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No Vacancy! 6 Items Too Big For Dumpster Rental

Posted by Luke Hancock

Aug 31, 2015 9:49:25 AM

We all know a square-shaped object won’t fit in a round hole, no matter how hard you try. Similarly, there are some things that just won’t go into a dumpster rental.

Dumpsters range from 9 to 12 feet long and 5 1/2 to 8 feet wide, with 20-yard bins also available for large projects. If your items are larger than these parameters, they are not going to fit.

So, instead of (unsuccessfully) stuffing things like vehicles, play sets and storage units into a dumpster, you can try these ways of disposing large items.

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Topics: Organized Lifestyle

Dumpster Rental FAQ: Do I Need A Permit When I Rent A Dumpster?

Posted by Luke Hancock

Aug 17, 2015 11:09:00 PM

You’re bound to have questions about renting a dumpster, especially if you’re doing it for the first time. One of the top ones we get asked is what all is required to have a dumpster at your home. The answer to that depends on a few things.

If you want to put the dumpster on your yard or driveway, you won’t need a permit. However, if you want the operator to leave it on the sidewalk, street or a public alley, you will need to apply for a permit with your city’s Public Works Department.

When you want to put a roll-off dumpster in the public right-of-way, here’s what you’ll need to know about acquiring a permit.

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Topics: Choosing a Dumpster

How To Organize A Garage Sale In 6 Easy Steps

Posted by Luke Hancock

Aug 7, 2015 3:41:00 PM

There’s more to holding a successful garage sale than waking up early and compiling all of your junk, I mean treasures.

To attract the most buyers, it needs to be organized. A well-planned garage sale not only helps you get rid of your clutter, but it also makes you money.

But before we share how to get all of your ducks in a row for a garage sale, let’s make sure we are on the same page about what it is.

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Topics: Organized Lifestyle

Relocating? 5 Must-Download Smartphone Apps For Moving Day

Posted by Luke Hancock

Jul 22, 2015 4:26:27 PM

When it comes to moving, it’s easy to become overwhelmed with packing, checklists and expenses. So how can you manage it all without letting things fall through the cracks?

There are several apps that can take the guesswork — and some of the stress — out of moving.

So before you start the heavy lifting, download any or all of these smartphone apps for moving.

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Topics: Relocation

How To Declutter Your Home And Make Money At The Same Time

Posted by Luke Hancock

Jul 20, 2015 3:12:00 PM

Finding the motivation to clear clutter from your house can be difficult. But, what if you had a financial motivation?

Take a second to look at all of your clutter, and think about how much you spent on each item: The realization can be a bit overwhelming and alarming.

Instead of letting the unwanted items continue to pile up, turn them into cash. Here are four reasons decluttering your home will save — and even make — you money.

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Topics: Organized Lifestyle

Our Top 10 Excuses To Get You Out Of Your Honey-Do List

Posted by Luke Hancock

Jul 14, 2015 10:04:40 AM

When you have more tasks on your honey-do list than there are hours in the day, you either need to get to work or figure a way out of them. If you go with the later, you’ll need a good excuse.

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Topics: Home Renovation

6 Tips For Carrying Heavy Objects To Your Dumpster Rental

Posted by Luke Hancock

Jul 7, 2015 10:21:00 AM

Getting your unwanted furniture, appliances, large boxes and other heavy objects from inside your home to your dumpster rental outside can seem like a daunting task.

But with the proper safety precautions, help and equipment, you can take some of that pressure — and weight — off of you.

Here are six tips for carrying heavy objects to your dumpster rental.

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Topics: Organized Lifestyle

Review: The 4 Best Interior Design Apps For Homeowners

Posted by John Ferracuti

Jun 24, 2015 11:29:48 AM

Designing a room can make a huge difference in your home — if you’re able to visualize what the new space could look like.

To figure out what you do and don’t like without needing to move or return things, turn to your mobile device.

Interior design apps can help you turn your ideas into reality, whether you’re starting from scratch or hoping to change up a room already full of items.

The next time you redesign a space, check out our picks for the best interior design apps for homeowners.

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Topics: Home Renovation

Review: The 4 Best Landscape Design Apps For Homeowners

Posted by John Ferracuti

Jun 18, 2015 11:18:05 AM

Your yard could use some sprucing up, from adding a flowerbed in the front to redesigning the layout in the back.

But it can be hard to envision what the space will look like with those changes.

Instead of digging in and hoping for the best, use a landscape design app to create a digital layout of the space to see what does and doesn’t work. Even if you’re planning to hire a professional, creating a basic design beforehand can make sure you two are on the same page.

Here are our picks for the best landscape design apps for homeowners — to help you with your next project.

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Topics: DIY Projects

The Bagster vs. Dumpster Rental — Which Should I Use?

Posted by John Ferracuti

Jun 10, 2015 3:06:30 PM

Paper or plastic? Dogs or cats? The correct answers depend on what you need, want or prefer.

Similarly, dumpsters and the Bagster also have their own sets of pros and cons. So before you use one or the other, make sure to do your homework to see which one is best for you and your project.

Here are five things to consider when it comes to choosing between Waste Management's (WM) Bagster vs. dumpster rental from a local provider like Bin There Dump That.

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Topics: Hiring A Dumpster Rental Company

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