Monthly Archives: October 2011

Alternatives to Colorado Springs Dumpster Rentals

Just because we live in a country that allows protests doesn’t mean there aren’t rules for protesting. For instance, a group of local Colorado Springs protesters want to have their own voices added to the Occupy Wall Street protests that have been popping up all over the nation. In order to do that, the protestors have asked for and been granted permission to set up a mini tent city in a downtown park. Technically, anyone can apply for a permit to protest in Acacia Park. If granted that permit will allow you to erect tents, put up tables and chairs and even bring in a portable toilet. How much will this permit cost? For only a $100 you can launch you very own protest.
At any moment, city officials can revoke the permit and kick the protestors out. This being the government that would mean the protestors would get 14 day notice. So, if they make a mess of the park, they could be cited and then kicked out after 14 days. Knowing that keeping things clean seems to be a big issue for these protests, the organizers have probably made arrangements to have a few rental dumpsters on hand to act as garbage collectors. Given the amount of people expected to come by the protest, a rental dumpster makes a lot of sense. You might want to apply that same kind of logic to your own home cleanup project but there are some drawbacks to renting a dumpster for your home.
First of all, you have to find a place for the dumpster. If you have a big enough driveway then that huge trash bin and be off loaded there but then you’ll be parking on the street until the clean-up is done. No driveway? The dumpster could be placed on your front or back yard but there is no telling what kind of damage that can cause to your grass. If the rental dumpster is parked outside your home on the street, you might have to get a special permit for that especially if street cleaning occurs on the day you might have the dumpster there.
If you can work out all those location issues, then you still have to contend with the concept of having a potential target for dumpster divers. You might think your garbage is safe but unless you put a lock on the dumpster, anyone could go through it at anytime. Don’t believe this? Take a drive downtown in the middle of the night and see who is going through dumpsters outside of businesses or bars. The thinking is that with such a large bin, there’s got to be something good inside.
All of this can be avoided if you simply hire a crew of professional junk haulers like Junk King Colorado to show up and take away that same garbage you would collect in the rental dumpster. Its one pick up trip and all your junk will be gone without any fuss. That’s a much better way to get rid of your trash.

Clear Out Your Clutter Before Your Colorado Springs Halloween Party

How will you be celebrating Halloween this year in Colorado Springs? Sure, you could put a few pumpkins out on your front porch and call it a day but where is the fun in that? To have a truly memorable Halloween you’ll want to throw an old fashioned costume party. Not only will this be a great Facebook update opportunity, but you’ll also get to see just what you’re friends are really thinking by the choice of costumes they show up in. That’s worth going through the whole experience.
Throwing a Halloween party doesn’t have to be complicated at all. First, you should send out invitations. This is easily accomplished through email with sites like E-vite. The invitation should be clear about dates, times and costume. Some Halloween party planners are very strict about costumes as they should be: “No costume, no admittance!” The invitation should also leave no doubt as to whether this is an “adult” or “kid friendly” party.
If you are opening the doors to kids, then it’s a safe bet they’ll be riding on a major sugar high. Let ‘em go but just make sure you have designated adult supervision. These should be the grownups that are in charge of making sure the kids don’t wander off or break things.
Your Halloween party is also going to be one occasion where you want to make sure the camera is standing by. With cell phones and digital cameras so readily available this shouldn’t be a problem. You might want to kick it up a notch by having a laptop open to Facebook where you can do a live blogging of the party as guests arrive and you snap their pictures for posting.
As with any party you might be throwing outdoors, make sure you have a back-up plan if the weather turns sour. The last thing you want is a bunch of soggy zombies shivering in the rain. Throwing a successful party means you shouldn’t try to do it all alone. Why not enlist the help of a party “co-host?”  This is someone who can help you coordinate and get the home ready.
The first step would be cleaning out all the clutter. The help you can get for this phase of the party planning is with professional junk haulers like Junk King Colorado Springs. These are the experienced hauling crews who have the man power and truck space to take away all your junk. The idea is to make room for your guests by getting rid of some eyesores around your home like old furniture, old appliances or old mattresses. And if you got some piles of debris in the backyard, you most definitely want to haul those away to avoid any injuries from roaming party goers.
Finally, leave some room for trick or treating. Yes, this applies to the adults as well. There isn’t any age restriction on trick or treating. How much fun would it be to relive those childhood memories? Plus don’t forget all the great candy you’ll be snagging!