Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Healthy Living Challenge

The concept of healthy living can mean a lot of different things to each individual person. It can be eating healthier, being more active or exercising, or even cutting stress by clearing clutter in your home. We have created some simple challenges for ourselves, and invite you to customize one for yourself!

If your goal is to eat healthier, you can challenge yourself to try one new fruit or vegetable every week. 

Here are a couple other tips: 
  • Say NO to sugary drinks
  • Eat in smaller plates 
  • Keep tempting foods that trigger you to overeat out of the house
  • Don't shop without a list 
  • Increase your protein intake 

If your goal is to drink more water and stay hydrated a good place to start would be trying to drink a full glass of water before each meal. 

Here are a couple other tips: 

  • Use an app to help track your cups
  • Use a marked water bottle 
  • Set a deadline for every 8 ounces 
  • Drink a glass of water every time you're waiting for coffee to brew

And, if your healthy living challenge happens to be creating a more organized and clutter-free home environment, give us a call! 978-582-1176

Our residential friendly dumpsters can help you accomplish your goals. 

Friday, March 1, 2019

Bad Home Habits

Bad home habits... we all have them! Whether you're guilty of shoving items into nearby closets & drawers, or holding onto things that you don't need or use, we're here to share some helpful tips on how to break these bad habits. 

If you struggle with keeping areas clutter-free, avoid re-homing the clutter and sticking items in spots where they don't belong. Use the handy motto of "A place for everything, and everything in it's place".  This will make life so much easier for you and everyone else in the house! 

And if you're someone that struggles with holding onto items that you never seem to use or find a need for, make it a goal to get rid of them once and for all! Donating items is a great way to feel good about letting go. You can even make a little money off of your unwanted items by selling them online or having a yard sale. But, if you find that most of your items don't fall into either of these categories, then renting a dumpster can be the perfect solution. 

Give us a call if renting a dumpster is the solution to your problem. Our helpful and knowledgeable consultants are always happy to answer any questions you may have. 978-582-1176. 

Monday, February 18, 2019

3 Times In Your Life When A Dumpster Rental Is A Must!

 Major life pivots may not be easy to navigate, but these transitional moments can be great opportunities to make big changes in your home. Here are some prime examples of situations where a dumpster rental can be a vital asset. 

1. Buying A New house

Moving into a new house can be a wonderful opportunity to sort through your belongings and let go of the items that you no longer love or need. But as you know, this can also be a very stressful process. 
If you are fatigued and overwhelmed, it’s easy to give up on big decluttering plans and just throw everything in boxes instead. Don't waste your time moving unwanted items into your new home, remember the less you have to move, the easier moving will be! 

2. Downsizing

Whether you’re moving into a smaller home or simply want to eliminate some of the items you’ve accumulated over the years, it’s hard to pare down a lifetime of belongings. People have emotional attachments to objects — particularly when it comes to the memories associated with each item. 

If you come up with a plan, you can create a clutter-free environment made for comfortable daily living. Yard sales and donation centers can be a great resource for a project like this. But for all of the items that don't make the cut, a dumpster rental can be very helpful. 

3. Growing Your Family

Whether you are expecting your first baby or adopting your fifth, adding another member to the household is a major turning point in any family. Use the time before the little one arrives to clear extra space in your home, and everything will run a little more smoothly. 

Our residential friendly dumpster rentals are perfect for these kind of projects, and many more. Give our knowledgeable Dumpster Consultants a call today to discuss your needs! 978-582-1176

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Spruce Up Your Space

The winter months can be a bit gloomy, but don't let the cold weather get you down. Make the most of your long days spent inside by trying to make your home as bright and cheery as possible – a few simple changes can make a big difference.

To lift spirits and make your home inviting during the colder months, try these tips for brightening up your home.

Simple Ways To Spruce Up Your Space:

  • Wake up your walls with some color 
  • Upgrade your fixtures
  • Rearrange your furniture layout
  • Update your window treatments
  • Hang some new art or add a mirror

Check out the video below to see what we did to spruce up our spaces! 

