There is always that one room in a house where everything broken or no longer used is set aside in. Those items you intended to throw away or donate. Or maybe use in a garage sale.
Most often it’s a basement or an attic. A place where you can simply pile up things without worrying others will see.
The problem is that over time more and more junk and stuff have accumulated so that it’s got to the point where you can barely get around.
If your spending more time at home now because of COVID-19 or you simply plan to do spring cleaning, there is a way to get rid of a lot of items in a small amount of time. And without a lot of effort. Simply rent a dumpster.
Why Renting a Dumpster Is One of Your Best Options
When you have a lot of junk to get rid of, your options are limited, especially now.
In the past, you could simply schedule a special pickup with your city. Unfortunately, many cities are overwhelmed now because people have so much of their usual trash to get rid of.
More people are at home and eating at home, so trash cans are literally spilling over. Some cities even have additional pickups now because there is so much day to day trash to get rid of.
Going to the landfill is still an option provided you have a vehicle to haul it in. And even then, you might have to make additional trips if you have a lot to get rid of.
This is why a dumpster is such an easy choice.
The dumpster is delivered to your front door (or more appropriately, your driveway).
As you find junk you simply walk it outside and toss it in. No bagging, no bundling. No piling it up on the curb.
When your done cleaning you’re done with the job. The dumpster rental company will come and haul it all away.
Renting Dumpsters Is a Safe Option
One concern you might have is renting a dumpster in our current times. Yet, renting a dumpster is a safe, no contact way to dispose of junk.
Most often you can take care of everything over the phone, from deciding on what size to rent and taking care of the rental fees.
You don’t need to interact with the workers, other than to point out from a distance where the dumpster should go.
And you don’t have to touch the dumpster. There is no lid and you simply toss everything in.
Deciding on What to Sell Or Donate and Is It An Option
A lot has changed in the last couple of months and what you could do in the past with your stuff might not be an option at the moment.
As your going through your items you are going to find things that still have some use. Maybe not for you and your family, but for others.
These items you would then have considered selling at a garage sale or donating to a local charity.
Garage sales are obviously on hold for a while due to social distancing.
Many charities are starting to accept donations, but you need to carefully review what you’re taking. They only look for items that are in good condition and meet their standards. A dresser that is damaged or made of particle board won’t benefit them. It will simply add to their junk pile.
If you have the room, then maybe designate an area as for being for a garage sale you will hold at a later date.
What you must decide is if holding onto something that might only get you a few cents a good idea. Does the money you get outweigh the benefit of having more space?
Make Your Space More Efficient
One of the benefits of getting the junk cleared out is that you can take a different approach to the items you are keeping.
Christmas can always be a hassle as you try to dig out the decorations or find the last reindeer that goes up as part of the display on the roof.
Since your going through most everything, why not organize a little. Designate an area in the room for certain things like your Christmas decorations.
Get even more productive and put smaller items into bins that you then label.
All of this seems like more work, and it probably is. But when it comes time to find something or to get ready for the holidays, you’ll be glad you took the extra time.
Or when you want to find an item that belongs to your daughter. Or your camping gear.
Clear Out Junk From Other Rooms
With a dumpster either outside your door or on the way, get others involved in clearing out their rooms. There is bound to be space in the dumpster even after you clear out the room for other items. So take advantage of that space.
Dumpsters Come In All Size and Require No Contact
Most dumpster rental companies have a variety of sizes to rent. Don’t be concerned if you don’t think you enough for a dumpster. Smaller sizes are available.
And most dumpsters come without a lid. This means you literally don’t have to touch one while filling it. There is no oversized lid you have to flip open. Just stand back a couple of feet and toss things in.
If you live in Northern Virginia, Washington DC or Prince George or Montgomery Counties in Maryland, then contact Nova Dumpsters. We can provide you with the dumpster size you need for the amount of junk you have. Give us a call today at (833) 610-3867 for a free, no-obligation quote.
Would you rather not deal with doing the work yourself?
Our parent company Nova Junk Removal can clear out the junk for you and even clear it out of your home. We’ve taken special precautions to ensure our workers and our customers are safe. Visit our site to learn more about our junk removal services and how we limit the contact between you and our staff.