Friday, 3 January 2020

Renting A Dumpster To Sell Your Home Faster




Rarely do we stay in one home for our lifetime. More often, we change homes several times along the way, moving closer to jobs, buying bigger homes for a growing family, and building that dream home. When this transition involves the selling of your home, a roll-off dumpster rental will help the home to sell faster. 

Rent a Dumpster to Clear Out Clutter

It doesn’t take long to acquire a bunch of stuff, especially when you are a homeowner. Even if the stay was a short term one, home ownership comes with many needs...items to make repairs, items to fill space, items that are used for decoration. Unfortunately, without realizing and quicker than we plan, these items turn into clutter. And one of the first things your Realtor will tell you is to clear the clutter so potential buyers can imagine their life in your home. 

This clearing of clutter will help your home sell faster. But, the task seems overwhelming. Where to start? What to do? First, you must identify your clutter. There are different types, read about them here


Once you have identified the different types of clutter, call Bin There Dump That OKC to schedule your dumpster. The quick ordering process (ordering online link under ordering process) and fast delivery will help you prepare your home to be on the market. 

Dumpsters Are Great For Repairs

The Bin There Dump That dumpster can then also be used for any debris leftover from repairs. Maintaining a home comes with the responsibility of repairing that home and its parts. Some repairs need immediate attention, such as broken plumbing. Other repairs will need attention to sell your home faster. That window that wasn’t sealed properly and resulted in condensation between panes will need replacing. And those broken fence pickets should be repaired. Some repairs may even be required because of newer regulations. Your Realtor will help to identify parts of the home not in compliance. 

Renting a Dumpster Can Help Prepare For Next Home

Finally, your roll-off dumpster can be used for discarding items you don’t want to take with you to the new home. You used the bin to help your home sell faster, now it’s time to move into your next home FAST! 

If you are downsizing, a dumpster is perfect for getting rid of the extra furniture and knick knacks. And if you aren’t downsizing, a new home might be the time for a new style. The bedding and small items, such as area rugs, will need updating for the new home. 


From preparing for selling to moving out, a dumpster will help speed up the process. 




Friday, 6 December 2019

Christmas Destinations In Oklahoma




Do you have the tradition of watching ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ this time of year? Did you know the film was shot during a heat wave? It’s one of the most iconic Christmas films, yet the snow was not even real. We often have the same situation in Oklahoma with no snow during the holidays. But, Oklahoma does magically transform into a winter wonderland each year at Christmas time with beautiful decorations and winter activities. Here are some close destinations you can visit in our state this holiday season. Your Christmas town is just a short drive away! 

Guthrie

Just north of Edmond is the historical gem of Guthrie where the preservation of an era is unmatched. From the town’s American Craftsman and Victorian style homes to the date-stamped downtown buildings, this town is a welcomed break from the everyday sights of the OKC metro. 

This month, make the short trip for Guthrie’s Territorial Christmas. One weekend is set for the tour of decorated homes and both weekends will include the famous Victorian walks, where the residents are in period costume. The strolls downtown also include live scenes in shop windows. Event scheduling can be found here https://www.guthriesterritorialchristmas.com/

Claremore

December 7th is the day to visit Claremore for their Christmas celebrations. Enjoy a parade in downtown from 5:30 to 7:00, then experience Will’s Country Christmas at Will Roger’s birthplace ranch. 

And don’t forget to shop for the people in your life with the unique selections in the quaint downtown shops. 

Kingfisher

Just a 40 minute drive, Kingfisher is northwest of the OKC metro. This town boasts one of the most popular light displays for visitors. The free event can be visited every night through December 24. A night can be made of walking through over 60 light displays and 200 lit trees. Grab a hot chocolate and a bite from a food truck to take along with you on your stroll. Then take a photo on the swinging bridge while keeping an out for Santa who is known to make appearances! 

Oklahoma City Metro

And don’t forget the metro areas for Christmas fun. The OKC downtown is always a favorite with snow tubing and the Devon ice rink. Edmond has beautiful twinkling displays at Mitch Park, as well right next to the Bin There Dump That office at 3000 N. Kelly a beautiful walk-thru display has been created by Northwest Lawn Maintenance. And Yukon’s drive-through display brings visitors from all over. 