Monday, January 14, 2019

Projects with Purpose

The start of a new year is a great time to identify projects around your home that will help to keep things moving in the right direction all year round. Decluttering and getting organized are usually at the top of to-do lists when it comes to what needs to get done around the house. If you want to make your decluttering efforts stick, engage in purposeful decluttering! 

Did you know?... 

  • The average American spends 1 year of their life looking for lost items. 
  • 25% of people with a 2 car garage can't even fit one car inside, and another 32% can only fit one car inside. 
  • Most people wear 20% of their clothing 80% of the time.

Identify your "why"
Knowing the real reason why you're tackling a specific task will give you the motivation needed to make it a success. Make a list of all the reasons you want to live with less. They can be as simple as “clean counter-tops” or something that means more to you like, “working less” or “downsizing to a smaller space.” Use those whys as leverage to prevent the clutter from creeping back in. When you come across a great offer at your favorite store, or see a compelling advertisement, go back to your why.
When you clear the excess clutter out of your life, you will notice the positive effects it has on your mental state and overall wellness. Once your home life and your work life are physically cleaned out and minimized, your mind will be at ease. Work on reducing to what you really need and see the positive changes that follow.
Benefits of decluttering & getting organized: 

  • Reduces your stress level
  • Clears your mind
  • Save your time and money 
  • Promotes Charity 
  • Makes you love your home 

If you want to find your purpose, and discover what matters in your life, get rid of everything that doesn't. 

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Our bin-tastic achievements & awards

Our involvement within our franchise and within our community has received some notice and recognition! Pictured here you see (from left to right):

Bin There Dump That Leadership Award – for outstanding leadership and mentoring within the Bin There Dump That family of franchise owners. Since our opening in 2013, we have gained experience and really enjoy sharing advice and knowledge of do’s and don’ts with newer locations.

NCMAR Certificate of Appreciation – the North Central Massachusetts Association of Realtors recognized us for our involvement with their Communications committee, since we worked together with several Realtors to create their first-ever NCMAR Year in Review yearbook. We subsequently received the NCMAR Business Partner of the Year Award (not pictured here)!

Bin There Dump That President’s Select Award – this award is given to the outstanding franchise of the year, and considers the criteria of franchise involvement, creative advertising and marketing, mentoring, overall business growth, and high quality of our staff. We were honored to receive this award, having been chosen from among 100+ locations.

SBA Emerging Leaders GraduateBecause of her solid relationship with lenders and the community, Julie was selected to apply for, and was then accepted into, the SBA Emerging Leaders “Streetwise MBA” program. After 7 months of intense study in the areas of finance, marketing, and HR, along with CEO Mentoring group meetings, Julie completed this program. The result is that we now have a solid Growth Plan in place for a bright future of serving our customers.

Bin There Dump That GOLD CLUB Member – Awarded to franchise locations that have met and exceeded specific levels of business sales and assets.

Bin There Dump That Comeback Player of the Year Award – after a slow start to our first six months in business, we raised our game and really started actively making people aware of our Residential Friendly Service. Word about our clean green bins spread quickly, and our business grew exponentially!


Wednesday, December 5, 2018

10 Tips for Remodeling A Kitchen

Before you dive in to start a kitchen remodel and begin ripping out cabinets, tearing down walls or prying up old flooring in your kitchen, you need to take time to sit down and plan everything from start to finish to ensure your remodel goes well. When it comes to a smooth renovation be sure to follow these simple 10 tips for remodeling a kitchen and avoid the downfalls that others have experienced.
1. Set a Budget and Stick to It
Take time to price the items you want to have in the new kitchen before you rush out and buy something that will cost five times more than an identical product may cost at another store. You should take time to think about the current housing market and what homes in your own neighborhood are valued so you won’t end up with expensive countertops and flooring that just won’t fit in with the atmosphere of the neighborhood. For example, if you live in a family-friendly area, focus the remodel on a family sitting down for a meal. If you only have a budget of $10,000 or less, try to rehab the current cabinets and slap on a good coat of fresh paint on cabinets and walls to help update things. Stick to your budget so you don’t find yourself in over your head.
2. Know Current Trends
If you are remodeling a kitchen so you can sale a home, try to keep it updated with the current popular trends to help entice a buyer. You don’t have to go overboard financially to make a few quick changes to update to an eco-friendly dishwasher or an energy saving stove or refrigerator. Many of the current trends for kitchens also call for materials that are easy to clean when in a hurry, so keep that in mind when you are choosing materials for counters, floors and walls as well as appliances.
3. New Fixtures and Hardware
When you remodel the kitchen, it is a good idea to swap out the old sink faucets and lighting fixtures for a modern look, or for a vintage look if that is what you are going for. To help ensure many years of use, be sure to purchase quality fixtures instead of trying to save money and end up with faucets that will break or lighting fixtures that just don’t look as great as you want them to look.
4. Plan to Get a Dumpster

