Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Tips On Getting Your Home Ready To Sell!

Home Selling Preparation

Maybe you have been transferred to a new city or found the home of your dreams. Selling your current home now tops the list of “Things to Do.” It’s a huge undertaking but Spring is the best time and Bin There Dump That is here to help get your home ready to sell.


Bring Them In With Curb Appeal

Much contributes to Spring being the best time to sell. One reason is the weather. Compared to Winter months, grass, trees, and flowers, enhance the look of our homes. And with technology, your home must have an impressive first photo of the exterior. Today, people are searching the internet and that photo will attract potential buyers. So, how is your curb appeal? 

It is suggested ‘less is more’ with landscaping. The simple rules to keep in mind are 1. Keep it manicured 2. Add some color, and 3. Make it weed free. The goal is to trim the trees and bushes, add some colorful annuals, and feed the lawn to make it healthy. Once you have cleared out Fall leaves and extra limbs, these can easily be disposed of with Bin There Dump That bins.




                                              

It Helps to Create Space


According to realtors, a good rule of thumb is to clear out 2/3 space in cabinets and closets. This presents a wonderful opportunity! Home sellers are generating buyers by having garage sales. Certain excess items that are not going to be stored or moved can be sold and your neighbors will spread the word to their friends about the home being for sale. Any leftover items that did not sell can be easily taken away with one of our bins. Be sure to read our rules for what items Bin There Dump That can dispose for you.






Minor Repairs Pay Off

Sure, wallpaper is becoming popular again, but chances are buyers will most likely not agree with your style/choice. It’s best to steam away and discard. After the walls, look at your floor surfaces. Are there any chipped tiles to replace?

Consider your budget, but another repair that will please buyers are new sinks and toilets. Fresh and clean bathrooms, cleared out storage space, repaired surfaces, and beautiful curb appeal…you’re now ready to sell! Give Bin There Dump That a call and we will schedule a bin to be delivered to your home and ease the preparation process. 

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

4 Reasons to Share Your Dumpster Rental with Neighbors

Sharing a dumpster can be a great way to meet the people around you, whether it's just your next-door neighbor or the entire street.
There are several times renting a dumpster to share can be useful. For example, you can all use the dumpster for a spring cleaning day. Enjoy the warmer temperatures by throwing out old clothes, furniture and other junk.
You can even use your roll-off dumpster rental for a neighborhood landscape renovation whether you're trimming bushes, pulling dead trees or cleaning up trash, you can put all of those items in the dumpster.
If there's a bad storm that knocks down limbs and other debris, you could also share a dumpster to collect the fallen branches.
To make the process easy for everyone, find a convenient spot to put the dumpster, such as your driveway or yard. Your neighbors can also use their trucks and cars to carry heavier items to the dumpster.
Once you all finish using the dumpster, do something to relax, like have a community grill out. Each family can bring food and drinks - which you'll definitely need after a long day of work.


Friday, August 28, 2020

Renovating During COVID-19: Mistakes to Avoid

 Renovating During COVID-19: Mistakes to Avoid


Being at home all day has made many homeowners discover faults in their houses and they are now thinking about renovating. But is it a good idea to renovate during COVID-19? Well, the idea sounds good if you consider these 5 benefits:

  • You have plenty of free time that you can use to search for design ideas online, be it for your living room, home office, bedroom, kitchen, or the dining area.
  • With or without coronavirus, the months of April through June are the most favorable for outdoor renovations.
  • Dumpster rentals have been a great option for waste disposal solutions during these times as they are considered an essential business. You may not be able to renovate but you're always able to improve!
  • COVID-19 has precipitated a low season for many designers, consultants, and builders, so they are offering massive discounts for all building or renovation projects.
  • Several banks around the world have significantly cut official interest rates as a way of stimulating the economy during and after coronavirus. Borrowing costs might never get more affordable than they are right now.

Construction workers, including plumbers, handymen, and electricians in most states and countries are categorized as essential service providers during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, some construction projects are categorized as non-essential and cannot be approved at this time. You need to confirm whether your planned renovation is essential before spending any money on it. If you get the green light to renovate, try to avoid these 5 costly mistakes:

1. Ignoring Safe Social Distancing Practices

The biggest mistake you can make at the moment is to invite COVID-19 into your household through construction workers. Anyone who comes to your home from outside is a potential positive case that must be avoided by everyone self-isolated or quarantined in the home. Ensure that the following social distancing practices are adhered to throughout the renovation process:

  • Only allow the least possible number of workers on the site at any given time. If one worker can do the job, you shouldn’t allow them to bring the company. If they must be 2 or more, ensure that they work with two-meter distance between them.
  • Only allow workers who come by car or van. If a worker can only use public means, maybe it is best to postpone the renovation.
  • If a worker has any COVID-19 symptoms, no matter how mild, ask them to go home and quarantine for 14 days.
  • Don’t allow the workers to come into any form of contact with your family (or anyone who lives with you). Request the workers to minimize their contact with surfaces around the home, apart from the ones they will be working on.
  • Anyone accessing your property should wash their hands at the gate. In fact, you should not shake hands with any of them.

washing hands to practice good hygiene during covid-19

2. Hiring Builders Without Public Liability Insurance

The constructors you hire need to have valid Public Liability insurance, which you need to include in the terms and conditions of the contract you sign with them. Allowing builders to start your project without such cover is a big risk to take, especially during a pandemic.

