If you’re tackling a deep-clean of your home and maybe even doing some remodeling projects while you’re at it, you may need a 20, 30, or even 40-yard dumpster, the last of which can hold 12 pickup loads worth of junk.

Regardless of the size dumpster you need, contact us at Oaks Dumpster Rental to schedule your dumpster delivery right away. We’re here to help and support you in revitalizing your home and life this spring!

Author | Jen Burton, General Manager
Oaks Dumpster Rental