Spring is here and it’s time for a basement cleanup that includes a Mississauga waste bin rental from Essential Disposal. If you are like a lot of other Canadians, your basement is full of family keepsakes, gardening supplies, tools and seasonal décor.

Cleaning Basements

Here’s some tips for cleaning up your basement and getting the most from one of our bin rentals at the same time.

Take An Inventory

The beginning of the process is a  good time to set aside the items that you’re not tossing away. These can be sentimental and emotional times. That’s why it’s important to take your time and work at your own pace.


Post-it notes are a great way to tag the different items. Ask yourself the following questions if you’re having trouble deciding what to do with the particular article.

  • When was the last time I made use of this? If you haven’t done anything with something in the last year, it’s probably time to get rid of it.
  • Why am I holding onto this? If you work through the reasons for keeping an object and they aren’t good, it’s time to let it go.
  • Do I have extra space for this? You don’t really need it if you can’t think of an obvious spot for something.

Keeping a count as you tag things is important. If you’re marking a lot of the objects in your basement for trash considering a Mississauga waste bin rental is a good idea. Being able to see what you’ve got tucked away in your basement is critical.

Light The Space Up

Start your cleanup by opening up any windows that you have to let the light in. Cleaning both sides of the window panes helps you to enjoy sunlight. You can also bring down a few portable lamps if there’s not enough natural light.

The light bulbs in your basement fixtures might just need a quick wiping.

Old Appliances

Finally, Essential Disposal understands that you might have some old appliances in your basement. We can help you get rid of them in an environmentally friendly manner that’s safe and affordable.

Get in touch with us today for a free quote on a Mississauga waste bin rental. Start by simply clicking the convenient tab on our website.