Monday, 1 April 2019

Is Your Home Storm Season Ready?


Springtime in Oklahoma can be some of the most stressful times for homeowners because of our weather. With the change of season comes high winds, lots of rain, and thunderstorms with lightning and hail. Preparing and protecting homes prevents costly damage from springtime storms.

Roof

The first point of protection for homes is the roof. When a home is not protected by reliable roof material such as shingles, tile, or metal, the wood and other building materials will suffer water damage during Spring weather. A roof leak can go beyond just cosmetic fixes and affect electrical systems. Any electrical compromise is dangerous with the possibility of fire.

It is a good idea to schedule a roof inspection at this time of year. This is the safest plan to evaluate the condition of the roof, with professionals on top of the roof instead of yourself. Even with newer roofs, a professional can look over the roof properly, to make sure there is no prior storm damage. At the very least though, a good look at your roof can be done by you, while outside. If possible, take a look during a windy day to notice any loose shingles. Also, look for any uneven places on the roof.

After a storm, do an inspection on the inside of the ceilings for discoloration or sagging. And during a storm, take a tour of the attic to make sure there are no leaks.

If you find that you have roof damage and would like to have it inspected, be sure to only use a reputable, local, licensed roofing company. It is an Oklahoma law that all roofers are licensed in our state. 


Yard

More protection for your roof and the rest of the home is trimming trees in the yard. High winds can easily propel branches and limbs into a home. Lightning is also very dangerous with trees branches that may be close to the roof line. Trimming these trees will be helpful by clearing safely away from roofs and preventing fire.

Also, the rain can cause other issues in the yard. Inadequate draining and erosion can be not only a mess, but lead to costly damage.

Storage

For further protection against storms, now is the time to clear out storage areas. Storage areas such as garages, attics, barns and sheds are the go-to places for property that can easily be pulled in before a storm, protecting it from damage. Assess these areas and make sure there is plenty of space cleared out for these items. Such items that can be pulled in to storage before damaging hail and wind are cars, patio furniture, pool accessories, toys, and even grills. Utilize your protection space by clearing out unwanted junk and leaving room for these items when needed for storms.

You might find renting a dumpster can help you get your home storm ready.  If your garage or storage shed is too full of unused or unwanted item that you can not get your car in it might be time to consider decluttering. Renting a dumpster now can save you a headache and sense of panic when the storm does arrive. 

Monday, 4 March 2019

Multiple Projects PLUS One Dumpster Equals EASY Spring Cleaning




It seems as if Winter weather has been around too long, but Spring is on its way! That means Spring cleanup. Renting a roll-off dumpster will help you knock out multiple Spring cleaning projects all at once! It’s time to reserve a bin and tackle all your Spring cleaning in and outside the home. 

Inside The Home

Start Spring cleaning with the inside of the home. The groundhog predicted an early Spring, but we Oklahomans know there will be some cooler days for a few more weeks. This is the perfect time to work on the inside, progressing your way outside by the time warmer days are here. 

First, to make Spring cleaning easier, decluttering is necessary. Eliminating the clutter of unwanted and unused items not only gives the home a fresh look, it makes it easier to deep clean such things as light fixtures, ceiling fans, lamps, flooring, and inside cabinets. Go room by room and gather up items from closets, inside cabinets, and put them in the garage. 

On The Outside

Next, it’s time to clean up Fall and Winter from outside and get the house and yard ready for Spring. Just like inside the home, clearing out the unwanted stuff, will make it easier to prepare for Spring. This can be done by clearing out the gutters, raking up leaves, clearing out old mulch, trimming trees and bushes. 

After piling the unwanted yard debris, it is time to order your roll-off dumpster and proceed to the last project. 

Garage And Attic

The final project is tackling that garage and attic. Both areas accumulate ‘stuff’ more than other areas of the home. This is easily done because a lot of the items you may need to throw away are too large to dispose of with regular trash pickup. 

Start with pulling out all stuff from the garage floor and placing items to keep on the other side of the dumpster, while placing unwanted items, including the pile from inside, into the dumpster. Next, empty any trash or junk from the attic and add to the bin. The items you are keeping in the garage can now be returned to the garage. And finally, add the yard debris to the dumpster. 

With bins that take up a small area and rental periods that include 10 days, your multiple Spring projects can be combined and easily cleared away. We even sweep up when we pick up the bin! That’s the ultimate Spring cleaning. Let us know when you want to book your bin! 

Monday, 18 February 2019

Saving Money On Your Dumpster Rental




You have already decided to save money by renting a roll-off dumpster instead of taking debris to the city dump. Now, it’s time to save money on your roll-off dumpster. We’ve got the best tips for you!

