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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

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: hiring a dumpster rental company

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

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, hiring a dumpster rental company

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