Today, close to 80 percent of people and households say that they do some form of spring cleaning year in and year out. This is typically a time where people unload a lot of item accumulation that they have carried over the years. They get rid of furniture, old clothes, and more in a project that usually lasts about a weekend. Renting dumpsters can be one of the best things that you do when you have a spring cleaning project to undertake.
Know which dumpster you need for your dumpster rental
Get a document or spreadsheet so that you can plan out every part of your spring cleaning with bullet points and detail. You'll know every item that needs to be discarded and which room it's in. Knowing this will point you toward the correct dumpster rental size for your project.
Some of the main dumpster rental size options that you'll experience include 12 feet x 8 feet x 3.5 feet, 22 feet x 8 feet x 4 feet, 22 feet x 8 feet x 6 feet and 22 feet x 8 feet x 8 feet. When you tell the dumpster rental company about your project they'll be able to recommend the perfect size for you.
Start with disposing of your heavy or cumbersome items
No spring cleaning project is complete without getting rid of the heavy stuff. Start by rounding up any couches, tables, or other heavy items that you plan to fill the dumpster with.
Depending on what you're lifting and dumping, you might need to rent other equipment to go with it. Along with the dumpster rental, some people also add ramps, straps, or forklifts. Renting a forklift for something heavy like a couch or equipment could cost you between $200 and $800 per day or so.
Don't put dangerous or risky items in your dumpster
Every dumpster rental contract will also come with a list of things you can't include. This is for the safety of both the renter and the local environment. The environmental protection agency (EPA) says to avoid dumping things like motor fluids, batteries, electronic devices, and other forms of hazardous materials.
Honor every part of the dumpster rental contract and find the right deal for you
After you consult three or four different dumpster rental companies you'll come away with an idea of what rental contracts they can provide. A dumpster rental of between about $200 and $1,280 is very common, and you can shop around for rates. Be sure you only rent it for as long as you need, and look into any seasonal spring cleaning promotions that can save you money.
These tips will help you when it's time to rent a dumpster for your spring cleaning.