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

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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. 

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Unexpected Dumpster Rental Costs

Buyer beware!!! Read the fine print... Hidden fees...
Even the most savvy shoppers sometimes get caught by unexpected charges on their bill.
There’s nothing wrong with a company making a profit — that’s what they’re in business for. We don’t think anyone would (or could) dispute that. The question becomes how businesses go about turning that profit.
Have you ever listened to a commercial on the radio and then at the end a guy comes on and reads a disclaimer, which in the last three seconds has more words in it than the rest of the commercial did in the first 27 seconds? What is it they’re trying to hide? It’s the same concept that turns a $129 hotel room into one that really costs $159 a night.
Many companies hide charges from their customers springing fees on them after the fact. Companies might push them off as the “cost of doing business,” which while technically true, creates ill will with customers.
Bin There Dump That has no hidden fees. Though our franchise operators do charge some of the dumpster rental fees described below, they are communicated ahead of time.
Here are six dumpster rental costs customers might not expect — but will definitely know about before they begin their dumpster rental.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

6 Simple DIY Strategies to Enhance the Look of Your Kitchen

Your kitchen likely is one area in your home where you do spend a tremendous amount of your time. If you are also like many people, when you have guests in your home, odds are strong that you congregate in your kitchen to a significant degree.
Because of the extensive use of your kitchen, you may be at a juncture at which you want to give it something of a fresh look. You may want to accomplish such an objective without spending a great deal of time in the process. There are six easy, affordable tactics that you can employ that will improve the look of your kitchen.

Change or Add Lighting

An easy step you can take to enhance the overall appearance of your kitchen is to change or add lighting to the space. Many people are intimidated by taking on the task of changing out overhead kitchen lighting. The reality is that this isn't a particularly hard task.
You can purchase overhead kitchen lighting from an array of different outlets, in the real world and online. Generally speaking, the actual task of undertaking the replacement of an overhead light is not particularly challenging. There is a myriad of resources available to aid in a do-it-yourself overhead lighting replacement project in a kitchen.
You might also want to consider adding lighting to your kitchen as a means of upping the appearance of the space. One way you might want to consider using illumination to improve the look of a kitchen is through the installation of lighting under cabinets. This tends to add a warm glow to a kitchen, in many ways altering the overall appearance of the space.

Add a Rug

Only rarely is a kitchen not designed with some type of hard flooring. This can include everything from wood to tile to other types of materials. Odds are that a considerable amount of money was spent on placing the kitchen flooring in the first instance. With that understood, you don't have to spend an inordinate amount of money to enhance the look of your kitchen by altering the flooring.
A very simple tactic that you can utilize to enhance the look of your kitchen is by adding something as simple as a rug or two to the space. For example, if you maintain a dining table and companion chairs in your kitchen, the placement of a rug under the set can add a great deal to the space.

Replace the Kitchen Sink Faucet

When many individuals contemplate improving the appearance of their kitchens, they immediately default to the idea of replacing the sink. Of course, a new sink can truly change the overall look and feel of a kitchen. However, you do not need to go the extreme of replacing the kitchen sink to obtain that objective.

If you want a simple way to enhance the appearance of your kitchen, and want to improve the appearance of your sink, consider replacing the faucet. Generally speaking, the addition of a new faucet to a kitchen sink is a relatively easy do-it-yourself project. In addition, there is a broad selection of faucets available on the market today, in a wide range of prices. You will be able to find a replacement faucet well within your budget.

Update Cabinet Hardware

In addition to defaulting to replacing the kitchen sink, oftentimes a homeowner will nearly immediately proclaim that the cabinets need to be replace to really improve the appearance of a kitchen. The reality is that you don't need to go to that extreme to improve the appearance of cabinets as part of a strategy of enhancing the look of a kitchen.
You can change the total look of kitchen cabinets by replacing the hardware associated with them. Different handles on your kitchen cabinets very well may make it look like you've installed new ones and spent a tidy amount of money doing so. In fact, you can spend very little updating the hardware on your cabinets. In addition, this is one of the easiest kitchen do-it-yourself projects imaginable and one that nearly anyone can do with no real experience.

Repaint or Re-stain Cabinets

Speaking of the cabinets, another relatively easy and inexpensive step you can take to improve your kitchen is to repaint of re-stain the cabinets. There is no doubt that tweaking the cabinets in this manner will have a major impact on the appearance of your kitchen. Indeed, taking steps to both replace the hardware and repaint or re-stain the cabinets is rather like changing them out all together.

