A dumpster rental may inspire all kinds of things.
Have you ever noticed that time seems to go faster the older you get? When you were a kid, summers seemed to last forever. So did school days. And once the end-of-year holidays were over, it was a veritable eternity before they rolled around again.
Not so much anymore. Once you become a homeowner, time flies. From one holiday to the next, you’re in a constant frenzy to keep up. Holiday decorations are finally completed at the last minute, only to be taken down days later in preparation for the next celebration.
This year, why not do things differently? Get your home ready for the holidays ahead of time. Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa…whatever holiday you celebrate will be much more enjoyable if you have the house ready well in advance.
A Dumpster Rental Makes It Easier
Homeowners don’t usually think of renting dumpster containers for holiday preparations around the house. But that’s because they’re not thinking big enough. To be fully ready to entertain guests during the holidays, a lot needs to be done, including clearing out the clutter that has accumulated during the past year. A residential dumpster rental makes cleanup quick and easy. It also encourages you to really dig in and get rid of things you never use, something you might not do if you had to rely on mere trash cans for trash containment.
Small Haul Containers is your one-stop-shop for dumpster rental in the Kansas City area. Our dumpster containers come in several sizes, so it’s easy to pick the size you need for your project. Most homeowners do well with our smallest container for a project like this. It’s easy to reserve a dumpster online. You can do it in advance so that when you’re ready for your holiday sprucing-up, the dumpster is too.
We want to help you make the holidays as stress-free as possible this year. Take a look at these tips for getting your home ready for the holidays. Then reserve your dumpster rental from Small Haul.
#1. Clear the Clutter
Many homeowners struggle with clutter. This is normal. You get in a hurry, drop things on the kitchen counter or living room coffee table, and move on. If the item wasn’t that critical or needed again right away, it sits there gathering dust until someone else notices and moves it or throws it away.
One of the first places to start when getting the house ready for guests is clearing the clutter. This takes a discerning eye. Try walking through the house as if seeing it for the first time. Or better yet, invite a trusted friend over to point out problem areas. Sometimes the clutter has been around so long you don’t even notice it anymore!
Spend some time straightening up each room, and you’ll quickly find things you can throw out. It could be anything from old magazines to threadbare furniture and scratched-up end tables. Having a dumpster rental sitting conveniently in the driveway ensures that you have a container big enough for anything that needs to go.
#2. Assess Your Space
Entertaining during the holidays is much less stressful if you have adequate and functional space. Think about the excess clothing that comes with guests in the winter months: coats, hats, gloves or mittens, and scarves. Then think about where you’ll put all that to keep it tidy until your guests are ready to leave. Do you have enough closet space for everything? If not, this might be a good time to shop for a coat rack or put up hooks for this purpose.
If your guests are staying overnight, you’ll also need to take a good look at your bedrooms. Where will you put everyone while they’re at your place? Does the visit involve moving kids into other rooms of the house? Assess all this ahead of time to ensure a pleasant visit for everyone. Now is the time to add new nightstands and lamps, invest in new linens and towels, toss out old, worn furniture or pillows, and generally spruce the place up. Think of the space from a guest’s perspective. Don’t forget to check out the bathrooms while you’re at it. They get a lot of use when guests come to stay!
#3. Add On If You’re Up for It
Many families benefit from having a mudroom at the back door. This is a very functional space when outfitted with benches, cupboards, and hooks. It can easily handle the overflow of winter gear. It also gives the kids a place to kick off wet, snowy boots! If you’ve ever considered adding a mudroom, this is a good time to do it — before guests arrive for the holidays. This way, the house will stay neat, reducing stress on everyone. And your guests will be able to find their outerwear when it’s time to leave!
Another feature that many find helpful is the addition of a hidden wall bed in a spare room such as a home office or studio. Wall beds are now more stylish and comfortable than ever. They’re an excellent solution for those who need extra accommodations for occasional overnight guests.
Adding on or building in a new feature in any room can create a mess. Having a dumpster rental on hand makes the construction cleanup easier. Combine the add-ons with the rest of your holiday decluttering to get the maximum use from your dumpster!
Small Haul Has Dumpsters for Rent for Your Holiday Preparations
There’s nothing more enchanting than a home that looks professionally decorated for the holidays. If you don’t have this touch yourself, you can hire a professional to help. But the place needs to be cleaned up first!
If you’re ready to search for “dumpster rental near me,” save yourself some time and visit our website instead. We have you covered. Your guests will be amazed at your beautiful holiday decor. In fact, they may be so impressed they’ll want you to host again next year!