3. Ordering Construction Materials in the Last Minute

Most supply chains have collapsed, so you need to consider the possibility of stock shortages in your nearest stores. Not all hardware items will be on shelves a week from now. Your city can even be placed on total or partial lock-down any day. Anything can happen during these certain times, so you need to do what you need to do when you get the chance. Don’t procrastinate.

4. Avoid Undertaking Any Major Work Yourself

Unless it is a minor painting or decorating project, please leave it to qualified and accredited individuals. Don’t assume that because you are idle at home, it is okay to make minor structural alterations or electricity installations. Note that there are Building Regulations to be satisfied for the building to be approved for resale. Hire a siding contractor for your planned home remodeling, no matter how many DIY videos you have watched online. You still aren’t a professional.

5. Investing in Expensive Renovations

The global economy is deteriorating by the day which means jobs could be compromised if things don’t turn for the better. It is unwise to withdraw a substantial portion of your savings or to take an unreasonably huge home equity loan before you are sure that your financial future is guaranteed.

Conclusion

The safety and health of everyone involved with your project should come first in every renovation decision you make. Also, whatever happens during the renovation, ensure that the builders and your family members are kept in the loop. Be honest and clear in all your communications.

Do Dumpster Rentals Have Weight Limits?

When it comes to clearing out the junk from your life, you might wonder if there is a limit to how much you can dump into a dumpster. The answer is: it depends on where you're renting a dumpster.
So the question is, "If I load a dumpster with very heavy materials, will it cost me more?" It's a simple question, but the answer is a bit more challenging - not one-size-fits-all, so to speak.
There is some flexibility in the pricing structure for each franchise operator, and a number of factors go into the final price customers pay for the dumpster they order. Among the factors that might be considered are the size of the dumpster and possibly the weight of the filled dumpster.
It should be noted: Whoever you rent your dumpster from should discuss all fees up front. At Bin There Dump That, there are no hidden fees.
Because franchise operators have different pricing structures, we recommend every customer spend some time asking questions. Some franchise operators use "all in" fees while others use "bin plus weight" to set the costs. It's in the best interests of the customer to clarify that pricing structure.
If there is a weight limit, tell your franchise operator the type of project you plan to use the dumpster for and the materials you will be placing in the dumpster. With that information, they can advise you on the dumpster size you're likely to need and the expected weight of your project's contents... For a frame of reference, dumpster contents from a home renovation or remodel projects typically weigh about 1 ton.
Give our friendly and knowledgeable Dumpster Consultants a call today to learn more about our services and what will be the best fit for your project! 978-582-1176

Friday, July 10, 2020

Bagster VS Dumpster Rental


Paper or plastic? Dogs or cats? The correct answers depend on what you need, want or prefer. Similarly, dumpsters and the Bagster also have their own sets of pros and cons. So before you use one or the other, make sure to do your homework to see which one is best for you and your project.
Here are five things to consider when it comes to choosing between WM Bagster  (Waste Management) vs. dumpster rental from a local provider like Bin There Dump That.



Container Size And Materials Accepted
The main determining factor for you might be what you can fit in the dumpster or WM Bagster.
Dumpsters come in a variety of sizes from 4- to 40-yard bins and hold both small and large items, including boxes, furniture, landscape and home renovation materials, appliances, clothes, trash and clutter. You can talk with the dumpster operator to see which size they would recommend for your project.
The WM Bagster is designed to handle smaller jobs like garage, attic or yard cleanouts and is 2 1/2 feet high, 4 feet wide and 8 feet long. It has a 3-cubic-yard capacity and can hold up to 3,300 pounds of debris or waste. The WM Bagster is only available in one size.
They both do not accept hazardous materials.

Durability

While both can help you clear your home of clutter and unwanted items, they have different levels of durability.
The WM Bagster is a tarp-like material with handles. When you put items in the bag, you'll need to start filling it at the edges to help the bag keep its rectangular shape. You should also lay items down flat and not pile debris above the edges.
A dumpster is heavy-duty, allowing you to throw or carry items into the bin. So there's no need to lay items flat, as the dumpster is a hard metal and won't lose its shape.

