Are You a Property Manager? You Need a Dedicated Dumpster Company

Whether you are managing one property or dozens, the work can seem never-ending. Every day there is an endless stream of tasks and decisions coming your way.

Some are small and make almost no visible difference in the property or the profitability. Others are hidden but have a huge impact. And occasionally it is your job to make the final call on really big decisions that can shape the whole property or business for years to come.

Putting some of those daily decisions on auto-pilot by contracting with trusted vendors helps make the small decisions easy. This frees up time, energy and resources to dedicate to the big decisions that can shape your future.

Develop a partnership with a trusted dumpster company

Whether you need to contract with companies for cleaning, painting, waste removal, paving, or other tasks, it makes sense to find a dependable partner and stick with them. Once a team has proven themselves to be trustworthy, dependable, and pay attention to details, you will want to keep them in your phone for years to come.

This will save you time and energy over and over again.

One area where this is abundantly clear is in choosing a dedicated dumpster company. Chances are that your dumpster needs happen in a similar way every time. You want a certain size dumpster delivered to a specific location. It should be there a specified amount of time, and picked up the same number of days later.

Because these patterns are repeated, you can save yourself a lot of time by sticking with one specific company that knows you and knows your expectations.

The alternative is having to spend time on the phone explaining the whole thing in detail each time you need the work done. Then you have to manage the problems that come with not having it done right the first time. But instead of having to do that once, you have to do it every time you need a dumpster.

Doing the same thing over and over again while expecting different results is how Einstein defined insanity.

Don’t do that to yourself.

Instead, for your recurring dumpster project, choose Big Daddy Dumpsters. Explain it to us once, and then … call us back when you need us. We can pull up your recurring order and save you time and energy. Our experienced and friendly staff will replicate that order and confirm specific details – saving you from having to explain the whole thing over and over.

Set it and forget it (mostly). And spend that time doing something else, like working on your golf game.

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Make Big Daddy Dumpsters a Big Part of Your Property Management Plan

As a property manager, your day is filled with managing tasks from minuscule to massive. One minute you are sweeping out a foyer where a client made a mess, the next you are negotiating a contract with a potential long-term client for a vacant office.

The constant demands are a test of your skills and strengths, but after a while, you would like to be able to put more and more of these decisions on auto-pilot so you can focus on solving the bigger problems.

Or so you can play golf. Or take that vacation you have been planning for months and months, but putting off because there is always one more thing.

You are working on developing a property management plan that means you do not have to be involved in making every possible decision. And you don’t have to do every possible task yourself.

You do have a property management plan, right?

You have a property management plan, right?

It makes sense when you’re starting out that every job involves making new decisions. Should I hire this one out? Can we handle this internally? Do I have to do it myself or is there someone else I can send this time?

Over time you develop relationships with trusted vendors and providers. They become your eyes and hands in many ways.  their phone numbers and emails are saved on all your devices. And you know which ones you can call in the middle of the night.

This is the beginning of a property management plan. You have a team working for you. They might be direct employees or they might be contractors who do all the work that needs to get done. And the plan involves knowing who to call for which situations.

Save time and energy with recurring orders

If you have events that happen repeatedly at the same time of the month or the year, you can put some of these decisions on autopilot.

For instance, landlords experience high turnover at the end of the month, with people moving in and out of their apartments. Their usual dumpsters can’t handle the load, so they need to rent a dumpster.

Having a partnership with Big Daddy Dumpsters for a recurring order at the end of each month can save you time and energy. Instead of starting from scratch, you can reference a previous order. We will drop off and pick up the dumpster in the same spot to make your work easier.

Contact us to learn how to make your job easier.

 

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Rent a Dumpster for Your Massive 4th of July Party

You’ve rented the tents. You’ve ordered the ice cream. You’ve designated who will bring the ice, and who will bring firewood.

You have planned a birthday party for America that the country, and certainly your friends and family, will not soon forget.

You’re going to make a mess, and you don’t want to make dozens of extra trips hauling full garbage bags to the curb. Or worse, you don’t want all that mess sitting in your garage or back yard for days until garbage pickup day – a day that has been delayed because of the holiday.

You should rent a dumpster.

Why a dumpster is a better option

Sure, you could just buy a bunch of trash bags. After all, you will have help cleaning up. Aunts and uncles, friends and neighbors will all be willing to take a bag or two and walk around the area.

But then what?

Where will you put them? This is not ordinary trash.

