Spring Cleaning Time is Here! Take Care of Your Pets!

With the sun shining, days getting longer, and the snow finally melting under warmer weather, we can’t deny it any longer. Spring cleaning time is here.

You’ve been reading all the latest blog posts:

  • Spring Cleaning Tips: A blog to get you excited about spring cleaning. From organizing your garage to throwing things away, we got you covered.
  • Spring Cleaning Tips for the Lunatic: A blog filled with various spring cleaning tips and tricks.
  • Spring Cleaning Infographic: A blog around spring cleaning tips and tricks, how to declutter your house along with an infographic.
  • 10 Ways To Throw An Awesome Spring Cleaning Party: A blog about throwing a spring cleaning party.
  • Dumpster Rental Tips: A blog about renting dumpsters for spring cleaning.

Of course, our favorite is throwing a spring cleaning party! Who wouldn’t want to come over for that formal, jacket and tie affair! Ok, maybe not. However, here are some tips for keeping everyone you love safe and healthy during the spring cleaning bonanza.

Think about your pets before you spring clean

We don’t want you to forget these health and safety issues before you start cleaning. Because spring cleaning often means working with hazardous cleaning chemicals including ammonia and bleach, and it often means adding a fresh coat of paint, you’ll want to take special precautions to keep your beloved four legged companions safe.

Dogs

Dogs have especially sensitive snouts. Exposure to strong smells like bleach and ammonia can be irritating to them and can cause problems for days later. If at all possible, you should keep your dog outside and away from the work until the smell is essentially gone from the space. Then let your dog re-enter at his own speed, when he feels up to it. Some dogs might happily barge right back into a cleaned up space. Others might tentatively reenter a space and leave it multiple times, searching for remembered smells, and wondering why the place just is not the same as it was before.

Either way, it is important that you not force your dog back into a small space with a strong chemical odor. It may irritate or even harm your best friend.

Cats

Sure, it seems like your cat knows just how and when to get lost, and spring cleaning time seems like a time they’ll spend in the closet upstairs.You know your feline friend the best of all, but you might consider these concerns during spring cleaning.

Cleaning often means one or more people coming in and out of the house multiple times. If you’re laughing and talking or carrying things, your indoor cat might find this a great time to make a break for the outdoors.

Consider a cage or intentionally locking the cat in a comfortable room while the heavy work is going on. A little uncomfortable meowing is better than searching all evening for a lost companion. Or, worse yet, the guilt associated with stepping on a pet and potentially dropping a piece of heavy furniture or equipment.

Birds

You know the term “canary in a coalmine” but have you ever considered its origins? Miners used canaries to indicate when oxygen levels got too low for people. The canaries, ever more sensitive than us, died first.

Don’t let that happen to your birds during spring cleaning. If possible, remove them to a draftless spot in a trusted neighbor’s house, or in a room as far from the cleaning as possible. You don’t want to find out the hard way that the chemicals you were using were too harsh for your beloved and beautiful pets.

Caged and tanked pets

Again, our caged and tanked pets, being much smaller than us, are also more sensitive to changes in temperature and breathing in harsh chemicals.

Consider removing them to another location or, if that is not possible, cover the cage or tank and open the windows to make sure there is abundant air circulation.

With a little planning you can keep everyone safe during spring cleaning.

Need a dumpster for a major project? Consider renting from Big Daddy Dumpsters!

For Home or Business Waste Removal

Big Daddy Dumpsters is your local dumpster rental friend when it comes to anything you need to know about dumpsters or dumpster rentals. We dispose of any kind of junk for residential, commercial, and industrial clients.

Are you working on a remodeling project around the house, or is your business clearing out a newly purchased building? Call us! If you need any type of junk, trash, or debris removed from your home or business, the work is as simple as just giving Big Daddy Dumpsters a call. We are experienced with all types of waste and know how to get rid of trash without hassle.

Dumpsters for home projects

 

Home clients, don’t be intimidated by the idea of renting a dumpster for your next project. Whether you are remodeling your kitchen, bathroom, or dining room, or cleaning out an entire house, Big Daddy Dumpsters is here to help. Our friendly and experienced team will make sure you get the dumpster you need, when you need it.

Our website and blog have lots of ideas for the sorts of projects you might be doing around the house. What areas of your living space are getting on your nerves and need to be redone? Do them now.

And if you are worried about throwing everything in the trash, we have lots of great ideas for how you might reuse or recycle some of your material, no matter which room you are cleaning out this season.

