Use these tips to make the whole process easier.
A roll-off dumpster comes in handy for many home projects. Adding or sprucing up landscaping, tearing off an old roof, building a sun porch, or cleaning out the basement come to mind quickly. But a roll-off dumpster can be used for other projects, too, like moving to a new home.
There’s Always a Silver Lining
No one enjoys the moving process. It does, however, present you with a golden opportunity if you recognize and embrace it: You suddenly have the chance to get rid of excess “stuff.” What is all this stuff, anyway? It could be the kids’ outgrown clothes and toys waiting for the next garage sale or thrift store drop-off. Maybe it’s furniture and knick-knacks that have sentimental value but aren’t on trend and therefore aren’t being used. You might even have clothes of your own that you haven’t worn in years.
Most people have closets, basements, and attics full of items that need to be tossed out. All these and much more can be disposed of in a roll-off dumpster. Small Haul KC is your place for dumpster rentals in Kansas City. We have dumpsters in many sizes so customers can choose the one that’s right for their moving needs. Not everything has to go, of course. But why move stuff you no longer want? Get rid of it in a roll-off dumpster from Small Haul KC.
Planning Your Move
Moving can be stressful, disruptive, and chaotic. With a little foresight and some organizational skills, you can get through it. Before you know it, you’ll be in your new home, breathing a sigh of relief and reveling in the joy of a project well-done.
Here are a few tips for planning a successful move.
Checklists are your friends. The first step when planning a move should be to get yourself and your household organized. Make checklists of all the tasks that need to be done and categorize them. Attach them to a timeline, too. Make a list or folder for pre-move items, such as projects that need to be completed before selling or vacating your current home. Make a folder for all the documents you’ll need during the home buying and selling process. This includes papers and documents needed for the mortgage and insurance professionals. Create a list of all the tasks that need to be done in the new home, like switching utilities over to your name, hooking up cable and internet, and changing your address with the post office. As you think of to-dos, add them to the appropriate list and move on.
A budget is a necessity. Once your lists are made, take inventory of all your household items, including furniture, appliances, and electronics – everything that’s going with you. Determine whether you can handle the move yourself with the help of friends or whether you’ll need to rent a trailer. On further inspection, you may decide that hiring professional movers is the best option. Weigh all the choices and choose the one that’s right for you. Then budget accordingly, including every move-related expense you can think of. Don’t forget to budget in a roll-off dumpster for those items you’re ready to get rid of. This is especially crucial if you’re downsizing during the move.
Clear the clutter. It’s much easier to pack up the items you want if you’ve removed everything you don’t want. Clear out basements, garages, attics, and closets. Come up with a barometer to help determine whether to keep or toss something. Maybe it’s three years of disuse. For instance, when going through your closet, do you have clothes and shoes you haven’t worn in three years? If so, consider getting rid of them. If they’re still wearable, donate them to your local thrift store, but if not, throw them in a pile for the dumpster. Use your barometer to measure the move-worthiness of every item in the house. This process will help ensure that you only move what you really want to keep.
Learn how to pack. Anyone can throw stuff in a box, seal it up, and put it in the truck, but that doesn’t guarantee that what you packed will arrive at your new home unharmed. There’s an art to proper packing, and it starts with purchasing the right packing supplies. This may seem like an unnecessary expense, but having the right-sized boxes on hand when you need them increases your chances of a successful move. And when your grandmother’s prized china set arrives at the new place without a single chip or crack, you’ll be glad you invested in the right packing supplies. Don’t forget plenty of tissue paper, old newspapers, and bubble wrap.
Having a Roll-Off Dumpster On-Site Makes the Job Easier
One of the reasons so much accumulates in a home over time is that no one takes the time to throw things out. Large items are hard to dispose of, often requiring a trip to the dump, which is inconvenient and time-consuming. Small Haul KC solves this problem by bringing dumpster rentals to Kansas City homeowners.
Reserve one of our dumpsters online. We’ll bring it to you on the appointed day, and you’ll have a full week to load it up with items you no longer need. At the end of your rental period, we’ll come back out, pick it up, and haul it off. Nothing could be easier!
When planning your move, don’t waste time wondering where to rent a dumpster. Call Small Haul KC instead!