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Dumpster Rental Comparison: What Makes Bin There Dump That Different?

Posted by Luke Hancock

Feb 5, 2016 9:30:00 AM

When you buy a car, book a hotel room, or order a cheeseburger, you want to know what makes your choice the right one.

It’s no different when you’re looking for a dumpster rental company. What qualities make a company stand above the rest?

Do you want an average cheeseburger? Heck, no. You want the one stuffed with pepper jack cheese, smothered with bourbon barbecue sauce and topped with fried onions and pickled jalapenos.

Trying to compare dumpster rental companies? Here are 12 ways Bin There Dump That is different from your average dumpster rental company. You can almost taste those pickled jalapenos...  

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Topics: Choosing a Dumpster

Unlucky 7: The Most Common Dumpster Rental Mistakes Homeowners Make

Posted by Luke Hancock

Jan 31, 2016 10:21:00 AM

Mistakes. We all make them.

Don’t worry, we won’t go into great detail about that perm you got in the 80s or the time you thought for sure the garage door was all the way up before you drove in.

We like looking out for you. So take a look at these seven common mistakes homeowners make when renting a dumpster.

Then, don’t make them. You’ll thank us later.

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Topics: Hiring A Dumpster Rental Company

15 Moving Hacks To Make Your Next Big Move A Breeze

Posted by Luke Hancock

Jan 22, 2016 8:00:00 AM

If we said we know how to make moving your entire house or apartment full of belongings more fun, would you believe us?

Nah, we wouldn’t believe us, either. But we can offer some moving tips and tricks to make your move easier. Some of them will actually make you mutter out loud: “Genius!”

You can thank us later, after you unpack your perfectly protected glassware, your efficiently organized kitchen utensils and your magically unspilled hair products.

Some things are best to arrange before you even start packing. Check out these eight helpful reminders to consider before you even get out the boxes and packing tape.

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Topics: Relocation

Bin There Dump That's Top 5 Home Remodeling Trends For 2016

Posted by Luke Hancock

Jan 15, 2016 11:16:02 AM

It’s that time of year again, when everything outside looks gray and bleak, so we long for some refreshing zip inside.

Honey, let’s re-do the kitchen! And remodel the bathroom! The attic has so much potential, don’t you think? Our bedroom is shabby. Take a look at these 1,300 paint chips I brought home...

Whoa. Love that enthusiasm, but you might want to tackle one re-do at a time.

How to choose?

Here are 5 of the top home remodeling trends for 2016. Pace yourself.

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Topics: Home Renovation

Homeowners! Avoid These 10 Most Common Home Renovation Mistakes

Posted by Luke Hancock

Jan 8, 2016 10:53:00 AM

The good news is, we’re not asking you to confess your home renovation slip-ups and goofs here, in public.

But we all make them.

That time you ordered the dishwasher that was too big for the space. The paint that cracked and peeled off in big hunks before it was even dry. The embarrassing trip to the emergency room because you... well, let’s not get into it here.

Some home renovation mistakes are so common the experts find themselves talking about them time and time again.

Homeowners, in 2016 and beyond, do your best to avoid these 10 common home renovation mistakes.

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Topics: DIY Projects, Home Renovation

Be A Winner In 2016 — 10 Home Makeover Contests And Sweepstakes

Posted by Luke Hancock

Jan 5, 2016 9:31:38 AM

Everybody wants to be a winner. When the prize is a home makeover, $25,000 worth of designer furniture or a $1.5 million dream house, well, how fast can you sign up?

Check out these 10 home makeover contests, click your way in to enter, and start daydreaming about your big win.

One important note: The deadline to enter is coming right up for a few of these sweepstakes. So don’t dawdle.

And good luck!

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Topics: Home Renovation

Need Ideas For An Empty Basement? We've Got 20 Of Them

Posted by Luke Hancock

Dec 16, 2015 3:48:41 PM

Let’s cut the pretense and just call the basement by its real name: dumping ground.

Every piece of junk and clutter we think we might need someday but we’re not quite sure what to do with ends up in the basement.

Cast-off kitchen appliances you keep in case of emergency. Those curtains that might be perfect for some window, someday. Old comic books. The dog sweater from Aunt Edna.

Clean. It. Out.

We know. We can sense your shudder from here. But it has to be done. Next up: The fun part. Once you have that nice open space, the possibilities are endless.

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Topics: DIY Projects

Winter Dumpster Rental — 6 Things You Should Expect

Posted by Luke Hancock

Dec 10, 2015 4:55:06 PM

You might assume you missed the boat on tackling that home renovation project. It’s winter, after all. Time to settle in for a few months of good television, popcorn and your couch.

Nice try.

Winter is actually a great time to re-do your basement, remodel the bathroom, and (or) tear out that kitchen backsplash that’s been bugging you since 2003.

But can you rent a dumpster bin in the snowiest, blowiest season? You bet.

Here’s a look at a few things to keep in mind when it comes to winter dumpster rental:

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Topics: Choosing a Dumpster

Asbestos 101: Do You Know How To Handle This Hazardous Material?

Posted by Luke Hancock

Dec 2, 2015 2:42:06 PM

Asbestos is one of those words that causes homeowners to panic.

Yes, it can be dangerous. Breathing high levels of asbestos fibers can lead to an increased risk of lung cancer or asbestosis, in which the lungs become scarred with fibrous tissue.

But if asbestos is in your home, it’s not necessarily a serious problem. If intact, it doesn’t pose a threat, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The danger is that asbestos materials may become damaged over time. Damaged asbestos can release asbestos fibers and become a health hazard.

So what do you do if you discover asbestos in your home? Do you hold your breath and remove it? Call an expert? Hide in your closet?

Welcome to Asbestos 101.

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Topics: DIY Projects

Want To Flip Houses? 8 Qualities Of A Successful House Flipper

Posted by Luke Hancock

Nov 30, 2015 12:20:20 PM

Love those house flipping shows on TV? They make it look easy, don’t they? Even when major problems arise, everything is tidily wrapped up after a couple commercial breaks.

Well, it isn’t easy.

But it helps if the flipper has a few qualities that give them the fortitude and know-how to get in, get the job done and get out. With profit.

What are some of the qualities of successful house flippers?

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Topics: Home Renovation

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