Placement

consider the accessibility of the dumpster at drop-off and pick-up when comparing the bagster vs. dumpster rentalYou can put dumpsters and the WM Bagster on your driveway or yard (with some exceptions). If you want to put them on the street, you'll need to check with the city and ask about local regulations.
You can have the dumpster operator leave the rental in a convenient location on your property. Just avoid putting it on sloped surfaces, a neighbor's yard or soft ground. The operator will put boards under the bin to keep it from damaging your yard or driveway.
Since the WM Bagster is picked up by a crane on the Waste Management truck, there are some placement requirements. The bag must be 5 feet away from structures or vehicles, have at least 18 feet of vertical clearance and be clear of overhead wires, trees or structures. You should also avoid putting it on sloped surfaces.

Turnaround Time

Another difference between the two disposal methods is the pickup schedule.
With a dumpster rental, you can schedule an exact date and time for the operator to pick up the bin. You don't have to be home when they come.
Waste Management will pick the WM Bagster up within three business days from when you call to schedule the pickup. Their collections are made Monday to Friday from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Bottom Line

BTDT Dumpster filledYou need to know what your project will require — from the amount of material you'll have to how quickly you want it picked up — before deciding between the WM Bagster vs. dumpster rental.
If you don't have much to throw out and you plan to work on the project for an extended or an unknown amount of time, the WM Bagster might be the best choice since the price is the same no matter how long you keep it (you pay for the Bagster and then for its pickup).
On the other hand, if you have a lot of items to dispose of and want a set pickup date, you'll need a dumpster to hold all of the materials. You also won't have to worry about not being able to fit all of your items in the bin if you end up with more than first expected.

What Size Dumpster Rental Do I Need?

Whether you’re doing a small clean up or a major renovation, there is a bin for your job. But how will you know what size do you need?
It helps to know what’s available. We carry a 4, 10, 15, and 20 yard sizes. We restrict our dumpsters to these sizes in order to maintain our residential-friendly mantra. We want the bins to have the footprint of a minivan on your driveway and we want to deliver these containers using a smaller truck than the typical tri-axle vehicles that provide dumpster rentals.
For a detailed description of each bin and what might go into a bin see our Pricing & Sizes page.

Monday, May 11, 2020

Waste Disposal Methods And Your Needs

When it comes to the waste disposal task of your home project you have several options to get rid of the trash and construction debris. However, which is the best for your needs?

waste disposal methods and your needs

Let's look at the specifics of your waste disposal needs and the options you have. There'll be several considerations at play that will ultimately sway your decision towards one best method. 

Your Home Waste Disposal Options

Once you understand the methods you have to address the waste removal of your home project then you can weigh those methods against your wants and needs. Your options are limited to
  • Renting a waste disposal bin
  • Hiring a junk removal company
  • Hauling the trash and debris to the local waste management facility or transfer station in your own vehicle
How do these options factor into your needs? 

How do You Want to Get Rid of Your Trash?

Each of these waste disposal methods will be preferred depending on your needs. For instance, if money is your ultimate deciding factor, then you'll have no problem loading the trash into the back of your SUV or borrowing the neighbour's pickup truck to take the debris to the local waste management facility. It's not an ideal way to spend a weekend, running to and from the landfill but it's certainly the least expensive method. 
However, if you prefer to save your weekend then you'll inevitably decide on one of the other two methods.

Why You'd Hire a Junk Removal Company

If you want the project to be completely hands-off and avoid any manual labor then you're best bet is junk removal. The company you hire will come into your home and simply remove the junk you indicate needs to be removed. This is a great option if you are removing just a couple bulky items like a piano or a few pieces of furniture. These types of removals will be cost-effective. When it comes to construction debris from a renovation project, junk removal may be costly and a waste disposal bin may be the better fit. 
If you're thinking junk removal is your best method then give yourself some time to schedule your appointment. If you need to address your trash removal project immediately with a short turnaround, junk removal isn't the best option

Why You'd Rent a Waste Disposal Bin


bin there dump that waste disposal bin

Some bin rental companies, like Bin There Dump That can help you address your waste removal within 24 hours of ordering or even that very day! Many Bin There Dump That franchise locations provide same-day service with their bin service.
If you have a lot of trash and debris to dispose then you'll find renting a dumpster is the most cost and time effective method as you can save your time and money in your wallet. 
Renting a dumpster can and should be very simple experience and as easy as this: 
  1. You call to reserve your bin delivery with the local Dumpster Consultant
  2. The Dumpster Delivery Experts drops the bin on your driveway (of course utilizing the Driveway Protection System)
  3. You fill it up
  4. Call the Dumpster Consultant back to pick the dumpster up
  5. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Yes, your methods of waste disposal are limited but each of the three options provided will suit different wants and needs of homeowners and contractors. Considerations of investments (both time and money), immediacy and labour will sway you to one method or the other. 
If we're lucky enough to have you choose renting a bin as your favorite method then you can book your dumpster below.