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The winter holidays are the perfect time to take a look at everything in your home and determine whether you really need or want to keep it all. Not only is the weather too chilly to spend your free time outdoors, but you’re about to add more people and things to your home, for at least a few days.
To make your decluttering easier, rent a haul-away dumpster from Small Haul KC. Our small, 6-cubic yard dumpsters are the perfect size for small-scale clean-outs and can hold up to 2,000 pounds worth of trash. Start on your pre-holiday decluttering project by renting a dumpster online.
Start with Holiday Decorations
When you start decorating your home for the holidays, go through your collection and remove pieces you don’t love or that don’t match your aesthetic anymore. After your decorations are up, look around your home. Are there any pieces that you just don’t love as much as you thought you did? You can remove those from your collection, too.
Declutter Your Kitchen
Over the holidays, Kansas City residents tend to cook more and prepare family meals. As you pull casserole dishes, serving bowls, and baking sheets out of your cabinets, take a look at the ones you aren’t reaching for. Do you regularly use them, or do you have go-to favorites you prefer? Remove the ones you never use from your cabinets and donate them to a local thrift store, if they’re in good condition. If not, throw them away in a small haul-away dumpster you can rent from Small Haul KC.
Before loading your pantry up with holiday cooking ingredients, go through it – as well as your freezer and refrigerator – and get rid of anything that’s expired or stale. While it’s emptier than ever before, wipe down the shelves and take steps toward reorganization.
Cut Back on Toys
Your children probably added a few new playthings to their holiday wishlist – and they might even be getting some for Christmas or Hanukkah! Help them go through their toys and identify those they rarely or never play with. Tell them about the importance of donating toys to children who do not have as many, and let them accompany you to the thrift store or charity organization when you make the donation. Of course, any toys that are broken should be discarded.
Not only is this a decluttering life lesson, it’s also a chance to help your children understand how very differently others live and to help them be thankful for what they have.
Clear Out the Closets – All of Them
With warm weather over for the next several months, take the opportunity to go through your clothes for all seasons and set aside those that don’t fit anymore or that you don’t wear. These can be donated or discarded, depending on their condition.
Repeat the same process with every family members’ clothes, as well as your linen closets. Turn worn linens into cleaning cloths, but donate the rest that you don’t use or need.
Dig Through Your Medicine Cabinets and Makeup Stash
Medications and first-aid implements expire and age. And with the cold and flu season in full swing, space in your medicine cabinet is much-needed for cough remedies and throat lozenges. Safely dispose of old, unused medication via a local prescription take-back program. Your doctor’s office may be able to help you locate one.
If there isn’t a take-back program near you, you can dispose of unwanted medication by following the Food and Drug Administration’s advice:
- Remove medications from their original containers and mix them with something undesirable, like used coffee grounds, dirt, or cat litter.
- Put the mixture in a sealable container, such as an old coffee can, milk jug, or jar.
- Dispose of the container in the garbage, or a Kansas City dumpster rental, if you have one for a whole-home clean-out.
- Scratch out or remove any personal information on empty medication packaging, and throw it away.
Makeup expires, too! Now that it’s winter, it’s time to throw away your extra summer foundation and liquid highlighter. Opened foundation and other liquids, including liquid concealers, only last from six months to a year, so they won’t be good for your skin when warmer weather and sunnier days roll around. Lipstick more than a year old; mascara and liquid eyeliner older than three months; blush older than two years; and nail polish more than two years old, also should be placed in the trash. Fragrance lasts up to 10 years, however, so hang onto it!
Complete a Whole-Home Decluttering Sweep
Now that you’ve decluttered specific areas of your home, especially those relevant to the holidays, quickly declutter the remainder of your home. Your bookshelves, credenza, sporting equipment storage, and hobby supplies should make the list of places to declutter.
Small Haul KC Dumpsters Are Affordable
For as little as $250 per week, Small Haul KC will drop off one of our shiny blue residential dumpsters at your home, so you can transform the interior of your home and free up space for holiday activities, festivities, and gifts. Reserve your dumpster in advance using our online system, which shows you availability, so you can plan your decluttering sessions for when they fit into your schedule.
All our dumpsters come with a protective layer for your driveway or patio, and fit into a single parking space. Everyone has room for a Kansas City dumpster rental from Small Haul KC! Reserve yours online.