Replace Switch Plates

Throughout this discussion, some very easy changes have been suggested to improve or enhance the look and feel of your kitchen. Yet another very simple and truly inexpensive alteration is to replace the switch plates in your kitchen. You literally need only a screwdriver to accomplish this task. Rather than purchase new switch plates, which are not expensive, you can paint the ones you currently have in place.
By employing some or all of these suggestions as do-it-yourself projects, you can change the look of your kitchen in no time at all. As mentioned previously, there are a considerable number of resources available to assist you with learning how to undertake any one of these projects. There are also resources that can aid in making sure you properly address any do-it-yourself or construction safety considerations associated with a particular kitchen improvement endeavor.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

7 Incredible Tips For Downsizing

Everything that you’ve accumulated over the years; everything that holds dear to your heart; everything that takes up space in your home will now have to find a new home either with you or without.

You’re obviously here because you need to downsize and you have too much stuff but you just don’t know where to begin. This is not a preparation to downsize, this is what you should do when you’re already doing it. Be sure to take some notes because these are awesome tips for a successful downsize.

Take the small stuff
Yes, take the small stuff with you! The stuff that you use every day. A good example of small items that come with you is cutlery. Your knives, forks and spoons are sacred to living and especially, eating. Of course, the little things that take too much room should go - like the landline that nobody uses anymore or the fruit bowl being occupied with mail. Go through this slowly and see what’s actually needed versus what you can let go.

Get rid of the big stuff
Believe it or not, this takes the most space. Your three-bedroom house is now going to be a two-bedroom house. Why on heaven and earth would you need a third bed and where would you even put it? Save yourself a couple bucks on not hauling that third bed into your smaller place. The bigger stuff you get rid of, the more money you save on the actual big move.

Follow the one-year rule
This is one of the most important rules when it comes to small household items or clutter around the house that you can’t get rid of. The rule states that if you haven’t used it in a year then get rid of it. The idea is that if you haven’t used it by now then you’re probably never going to use it. Be ruthless with yourself.

Go paperless
Well this doesn’t mean that bill you get in the mail, this means everything. And when I say everything, I mean everything. Physical items are a thing of the past unless they’re decoration. A phone bill? Get it online or scan it into a PDF. A CD? Burn it onto your laptop or computer. Photos? Don’t print them unless they’re an aesthetic. A cassette tape? Who even uses those anymore? Go paperless.

Bring in extra bodies
If de-cluttering really isn’t your thing then I have to say that hiring a professional downsizer would be very beneficial. They won’t be as attached to your items and they offer a very realistic view of your items. They’ll let you know what you need and what you don’t. Don’t worry, they’ll take care of your stuff, they know it’s important to you but they also know that living comfortably in a new space is also very important.

Donate, Sell, Toss
Make sure that everything that’s in good condition is still going to be used. If you think it can’t be sold then donate it so another family or person will get some use out of it. If it’s sell-able, then guess what? You’ll be able to make a couple bucks to soothe the pain of losing some items. If they’re not in good condition, and it hasn’t been in a long time then toss it. Toss it into a dumpster so it will be the least of your worries.

Rent A Dumpster
It’s so helpful to have. You may not think it but if you have a dumpster for a full week - you won’t realize how much you want to get rid of just so you can fill that baby up. And what’s great is that you won’t even need to worry about it after it’s in the dumpster. After it’s in, it’s smooth sailing from there.
We all know it can be a stressful time and it’s one of the times where nothing ever goes to plan but when it does, it feels like a great accomplishment. I just want to mention that it can be a wonderful time if you know what you’re getting yourself into. Prepare yourself - Therefore you come into this with a knowledgeable mind and body ready to downsize.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

10 Tactics to Better Organize Your Home and Enhance Your Lifestyle

If you want to fully enjoy your home and your life, an important step you need to take is to get organized and stay organized. There are 10 tactics that you will want to seriously consider employing to better organize your life today and into the future. Each of these tactics contribute to a comprehensive action plan to bring lasting order to your life.

