Small Haul Lets You Rent a Dumpster for Your Project
If you look around your own home and feel like you might be on the verge of living in an episode of Hoarders, we have an idea for you. If you’re ready to declutter, it’s time to rent a dumpster.
Residential dumpster rental is an affordable way to kick off deep cleaning and organizing your home. A temporary dumpster in your driveway means you can fill it with as much garbage as you’d like, with no limits on the number of cans or trash bags you’re allowed to fill, unlike your regular residential trash program.
If you’re ready to get started on simplifying your home, keep reading for insight into choosing the right temporary dumpster for you and how to go about decluttering.
Timeline for Residential Dumpster Rental
The first thing you need to determine before finding a dumpster rental near you is the timeframe you’ll want the dumpster on your property. Consider when you’ll have time to complete your home decluttering or cleaning. Give yourself enough time to finish your work while the dumpster is at your house.
Generally, temporary dumpster rentals are priced per week, so you might choose a week or two for your project timeline. Look for a temporary dumpster rental company that provides you with upfront pricing, not an estimate, so you know exactly how much your project will cost. You can rent a dumpster for as many weeks as you need.
Temporary Dumpster Sizes
Once you know how long you’ll need a temporary dumpster, it’s time to consider what size of dumpster best suits your project. At Small Haul Containers in Stilwell, for example, we offer five sizes, starting at six cubic yards, up to 20 cubic yards.
To put it in perspective, six cubic yards is the equivalent of six washing machines, and is suitable for cleaning out a small garage or basement, or remodeling a small kitchen or two bathrooms. A larger dumpster, like a 16 cubic yard version, is ideal for demolishing a large kitchen or deck, or cleaning out larger areas of your home, and is the equivalent of 16 washing machines.
Residential dumpsters will fit within the area of a single parking space, so as long as you have that available at your home, you are all set, no matter what size of dumpster you need. We can help you select the right size for your home decluttering project.
Once you’ve selected your dumpster size and timeline, you must make a reservation. If you live in Overland Park, Olathe, Leawood, Lenexa, and surrounding areas, you can request a residential dumpster rental online from Small Haul Containers. We also serve the South Kansas City, Grandview, and Belton areas, and will deliver an empty temporary dumpster to your home on the day you requested. We will even bring materials to spread under the dumpster to protect your driveway.
Use a Temporary Dumpster to Declutter Your Home
A temporary dumpster can make decluttering your home a simple process, no matter which organization method you’re using. Marie Kondo’s method tells you to keep only items that spark joy. Others recommend keeping items that are fully functional and useful, and remove anything that you haven’t used or enjoyed in the past six months.
Regardless of your method, it’s important to sort your possessions into three piles: keep, donate/sell, or throw away. That throw away pile is exactly where your residential dumpster rental can help you the most!
As you go through every item, take the ones that you consider garbage straight to the temporary dumpster parked in your driveway. This will help you clear out your clutter faster than making a trash pile you have to slowly throw away over weeks or months to fit into your regular trash service’s guidelines.
When you find an item you plan to sell, snap photos of it immediately and post it to your favorite online marketplace. Place items you’re going to donate into large boxes or bags, and set them out of the way of your workspace. Set a goal for when you’ll take them to a donation center, or call your favorite thrift store to schedule a pick-up time.
The items you plan to keep will need their own safe space so you or a helper don’t accidentally discard them in your dumpster. Identify this place before you begin, so there’s no confusion later in the process.
Feel free to fill your temporary dumpster just up to the brim. Small Haul Container dumpsters also have a special feature to make loading easy: conveniently-placed barn doors that open and face your home for easy, walk-in loading. You don’t even have to lift heavy objects above your head to toss them into the dumpster!
What You Can Throw Away in Your Dumpster Rental
Temporary dumpsters are incredibly versatile, so it’s actually easier to tell you what you can’t throw away in your temporary dumpster! Small Haul Containers advises not placing the following items in your dumpster rental:
- Paint or paint cans
- Chemicals, including Freon
- Solvents of any kind
- Oil tans or oil drums
- Radioactive waste
- Highly flammable liquids or materials
- Bio-medical or infectious waste
- Liquids of any kind
- Toxic or hazardous materials
If you need to throw away lots of yard waste, let us know in advance. You’ll also need to disassemble large structures, like decks, before putting them in your temporary dumpster.
When your rental timeline is up, Small Haul Containers will come pick up your full dumpster and discard its contents for you. It’s as easy as that!
Choose Small Haul Containers
If you’re looking to rent a dumpster, hire the services of Small Haul Containers. We’re known for our instant online reservations and upfront pricing, quick delivery, and outstanding service in Johnson County and southern Jackson County.
Our dumpster rental professionals can help you select the right size for your project and coordinate delivery and pick-up times to suit your needs. Visit www.smallhaulkc.com to make your reservation, or give us a call at 913-991-1595.