Rent a Dumpster for Spring Cleaning

Dumpster rentals make spring cleaning easier

Updated April 11, 2023

The spring is an ideal time to declutter and dispose of unwanted junk, waste, and debris. Many homeowners and businesses make spring cleaning an annual or biannual event, and for good reason.

Renting a dumpster is a great way to make your cleaning project go as quickly and smoothly as possible.

We've put together everything you need to know about renting a dumpster for your spring cleaning project.

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Why Rent a Dumpster in the Spring?

Renting a dumpster in the spring makes sense because dumpster rental companies, especially in colder climates, are not yet into their busy season. Early to mid-summer marks the peak season for dumpster rentals.

By getting your cleanup completed before prime dumpster rental season, you are increasing the odds you’ll get prompt service, the dumpster size you want, and possibly better rates. Beating the rush can make your dumpster rental experience more flexible and less stressful.

Benefits of Decluttering

Clutter can cause physiological stress by increasing levels of the stress hormone cortisol, according to a study published in the journal Current Psychology (via New York Times).

Some estimates state that 1 in 4 Americans reside in cluttered residences. This is where spring cleaning can help. With the weather turning for the better, it’s a great time to get started on projects you’ve been sitting on all winter.

Get the garage cleaned out and organized, clear out junk in the basement, dispose of construction debris from last year’s project, clean up yard debris, or whatever the project may be. By clearing clutter out of your life, you can dispose of stress along with it. It’s amazing what a fresh, clean slate can do for happiness and peace of mind.

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Renting a Dumpster in the Spring is Cost-Efficient

An average-size home will typically need a 10 yard dumpster to complete a spring cleaning project. The national average cost to rent a 10 yard dumpster is about $250-$450, but will vary based on your location.

For the amount of square footage you have available in a 10 yard dumpster, you can declutter most size homes. Dumpster rental companies allow for most non-hazardous types of waste in their bins, including trash, construction debris, furniture, some appliances, flooring, yard wastes, kid’s toys, and much more.

Dumpster rental companies may have rules regarding mixing some types of waste, such as not mixing concrete debris in with household trash. Be sure to thoroughly read through your rental agreement and check with your rental provider to ensure compliance.

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Benefits of Sticking to a Schedule

It’s important to be proactive in keeping a clean and tidy home as this is an issue that affects both mental and physical health. Falling into a hoarding situation can lead to or enhance instances of depression and anxiety. It also increases trip hazards in the home, as well as rodents and insects.

Sticking to an annual or biannual spring “purge” helps reduce the amount of clutter in the home. It’s amazing how much stuff can be collected over the year; it’s easy to lose track. Getting rid of things that are unused over the past year is a great way to stay on track. If you've committed to a large cleaning project, renting a dumpster is a great way to stay motivated to stick to your project schedule. 

Dumpster rentals have an allotted amount of time that you can keep it on your property and extending that time usually comes with additional charges. The standard time frame for a dumpster rental is one week, but 3 day rentals are becoming increasingly popular. If you have a large ongoing project, shop around for a company that will allow weekly or monthly rentals.

Hometown makes getting started on your spring cleaning project easy. You can request free dumpster rental quotes from waste haulers near you. We recommend getting at least 3 different dumpster rental quotes so that you can compare pricing and make sure that you get the size you need and the customer service you deserve.

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