Write It Down
An important tactic that you need to employ when it comes to leading a more organized lifestyle is to write things down. Writing everything down from scheduled activities to tasks that need to be tended to at your home will help you become better organized. Knowing that you have this level of control over your life will also lessen the amount of stress that you face on a day to day basis.

Use Schedules and Make Deadlines
Another important strategy to use in your life is to schedule and set deadlines. Consider making a weekly schedule of all upcoming activities. In addition, schedule time that you may need for different tasks that you need to accomplish on your own. On a related note you will want to establish deadlines for different tasks and projects that you need to undertake. For example, if you will be undertaking some sort of home improvement project, establish an ultimate deadline for the completion of the project coupled with milestones that will need to be achieved along the way.

Avoid Procrastination
We all procrastinate. However, another strategy you need to consider using to overall your overall organization is to avoid procrastination whenever possible. One tactic you can employ in order to defeat procrastination is to schedule a project you dread undertaking towards the start of your day. When you get an activity that you would otherwise put off undertaken at the beginning of the day, you will get it out of the way. This strategy is an ideal way of lessening stress. You won't have something troublesome hanging over your head throughout the day and even into the next day.

Select Specific Locations for Everything
Clutter and confusions are the dreadful outcomes of disorganization. Clutter and confusion also render you less efficient and your overall lifestyle less enjoyable. An important initial tactic that you need to consider employing in order to create a more organized lifestyle is to establish specific locations for everything in your home. The old cliché really is accurate. You need to create a place for everything and keep everything it its place.

De-clutter Your Home Regularly

Clutter accumulates in a residence in what can amount to a very short period of time. Clutter in your home negatively impacts your life and lifestyle in a number of different ways. The impact can make your home less livable, comfortable, and enjoyable. It can also seriously impact your overall productivity.

If you're like nearly everyone, you view de-cluttering as an utter drag. You can lessen the unpleasantness of de-cluttering by scheduling it one room in your home at a time. A cluttered home doesn't mean that you are a hoarder by any stretch of the imagination. With that said, even clutter can negatively impact the overall usability and livability of your home.

Keep Those Items You Really Need
Another step you can take to organize your home for an improved and more enjoyable lifestyle is to only hold on to items that you really need and use. Clothing is a good example. People tend to accumulate a good deal of clothing, including pieces that they simply do not wear. One tactic you can employ here is to eliminate clothing items that you've not worn in the past year.

Know Resources to Dispose of Items
You will make the process of de-cluttering and eliminating items that you really do not need by fully understanding what resources are available for disposing of these things. The types of resources you need to familiarize yourself with include:

  • recycling center
  • organization or organizations that take donated items
  • sources where you can sell items

Control Bargain Buying
A common mistake people make when it comes to disorganization is overbuying items on sale. While it can be wise to be a bargain shopper, you don't want to overdo in that regard. Certainly, buy items you use regularly when you can find them on sale. However, don't go overboard and make purchases that require you to find extra storage space in your home.
If you are going to take advantage of a sale, make a list beforehand of precisely what you need to purchase. By planning ahead in this manner, you will be less likely to see a good price on something and make an unnecessary purchase of something that you may not have any use, either today or in the future. Planning in the best manner is a key way to limit unnecessary stuff in your home.

Delegate Tasks and Responsibilities

An organized life is one in which you don't do everything yourself. Delegation is crucial. Depending on your life circumstances, there may be tasks to undertake at your home that don't need to be done by you but can be fulfilled by other members of your family. 

Even if you live alone, you may have household tasks that you may want to consider delegating. For example, you might want to hire someone to tend to your lawn care. You may want to consider engaging someone to provide you housecleaning services.

Consistently Work Hard
Finally, when you want lead a more organized life for a more enjoyable lifestyle, you need to consistently work hard. By working hard, and with focus, you will accomplish tasks and more naturally leave yourself with time to enjoy those activities that you enjoy and that are important to you.
These tactics are meant to be comprehensive and used together. You have the best chance of truly organizing your life in a meaningful way by taking advantage of all of these tactics in a coordinated manner.

Prepare Your Yard... Summer is Coming

Our beloved spring is here. More hours of daylight and pleasant temperatures invite us outside to enjoy the caressing rays of sunshine. Nature is bursting back to life, and with the flowers blooming so does our mood. It's a perfect time to gather your loved ones and have a barbecue in your backyard. But before that, you need to prepare it for the summer. 