After all, most of what made it a fabulous, unforgettable blowout party is also what will bring raccoons and cats, flies and bees, and all sorts of other critters to the pile of trash.

You will want to put those bags in a dumpster.

Designed to save you time and energy in just this sort of situation, a dumpster will also save you headaches and even greater mess.

If you tried to shove all those bags into your trash cans, you would run out of trash cans. Additionally, a lot of communities have limits on how much trash they will pick up at one location on trash day.

Worse yet, even if you could leave all those bags piled up on the curb, one night of neighborhood critters could create a massive mess as the critters attempt to open, eat, and drag those bags back home to their young ones. It could end up looking like a bomb went off, even after your efforts to clean everything up.

In this case, while renting a dumpster might incur a little extra expense, it more than makes up for it in making a more enjoyable party, and easier clean-up and a smaller trash hangover.

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Get a Bigger Dumpster Than You Think You Need, Here’s Why

Sure, a dumpster rental place is going to tell you to get a bigger dumpster than you think they need. Of course they are, right? It’s called an upsell, and every company does it.

Except there’s more to it than simply upselling.

Getting a bigger dumpster than you initially think you need is good planning advice for multiple reasons. The bottom line is, in most cases it will ultimately save you time and money. Here’s a list of reasons, some related to each other, and overlapping, but each unique.

Your estimation skills are strong

Years of experience have taught you that you have a strong sense of spatial reasoning. You can see how things fit together. You have planned it all out and this will  fit perfectly in the dumpster you have picked out.

Here’s the problem. The act of tearing things out, breaking them down, and throwing them in the dumpster creates space. It creates jagged edges and ill-fitting corners that don’t settle.

That means your project has air pockets in it.

If you’ve planned for that, great. However, if you imagined a compact dumpster neatly packed tight with your rubbish, like a truck on moving day, that is not what you are getting.

Consider rounding up to the next biggest size to allow for the spaces you can’t fill.

You’re a good neighbor

Over the years, or even the past few weeks, you have developed a great relationship with at least a couple of your neighbors. You’re a good person, and you understand the value of getting along with the people who live closest to you, and can keep an eye on things when you’re not around.

So you might offer to let them throw a few things in your dumpster. Or they might assume, because you are so terrific and welcoming, that there is an open invitation to throw their own stuff in there.

That means you are going to have more in there than you ever planned. Maybe a lot more.

You want to do this once

You are a planner, and this event is planned. One trip in, one trip out. You know you have saved yourself a lot of time and energy.

But with space taken up by air, neighbors contributing, and the potential of someone adding another project around the house, you don’t want to do this again.

And you definitely don’t want to stack bags of debris in the garage to bring out on trash day.

Do it once. Account for these factors when choosing the size of your next dumpster rental.

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Tips to Keep Scrappers from Dumpster Diving

One common concern we hear from Big Daddy Dumpster clients involves the practice of dumpster diving. Specifically, our clients ask for tips to deal with scrappers who might seek to pull choice pieces of metal from their dumpster, typically during the night.

This can be a problem because dumpster diving presents a liability for the property owner If someone gets hurt and they were not actively prevented from entering the location.

Here are a few ways to prevent this practice and make sure that everyone stays safe and accident free during your next rental.

Fence it

Good fences make good neighbors, we have been told. This is true for dumpster divers as well. Erecting a barrier like a chain link fence can help draw a clear line around your dumpster. At least it might discourage them from exploring your dumpster, forcing them to move on to a less secure target.

Sign it

If you don’t have the budget to put up a chain link fence around your rented dumpster, there is a less expensive option. Signs can make clear something that should be obvious – climbing into a dumpster is dangerous and unlawful. It is trespassing. Make sure signs are clear and visible.

Hide it

Of course, no one wants to steal what they can’t see. Another simple solution is to hide the items that might be attractive to dumpster divers. Make sure that at the end of the day your trash and unattractive waste is on top of the other items. This way potential thieves won’t know anything is there, or they might suspect it is there but not want to go through the hassle to check.

Save it

Some savvy contractors, especially ones with lots of space, can prevent the problem entirely. Simply save the attractive scrap until dumpster removal day. Then haul it all out that morning. Under your watchful eyes, the scrap will get to its intended destination.

Make peace not war

A final solution is to simply make peace with the scrappers. Instead of playing games and working harder to prevent scrap from getting to the scrapyard, and keeping money out of enterprising pockets, why not make peace? Simply set the scrap next to the dumpster in a place where it is not an attraction to children, but where scrappers can easily access it and haul it away. Less to lift. Less to haul away.