Dumpsters of industrial or commercial clients

Business clients, Big Daddy Dumpster is the go-to source for managing your businesses waste. We offer a diverse set of waste management services and can take care of your major business needs in one simple, short phone call.  Choose between construction and demolition dumpsters, portable dumpsters, and roll off containers with no deposit or long term rental plans available.

Big Daddy Dumpster Is your full-service, on-time, professional and friendly residential and commercial trash and dumpster rental company. Browse our website today to learn more about what services we can offer you.

Big Daddy Dumpsters is a small family-oriented business that specializes in the rental of dumpsters. For over a decade, Big Daddy Dumpster has provided affordable dumpster rental services and dumpster delivery throughout southwest Ohio. There is no project that we haven’t seen, and nothing too big or too small for one of our Big Daddy Dumpster products.

 

 

 

 

 

A Big Spring Cleanout to Transform Your Life

The change of seasons from winter to spring can bring a huge boost to your mood. Extra sunlight, a little more heat, and days spent outside instead of trapped on the couch … it can feel transformative.

It is this transformative nature of spring that also prompts us to do a big spring cleaning around the house. A big clean out will transform your life when it gets rids of more than a year’s worth of clutter and trash.

A major spring cleaning weekend is an intense and quick way to roll up your sleeves and tackle the months of clutter that have been holding you back this winter.

Plan it out

Before you get going on your project, you will want to have a plan. Ask yourself these important questions:

  • Do I want to tackle the whole house? Or just a single floor? Or will one room be enough?
  • Who will I have available to help me and what will we need – a truck? A dumpster?
  • What cleaning supplies will I need, and do I have them?
    • Bucket
    • Sponges and mop
    • Towels
    • Puddy knife
    • Cleaning liquids
    • Gloves
    • Trash bags
  • How much time will it take to get the results I want?

Budget

You will want to consider your budget for this work. What can your budget afford, and how much better will it make you feel?

$50 – a few friends, supplies you already have, and a couple pizzas and beer at the end of the day.

$150 – for the new homeowner who has a lot to get rid of and few supplies, but who still wants pizza and beer for the crew

$500 – for when the cleaning will merge into something a bit more, like painting or remodeling

>$500 – remodeling with a lot of removal, including dumpster rental, and enough sponges for multiple people to be working on the same thing at once

Inventory

Take inventory of the things to be sold and then sell them using Craigslist, Facebook marketplace, or freecycle depending on what they are and the likely taker.

Remember, everything you sell is something you don’t have to take to the curb or throw in your dumpsters.

Finally, if you can’t sell a decent and working item, you can donate it to St. Vincent DePaul or other local charity. Letting those items have a second life feels good too.

Start

The important thing is to start early and enthusiastically on the appointed day. Nothing gets you moving like already being on the move!

Plan out the process based on the space available. Are you cleaning everything out in one sink? Clean that room last – no sense cleaning it twice!

Want an early win? Start with the easiest room and mark it finished as quickly as possible.

Dumpster Rental Prices

When you are planning a significant building or renovation project, you want to carefully consider all of the costs involved.

These costs include, but are not limited to, the materials you will need, the tools you will rent or purchase, and the labor costs if you are hiring help. Of course,even if it is just you and a few friends who are demolishing an old garage, there are the expenses of pizza and beer, or White Claw, depending on your friends.

There is one last expense to consider as well.

You may have initially thought that your project could end up on the curb, in garbage bags or a handful of rolling trash cans borrowed from neighbors. But you’re wrong.

Most curbside waste companies have strict limits on what you can take to the curb and what they will haul away on trash day.

Rumpke limits garbage day haul

Rumpke, Southwest Ohio’s largest garbage removal agency, has strict rules for what it can and can’t take away.

This includes rules for how much they will haul away from your job site or home on garbage day. Their rules cap hauling at six large, 32 gallon bins each garbage day.

Sure, that’s a lot of garbage! Most average families fill one of these a week. Some especially active families who eat out a lot more than others might need a second of these containers after a particularly busy week.

But still, that is a lot of garbage. And your project might call for this amount of waste removal, raising a second question. Where would you get six of these containers?

This means that in order to reach the maximum, you would have to invest in a few more cans than you already have, then keep and store them forever afterwards. Most people will find it easier to rent a dumpster instead.

A ten yard rolloff dumpster, our most common rental type, holds ten times as much as you can put curbside with Rumpke. This means that one curbside roller saves you from having to plan how to fill up and set out 6 bins each week for ten weeks.

Ten weeks of maximum garbage hauling fits in our smallest bin.

So Big Daddy Dumpsters does not just save you money, Big Daddy Dumpsters saves you that most precious commodity: time.

