How a Dumpster Rental Can Help You Declutter Your Home

When you’re constantly exposed to a mess, it’s easy to take that chaos with you wherever you go—but living with less stuff and decluttering your home can make a big difference in your work and personal life. Sadly, something will always come up that seems more important than getting rid of junk. However, when you take just one weekend to declutter your home, you can save a lot of time and frustration in the future.

On paper, it sounds like a piece of cake: simply get rid of the stuff you don’t need, use, or want anymore and keep the important things. However, it’s easy to place unwarranted sentimental attachment on items that have collected dust in a box. We get it. That’s why, at Captain Hook Austin, we give you all the resources you need to make getting rid of junk as easy as possible. With our roll-off dumpsters and junk removal services, you’ll be saying goodbye to clutter and hello to a simpler life in no time.

Whether you’re cleaning out your basement, your garage, or your entire home, there are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to getting rid of junk in Austin.

Knowing what can and can’t go in the dumpster

Although it’s great to try and get rid of as much as possible, unfortunately, not everything can be thrown in a dumpster. Concrete materials, chemicals, and liquid wastes are just a few of the many prohibited chemicals  that we can’t accept, and you’ll be charged an additional fee if we find any in the landfill.

Choosing the right dumpster

When you decide to take the plunge and declutter your home, it’s essential that you choose the correct dumpster size. If you are unsure, we always recommend choosing the largest option. This way, you won’t run out of space or waste money renting an additional dumpster. By speaking with a representative about the scope of your project (and what you plan on throwing away), we can recommend the right dumpster size for your specific circumstance.

Once you’ve learned the ins and outs of dumpster rentals in Austin and are ready to get your own, check out these decluttering tips to make the most out of your efforts.

Be decisive. Don’t let yourself fall into the trap of having a “maybe pile.” Pretty soon, everything turns into a “maybe,” and you’re back at square one.

Utilize the one-year rule. As a general rule of thumb, if you haven’t used something within the past year, get rid of it. Chances are, you didn’t even know it was there in the first place anyway. The one-year rule is effective because it gives you a solid time frame that doesn’t make you feel rushed. If you’re considering seasonal items, 365 days accounts for all the holidays, so you’ll know if you actually need the decoration or not.

Remember that there is more than one way to declutter. Donating unwanted items to charity and hosting a garage sale are just two great alternatives to throwing stuff in the trash. It can be hard to get rid of things, but it’s often made easier when you know they’re going to a new home. Then, whatever you can’t give away or sell simply goes into the dumpster.

Clutter is both physically draining and mentally exhausting. If you’re ready for a cleanse, give Captain Hook Austin a call at (512) 719-4172 to rent a dumpster and get started!