While we might not realize it, our homes accumulate more and more items as the days go by, some of which are nothing but junk. However, you might not realize this until you decide to move home. It is usually at this time you suddenly find out how much you actually own and how much you do not need to bring with you.
So, with all the junk in your home, what should you do with them when moving houses? Our recommendation to you is to rent a dumpster to make your life a lot easier!
That said, here’s our little guide in renting dumpsters to help you make the most out of it:
1. Dumpster Size
When renting a dumpster, you have to measure the space where you want to put it. Dumpsters come in different sizes, and knowing which size to rent might determine how much space you can fill.
For example, a 10-yard dumpster is suited for small jobs like emptying the attic or your basement or general yard waste. If you need to remove a lot of trash, you might need a bigger dumpster, such as a 20-yard dumpster. This can accommodate large junk, such as mattresses, box springs, sofas, and even a few old kitchen appliances.
Put simply, decide how much you want to throw out. If you’re unsure, rent a dumpster one size larger than you might think you need. It is better to rent a big one once than a small one multiple times.
2. Delivery Date
When renting a dumpster, you have to give your approximate delivery date. This way, the company can schedule the delivery promptly. Do remember that there may be restrictions on when the dumpster can be delivered.
If you can schedule your delivery date early, it is better. This will help you avoid delays and cancellations.
3. Pickup Date
You can always leave your dumpster on your driveway, or you can ask the company to come and pick up your dumpster. Therefore, make sure you have a big enough space for it.
One good thing about renting a dumpster is that you don’t have to lift it. The company will bring it to you and pick it up when you’re done with it. Just make sure that the dumpster is picked up before you finally move out or before the new homeowners move into your home.
4. Avoiding Unnecessary Fees
When you rent a dumpster, make sure you know any applicable fees. These can include delivery fees and disposal fees.
Delivery fees are charges for the driver to deliver the dumpster. It also covers any fuel charges incurred. Dumpster fees can be avoided by making sure you pick the dumpster up before you move out.
Disposal fees are for the dumpster company to dispose of the trash you fill it with. Sometimes, this will involve burning it, crushing it, or tearing it apart. It’s important to know that these fees are unavoidable.
Apart from these fees, there are avoidable fees to keep in mind. These fees are generally penalties for doing things like keeping the dumpster for longer than agreed upon, throwing items that aren’t supposed to be thrown into dumpsters, and the like. To avoid these issues, be aware of what you can and cannot throw, and be sure to stick to your agreement about using the dumpster.
Dumpsters are great for disposing of bulk trash and items that would otherwise be hard to dispose of. They are a lot more environmentally friendly than other means of disposal. Most importantly, dumpsters help you save money by saving you the cost of taking your trash to a landfill. Regardless, always make sure you rent the right-sized dumpster for your move and be sure they are delivered on time. This way, you can get to cleaning up faster to get your move going much more smoothly.
Javi’s Junk Removal is a locally owned and operated junk removal business in Orlando, offering services to various sectors such as property managers and insurance brokers, along with homeowners and the like. If you are looking for affordable dumpster rentals, rent from us today!