Three Tips For Using A Dumpster To Clean Up Your Renovation Project

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Congratulations! Tackling a major home renovation project on your own is no small feat. While most of your time, attention, and money is likely to be focused on the project itself, efficiently cleaning up is just as essential. One of the easily overlooked advantages of hiring a contractor is that most contractors will take care to clean up after themselves. When working on a project yourself, you'll need to deal with the aftermath yourself, and that likely means hiring a dumpster. These three tips will ensure that you get the most bang for your buck from your dumpster rental.

Estimate Your Needs Before You Begin

Rental dumpsters are sized by the yard, and you'll save the most money by choosing a dumpster that is no larger than necessary for your project. It can sometimes be tricky to size a dumpster perfectly, so use a guide that offers equivalent sizes of pickup truck loads. It is often easier to imagine how much can fit into the bed of a pickup truck, so this can help you arrive at a rough estimate. If in doubt, bump your rental up by a single size. While you'll pay slightly more for the larger dumpster, it will be cheaper than renting a second dumpster to make up the difference.

Rent Before Your Project Is Over

It's easy to imagine that you'll finish your project, rent a dumpster, and quickly clean up your construction debris. Unfortunately, few projects work out this neatly. If your project involves demolition or is likely to produce scrap material, then you will find your workspace quickly overrun with junk. If you do not have space in your home or yard to deal with this buildup, then it can lead to your project taking longer and ultimately being much more frustrating to complete successfully. By hiring a dumpster at the beginning or midpoint of your project, you will be able to dispose of your trash while you work rather than turning cleanup into a project all on its own.

Consider Placement

Finally, don't ignore the importance of having your dumpster placed in a safe and convenient location. Dumpsters and the vehicles that transport them are substantial, so they often cannot be easily parked on lawns or other areas that may be damaged by heavy equipment. Ensure that your driveway or yard can support the dumpster you select to avoid problems with delivery and pickup. Additionally, consider the placement location of your dumpster. The farther the dumpster is located from your work area, the more time and effort will be required to transport refuse to it during your project. A convenient dumpster location can streamline your workflow and ultimately help your project proceed more smoothly and quickly.