Planning Ahead



We deliver roll-off dumpsters to your project 6 days a week, making it easier for you to plan your project. And our rentals include up to 10 days to complete that project. This gives you a big window for planning ahead, but here’s a tip...plan around the weather forecast if possible. While we offer the extension of rentals for a small, daily charge, you will save money on your rental if you plan the project during the best weather!

And if you are working with a contractor, the best tip is to discuss a schedule with them so you can plan the best days for the bin.

Optimizing Space

We want you to get the most out of your rental. The next tip is to optimize space! We will help you determine the best size bin for your debris, but there are ways to utilize it to your best advantage. For example...breaking down materials can help fill spots. And if you are clearing out old junk, be sure to use the space in the furniture, such as books in shelves or clothes in the drawers of that old dresser. Packing smart will help you save money!

The Best Size For The Job

The next tip could be the best of all. Once you plan your project date, give us a call and we will help you with the best size dumpster for your needs. There are 5 different sizes to choose from! From small to larger jobs, there is a perfect dumpster and our website shows each bin in photos to help you visualize what you might need.

The pricing difference on our roll-off dumpsters is nominal, making it less expensive for you to go a size up if you are not sure on what you might need. We’ve made it cheaper for you to go a size bigger than rather ordering another bin to finish the job.

You’ve made the smart decision to use a roll-off dumpster for the quickest project cleanup. Planning ahead, packing smart, and ordering the perfect size bin will help you save money, making it even better!

Monday, 14 January 2019

We'll Help When Other Companies Can't



The holidays are over so its time for out with the old and in with the new.However, disposing of some household items is not as easy as throwing away in the trash due to space or guidelines. Bin There Dump That OKC can help you get rid of these items quickly. 

Electronics

Nothing changes as quickly as technology nowadays! Almost every year, a new model cell phone, game system, or tablet are introduced. There are also technology advances with televisions, making them bigger, more clear, or more accessible for applications.

Because of this and great store sales, electronics make for some of the best gifts. However, getting rid of the old models isnt the easiest with strict guidelines for e-waste with most city utility companies. Bin There Dump That OKC takes all electronics, giving you an easy plan to get rid of the old items. 
 
Bedding

Another sale opportunity at this time of year is for bedding, such as mattresses. Old mattresses are one of the most difficult items to get rid of, because not only do they not fit in the trash can, but many disposal companies do not take them. But we do! 


BinThere Dump That OKC has great bin sizes that accommodate mattresses. And if your box spring is being replaced, throw that in also! Our bins will have space for both and even the old pillows! 

Appliances


From small to large kitchen appliances, Bin There Dump That OKC will accept all that are needing to be discarded. This even includes refrigerators! Being one of the very few companies that accepts refrigerators, however, we need to be sure it is done correctly. So, just be sure to mention when ordering because of certain requirements and Bin There Dump That OKC can haul it away. 

Whether it is appliances, e-waste, or bulky mattresses, Bin There Dump That OKC can help you quickly clear out the old so you can fully enjoy the new! Call us today and book your bin. With 5 different sizes, there is a perfect size for your job. And to make the job even easier, if you order in the morning, we can get it to you in the same day! All rentals include 10 days to complete the job, so you can take full advantage of having a roll-off dumpster at your disposal.                                                         

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

The 4 Best Tips To Prepare For Holiday Guests




Christmas Day is one week away and New Year's Day will shortly follow! If you are going to be the host for the holidays, we have the BEST tips to prepare for your guests. 

Declutter

The first thing to do is to clear out spaces, such as guest bedrooms, for those holiday guests. These rooms often end up as extra storage for unused items. If guests will be staying with you, the guest or extra bedrooms should be cleared of that extra stuff. Space should be created for guests’ luggage, etc. And don’t forget the closets and bathrooms. Unnecessary items can be gathered now for later sorting, then stored away in an area that won’t be used during the holidays. 

Comfort Is Essential

Once you have decluttered the space, you can now focus on the essential comforts for guests. 

You want your guests to feel as comfortable as they do in their own homes. This can be achieved with a few special touches. Extra blankets and pillows can be put in the closet. Lighting is also important for guests that may not familiar with navigation at night. Lamps in rooms and night lights, placed in hallways, can help with this. And with electronic devices being so much a part in everyday life, charging equipment for your guests, if forgotten, will be appreciated. 

The bathrooms should also be prepped for the guests’ comfort. Bath towels and soap should be easily accessible. Extra toiletries such as shampoo, toothbrushes, and hair dryer can be placed in the bathroom in case guests forgot to pack them. 

A Little Preparation Goes A Long Way 

Providing a comfortable place to stay can make for the happiest of guests. A bit of preparation can extend that comfort throughout their stay. One suggestion is to prepare a coffee bar in the kitchen, ready to go each morning with mugs and other add-ins. This way, early birds can fix a cup and return to their rooms without having to go through cabinets. Another good idea is to having snacks on hand, ready to go at different times of the day. These snacks can be prepared a few days ahead, stored in serving bowls for quick serving.


