As the snow and cold weather retreat and the days grow longer, there’s no doubt that spring is finally here. It’s time for the birds to return, trees to come back to life, and winter clothes to get packed away for another year.
Along with these annual events, there’s another spring ritual that is often observed—spring cleaning.
Spring cleaning has a long history, going back 3,000 years to a tradition in Persian culture known as khaneh tekani, which translates to “shaking the house.” In Judeo-Christian tradition, spring cleaning was part of preparing for Passover, with the entire home being cleaned to follow the command of the Torah that not a crumb of leaven (yeast that makes bread rise) be left in the house.
In many parts of the world, spring cleaning is a means of clearing away the old and making space for the new. Even when it lacks religious or spiritual connotations, it can carry psychological benefits as clutter is removed and the year can start fresh.
Five Ways that Renting a Dumpster Can Help Make Spring Cleaning a Breeze
It’s amazing how much we can accumulate in a year. Our attics, basements, and garages sometimes get filled to capacity with things that we no longer truly need, but want to hang on to “just in case.” Sometimes it’s even worse, and we save things from one year to the next, possibly even forgetting what we have put aside.
Spring cleaning is an excellent way to finally go through our homes and finally remove what is not longer needed. Here are five ways that renting a dumpster can help:
It Can Give You Motivation and Momentum
When it comes to cleaning, the longer we wait, the more difficult it can be to get started. If you’ve been hanging on to unwanted items for a long time, the sheer volume of the job ahead of you can seem rather daunting. Once you go ahead and rent a dumpster, however, you’ve made a commitment to take action. This can be the push you need to overcome procrastination and get started.
When you rent a dumpster for a specific period, it gives you new incentive to clean, as you will have limited time to complete the job. Knowing that everything must be sorted and all junk must be disposed of by a specific date can be highly motivating.
Of course, you can always extend your dumpster rental time, if necessary, but you’ll find yourself wanting to take advantage of the dumpster while you have it.
It Can Hold Virtually Anything
When you go through your home looking for those items to dispose of, you will find some that are large and some that are small. Some will be heavy, some will be light. Some will be sturdy, some will break easily.
Renting a dumpster means having a suitable means of disposing all of it. Do you have materials left over from a DIY project? Toss them in. Are you also cleaning up your yard (another good idea)? Toss it in. Your dumpster rental can handle almost anything. Just be sure to check regulations regarding hazardous waste and recyclable materials.
A dumpster rental makes disposal of your old junk safe and simple. You don’t need to worry about packing anything or filling endless garbage bags and boxes. The dumpster will be situated in a convenient location right by your home so that you won’t go far to dispose of your junk, making it easy to just toss everything in and forget about it until it’s time for pickup.
It Keeps Your Property Looking Neat
It can be easy at times to tell which of your neighbours have done their spring cleaning. For those who don’t rent a dumpster, spring cleaning means moving the mess from inside the house to outside, where bags, boxes, and more sit by the curb waiting to be picked up. This can be a bit of an eyesore. Piling it up on the side of the house or in the yard isn’t much better and might even lead to safety issues or attract small animals who might see it as the perfect nesting location. When you rent a dumpster, everything is contained neatly and securely in one single area.
With several sizes available for rental, Minibins is the ideal solution for any spring cleaning job, no matter how large or small.
For more information on how renting a dumpster can make your spring cleaning easier, or to request a quote, please contact us today!
What are the most common dumpster sizes?
For most residential cleanouts, an 8-yard dumpster will be more than sufficient. These bins will typically hold up to 1,800 lbs. If you are planning on doing a landscaping project or yard work project, then renting one of these dumpsters may be more than enough to meet your needs.
A 12-yard dumpster is one of the most common sizes of waste containers used by homeowners and business owners alike. This dumpster measures 12 feet long by 8 feet wide and 6 feet high. This size can hold up to 1 tonne (2200 lbs) of standard household waste, making it a great option for people needing to get rid of household junk, renovation materials, construction materials, and other general waste.
A 20-yard dumpster is the most popular size for residential and commercial projects. Capable of holding 1.5 tonnes of standard material, it has enough capacity to handle all types of items, including concrete, asphalt, sand, and gravel. It is also big enough to accommodate bulky items like furniture, roofing, or construction materials.
A 30-yard dumpster typically holds 2 to 3 tonnes of standard household material, ideal for larger projects such as remodelling a whole house or a commercial construction project. You can also use it to clean out your garage or basement, or for yard waste and other large items.
Finally, a 40-yard dumpster is suitable for large-scale commercial construction projects or multiple home renovations. If you plan on remodelling your home or building a new one, then this is probably the size you want to get.
Extra large projects like building new additions or demolishing an entire house may require renting multiple dumpsters because it takes more than one to remove all the debris from your property.
When it comes to dumpster rental, size matters. The right size will save you money, time, and hassles. The size of your bin is completely dependent on your project and the quantities of waste you accumulate. Before you rent a dumpster you think will best suit your needs, reach out to MiniBins. We’ll have all your questions answered and can help determine the size dumpster that’s right for you.
If you are looking for a dumpster for your next project, contact MiniBins today!