HG TV has filled you with great new ideas. You have saved and planned. And now it is time to create your dream renovation. Whether it is your bedroom, dinising room, kitchen, basement, or garage, you have big ideas.
Things are going to change.
But you will need to rent a dumpster.
Order too small, and you will have more of the same problems you were trying to avoid in the first place: piles of bags at the curb, complaining neighbors, and an unsightly front lawn. Go too big and you might overpay and use up some of your precious budget unnecessarily, leaving you less able to fill your new space with needed items, or having to cut corners elsewhere.
Here are the steps you must take in order to make sure you get the right dumpster for your project.
Figure out your dumpster size needs
This is often the most challenging part of ordering a dumpster: looking at the project and anticipating how big of a dumpster you will need to hold it all.
First, start with what you can see. Everything will take up more space once you have torn it apart, crumbled it up, and piled it loosely into a dumpster. The mess generally expands the more times you move it.
So is some of the furniture going out? Wallpaper? Structural materials? Will that include lathe? Concrete? Some soil? Objects unearthed during the cleaning phase?
But also remember that you will be throwing out packaging and waste from your new items too. Will you be scraping and painting? Don’t forget that there will be blades, brushes and more going in. The packing material for new fixtures often retains a lot of its original size and shape.
Imagine these items loosely jumbled together. That’s just about the size you need.
Figure out your dumpster schedule
Of course, there is a second factor in your rental: how long will you need it? It makes sense to have a dumpster onsite for the entire length of your project. Last minute supply arrivals will generate trash just like the first items did, and you don’t want to be caught off-guard, or violate your HOA or anger your neighbors.
Plus you don’t want to have to do the work twice.
You will need the dumpster on site for the first day of tear down, or else you will spend valuable time and energy moving your debris twice.
With these two factors in hand, contact Big Daddy Dumpsters at (937) 915-3984. Our friendly and experienced staff will help make sure your project goes as smoothly as possible.
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