Doing a renovation or a detailed cleaning and decluttering of your house is bound to leave you with piles of unsightly trash. Post-renovation, your yard can look like a hurricane went through it with leftover construction materials and stuff you took out of the walls and floors of your house, all strewn all over the place.
The junk produced by a major declutter of a house may be not as gritty and grimy, but it’s just as unsightly and weighty. And given that a major overhaul of the basement and the attic can bring out a plethora of old furniture pieces and various fixtures you kept for decades for that day when you would have time to fix them, a trash pile from this domestic mission can get very bulky and unwieldy.
Don’t do it yourself!
Don’t even try to remove all that junk without renting a disposal bin! After the nightmare of the renovation or that top-to-bottom house clearing, the last thing you want to do is to make umpteen hauling trips in your van to a distant disposal depot! This will take a toll on you and your back, not to mention the mess and damage it will create in your vehicle.
Do the clean up the smart way: rent a disposal bin from your local junk removal company. Rates are very affordable, and you can pay either per hour or per week. Here are a few tips for loading the bin up as efficiently as possible.
Pick the right bin size.
Yes, size does matter! Bins come in various dimensions, so if you rent a bin smaller than your needs, you won’t have enough capacity for your junk and you’ll incur extra charges. On the other hand, a bin bigger than what you require is just a waste of your money.
If you’re unsure about what size of bin you will need, it’s best to consult the junk removal company. A rule of thumb, however, is that for a renovation project, a bin with a minimum length of fourteen yards is required. For a general house cleanup, a more compact four yard bin should suffice.
Load up systematically.
The great thing about a rental bin is that you can load up pretty much anything. The few exceptions generally relate to toxic and environmentally hazardous materials, but you will be advised of those restrictions when your bin is dropped off at your property.
To maximize the capacity of your bin, it’s best to deconstruct or break down the more bulky items before they are tossed inside. Furniture like chairs and tables especially can take up a lot of space in a bin if not levelled down. It’s also a good idea to place the heaviest objects on the bottom of the bin, so you won’t have to lift them to deposit them on top of the pile later.
When you load up, distribute the debris evenly throughout the bin. It’s not a good idea to pile things up in one corner, logistically and safety-wise. Make sure that there is no stuff protruding out of the top of the bin or hanging out over its sides.
Make the loading easier for yourself.
Make sure you have an open walking path to the bin. Clear the space by removing any obstacles that can get in the way, so you can safely deliver your cargo to the bin. Also be sure to get family members and friends to help out. Teamwork makes less work, right? It’s especially important to have a helping hand when you have some heavy objects to carry to the bin.
In the end, you will be surprised how capacious these bins really are. Although the general height of a four yard bin is only three-and-a-half feet, it can hold over a ton of material. That’s 2,000 pounds for those who are not metric-minded. This makes the bin ample enough to carry a Volkswagen Beetle, maybe even with one or two passengers!