Check out Big Daddy Dumpster prices versus curbside

Here are the equivalent costs and sizes for the intrepid and determined do-it-yourselfer, assuming you start with one 32 gallon bin provided by Rumpke.

10 cubic yards = 5 x 32 gallon bins = $125 dollars  / 10 weeks

15 cubic yards = 5 x 32 gallon bins = $125 / 15 weeks

20 cubic yards = 5 x 32 gallon bins = $125 / 20 weeks

Can you imagine spreading your project out over several months, when you could have the convenience of getting a dumpster delivered, filled up, and hauled away in a matter of days?

We can’t either. Call today!

Rent a Dumpster in Southwest Ohio

So you find yourself in need of a dumpster for some major work.

Maybe you are constructing something and will have a lot of construction waste.

Maybe you’re clearing something away or cleaning something out.

Either way, you were going to generate a great deal of trash. And it is more than you can put at the curbside.

You need Big Daddy Dumpsters.

Big Daddy Dumpsters in Cincinnati and Dayton and everywhere in between

So what about locations?

Big Daddy Dumpsters is headquartered in the village of Carlisle, Ohio. This central location allows us to serve Dayton, Cincinnati, and Columbus with dumpsters for every use and project.

Most importantly, Big Daddy Dumpsters delivers to your location. We have a large radius in the southwest Ohio region where we will schedule deliveries and pickups, so you don’t have to be inconvenienced during your next big project.

Whether you are remodeling a house in the Winton Woods area, tearing down a garage in Beaver Creek, or building a low-rise apartment complex in Yellow Springs, Big Daddy Dumpsters will bring the dumpster you need to the location you request, and pick it up according to the schedule that helps your project move ahead.

And, unlike some other dumpster rental companies, we won’t hide the delivery fees at the bottom of your bill. All of our fees will be disclosed upfront, and given to you in one simple, easy-to-understand quote.

What dumpster do I need for my project?

Big Daddy Dumpsters offers every size dumpster. Whether you are a homeowner or a business owner. Whether you are working on a small project or a major work site.

Whether you need 10 cubic yards for the whole project or 10 cubic yards a day.

The right solution is just one phone call away.

It can be hard to determine what size dumpster you need for your project. This handy page allows you to begin to visualize what a 10 cubic foot, 15 cubic foot, and 20 cubic foot dumpster will look like and hold.

So, you’re wondering what kind of project fits in each of those, well here is one handy quick guide.

And of course, depending on the type of work you are doing, there are various dumpster types as well. You can read more about them here.

Rent A Dumpster Near Me

You or your company has a big project coming up. Maybe it’s a remodel or a demolition. Maybe it’s a building project.

You need a dumpster. Where to look?

Of course you can start with searching the big names in dumpster rentals.

1-800-Got-Junk?

1-800-Got-Junk is a national leader in dumpster and bag rental. They are able to be everywhere because they are a company that sells their brand as a franchise. Local owner-operators pay to use their branding and get their references, then do the work under their “Got Junk?” branding.

The Got Junk? brand received a lot of national attention for their involvement with the popular series Hoarders. In that series, psychologists and waste removal companies teamed up with family members to  address serious hoarding in the home of a loved one. the show Android a popular run, earning the got Junk brand a lot of publicity. while the company can supply labor, it cannot apply the kind of mental help that is necessary to get someone over clinical hoarding.

Hopefully that’s not what you need for your project!

You can click here to go to their website.

Waste Management

One of the nation’s largest dumpster and waste removal companies, their familiar green and yellow W & M logo can be seen almost everywhere in the United States. If you have ever seen a large green dumpster outside of a construction site, it was likely theirs.

Their national model seems attractive, but the moving company Move.org recently rated them 4 stars (out of 5) because of their “middle-of-the-road customer reviews.”

As is common with many dumpster rental companies, they are focused on providing you the last part of the puzzle – junk removal. You will need to apply the elbow grease to get the work done and get the debris out to the dumpster yourself.

Click here to go the Waste Management website.

Big Daddy Dumpster

In some parts of the country, users can take advantage of Big Daddy Dumpsters. Specializing in three sizes of Residential and Commercial dumpsters oh, Big Daddy Dumpster saves you money by limiting the options, bells, and whistles from which you have to choose.

By offering one price, based on the size of the dumpster, you get a straightforward picture of the cost of your project.

They won’t provide extra hands for the work, or dedicated recycling bins. What they will offer is a single, understandable price, clearly broken down in their conversation with you.

Click here to visit the Big Daddy Dumpster website.

