Dumpster rentals are a great way to make easy work of cleaning up your home and property. Here are a few things that should be done when renting a dumpster for your upcoming cleanup project:
Spend Time Organizing First
Before the dumpster you rent gets dropped off, it's a good idea to spend some time organizing the areas that you will be cleaning out. Whether it's the garage or the attic, the yard or the family room, or the entire house, go through each space and get it ready for cleanup day.
Start by making a garbage pile and a save pile. As you work your way through the space, really consider if the stuff you're dealing with can be sold or donated instead of thrown away. If it can, put it in the save pile. If it can't be donated, throw it in the garbage pile.
This will make the cleanup process go faster on the actual cleanup day and will help reduce the waste that you'll be putting in the landfill when all is said and done. You might be surprised at how much money can be made by selling off your old stuff too.
Invest in Durable Trash Bags
It's also a good idea to make sure that you have plenty of durable trash bags on hand when cleanup day arrives so you can more easily throw things into your rented dumpster and keep things organized while you work. Instead of walking back and forth to throw a couple of things away at a time, you can fill an entire bag up before putting the bag into the dumpster.
You can also compact the garbage as you put it into trash bags so you can fit even more garbage in the dumpster. This should help eliminate the need for having the dumpster picked up, emptied, and dropped off again during the rental period.
Make Sure the Rules Are Clear
The company you rent a dumpster from will likely have some rules to follow while their dumpster is in your care. There may be certain items that you can't put into the dumpster. And the dumpster might be expected to be returned in a certain condition based on inspections and photos that were taken before the rental period started.
No matter what the rules might be, take the time to make a list of them and print them out so anyone who is helping you on cleanup day will have their own copy. You'll avoid confusion and frustration among everyone and ensure that you don't end up having to pay any penalty fees due to breaking a rule.