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. 

Monday, 3 June 2019

Roll-Off Dumpsters Are Perfect For Busy People




Who isnt busy nowadays? Days are filled with work, family, errands, and activities. So, when a project, such as remodeling comes up, the best plan is to order a roll-off dumpster. Do you need to clear out old household items from the attic and garage or clean up some tree limbs in your yard? All of these projects can seem overwhelming with our busy lifestyles. You will need a dumpster for cleanup and we have made it easy for the busiest of people. Heres how we make it simple for you...

Rental Length

Our rental periods include 10 days! Bin There Dump That went beyond the industry standard of 7 days and included a few more. Why? Because we know projects may take longer than expected! From busy schedules to bad weather, we wanted to include 10 days to finish up your project. This can include 2 weekends, to assist the busiest of schedules, for those who have to tackle the task on those days. 

And no worries, if you need more than the 10 days, just simply extend the rental with our friendly daily rate! 

Multiple Loads In One Bin

Some remodeling debris and junk cleanup can be discarded in residential trash carts. However, it will take several weeks to dispose of everything. When you have a full schedule, prolonging a cleanup or renovation, is not ideal. Our bins can accommodate much more than several residential trash carts at one time. The bins are also perfect for those larger items that will not fit into your weekly trash cart. And if you know it will take several loads in your pickup or trailer, our roll-off dumpster can save you time by coming to you! 

Expert Consultation 

Your time matters to us from the very start of the process, thats why we have made it simple to order a bin. Everyone at Bin There Dump That is here to help you with a consultation so you will have the perfect size dumpster to finish your project quickly. We will have a few questions and then will help you decide on one of the 5 different sizes we offer. Because of our experience, this consultation will take just a few minutes so you will get your job started quicker! 

Business Hours

And to help with your busy schedules even more, we are open for business 6 days a week! Also, not everyone has an opportunity to rent one of our bins during 8am-5pm, so we stay open until 6, Monday through Friday, to help you after your work day. 

We understand busy schedules! Give us a call at 405-640-4345 for your next project and we will save you time!

Friday, 24 May 2019

Maximize Profit On Your House Flip


3 Ways To Maximize Profit On Your House Flip

Oklahoma has proven to be a great market for flipping homes. Bin There Dump That assists investors every day with roll-off dumpsters, helping the process go smoothly and quickly for the best return. If you have ever considered this real estate venture, these tips will help with the success of the project. 

Choosing The Property

Of course the goal with flipping a property is to make a nice profit. After establishing financing, finding a property with the best potential is the most important step. So many factors go into this decision. Of those, location is at the top of the list. Is the property in a safe area or neighborhood? Is it located within a good school district? Many buyers insist on both of these. Another factor in the best profit is the neighborhood or area being popular in revitalization? Are people moving BACK to that area? Current popular areas experiencing revitalization is Gatewood, Midtown OKC, Mesta Park, Nichols Hills, and the Plaza District.

There are other things, besides location, to consider when choosing a property. The most successful flips yield the most profit. The ideal property has minimum repairs to be done. Structural damage, rewiring, and plumbing are the costliest repairs. A hone with just the need for cosmetic updating is not only the quickest to flip, but generally, the least expensive with out-of-pocket. 

Hiring A Contractor

Having experience in remodeling can be a money saver if you want to go the DIY route. There is also a benefit to hiring a contractor. A contractor cannot only free up your time but the perfect candidate will have many trusted subcontractors to do the work. A good contractor can also save you money with the rates they have established with their subcontractors. 


If it is your first time to hire a contractor, the points to remember are to ask friends and family for recommendations. Also, It is important that a candidate meets you in person and provides references with details on prior work done. They should not be late, or reschedule the appointment several times, because their skill is time management. Be sure to check out sites such as the Better Business Bureau or Central Oklahoma Home Builder's Association to confirm your contractor is local and properly licensed. 

Smart Repairs And Renovation

Knowing what repairs cost and what improvements will help on selling price is preparation that is invaluable for flipping a home. This is especially important before you make an offer on a property and if you plan on doing the repair work yourself. 

A good rule of thumb is to estimate an extra 20% to the cost of repairs, allowing room for unexpected delays or problems. While the bigger repairs such as mold, structural issues, and rewiring should be avoided, some repairs will need to be done in almost every flip. 


In addition to repairs, the updating of a house is the best plan for a quick resell. Improvements such as flooring, lighting, paint, and fixtures can transform a property. The kitchen and bathroom styles change quickly, so updating is a must for potential buyers. Save money by refinishing good cabinets and saving working appliances. 

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.