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Is It Easy To Schedule A Dumpster?

Is it easy to schedule a dumpster for your business, home, or community work?

Yes.

Is it easy to find a dumpster that is the perfect size to fully meet your needs?

Yes.

Is it easy to have a dumpster delivered and taken away on your schedule?

Yes.

All you have to do is call (937) 884-2162 and let one of our highly trained and experienced employees help you find the dumpster that meets your needs, and get it scheduled for the exact dates that meet your needs.

Or visit our website at https://bigdaddydumpsters.com/ to do some research independently, if that’s your thing.

Or just go straight to our online booking link.

Things that are harder than ordering a dumpster.

Standup comedy is harder than ordering a dumpster.

It is harder to double tie your shoelaces than to order a dumpster.

It is harder to spell Mississippi than it is to order a dumpster.

Macrame is harder than ordering a dumpster.

In fact, there is a really long list of things that are harder than ordering a dumpster.

Just call Big Daddy Dumpster at (937) 884-2162. When you do, one of our efficient and experienced calltakers will walk you through the simple process of finding the right dumpster for your project. And they will schedule it for the dates that meet your needs.

What’s simpler than having someone else do the work for you? Nothing.

If you’re a lone wolf, you can independently visit our website at https://bigdaddydumpsters.com/ to do some research. Take the work on your broad shoulders. That’s fine too.

Or skip the small talk and just go straight to our online booking link.

Things that are easier than scheduling a dumpster.

Breathing. Blinking. And …

Nada. Nil. Nothing else. That’s it. It’s a short list.

Almost nothing is easier than scheduling a dumpster from Big Daddy Dumpster.

Give us a call, visit online, or book yours online today.

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Save Dumpster Space by Donating to Re-Use Stores

Reclaimed. Re-used. Recycled. Whatever term you want to use, there is a thriving business in giving almost everything one more shot at life.

Most communities have at least one store where lightly used cabinetry, furniture, doors, lumber, and, well, everything is bought and sold. Owners upgrading or tearing down can find one last market. Beginning or thrifty owners find useful fixtures or projects.

And everyone wins.

Save dumpster space – and make money – by reselling

 

For the conscientious homeowner or builder, this thriving middle man market means additional savings in multiple ways.

First, every square foot of space saved in the rental dumpster means a small rental or fewer trips to the dump.

Second, some of these shops will pay a modest fee for the items, or they may even arrange to come pick it up for you. This last option can save labor and time – all of which is favorable to the bottom line.

Finally, there is a feeling of satisfaction that comes from knowing you not only saved space at the dump, but you helped out an ambitious homeowner. Your overall footprint, carbon and otherwise, is smaller.

Use it to your advantage

Of course, you don’t have to only be a donor – although it is a smart way to reduce your workload and impact your environment and community.

You could be a patron. When you are embarking on your next project, stop by the local re-purposing store to see if maybe they have something you could use. Is there a door here that fits your building but saves you buying new? You can get it for a fraction of the cost. Is there a mirror that will work over the new sink to give a room the rustic feel you need?

With a little bit of imagination, time, and the investment of some elbow grease, a re-use store can help every part of your next building project be a little better.

Old lumber can be re-used with dramatic effect.

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Pick the Right Sized Trash Bag for the Job

There are a mind-boggling number of different garbage bags on shelves today. Between various brands, bag types, applications, material, and sizes, one could be forgiven for simply grabbing a box and running to the next aisle hoping for the best.

There are more than a dozen different sizes of trash receptacles in homes. The most common types have many brands competing for their trash bag business. Here’s a guide to the types of cans you have at home, and which size trash bag fit them the best.

First, you need to know that the bags are measured in gallons, which can cause confusion. It helps if you imagine liquid poured into the bag, outside of the container, filling it completely. In reality, the bags don’t hold that much, and often would not stand up to holding that amount of liquid.

4 gallon trash bag

These small boutique trash cans are the workhouse of the home. Found in nearly every room, some people opt to not put any bags in them at all. However, a small 4-gallon bag will do nicely. It will keep your can clean and leave plenty of room to tie the bag shut before putting it out to the curb in your larger trash bin.

8 gallon trash bag

Commonly referred to as the kitchen trash bag, the 8-10 gallon bag can be found in every home. Big enough to hold food and refuse from a couple of days of cooking, it is also small enough for anyone to carry out to the trash bin – even your youngest helpers. And it fits comfortably under most kitchen sinks.

