Dumpster Value: 4 Small Family Clean-Up Projects To Help Fill Your Rental

Posted on: 11 July 2016

When renting a dumpster for a construction or clean-up project, you want to get your value's worth for the space that you're renting. Once the main project is completed, you may notice that there is some extra space in the dumpster. Instead of just leaving that open space and wasting money, there are a variety of small clean-up projects you can do around your home. By making a list of these projects ahead of time, you can ensure that your dumpster gets filled when renting it. Browse through four different projects that the whole family can do together. By the end of them all, you will have less clutter and full-value use of your dumpster rental.

Weeds & Plants

Dumpster rentals are great for cleaning up your landscape. Using large paper leaf bags, you and your family can walk around the home, pulling up weeds, filling the bags, and disposing of the items right in the dumpster. It's also a good time to pull up any dead flowers or plants in your yard. It's easy to rake up a pile of leaves and brush and bring it right over into the dumpster. Using the leaf bags will make it easier to organize the debris. On a windy day, the leaves, sticks, and weeds could easily blow out of the dumpster and create another mess. The leaf bags can be placed deep inside the dumpster and help create a clean look on the exterior of your home.

Children Closets

While you use the dumpster for a main purpose like a home construction project, you can send your kids off to do some cleaning of their own. Children's closets and bedrooms offer plenty of items ideal for filling a dumpster with. For example, children can go through all of their old clothes. Ripped clothes and clothes that don't fit anymore can be tossed right into the dumpster. this also includes bulkier items like shoes and jackets that are a pain to bag up. Along with clothes, children can clean out old toys that are no longer used. It's a good time to get rid of broken toys, doll houses, toy guns, action figures, and outdoor toys that are no longer being used.

Refrigerators & Pantries

If it's been a while since you've cleaned out your fridge or pantry, then you can get a lot accomplished with the extra space inside of your dumpster. Expired food products, leftovers, and unwanted items can get tossed right into the dumpster. This is an ideal time to look through items like salad dressings or drinks that may have been in the refrigerator for a while. Children can go through all of the canned goods to check the dates and see what can still be consumed. You can also dig deep inside a freezer to find meats or freezer-burnt items that are no longer good anymore. Taking just an hour to clean up these areas can create a huge space saver for your home.

Seasonal Storage Boxes

Instead of waiting until a season or holiday to pull out storage, a dumpster rental is an ideal time to clean out these storage boxes. For example, you can pull out a Christmas storage box to get rid of old decorations or ornaments that are not typically used. Christmas lights need to be recycled separately, but most non-electronic decorations can be tossed right into a dumpster. This includes other holiday decorations like the Fourth of July and Halloween. By cleaning out these storage boxes, you can reduce clutter and make room for new decorations as each holiday arrives.

Contact a dumpster rental service like East Central Sanitation & Recycling for different price estimates on dumpster sizes. This will help you plan out the ideal side for your main project and any side projects you wish to take on.