Of course, you can always simply search on Google for the dumpster rental nearest you, and take your chances with what you find nearby.

Google search “dumpster rental near me”.

However, many people like the peace of mind that comes from using a trusted brand with years of experience and a commitment to staying in business for the long haul – even if it’s just the haul from your project to the landfill.

 

 

Common Costs Added to A Dumpster Rental

When you buy any product or service it is not unusual to have additional costs added at the end.

However, most people don’t usually rent a dumpster. so those extra costs might surprise you if you aren’t prepared.

In the best-case scenario the company you rent from offers a single price that includes everything.

However that company takes on multiple costs in the process Falling Away what remains of your project.

Here are some common costs you might see added to your dumpster rental.

Common Dumpster Rental Costs

Taxes

Taxes are the most predictable cost with any purchase. and your locality these may include a sales tax and perhaps a service or Usage Tax. Even for companies that claim to provide one low price, the tax will be added as a separate final cost. They want to remind you that Uncle Sam, and not the company, is getting that money.

Distance Fees

Depending on the location of your project and the distance between your dumpster rental company and that project, you may be charged a distance fee. You should be informed of this upfront and it should not be a surprise that shows up on your bill later. The company must haul the dumpster to and from your location, and to the dump or landfill, so there are multiple considerations in assessing these fees.

Hazardous Materials Fees

A common pass-along fee that dumpster companies charge depends entirely on the type of materials you are placing in your dumpster. Every municipality has its own rules and costs for disposing of certain types of materials. For instance, some materials might have to go to a separate location that is further away, or that might require additional sorting. These items include concrete.

Insurance Coverage or Damage Protection

Another common expense that sometimes is billed separately is insurance coverage or damage protection. The insurance protects you in the case of something going wrong with the dumpster. This should generally be included in the price, but some companies will offer that to you as an additional cost. This may be required to be an additional cost, so the insurer knows that you have been informed and can collect the money directly.

The damage protection shields the dumpster company from liability in case there are deep scrapes or gouges when the dumpster is delivered or removed, or if other damage happens on the property that needs to be repaired.

Excess Weight

Even if everything goes as planned, a “one-price” company might surprise you with a final upcharge for excessive weight.  although your company May advertise their dumpsters on the basis of size, they typically are build at the junkyard based on weight. If you exceed the anticipated weight many companies will pass that charge on to you. You can ask as you rent if that could happen to you.

Typically companies take all of these things  into consideration when they are renting a dumpster to you. Being prepared and asking these questions upfront helps make sure there are no surprise additional costs to your project.

Avoid Hidden Fees on Your Dumpster Rental

When you have a big project coming up at your home or office, either construction or destruction, a dumpster rental makes sense. You can save time, energy, and money by using one dedicated dumpster instead of hauling endless truckloads of waste to a local landfill or garbage dump.

It clearly beats the alternative of buying, filling, and then walking to the curb dozens of trash bags. The sight of of these bags piled high for days is far worse than the appearance of a dumpster.

A dumpster rental says to the community: we are doing some important work here, and it will be over soon.

A pile of trash bags says, “something went terribly wrong.”

One problem with dumpster rentals, though, is the hidden fees that some companies can add to the bill. You thought you signed up for one low price, but then you got stuck with a handful of extra charges that run your project over budget and beyond the expected price.

Here are some things to ask about before you sign your dumpster contract.

Ask about these often hidden dumpster fees

So to be certain you are not getting charged, here is a list of common (and not-so-common) fees that some companies or fly-by-night workers might charge you.

Drop-off fee – believe it or not, when you contract a dumpster, some companies don’t think that means they should drop it off for free. Some companies charge a drop-off fee, indicating that they must pay someone else to put the dumpster in place. This doesn’t make sense because getting a dumpster to your site seems the most obvious part of renting one. It doesn’t do you any good if it’s anywhere else!

Pick-up fee – sure enough, some companies don’t think that picking up your dumpster should be included in the overall charge. Ask about this in advance so you don’t get stuck with a useless pick-up fee.

Environmental surcharge – the costs of fuel for picking up and dropping off your dumpster should be included in the charge (though some companies have a reasonable radius around where they store their dumpsters) because they are not unanticipated expenses. Some companies call these fuel charges “environmental” costs, and pass them on to you.

Seasonal fees – this is another cost that should not be hidden in the fine print or only show up in the final bill. Everyone knows what season your project is happening in. And, except for possible local statutes, there shouldn’t be an extra charge to rent a dumpster in one of them.

