How To Get Prepared for A Clean-Out

When you decide that it’s time to declutter your home and do a full clean-out, it can often be difficult to know where to begin your task. The amount of planning can at times feel insurmountable, but if you’re trying to get a handle on how to begin your clean-out project, take a look at our blog for a few tips & tricks to help you get started!

What Will You Do With Your Possessions

The first question you need to answer when you begin a clean-out, is what are you aiming to do with your possessions. Essentially, your answer will fall into three categories. You will either want to sell your items, in a yard-sale or online, donate them, or dispose of & recycle them. The first step of any successful clean-out is determining which possessions fall into each one of these categories.

If you’re unsure of whether something can be recycled or thrown away, consult with your local centers to see what the options are in your area. Generally, most electronics can be recycled, and it’s important to ensure that those don’t end up in landfills. Take stock of the possessions you’re looking to dispose of and assess what can be repurposed rather than tossed!

Double-Check That It’s Yours

A common mistake that many homeowners make, particularly after they have lived in their home for a long time, is disposing of possessions that were never theirs to begin with! Make sure that everything you’re getting rid of is yours, and not something borrowed from friends and family. The last thing you want to do is finish your clean-out and realize you’ve thrown away someone else’s things!


Once you’ve figured out your system for recycling, selling, or donating your items, and you know where things will need to go, its time to begin getting organized. Start creating different piles for all of your items. Be sure to seperate them so they don’t begin to overflow into one another!

Contact Us Today

If you need assistance in cleaning out your home this summer, our team at Dump U Junk is happy to be able to offer our dumpster rental services to those in need! You can reach out to our team today by calling us at (781) 408-1937¬†or by filling out our team’s online contact form! We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with your junk removal needs!

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