12-15 gallon trash bag

This work room or garage trash bag is perfect for hearty use. It can hold a lot of trash from several projects, or one big one. Watch out, though. When full, this bag can be a load to carry!

20 gallon trash bags and larger

Designed for heavier outdoor or industrial use, bags are made to fit receptacles of nearly every size. These can hold bags within a bag, and are often used as liners rather than trash bags. That is, they are used to keep the bin clean while other smaller trash bags are placed inside then dumped into garbage trucks or dumpsters.

Remember: bagging your garbage is a good choice for keeping your trash bins clean. Check with your community guidelines about which kinds of garbage bags are acceptable at your waste site.

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Spring Cleaning Tips to Keep Your Family Safe and Healthy

When spring arrives, we all face an irresistible urge to throw the windows open, turn the music up, and clean out our homes.

This spring, you can do a deeper clean than normal to make sure that you start the season with a safe, healthy, and virus-free home. Follow these tips to get unusual and hard-to-clean locations spotless this spring.

Deep clean behind the refrigerator

One often-neglected spot in every house is behind the refrigerator. The combination of being hard to reach is combined with natural convection that comes from coils heating and cooling, and in many cases fans that circulate air around the appliance.

This means lots of dust. Add that to the grease naturally found where you do your cooking, and you’ve got a sticky dirty mess.

Use a mix of water and an abundant supply of grease cutting cleaner – including dish soap – to get this spot looking like the day you moved in.

Fight mold in your dehumidifier

As the days heat up, homeowners pull the dehumidifier out of storage to help their basements stay cool and to delay air conditioner season. But what happened inside the dehumidifier during the long off-season? Was it put away completely dry, or did mold possibly grow in the coils?

One way to fight mold is to create a solution of equal parts vinegar and water. Spray or wipe that onto the surface of your coils and every place that water goes during regular operation of the dehumidifier. Then wait several hours for it to dry. Now you can start your season off confident that you aren’t spreading mold spores throughout your house.

You can also use an ultraviolet light to fight mold in your dehumidifier.

Wipe down your door knobs

We were all relieved when we learned that COVID did not spread easily on surfaces but was instead spread in the air between people. However, we ended an important practice that was helping keep us safe from lots of germs: wiping door handles.

Every day we touch the handles of our doors – some more than others – at various times. Sometimes our hands are clean. And sometimes they are not.

It’s impossible to know exactly what viruses, germs, or other contaminants get on our door knobs during this time.

The best solution is to periodically wipe them down with warm soapy water or a mild bleach solution.

Spring is a great time to clean parts of your house you have neglected all winter long.

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Build a Patio This Summer

Summer is coming. And when it arrives, you will be looking for reasons to spend time outdoors. And you will need more space to support your many outdoor activities: cooking, hosting guests and friends, or just reading. The perfect place for all of this activity is your new patio.

Depending on a variety of factors, a wood or a poured concrete patio might be the right choice for you.

Should I choose a concrete patio?

If you need a ground level patio on level ground outside your home, a concrete patio might be the right solution.

Durable, easy to clean, and available in a variety of custom finishes, for many homeowners this is the ideal choice. Custom pours and finishes can make modern concrete look like brick or stone, and even match existing walks and the drive. Custom dyes make concrete a fashionable option.

One downside is that concrete pours tend to be expensive. Additionally, these take more space to build, as access for the truck to pour concrete, or several workers to carry it by the wheelbarrow, makes it a choice for large and flatter spaces.

Should I choose a wood deck?

Pressure treated lumber has long been a favorite building material for porches and decks. Its affordability and flexibility allow for a variety of uses including ground level, upper level, or even multi-level patio / porch visions.

Contractors and avid do-it-yourselfers find wood to be the ideal solution. Since most homeowners already have the necessary tools for woodworking, and lumber is available at a big box store within driving distance of most locations, many homes today have wooden decks.

Some downsides of lumber is that it typically is limited to a variety of wood colors. Additionally, finished wood decks ten to look less formal and are not ideal for every decor or home style.

How do I start?

Make sure you have the space and structure for the patio or deck you desire. In some cases this means taking out an existing deck or patio. Destruction on this level often means renting a dumpster to take away yard debris or the torn down remnants of the original structure that was in that location.

You can work with the friendly staff at Big Daddy Dumpster to arrange a dumpster of the perfect size to match your project and arrange drop-off and pick-up times that match your project calendar.

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