These tips will help your adult guests feel right at home but don’t forget about the younger guests. Children can bore easily, so having games on hand will help with that. 

Easy Cleanup

So your holidays went perfectly and your guests left happy. Now is the time to go through the items you cleared out. You may suddenly realize most of the stuff you cleared out is not needed and you are enjoying the new look of those spaces. Ordering a roll-off dumpster will help clear those items up in one day. This is also the perfect time for the dumpster to do double duty. Any boxes, extra trash, and gift wrapping can be added to the bin for the quickest of cleanups! 

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Fall Cleaning May Be Better Than Spring Cleaning - 3 Reasons Why



Yard

Our yards, gardens, and landscaping transition for Winter by mostly dying off. This is the perfect time to clean it up. Clearing the dead vegetation, cut grass, and fallen leaves, will not only better the appearance of the home, but will also encourage healthy growth for Spring. And don’t forget the gutters! Any leaves stuck in the gutters could be disastrous for a home during Fall rains or Winter storms. Avoid roof leaks and erosion damage by removing all debris from the gutters. 

Such a clearing of the yard will add up in lawn bags. A dumpster will accommodate those many bags where they can be disposed of quickly instead of spread out for weeks using your local trash service. 

Now is also the time to tackle those low hanging branches or changing out mulch. With 5 different sizes of roll-off dumpsters, the perfect size is available for smaller or large jobs. 

Holidays

It’s the year to be the host for the holidays! First, get ready for the family by clearing out the garage for extra parking. Next, clear space for overnight guests by disposing of extra stuff that has turned the guest room into a junk room. 

And while you’re getting ready to be the best host for the holidays, bring down those decorations from the attic. Go through all, getting rid of non-working lights and broken items. Is it time for a new tree? Dispose of the old one in your bin. 



Back To School

With the kids back in school, bedrooms and playrooms can be tidied up and cleared out during Fall cleaning. Broken toys and old clothes can be thrown out, making the most of the child’s space. 

And they don’t stay little forever, so out with the old. This could mean toys and rooms they’ve outgrown. Cribs, toddler beds, and playhouses are common for changing out. 

Maybe they have gone off to college. Is it the time to have that home office or gym you’ve wanted? A dumpster rental will help clear out that space quickly for the redesign. Just make sure the guest room is ready for when they do come home to visit! 

Have one or all of these projects on the “To Do” list? Give us a call to get a dumpster perfect for your needs and schedule. 

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

2018 Street Of Dreams Is Almost Here!

2018 Street of Dreams

Whether you are in the market for a new home or just want to see the new trends, Street of Dreams 2018 showcases the best of the best! Once again, Bin There Dump That is a proud sponsor of this amazing event. We want to share all the information with you so you can join us at the Street of Dreams!

About The Homes 

The featured homes range 4,000 to 5,000 square feet in size, with different styles from Tudor to contemporary.

The latest technology will be highlighted in homes with programmable lighting, security, and even sound systems. Kitchens will be adorned with the top appliances and beautiful finishes such as marble. The master suites will feature luxurious bathrooms and grand closets. And outdoor space will be showcased with lake views and customized kitchens.

Featured Home Builders

These magnificent homes have been built by some of the most elite home builders in Oklahoma.  Builders featured this year are Adams Kirby Homes, Gibbs-Hancock Luxury Estates, Integrity Fine Homes, Matteson Custom Homes, Massa Rossa Luxury Homes, McCaleb Homes, Ripple Creek Homes, and Tim Hughes Custom Homes.

Where To Go/What To Do 

The 2018 Street of Dreams is in the brand new OKC neighborhood, The Falls. From I-35, head east on Route 66/2nd St. 4 miles to Post Rd. Turn south on Post Rd. and travel for 2 miles to Post Rd. and
NE 150th St. Turn east onto NE 150th St. to The Falls and Street of Dreams parking area.

Along with the daily touring of these fabulous homes will be special events. A Family Fun Night will be on the 19th with extended hours until 9 p.m. Families can also Trick-Or-Treat The Street on October 28th! Realtors will receive free admission on the 16th and 25th. On the 23rd, military, veterans, AND first responders will get in free.

Event Details 

This year the Street of Dreams will run from October 13th until October 28th. The homes will be open to tour 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Homes will be open rain or shine and it is recommended to plan on a few hours to view all homes.

To purchase tickets, go online to streetofdreamsok.com or into Harry’s TV Appliance for an advanced $20 single day ticket. Children 12 and under are free and $25 single day passes can be purchased on site until 6 p.m. daily.