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5 Spaces To Declutter While Sprucing Up Your Newly Empty Nest

Posted by John Ferracuti

Oct 13, 2014 5:15:00 PM

The kids are gone, off to college where they can gain an education, get a great high-paying job and take care of you in your old age. In the meantime, you’ve got some work to do. The nest is empty.

If this were a movie script, the argument would be over turning their vacant bedrooms into a sewing room, an exercise space or a place to meditate on the meaning of life. But before that debate can be settled, the rooms have to be cleaned. We’re not talking about running a vacuum, and it’s far more than just the bedrooms that need work.

Here’s a look at how to declutter five spaces throughout your home, and spruce up that empty nest.

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Topics: Organized Lifestyle, junk removal, declutter your home

12 Essential Tasks To Prepare Your Home For Winter

Posted by John Ferracuti

Oct 8, 2014 8:00:00 AM

The leaves are turning and are beginning to fall. Soon, it will be snowflakes floating lazily down, beautiful at first and then — after months of white — agonizing. Most of us in northern climates spend a great deal more time inside at home during the winter. (That, too, can become agonizing over time!)

To make the experience as pleasant as possible, there are several things you need to do, including getting your Netflix queue up to date and stockpiling the microwave popcorn.

But there’s more to getting your home ready before the snow starts flying — and it’s a crucial process that will help keep you safe and warm.

Here are 12 steps to take as you prepare your home for winter.

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Topics: DIY Projects

Habitat For Humanity: A Home For Everyone

Posted by John Ferracuti

Sep 30, 2014 8:00:00 AM

It’s been called the American Dream, but it’s hardly unique to the United States of America. It’s really more a universal dream: having the opportunity to create a life for yourself and your family. Part of that dream is to have a safe place to live.

For decades, Habitat for Humanity has worked to build homes for those in need using a network of volunteers. The organization has grown into an international organization, which as built or repaired more than 800,000 houses and served more than 4 million people around the world.

World Habitat Day

In 1985, the United Nations General Assembly declared the first Monday in October would be World Habitat Day.

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Topics: Habitat for Humanity

Relocating? 8 Things You’ll Need Besides A Moving Van

Posted by John Ferracuti

Sep 29, 2014 2:46:02 PM

Moves often rank among life’s more traumatic events. But a little planning can smooth the process immeasurably. Some of the things you need are fairly obvious — like a skilled moving crew.

But there might be a few things you haven’t considered. Here’s a look at eight indispensable tools to get you through your relocation.

Moving Van And Supplies

OK. Let’s get the obvious out of the way. Boxes, packing tape, bubble wrap (including an few extra sheets to pop, just for fun) are critical. If you’re hiring a moving company, they’ll certainly be able to provide the materials.

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Topics: Organized Lifestyle

What Is Minimalist Living? How Do You Achieve It?

Posted by John Ferracuti

Sep 25, 2014 3:13:21 PM

Comedian George Carlin did a hilarious routine about “stuff.” In it, Carlin suggests “your house is a place to keep your stuff…while you go out and get more stuff.”

That’s a pretty apt description for many. Our homes are filled with beautiful furniture, amazing artwork, appliances, knickknacks, electronics, books and a variety of other tchotchkes.

For many these things enrich their lives. For others, they create clutter. For that latter group, the backlash against consumerism has led some to make a 180-degree turn and live a more austere lifestyle. Those seriously opposed to collecting stuff have adopted an approach known as minimalism.

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Topics: Organized Lifestyle, Minimalist Living

The Perfect Companion For Your New Homes

Posted by John Ferracuti

Sep 12, 2014 8:00:00 AM

It’s time to build that dream home. A beautiful half-acre paradise is located on the perfect spot on the cul-de-sac, on the perfect street, in the perfect community. You’re just not satisfied with the split-level colonial that currently occupies that space. It’s time to knock down that eyesore and build your own mini Versailles.

Home construction is an involved and varied process, but there is one constant companion you can have through the entire process: a Bin There Done That dumpster.

Your new home will require contact with a number of professionals, who will do everything from demolishing the old structure to putting the final touches on your home decor.

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Topics: Home Renovation, renting a bin there dump that dumpster

Dumpster Rental Vs. Junk Removal: What’s Right For You?

Posted by John Ferracuti

Sep 5, 2014 8:00:00 AM

It seems there is no end to human ingenuity and entrepreneurialism. We’re not sure who the first person was to decide to have a garage or yard sale, but we suspect it wasn’t long after that the phrase “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” came into being.

If you have the time and energy, garage and yard sales are a great way to make a little money while ridding your home of stuff you no longer want. But then again, there’s some stuff that nobody wants. Sometimes one man’s trash is actually just trash.

And there’s where junk removal and dumpster rental comes in.

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Topics: Organized Lifestyle, junk removal

When Will I Be Expected to Pay For My Dumpster Rental?

Posted by John Ferracuti

Sep 2, 2014 8:00:00 AM

They say credit is king.

Actually, it’s always been the opposite: The business truism is that cash is king, but really, how many people use cash to pay for anything anymore? And as far as consumers are concerned, credit works just as well as cash and is the preferred way to pay for your dumpster rental.

That said, each franchise operator handles his or her transactions differently. Before we jump into that, know that cash is still an option, albeit a rare one, and you might need to have a history with a franchise operator to pay cash on delivery. Across all Bin There Dump That franchises, 98% of customers pay with credit. Credit cards are the preferred option for all franchises.


First let’s take a look at a few credit card facts (courtesy of

  • The first national general-use credit card that allowed balances to be paid over time was the BankAmericard, issued in 1958 (BankAmericard is now known as Visa). MasterCard started in 1966.

  • The average number of credit cards held by all cardholders is 3.7.

  • When we’re talking about consumers only, the average number of credit cards drops to 1.96.

  • In 2012, there were 26.2 billion credit card transactions.

  • Of the 775 million general purpose payment cards in force (issued, activated and not expired) in the U.S. in 2012, 334 million were credit cards, 283 million were debit cards and 159 million were prepaid cards.

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Topics: Dumpster Bin Fees

Decluttering? How Do You Know Whether To Keep Or Toss An Item?

Posted by John Ferracuti

Aug 20, 2014 1:38:54 PM

You’re on a roll: The rooms of your home are nearly as clean as the day you moved in and more so than any day since. Spring cleaning has continued through the summer, and it doesn’t look like there will be any reprieve in fall.

If your spouse or significant other is making vague allusions to Sherman marching through Atlanta, perhaps you might be going a bit overboard with the purge. Cleaning is good. Leaving your home looking like it was overrun by an invasion of rabid housekeepers might be a bit much.

There are always things you need to keep (at least for a period of time) — tax records, bank statements, kids birth certificates.

Deciding what to keep and what to drop into a Bin There Dump That bin is easy once you start asking yourself a few questions.

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Topics: Organized Lifestyle

Home Renovation: Should I Hire A Professional Or Do It Myself?

Posted by John Ferracuti

Aug 14, 2014 5:40:45 PM

Home improvement projects add value to a home and improve the lifestyle of those living in it. Whether it leads to lounging in a luxurious bathroom suite or enjoying Mother Nature on a backyard patio the pleasures of home renovation projects are varied and many. The decision for homeowners is how to get those projects done.

There are a number of variables to consider when deciding whether to do the project yourself or hire a professional: Skill level, finances and free time are just a few.

But unless you do renovation for a living, there are some projects that its better to leave to the professionals.

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Topics: DIY Projects, Home Renovation

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