4. Plan to Get a Dumpster   
If you will be ripping out the old cabinets, replacing flooring with hardwood or new tile or swapping out the old counter tops for marble or another material, you are going to need a dumpster. It’s easy to rent a dumpster in the size you need for the remodel and you can fill it up with the old cabinets, flooring and even appliances. When the kitchen remodel is finished, the dumpster will be picked up and taken to the nearest landfill where the enclosed items can be sorted for recycling or disposal. It’s much easier to have a dumpster than to try to haul everything away on your own or to have the city pick up your remodeling waste.
5. Plumbing
No matter how big or small your kitchen remodel is, you need to keep the plumbing where it is and use it for the new sink, dishwasher and other appliances you might plan to move in. It’s not convenient to relocate water lines or drain lines, and you may find that doing so will add a hefty cost onto the remodel. (Source: When planning the remodel, you should consult with a licensed plumber to plan in detail every change you need to make with the kitchen plumbing.
6. Watch the Architecture
If you have an older home and want to have a modern kitchen, it can take more than a few snazzy stainless appliances to achieve the look you want. Depending on the year your home was built, and whether it’s been updated previously, you might find yourself spending quite a bit of money for updates to the electrical or even the walls or flooring. Older homes often have wiring that runs to the old glass fuse boxes, and if you want to update with new outlets, lighting or modern appliances, you need to call an electrician to have a breaker box installed and possibly new wiring throughout the home.
7. Remnants Work Wonders
Do you want nice marble or granite counter tops, but those materials are a little out of your spending range? If so, check with the supply stores to see if they have a remnant section (most do) and see what they have. If you go at just the right time, you may just find a great deal on the perfect counter top and you will be able to have that beautiful look for a fraction of what you would pay for a new piece.
8. Used or Scratch and Dent Shops
There is no written rule anywhere that says a person must spend a fortune on brand new appliances during a kitchen remodel. You can find almost new or even new with a few cosmetic flaws for a much lower price than a new appliance sold at retail value. Scratch and dent shops and used appliance stores can save you up to thousands of dollars and you can often find perfect appliances to have the look you want.
9. Lighting is A Major Importance
Lighting is going to be one of the top things to think about during a kitchen remodel. Take time to plan for under cabinet lighting or lighting that is flush with the ceiling for a modern look and better lighting throughout the kitchen. Brighter lighting is good for work areas such as over an island or over counters while softer light is ideal near the dinner table or in a bar area.
10. Keep It Safe
While it is naturally important to keep the renovation area safe for those who live in your home, it is equally important to make sure that the kitchen remodel itself produces a finished product that will be safe for those in your home as well as those who visit. Place your stovetop in a spot where children won’t be able to easily access it to topple hot pans over. Make sure the floor space is adequate for walking through the room and that the materials used for flooring won’t become slippery if someone drops an ice cube or spills a drink. Child locks are a great idea but taking time to make sure the kitchen not only looks great but is also a safe area for all is one of the most important things to consider when planning your kitchen remodel.
Once you know what you want, you can start calling remodel contractors for estimates and to get started. Keep in mind that you need to stick to your budget, keep safety in mind and make sure the floor plan is easy to navigate when you want a drink of water in the middle of the night.