The warming weather doesn’t really encourage you to stay indoors to clean and declutter, but then the spring rain starts and you are forced inside. These forced days indoors just scream for you to finally tackle that spring cleaning and decluttering and yet, you sit in front of the TV and enjoy bad movies. This may mean that you need a little bit more of a push. A dumpster rental may be just what you need to get your house sparkling clean and clutter free.
Reason 1: It commits you to doing the work!
By committing to a dumpster rental, you are committing to starting the cleaning process. Once it is delivered, the dumpster will sit in front of your house as a constant reminder that you need to get cleaning. You may think that you don’t have enough clutter and junk around your house to need a dumpster, but they come in so many different sizes, we guarantee that there is one that will work for you. Or better yet, see if one of your neighbors also needs a little spring cleaning help. They may want to split a dumpster with you.
Reason 2: It stops you from pulling items back out of the trash pile!
Once you have caught the spring cleaning bug, the dumpster will help motivate you to get rid of items you may have otherwise kept. When you are going through all of your belongings, you generally begin with piles that are broken down by keep, donate and throw away. As your throw away pile grows, you start to look at what you have put in it. The longer that pile sits in front of you, the more likely you are to start pulling items back out. Having a dumpster will allow you to throw the items out right away so you don’t reconsider their space in your home. It is better to stick with you gut when spring cleaning and decluttering. You will keep too much if you go back through the piles. Being able to throw items out right away also helps if you have a family member that likes to sift through what you have decided should go. We all have one of those in the house.
Reason 3: It helps you set goals!
Sometimes just having a goal is motivation enough to get you moving. A dumpster can help you set both time and volume goals. When you rent a dumpster you generally get it for a week without paying more money. Knowing that going beyond a week will cost you more, can help you set a goal to get the work done before the dumpster is to be picked up. The volume of the dumpster can help you set a goal to get rid of a certain amount of junk. Maybe you want to fill a 10 yard dumpster or fill a larger dumpster 3/4 of the way. This goal will remind you to only keep what you really need, will use and that is in good condition.
A clean and clutter free house will lead to a happier and healthier life. Let a dumpster rental be your final motivation to make this the year that you accomplish your clutter free goals. That way next spring, you can just sit back, relax and enjoy the warming weather.