Make project cleanup quick and easy with a Kansas City dumpster rental from Small Haul!
If you ask any homeowner about their spring cleaning agenda, they can probably rattle off a list of inside chores they want to get done. Spring cleaning often involves activities such as cleaning up the clutter in main living areas, deep-cleaning kitchen surfaces, scouring the refrigerator and kitchen cabinets for outdated food items, and going through closets to get rid of worn-out, outdated, or outgrown clothes. Many homeowners reserve a small dumpster rental for the occasion, so they have a place to toss everything as they go.
But what about the outside of the house? It doesn’t hurt to spruce up the yard, garden, deck, or other outdoor spaces before spring arrives. That way, the place is ready to entertain when warm weather comes calling.
Rent a Dumpster Before You Start
Before you dive into outdoor spring cleaning projects, check out Small Haul Containers. Small Haul is your best source for Kansas City dumpster rental. Our online reservation process makes it easy to check availability and rent a dumpster, whether you’re at home, in the school pick-up line, or at your local coffee shop. And our small dumpster rentals are often the perfect size for outdoor spring cleaning projects like the ones listed below.
Your Outdoor Spring Cleaning Checklist
Here are a few outdoor areas that typically need a little attention at the end of the winter season.
Clean out the gutters. Spring showers are in the forecast, and your gutters will soon be called into action to channel water off the roof and away from the house’s foundation. For gutters to do this effectively, they need to be clear of any debris that has accumulated during the winter months. This task can usually be done by handy homeowners with a ladder and a big helping of caution, but it doesn’t hurt to have a spotter in place, too. While you’re up there, note any loose or damaged areas that need to be repaired. Call in professionals if you don’t feel up to the task yourself.
Wash the windows. What’s the point of having a beautiful spring day if you can’t see it because your windows are dirty? It’s easy to clean windows from the inside, but the outside is a whole different matter. Get out a bucket, fill it with soapy water, and attach a sprayer. Soon you’ll be able to see those flowers popping up!
Clean the sidewalks and driveway. Salt and snow melt are damaging to sidewalks and driveways. They’re not good for kids and pets, either. Traces of these elements often remain behind long after the snow is gone. Blast away any residue from your winter snow-clearing efforts with a power washer. While you’re at it, you might want to do a little edging, too!
Prep the flower beds and garden. This is a good time to get garden and landscape beds ready for the spring. Do any clipping, pruning, or cutting that needs to be done on bushes, shrubs, and trees. Pull out dead weeds left from the fall. Faded mulch can be raked into a pile to dispose of later in your roll-off dumpster rental. If you’re ready to start putting new plants in the ground, get that done. Then cover everything with a fresh layer of mulch. You’ll be amazed at how nice the property looks!
Get the deck ready for the season. As soon as the temperature goes above 60 degrees, you’ll be looking for outdoor seating areas. Sweep the deck to get rid of dead leaves, branches, acorns, and anything else that has accumulated during the winter. Power wash it, if appropriate. Haul out the patio furniture and dust it off or hose it down, too. Don’t forget to check the status of accessories like chair cushions and throw pillows. If they look old and faded, toss them out! You have a small dumpster rental sitting in the driveway, remember.
Attend to other outdoor living spaces. If you have an outdoor kitchen or fireplace, take time to clean those spaces up and make sure they’re ready for friends and family when the time is right. Clean the grill, wipe out the refrigerator or freezer, and plug in the outdoor TV. Arrange the patio furniture for maximum comfort and conversational stimulation. Then get ready to kick back on spring nights and relax!
Kansas City Dumpster Rental Starts at Small Haul
Small Haul Containers makes any spring cleanup project easier. Our roll-off dumpster rentals come in a range of sizes, so you can choose the one that’s the right size for your outdoor spring cleaning jobs.
Wondering what you can put in a dumpster? The list is extensive. Household items, broken furniture, small electronics, appliances of all sizes, remodeling debris…all kinds of things can be disposed of in a residential dumpster rental. There’s one thing that’s important to remember, though. Yard waste such as leaves, branches, mulch, and other organic matter must be kept separate from household and construction trash.
For more information on what you can and can’t put in a dumpster, check out our FAQs. Go ahead and rent a dumpster while you’re on the site, and you’ll be set to tackle your outdoor spring cleaning projects this year. The neighbors will be waiting for an invitation!