Getting your yard back in shape after a harsh winter can seem challenging. Here are some useful tips and projects that you can do now to make your yard gorgeous in the summer to come.

Do Some Spring Yard Clean Up

The first thing you should check off your cleanup list is to get rid of fallen branches, leaves, and other debris that have accumulated over the winter. Roll up your sleeves and get a pair of heavy work gloves. Start by removing the fallen branches and cutting down the rotten ones. They can be dangerous especially during the summer storms. 

The next step is removing the litter. Pay extra attention to safety when doing this because the task may involve removing broken glass or other sharp objects.

Now that you've cleaned your yard and piled up the rubbish, you need to get rid of it. The best way to do this is to rent a dumpster. After they drop off your dumpster rental at your address, all you need to do is load your junk and they will take it away. It just doesn't get better than that, does it?

Rake It 'Til You Make It

Let's move on to lawn care. Raking is an important part of your spring-cleaning work. Aside from removing the leaves, it helps the disposing of thatch. It's the layer between the grass and soil which consists of stems, stolons, and roots that haven't decomposed yet. It prevents your grass root system from getting air, water, and much-needed nutrients. It can also make mowing your lawn that much more difficult.

While raking, it's very likely that you'll come across a large number of pine cones. If you're a DIY lover, you can use them for craft projects. Pinterest is stacked with ideas for projects like these. If not, then you can just add them to that pile of rubbish waiting to be disposed of.

Refurbish Your Outdoor Space

Summer is coming and it brings out the need to spend more time outdoors. In order to fully enjoy your outdoor recreation, you need to equip your yard with the right furniture. Aside from being attractive, you will want it to be comfortable and durable as well. Having this in mind, there is no better material than plastic. The major advantage it has over wood is that it can stand extreme weather conditions like heavy rain, extreme temperatures, and even snow.

The variety of options to explore is great. Do the research and find some online plastic wholesale that will provide you with tailored eco-friendly plastic and deliver it to your door. This will make your projects a breeze. Whether you're putting together a summer kitchen or a gazebo, your yard will get a fresh new loo that will last.

Prep And Plant Your Flower Beds

Although the calendars say it's spring, there still may be a few colder days lurking behind the corner. This time of the year is the best for planting trees and perennials in flower beds. 

However, its success depends largely on climate and local conditions. Hardy perennials are more resistant, but if you plan on planting tender ones, you may want to wait for the colder days to pass. Roses usually don't go dormant since they're grown in warm climates. However, they too need some TLC. Give them some good pruning as soon as the lead buds begin to plump up.

Test Your Soil

Winter may leave your soil battling problems like compaction and thatch. What's more, it can also be suffering from PH imbalance. By sending a soil sample to a local soil testing lab will ensure you have a nice and healthy basis for your further gardening projects. 

On the other hand, if you have nice and rich soil, all it needs is good fertilization. Whether you choose organic or synthetic fertilizers, your plants will definitely enjoy proper feeding in the spring.

Mow Your Lawn As Often As You Can

Don't let your grass grow wild. You should keep its height under 3 inches. However, during the summer, it is advisable to leave it half an inch longer so it can provide the shade and moisture to the soil. It's important to keep in mind that it's not only the task itself that matters but the timing and proper technique as well.

Here are some tips that you should pay attention to when mowing:

  • Avoid mowing wet grass
  • Change your mowing patterns regularly
  • Keep the mower blades sharp and balanced
  • Mow the grass areas in shade higher
  • Leave the grass clippings after mowing
  • Finishing Touches

Mulching and edging are the perfect way to finish up your spring yard cleaning. There are two basic types of mulch - organic and inorganic. Natural mulches include things like hardwood chips, grass clippings, and crushed leaves. Synthetic ones, on the other hand, include pebbles, plastic, or rubber mats.

There are many benefits of adding mulch to your soil, no matter which type you choose. It will retain moisture to the soil, help with weed control, and contribute to soil health. Edging may seem unnecessary, but it will make a big difference in the overall appeal of your garden. It will make your garden look polished and beautiful.

Now is the time to put in some effort and prepare your yard. Let these tips inspire you to make your garden a place where your family will enjoy spending time together and making new memories. As the famous quote from Game of Thrones emphasizes: "Summer will end soon enough, and childhood as well." Make them count.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

8 Mistakes to Avoid When Selling Your Home

If you are like most people in the United States, your home is your most important asset. The importance of your residence stems from its financial and personal value. If you reach a point in time that you have made the decision to sell your home you need to prepare properly for that endeavor. There are eight mistakes to avoid when you put your home on the market.