Friday, 22 November 2019

How To Increase Your Rental Income After Making These Improvements




Owning rental property can be a rewarding experience by helping people when they are not ready to buy their own home. And the smartest investments can produce significant income! There will come a point however, when your property needs improvement to stay competitive with the higher rental rates. Try these small improvements to increase the monthly rate on your rental property. 

Curb Appeal

Attract those potential renters by improving the outside appearance! Your best renters are the ones who care about the property’s appearance and what shape it’s in. If you purchased an older property or have owned for many years, the landscaping will benefit from a small overhaul.

The best thing about improving the landscaping is you can do so with a current tenant and there is no loss of income. Once you and your tenant agree on a convenient time for the least disturbance, rent one of our smaller bins to help with your debris. Include in your dumpster...old mulch, any dead or crowded bushes, and overgrown tree branches. 

After you clean up the yard and landscaping, look over the home for wood or siding that needs to be replaced. Oklahoma storms can damage these parts of the property. Also, a metal mailbox and guttering can sustain damage from hail. Add the dented mailbox and guttering to the same dumpster, maximizing your bin rental. 

On The Inside

Rental property owners know higher rents come from desirable properties that are in demand. Small updates can make properties as desirable as competing properties that are newer. 

One improvement should be updating the floor surfaces. Renters are wanting ease in care and function-friendly. The popular choices are wood or wood-like laminates and also tile. Carpet may be the cheaper expense upfront, but choosing a more durable flooring will not require replacement with every new tenant, making it an investment. Also, wood and tile floors are more present than ever in new builds and renters will pay more for this upgrade. 

When upgrading or replacing flooring, rent a roll-off dumpster to dispose of the old carpet and padding. If the baseboards are going to be replaced to match new floor’s height and style, add the old wood to the dumpster also. We have the perfect size bin to accommodate both the flooring and baseboards. 


Finally, if your property is up to date with required maintenance and repair, it is the perfect tine to invest in updating the items in the home that will ‘date’ its appearance. Replacing old cabinetry in the kitchen and bathrooms will improve the appearance of your rental. New cabinets, drawers, and flooring will refresh the entire home. Our larger bin will then be the perfect choice to handle disposal of all the old flooring, baseboards, and cabinets. 

Because these inside updates have to be done between renters, a dumpster will help the update go smoothly with the quickest disposal of old materials and packaging. The goal is to update as quickly as possible, moving the next tenants in and once again collecting rent. 

When you are ready to increase your rental rate by improving your property, Bin There Dump That will help you with your dumpster needs. 






Monday, 21 October 2019

Dumpster Rental Vs. Removal Service




There are many situations when what we need to get rid of will not fit in our trash bins. We accumulate ‘stuff’ throughout the years that can fill closets, attics, and the garage. We use ‘stuff’ until it cannot be used anymore and is just taking up space. We also improve our home by investing in remodeling and repairs. All of these situations result in debris that needs to be disposed. There are a couple of options to consider for quick disposal, dumpster rental or removal service. Let’s discuss both services and which best meets your needs for your project! 

Cost of Dumpster Rental Vs. Removal Service

Everyone likes a good deal! Knowing there are options for getting rid of trash will have people comparing the price of each service. A lesser quote will be attractive, but it is important that the total be compared instead. A dumpster rental service will quote a price for the rental, delivery, pick up, tax, and disposal fees. When inquiring a quote for a removal service, make sure to have removal service visit and quote the price BEFORE doing the work. Most removal services calculate a price by how many employees they use to do the job, their hourly rate, and how many loads will need to be disposed. How many loads will depend on how smart they pack the items. Because of this, a price given on a website or quoted over the phone should be backed up by an in-person quote. 

Time of Service

Both dumpster rental and a removal service will have the debris moved quickly. If you have not collected the items to be removed and moved them to a central location, you will have to be available to direct a removal service to each item. This time will add up with hourly rates. Our dumpster rental includes 10 days to collect those items onyour schedule and at your pace. 

