How To Declutter Your Home

October 19, 2021

With more people working from home, this can be a perfect time to clean out your home, basement or garage. In this article we will give a couple of suggestions on how to declutter your home. One option is to rent a roll off dumpster. The other would be to contact a junk removal service. We will go into the details more about each below.

Rent A Roll Off Dumpster

  • dropped off & picked up for you
  • easy, fast, convenient
  • dispose of a large amount of clutter
  • placed where you want it
  • most sizes fit in a normal driveway
  • junk and clutter not loaded for you
residential dumpster rental in driveway

Probably the most convenient (and best) option when you want to declutter your home is to rent a roll off dumpster. The term "roll off" simply refers to how it "rolls off" the back of the truck to where ever you have it placed. Dumpster rentals come in a variety of sizes from a very small 4 yard dumpster, all the way up to a 40 yard. The yards refer to how much debris they will hold, measured in cubic yards. The very small sizes are not as commonly used. The most common sizes for roll off dumpster rentals are 10 (or 12) yard, 15 yard, 20 yard, 30 yard and 40 yard.

A 20 yard dumpster, which is very popular for homeowners when they want to declutter, is about four feet high, and about 22 feet long. They still fit in most driveways, and the 30 and 40 yard are the same length, only taller. A 20 yard, for example, can hold about 8-10 pick up truck loads of junk easily.

How a dumpster rental works is you call a company and simply schedule it to be dropped off and picked up. They will drop it where you tell them, and they will pick it up when you are done filling it. The dumpsters have doors on one end that swing open, and when placed in a driveway, the door will always be facing the garage (or the building), not the street. This allows anyone to easily fill them up if you have a taller dumpster, like a 30 yard for example. Almost anything can go in a dumpster. You can see a list of items that cannot go in a dumpster on our FAQ page. A dumpster rental is the easiest way to get rid of large amounts of clutter that have accumulated over the years in your house, basement or garage.

Junk Removal Service

  • junk taken away for you by a crew
  • can be more expensive than a dumpster rental
  • charge per trip or visit
  • can be good option if you don't want to move junk yourself, or if you don't have a lot to remove
junk removal dumpster rental pickup

There are a lot of junk removal companies - college guys working their way through school, and large national companies. This is a service where they actually send a crew to come get your junk and take it away for you. Sounds great, right? Well it can be, unless you have a lot of clutter to remove. This option can get expensive, but you aren't doing the work yourself. Also, this is not something where you can take your time and work your way through the clutter. These companies charge per visit or job. Some people prefer not to have a crew of people going through their house or garage. You can read more about junk removal services here.


If you are thinking about how to declutter your home, we hope this article helps you. Which is the best solution for decluttering? In our opinion, the best solution to declutter your home is to rent a dumpster. You can take your time to fill it up, it can hold years worth of clutter, and they are affordable with most costing just a few hundred dollars, depending on the area where you live.