Making Space In Your Garbage Can

After we started cleaning out our basement, I was blown away with the amount of trash that we came across. There were loads and loads of extra items that we didn't need anymore, and it was really frustrating. I started focusing on making more space in our trashcan, and I was really impressed with how much extra room a few smart moves made. We started nesting garbage items inside of paint buckets, and breaking down boxes carefully. This blog is dedicated to helping homeowners to make better use of the space they have inside of their trashcans. You never know, you might be able to enjoy more free space inside of your home.

Renting A Dumpster For The First Time? 2 Tips You Should Follow


When doing a big renovation project in your home, it's very easy to generate a lot of trash that needs to be thrown out. With there being so much garbage, it is simply not practical to bag everything up and put it out on your curb on garbage day. The best solution is to rent a dumpster so that all your trash can go directly into it, and it will all be taken away when the job is finished. If you have never rented a dumpster before, here are two tips that you should follow.

Protect Your Lawn or Driveway

A dumpster can be very heavy, and if care is not taken for protecting the surface it rests on, it can cause some damage. For example, a heavy dumpster can create cracks in your pavement from the impact of setting it down on your driveway. It always helps to make sure that the edges of a dumpster are resting on pieces of wood. This will help evenly distribute all of the dumpster's weight and prevent damage from happening.

The same can be said for placing a dumpster on your lawn. Even though it is just dirt underneath, the heavy weight of a full dumpster can cause some big indentations in your lawn that are hard to fix. Always use plywood if you want to protect the ground, with a thicker piece providing more protection.

Lock Your Dumpster When Not In Use

Your dumpster should be able to lock shut when you are not using it, which is a good thing to do for a couple of reasons. For starters, keeping the dumpster closed will prevent snow from getting into the dumpster during the winter, which will just take up extra room where trash could be going. If you have any sort of food waste inside your dumpster, it will prevent animals from getting inside it. If your dumpster is so big that it doesn't have a top cover to it, you can always cover it with a tarp.

Locking the dumpster will also prevent others from illegally dumping stuff into your dumpster. You paid for it, so there is no reason that someone else should be able to use your dumpster for free.

These are just a few tips for first time dumpster use. For more information about renting a dumpster for your home, reach out to a local roll off dumpster service that can handle the delivery and pickup of the dumpster. Click here to learn more about dumpster rental.


20 June 2016