Getting Ready for the Holidays

The holidays are right around the corner, and while it is a happy time of the year, it can also be a stressful time of the year. Between shopping, festivities, work and parties, you’ll definitely have to prioritize and plan ahead. It’s easy to let the housecleaning slip, but it’s essential that you do a quick purge throughout your home to make way for all the new things coming in post holiday. Getting ready for the holidays has never been easier with our tips. Read on to get organizing!

Easy Tips for Getting Ready for the Holidays

Making Room for More

Not only will you need to make room for all those new gifts, but also for some decorations such as a Christmas tree or out of town guests. Here are a few tips to help with your holiday home purge:

  1. Start with toys and tossing broken, unused or unwanted ones
  2. Clean out closets and drawers for the entire family 
  3. Check out the coat closets and remove any items that no longer fit
  4. Toss old, rundown and mismatched kitchenware
  5. Organize your pantry and dispose of outdated items
  6. Clean your refrigerator and freezer to make way for those inevitable holiday treats
  7. Discreetly toss school papers and other art 
  8. Recycle books 
  9. Replace pet toys and blankets that have seen better days
  10. Declutter your garage

Don’t forget to donate any items that are still in decent condition or hardly used. The holidays can be a tough time for many families, so if you have the ability to donate these gently used items for someone else to enjoy or use, it can potentially bring much joy. Make sure you reach out to the donation center of your choice beforehand to ensure that they are still accepting donations and to see what items they can’t take due to the pandemic. Keep in mind, some charities will even do a home pick-up, so be sure to plan ahead. 

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Disposing of Junk

For those items that can’t be donated, we can help! With several sizes of dumpster rentals to choose from, we have one that is sure to fit your needs. Plus every single one of our dumpster rentals has double-doors in the back for easy loading, making the removal of these items from your home a cinch! Visit us at to learn more or call us at 727-475-1080 and one of our dumpster consultants will gladly recommend the best size dumpster for your project.