Deciding By Project

The best deciding factor may be the type of job, or what needs to be removed. If you have one appliance that cannot be repaired, a removal service could be the best option with price. Junk removal services may be best with the single, large items such as the removal of hot tubs or pianos.  When there are many items from cleaning out storage areas, or debris from remodeling, a dumpster rental will be more cost effective. 

Liability

After evaluating the type of job and comparing cost of each service, liability must be considered. Because the debris is on your property, ask for the removal service to provide current insurance that fully covers their employees. 

If you have the type of project that will benefit with the convenience of a dumpster roll-off rental, insist that the dumpster rollers and front be placed on protective boards, preventing any scratching on a driveway. 

Both removal service and dumpster rental are options when you are unable to fit in your weekly trash or do not have a vehicle to haul. Your best option can be decided with a little preparation in comparing those options. When comparing, give us a call. We have 5 different sizes of dumpsters and we will help you find the perfect size for your project. 




Monday, 30 September 2019

Update Your Older Home Quickly With These Projects




Styles change with homes from the roof to the floor and everything in between. A home can become ‘old’ quickly, but when you have the friendliest neighbors, an ideal location, and great space, buying a new home may not be the best decision. Instead, updating an older home with some quick projects can make it new again while adding value to the home.

Update Your Floors

The great thing about flooring is it can change from room to room. Some may prefer wood throughout, while others enjoy carpet in the bedrooms. The possibilities are endless, which makes this a fun update.

First, there are new products out there that you may never heard about. Check out your local flooring stores and you will see new textures, waterproof materials beyond just tile, and yes, even recycled materials! Metro Flooring in Moore is a great resource for all the latest trends here in the OKC Metro area.

Wood flooring, stained concrete, and tile are still on trend for preferred hard surfaces. The tile options can even look like wood! The colors that are popular for updating are gray and blonde. And if you want to update the old carpet, people are opting for shorter and more condensed.

Update Your Lighting

Of course, lighting can be just as varied as the flooring from room to room. Often, homes are purchased with fixtures installed by the builder. Now is the time to shop for those original pieces that can stand out as much as a piece of art. These can truly be the focus of a room.

For years, we have been enjoying the brighter bulbs with energy efficiency. These bulbs are lighting up our kitchens, bathrooms, etc. with more of a daylight hue. Other rooms may be best suited with subtle lighting, however.

The updating goal with lighting is to go with as many different styles as you can. While brass and soft gold are popular currently, it will be less costly to use those finishes for a few lights instead of the whole home, making updating easier next time. To help with the originality in each room, mid modern and art deco are making a comeback. Add to that, the ‘sculptural’ fixtures, lighting choices are many. LifeStyles Lighting & Furniture is a great location that will have any light fixture you might be looking for!

Update Your Hardware and Appliances

Another idea for updating the look of a home is the hardware on cabinets, drawers, and doors. Vents and electrical plates can also be swapped out, giving the home a fresh look.

And the kitchen is the smartest investment with updating. Kitchens still continue to be the biggest sellers of a home. The new finishes of appliances are appealing. Gone is the daily cleaning of fingerprints on the refrigerator. Matte and textured surfaces are making these new models stress-free. You can find local contractors and remodelers at Central Oklahoma Homebuilder’s Association. Some of our favorites are StanfordRemodeling, Eisel Construction, LS & Son’s Construction, Next Phase Homes, Matteson Homes, and Kent Hoffman Construction just to name a few!

With these updates, you don’t have to move, you can keep the home you love! Call us at Bin There Dump ThatOklahoma City and we will help you with a bin to get rid of the old so you can start enjoying the new!

Monday, 26 August 2019

Why A Roll-Off Dumpster Is A Better Value Than A Bagster



All decluttering and junk/debris removal jobs are different sizes. There are the largest full home cleanouts and teardown projects, along with full garages and home renovation. However, there will be times that the items are too much for the weekly trash can. A Bagster was invented to try and help with those smaller jobs, but there is less convenience and just as much expense. 

So, What Exactly Is A Bagster? 

A Bagster is a large bag made of Polypropylene. This material makes it durable but it is also flexible. Unfortunately because of the bag’s flexibility, its sides easily fall over when filling it. The bag has been tested to hold up to 3,300 lbs. of weight, but the design makes it difficult to fill and pick up. Items often fall out several times when attempts are made to collect it. Depending on the items, this could become a bigger mess or even result in damage. Any type of bricks or concrete could damage a driveway and other debris could shatter all over the driveway, being left for the customer to clean up. Although it is 8’ long, 4’ wide, and a height of a little over 2 feet, it only has a volume capacity of 3 yds. 

