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5 Roll Off Dumpster Rental Tips To Avoid Property Damage

Posted by John Ferracuti

Dec 18, 2014 6:33:45 PM

So you’ve decided to clean house. Get rid of everything. Maybe you’re flipping a property or just decided it’s time to downsize. Either way, “rent a dumpster” is next on your to-do list before the big purge. Great idea!

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Topics: Choosing a Dumpster, Hiring A Dumpster Rental Company

Declutter Your Home Fast: Our Top 4 Clutter Busters

Posted by John Ferracuti

Dec 10, 2014 5:17:54 PM

Remember when you first moved into your home and it was empty? A blank canvas full of possibilities. Then came the clutter. And your blank canvas — a clutter free home — became more crowded and cramped with each passing year. Where did all that space go?

Did you know, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, 32 percent of people with two-car garages are only able to park one car inside due to clutter? And the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) says 80 percent of what we keep we never actually use.

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Topics: clutter busters,, declutter fast

Home Design Hacks To Give You More Storage Space

Posted by John Ferracuti

Dec 6, 2014 1:20:04 PM

Whether you rent or own, everyone complains about the amount of space available for storage. It’s the bane of home or apartment living. Fortunately the world is filled with clever people willing to share their insight and innovation. When it comes to saving space, there’s no end of ideas. Here are a few of our favorites.

Pegboard

Pegboard isn’t just for dad’s workroom anymore. Add some hooks, pegs, baskets, or any number of other touches, and you have convenient and elegant way to save space. We didn’t list pegboard under any specific room because it fits into just about any room. A little creative design and the ubiquitous pegboard can save space in any room.

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Topics: Organized Lifestyle, DIY Projects

Preparing For Your Relocation: Sell, Keep or Toss It?

Posted by John Ferracuti

Nov 26, 2014 1:53:46 PM

A new job. Returning home to be near family. There are many reasons people choose or are required to relocate. No matter the reason, packing up and moving across town or across country is stressful and challenging.

One way to make the process easier is to lighten your load by selling, donating or throwing away as much as you can. Sure, there’s some stuff you need to keep: important documents, family heirlooms, children. But you’ll also have to make some tough choices.

Here’s some advice for deciding what to keep, what to sell, and what to throw away (or donate).

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Topics: Organized Lifestyle

Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Dumpster Rental Company

Posted by John Ferracuti

Nov 13, 2014 8:00:00 AM

There are no stupid questions. (OK, we know that’s not true. Anyone who’s spent any time on the Internet knows there are plenty of stupid questions out there.)

Asking the right questions, though, can help consumers save money and aggravation. And at Bin There Dump That, we encourage anyone interested in renting a dumpster bin to ask a lot of questions.

Many people haven’t rented a dumpster before and might not even know what questions to ask. It’s our belief that the more you know, the more likely you’ll be to rent from one of our franchise operators.

With those two thoughts in mind, we offer share some questions you might want to ask before you make your final decision.

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Topics: Hiring A Dumpster Rental Company

7 Tips For Staying Sane During Your Major Home Renovation

Posted by John Ferracuti

Nov 7, 2014 8:00:00 AM

A home renovation can be one of the most rewarding and frustrating experiences any family can go through. Combining work, school, pets and kids with dirt, noise, workers and rooms that can’t be used — and you’ve got a recipe for family discord, stress and even temporary mental breakdowns.

Our best advice: Visit an all-inclusive resort for the duration of the project. All right, that might get a bit expensive. If you don’t have a wealthy relative willing to share a wing of his or her mansion, then you’re going to need to figure out how to live in a construction zone. It won’t be easy, but with the right attitude and well-thought-out strategies, you can make the experience more pleasant.

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Topics: Home Renovation

What Happens To My Stuff After It’s Put Into A Bin?

Posted by John Ferracuti

Oct 30, 2014 8:00:00 AM

For all our technology and knowledge, life is filled with mysteries. Are we alone in the universe? Can pigs pull a hamstring? Is there another word for thesaurus? And perhaps the greatest mystery of all: What happens to the stuff you throw into your rental dumpster bin after it leaves your property?

For many customers, the old adage “out of sight, out of mind” applies when it comes to the stuff they deposit into a Bin There Done That dumpster bin. Once they rid their homes of material they no longer want or need, they simply don’t care where it goes.

But some like to know where the bits and pieces of their lives end up. However, like many things in life, the answer is a bit more complicated than it might seem on the surface.

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Topics: Hiring A Dumpster Rental Company

What Does ‘Delivering The Friendly’ Mean?

Posted by John Ferracuti

Oct 27, 2014 8:00:00 AM

Have you heard? Bin There Dump That recently became the sponsor for Team Glenn Howard, the renowned curling institution. It just fits: Proper sweeping is critical to a successful curling team, and it is equally important to a successful residential dumpster bin service.

It’s also reflective of Bin There Dump That’s stated objective to “deliver the friendly.”

Delivering the friendly is more than just a slogan. At Bin There Dump That, it’s a credo, a mantra, a way of life.

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Topics: Hiring A Dumpster Rental Company

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, Hiring A Dumpster Rental Company

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

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