Taxes – The sales and usage taxes in a given area don’t change much from day to day. They are not a surprise, and they are charged to almost every entity. If you are a for-profit business, expect taxes. If you are a non-profit, check local regulations to see if these taxes apply to you. But they should not be a surprise at the end, and should instead simply be a percentage of the cost of the dumpster. However, this is almost always added as a separate line on a dumpster bill and NOT included in their quoted price.

By asking a few questions up front, you can determine if your dumpster price is fair and free from hidden costs.

Your Big Daddy Dumpster Rental Experience

When it comes time to move a parent into an assisted living facility, someone must be deputized to handle the house and belongings. Often it is the person who lives the closest. Unfortunately, this person has become the de facto caretaker already, and the pain of loss and transition can make the moving experience emotionally challenging.

 

It is frustrating how little stuff a person gets to move with them into assisted living.

 

Even a cherished bed is going to be left behind for a safer, lower bed in the residences. Often people can keep their familiar dresser or a few small individual furniture pieces.

 

The scale of the work to clean the house out can become overwhelming.

 

There is furniture, clothing, old memories. Some of it you will keep and sort through, of course, but a lot of it needs to be thrown out.

 

The realtor won’t be any help. She will provide a tight timeline, and probably telling you that the only thing that sells slower than an empty house is one with outdated furniture and that “lived in” feel.

 

You might even need to take out carpets too. This could prove to be a huge job.

 

 

The right sized dumpster for the job

 

First, analyze which things might be useful at a thrift store, and how you could get it there. Your local St. Vincent DePaul will likely be helpful, agreeing to come pick up some items for a minimal fee. They might even sent over a couple of workers big enough to do most of the work themselves.

 

But you might still be left with a lot of stuff.

 

This is where renting a dumpster from Big Daddy Dumpsters come in handy.

 

You may have never rented one yourself, but the concept makes sense.

 

Go to their site to get some guidance on what size dumpster you needed.

 

For residential purposes they offer a 10 yard and 15 yard option. The 15 yarder might be large, but you don’t want to run the risk that the slightly smaller (10 yard) version won’t hold it all.

 

You will be amazed at how simple it is. The employee who answers the phone will be very accommodating, and help you work out a time to drop off and pick up the dumpster.

 

Now you have a timeline for your work that makes the realtor, your parent, and your siblings happy.

 

 

A Family Reunion of Sorts

Transitioning a loved one into a smaller, more supportive place is a hard time emotionally. But the whole process doesn’t have to be hard.

 

Spend a day with family sharing memories, tearing up carpets, and putting old furniture and useless items in a dumpster. It’s therapeutic.

 

Big Daddy Dumpsters can make their part easy. One phone call to set it up, and you can concentrate on everything else.

 

Why Rent a Dumpster?

You have seen the ads. A company promises to bring a huge dumpster and place it in front of your property for some amount of time. The plan is that you will easily haul away trash from a major project.

 

“Why would I do that?” you asked yourself. “That’s got to hurt my curb value.”

 

Perhaps you’ve wondered if making phone calls and paying for the delivery is worth it at all.

 

But let’s look at the alternatives.

 

Are There Alternatives to a Dumpster?

 

You could get a dumpster, but why? You could just purchase several boxes of large garbage bags.

 

Let’s walk through this process.

 

You fill one bag, then another. You still have to move it someplace. If you’re doing it the day before trash day, great! You can just haul it to the curb. However, many municipalities Have limits on how much trash they will pick up at an individual household.

 

Now you have become a small business manager, determining how much trash to put out … and where to store the rest of it for the next week.

 

Most of us store our trash in the back or side of the house.  So now you are in the business of moving your trash twice.

 

Ordering a dumpster puts YOU in charge of the schedule.

 

Garbage Bags are Not the Answer

 

Besides for many types of garbage, bags aren’t the answer. Table parts, furniture legs, lumber, and more all require separate handling.

 

The easiest way to handle this is the heart directly outside as you’re taking it apart and heave it in the dumpster.  You don’t have to disassemble anything. Just throw and go.

 

This can save countless hours fussing and struggling to break down pre-built furniture.

 

Additionally, with heavy items like old paint or wet and moldy drywall, you will use up dozens of bags and getting it all out to the curb. With a dumpster you can fill and dump buckets or other more solid containers. This makes it less likely that you will rip a bag and have to re-bag it, or that you will get a cut from sharp edges or screws and nails.

 

 

So renting a large dumpster from Big Daddy Dumpsters can save you time, energy, and money, and maybe keep you safer from cuts and scrapes.

 

The only real question is, why haven’t you called to schedule yours yet? Our friendly operators are standing by to take your call and schedule your dumpster today.

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