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5 Things to Do to Prepare for Your New Dumpster Rental

So, you’ve made the decision, you’re finally renting a dumpster to finish cleaning that overcrowded and filled basement – or maybe you’re finishing that kitchen remodel that you’ve been waiting to do. The projects and options are endless for the reasons you might finally be choosing to move forward with getting a dumpster, but the fact of the matter is, if you’ve never rented a dumpster before, you might not know exactly what you’re in for! Dumpsters can help you accomplish a lot in minimal time but still require some planning. Here are a few ways you might want to prepare for your dumpster rental from the beginning to the end of the process.

1. Decide what size dumpster you’ll need

This might seem like an obvious first step, but it can be challenging to know how big of a dumpster you’ll need depending on the project you are working on. Here at Cannonsburg Wood Products we have four different size dumpsters depending on what you might need. There are 15, 20, 30, and 40 yard options for rentals with us and each holds anywhere from 3 – 10 pickup trucks worth of stuff. Obviously its impossible to know exactly how much space you’ll need, but asses your project and do your best to make an educated guess as to how much space you’ll need.

2. Make space for the coming container

This is a crucial and often forgotten part to preparing for your dumpster container. Dumpsters are large, and you need to make sure that you have enough space for it so that you can keep your project moving. It’s smart to also strategically plan out where you’d like your dumpster to go in order to work smarter, not harder. Try to utilize space close to the project you’re working on in order to minimize the effort it takes to get your items into the container.

3. Decide a budget for your project

Sometimes it’s easy to think about the cost of repairs or renovations but we can forget to factor in the cost for cleanup! This includes the cost of your dumpster. While going over your budget it’s important to think about things such as the length of time that you’ll need it and if there will be multiple times that it needs to be picked up and emptied!

4. Set goals for yourself

Half of the battle it seems like when it comes to home projects is staying motivated. Setting both a budget and goals for yourself should help you! Plan out exactly what you need to get done and when you need to get it done by. This can help you stay on track and use the dumpster for the least amount of time which will save you money!

5. Remember to pay attention to both weight and capacity limits

Most dumpster rentals have both weight and capacity limits. It can be easy to forget what they are, but those specifications are important to remember – especially when you are dealing with big projects and lots of material weight and capacity limits can be hit quickly. Know your limits and save yourself the extra work later on.

Remember, before the day of dumpster delivery comes, it’s always a good idea to call your rental company and talk about what expectations there are on you as the renter. They will make sure to tell you everything you need to know and remember for your rental period. If you are looking for a reliable dumpster rental and container company, contact us today or learn more about our dumpster rental services here. We are happy to help you with whatever needs or questions you might have.

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