Cleaning a garage can be a frustrating job, but you'll be glad that you did it. Renting a dumpster can take out a lot of the frustration.
Junky garages are more than just an irritant — they're a serious problem. Out of the 8 percent of garage fires that begin burning trash, boxes and loads of trash and waste are the first things set ablaze. What's more, 70% of 2-car garages are so packed that they can only allow a single car.
Aside from being a matter of safety and convenience, you will flat out feel better in your home when you know your garage is clean and taken care of. Renting a dumpster can help you tackle your garage cleaning project carefully and quickly. Here are a few tips you should know about renting a dumpster to clean your garage.
Go through your garage and figure out how much rubbish you need to get rid of
Start by taking inventory of your garage so you can see what all needs to be taken care of. Think about the weight of the items you are getting rid of and whether or not you will need additional equipment. Dumpster rental companies will often let you rent dollies so that you can haul out the heavier waste. Renting a dolly might cost you about $60 per day. The better you get in front of the planning process, the easier it'll be to rent the correct dumpster.
Consider the factors that will go into your choice of dumpster and how much you will ultimately pay for it
Start going through your dumpster options in order to find the right fit for your garage cleaning project. They come in varieties of 10 yards, 20 yards, 30 yards, and 40 yards. Look into the weight limit of the dumpster as well. They might have weight limits of about 4,000 pounds or so, depending on the size of the dumpster. A 20-yard dumpster, for instance, might cost between about $300 and $700 for a rental period.
Plan diligently and set up your dumpster for easy and proper use
Take the time to plan out your dumpster rental as well so that you have it on time for your garage cleaning. Have the dumpster rental company set it up right outside of your garage so that you don't have far to carry any waste. Use careful lifting techniques and make sure to keep the lid shut at night so you don't invite pests.
Let these tips help you out with your dumpster rental and garage cleanup project.