The Purchase Price Of The Bag Is Misleading

Seeing a product in a store or online, advertised for small debris removal jobs, priced at $30 is attractive. BUT, that’s not the total investment, that is just the price of the bag that you will never get back. The majority of the actual cost comes with a companypicking it up and disposing of it. The cost averages $140 and can get as high as $199. The total cost can easily be more than $200 here in Oklahoma. Because of high dump charges and high costs for the truck’s operation, the true price of this type of debris removal, is reflected here. 

Is The Bagster Truly Convenient? 




Since its design is a bag with handles, it is to be removed by a specially equipped truck that includes a crane. Because of that, the Bagster’s removal may take days to get on the schedule for these few trucks. 
 
Another inconvenience is the placement of the bag. The truck that has to remove it, remains in the street. This means the bag has to be at a maximum distance from the street for the truck to reach it. A bag cannot be loaded in the garage or close to the house, making filling it inconvenient. It would get too heavy and dangerous to pull to the street. 

Bin There Dump That bins are much more convenient than a bag because they can be placed closer to your debris. Also, because of our truck design, the bin will not lose its contents when being collected. As part of our service, our delivery experts will sweep up the driveway after loading the bin, assuring a clean spot! So if you have it near the garage, or even in the backyard, the bin’s placement is more helpful in cleaning out debris. 
 
On top of all that, the price cannot compare! ALL of our bins will safely hold more than a Bagster! So, give us a call at 405-640-4345 and we will get you the perfect size bin for your items, at the perfect price, with the MOST convenience


Monday, 22 July 2019

Inheriting a House Full of Stuff: When One Generation’s Junk is Not Another Generation’s Treasure




As the years move on, many of us face the difficult time of having to assist parents in the selling of their estate so they can move in with family, downsize, or into a senior facility. It will always be a tough time, emotionally. But much has changed with our lives and these changes are directly affecting this transition in life. 

Two Generations At Once Want to Get Rid of Their Stuff

A rare time is occurring now. Two generations are adjusting their living situations at the same time. People are living longer and for a first time, parents and their children are downsizingat the same time. 

Many people in the current retirement range have not been able to save up for retirement, yet they are ready to stop, or at the very least, work less. Their larger homes make no sense anymore, they want to move into smaller dwellings, easier to maintain and more accommodating to enjoy retirement. This is happening at the same time however, when they are moving their parents into senior communities. 

In the past, most of the estates belongings went to the next generation. But what happens when the next generation is doing the same with their own stuff? 

Times Have Changed Our Stuff

Not only have times changed, with two generations doing this at the same time, but our stuffhas changed along the way. 

In the past, the furniture being passed down was usually of the highest quality. It was strong and made well. Nowadays, furniture is mainly mass produced. There is no value anymore with your mothers dresser. Most furniture is replaced many times throughout our lives because of the wear and tear that happens quite easily with factory furniture. Our children and even their children will not want worn out furniture or old appliances without the latest technology.  
 
Traditions have also changed! That china used for holidays and dinner parties is no longer desired by younger generations. These occasions are happening less and china is often not used because it is too formal. Because our lives are faster and traditions have changed, our future generations are wanting less and less of their parents stuff. 

The Convenience of a Dumpster Rental Helps Things Go Smoother

You may believe that a lot of your stuff or your family’s stuff still has considerable value. These items can be donated to an organization like Habitat for Humanity ReStore.

That said…

Because the next generation is unable to take on their parents stuff or doesnt want it, Bin There Dump That can be the quickest solution. We have provided countless dumpsters to folks that need to dispose of their parents or loved ones’ items.

Our lives are busier than ever and with careers, there is less time to spend on the disposal of estate items. Whether you are here or coming in from out of state, the roll-off dumpster can be quickly ordered, delivered, and picked up, making for an easier transition.



Plus, with different sizes, the bins will accommodate the small leftovers all the way to the full home cleanout.