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.
If you have a house move coming up in the near future, one of the things that you'll probably have to do is rent a dumpster. Regardless of how clean your house is, there will be junk to be gotten rid of when it's time to move. This could be anything ranging from stuff you don't need any more to stuff that's just too heavy to bring with you on a long distance move.
However, before you rush out to buy a dumpster, there are some things you should first know about dumpster rental.
Size Matters a Lot
When it comes to dumpsters, size is probably the most important factor to consider. Size will determine how much the rental will cost, where you'll be able to place the dumpster and how much stuff you'll be able to get rid of.
It's always advisable to size your junk properly to avoid renting a dumpster that's far larger than what you need. However, if you're unsure of your needs, it's safer to go with a dumpster that's slightly larger than what you actually need than a smaller one.
You Can't Throw All Kinds of Junk into the Dumpster
The company that rents out the dumpster to you will likely brief you on what you can and cannot put in it. These are not suggestions but strict requirements and breaching them could attract a heavy fine. There are many items that you won't be able to put in the dumpster and you should remember this before you decide you need one.
You Can Negotiate
If you have the advantage of having more than one company renting out dumpsters near you, you'll be able to choose between what's available. However, even if there's only one company available near you, you should still try and negotiate to get a better deal. It's unlikely that any rental company will start you off on their very best offer. However, they can be convinced to offer a better price.
There May Be Hidden Charges
As unfortunate as it is, you should be prepared for the possibility that there may be hidden charges when you go out to rent a dumpster. Don't be fooled by a low estimate. There could be other charges that aren't factored in including fuel surcharges and these can significantly overinflate the cost of the rental. Ensure that any quote you get from a rental company is all-inclusive.Share
29 May 2019