#1: Putting Your Home Up for Sale Before You Personally are Ready

As mentioned, a moment ago, your home is likely your most important asset, both financially and personally. As a result, putting your home on the market for sale can prove to be a personally challenging decision. Selling your home can prove to a physically, emotionally, and mentally challenging endeavor. As a result, you must be absolutely certain that you are fully personally prepared to sell your home.

You need to make a full, comprehensive evaluation of your situation to make sure you are fully prepared to sell your home and move. As a practical matter, you might want to take a traditional approach to this analysis. You might want to consider making a list of pros and cons associated with selling your home as part of this process.

#2: Blindly Entering into the Housing Market

Another mistake homeowners sometimes make when putting a residence up for sale is to enter the housing market in a blind manner. In other words, some homeowners fail to do appropriate due diligence.
As part of the effort to do appropriate due diligence a homeowner needs to closely examine the local housing market, particularly the state of the market in a person's very neighborhood. In the grand scheme of things, most homeowners are best served during the due diligence process by engaging the services of a professional or professionals to assist in amassing data associated with the idea of entering into the housing market at this juncture in time.

#3: Uninformed Decision to Sell Home "By Owner"

More than a few homeowners believe that selling their homes by owner is far and away the best strategy for selling a residence. They typically make this decision based on the assumption that they will make more money on a home sale by going by the by owner course.

In fact, that is not always the case. Some research suggests that even with Realtor fees, homeowners walk away with on a home sale when they have a Realtor than is the case when they go it alone. The reason for this situation is the reality that a Realtor knows everything from how to properly price a home to how to appropriately market a property. You may also need to access other home sales-related professionals as well.

#4: Not Trusting Your Instincts When Considering a Realtor

A common mistake made by a homeowner interested in putting his or her home on the market is failing to trust his or her instincts when it comes to retaining the services of a real estate professional or Realtor. The bottom line is a homeowner needs to confident in his or her ability to make a wise judgment about a Realtor.
Relying on a person's instincts to engage a Realtor cuts two ways. First, your instincts might tell you to hire a particular person. Second and conversely, your instincts might be suggesting you avoid a certain real estate professional. The bottom line in seeking professional assistance in selling your home is that you do yourself a disservice by not going with your gut in many instances.

#5: Hiring a Friend to Sell Your Home

Time and again when a person makes the decision to sell his or her home an individual reaches out to a friend in the real estate business to assist in selling the property. Although on the surface, oftentimes when a friend is hired to be part of this process, the combination of a business and professional relationship proves problematic. In the final analysis, you can end up at professional loggerheads with your Realtor. If you've retained a friend for this service, you are also at risk for professional disputes or disagreements bleeding over and negatively and even permanently impacting the preexisting friendship.

On the flip side, if you hire a friend to be your Realtor, your friend may face dilemmas. For example, if bad news needs to be conveyed to you, your friend serving as your real estate professional will be reluctant to do so. A friend as your Realtor may sugarcoat what is conveyed to you. In other words, you won't be getting the most accurate information you need to evaluate matters related to your home whilst it is on the market for sale.

#6: Pricing Your Home on the Profit You Want to Realize
Home sellers err when the determine an initial sales price based on a calculation of how much profit they would like to realize from a sale. In reality, the factors that must come into play when determining the initial sales price for a home include:

  • comparable sales prices in the neighborhood
  • period of time since a comparable home sold in the neighborhood
  • condition of residence
  • amenities of residence
  • appraisal

#7: Letting Emotions Govern Your Decisions
Home buyers make a significant mistake when they permit their emotions to run amok when negotiating with a prospective buyer. Despite the immense sentimental value understandably attached to your home, when he put your residence on the market for sale you must maintain the focus that you are dealing with an asset or commodity.

#8: Not Disclosing History or Residence of Material Problems
A major mistake a homeowner can make when a putting a residence on the market is to fail to disclose the history of the property or problems at the premises. Keep in mind that there are certain types of disclosures that are required to be made by law. In addition, there are other problems that can exist at a property that are better disclosed than hidden even if there exists no legal requirement to do so.