Monthly Archives: October 2011

Clear Some Clutter Before Your Columbus Halloween Party

Are you getting into the Halloween spirit this year by throwing a party? You might think that all you need is a great costume, some candy corn and Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”  playing on a loop but you can do a whole lot better than that.
For instance, why not set up a graffiti board by the door with some colorful markers for guests to sign in with? If you think your guests are really going to get into the spirit of the holiday with their own costumes then you should be ready with prizes for the best couple, best group, spookiest or funniest costume.
For the munchies, finger food is really the only way to go. You can set up a “grazing station”  in your dining room where guests can stop by to fill up snack plates. The goal is to have food which you can put out early and let it stay out without a lot of fuss. You don’t want to be spending your party time in the kitchen and missing out on all the action.
You can also invite guests to bring their own carved pumpkins to add to your decorations. Speaking of which, if there are areas in your home you want blocked off, just string the doors with crime scene tape. Speaking of crime scene, you could turn those unused rooms into a kind of CSI tableau with some “dummy bodies.” Yes, the goal is to creep everyone out!
While the temptation might be to have candles burning throughout the home, it might be a safe choice to confine those to a fireplace or mantle. There is no telling what kind of hanging pieces of a costume that could cause trouble near an open flame.
If kids are going to be part of the party, you might want to set up their own kid zone where they can hang out and watch approved scary movies. They should also have their own snacks set up. And the occasional chaperone visit is a good idea.
As you get ready for your party, you will probably want to clean out the clutter of your home. While you might think that keeping some junk around will add to the creepy atmosphere you are trying to create, it actually can get in the way. Getting ready for your Halloween party is the perfect excuse to hire a team of professional junk haulers like Junk King Columbus to come by and cart away all the stuff you have been holding onto for way too long. Even if you are not going to use your basement or garage as part of the party, there is no reason why it should not be cleaned up. You might also ask the same crew of professional junk haulers to come by after the party to take away all the trash. The goal is for you to enjoy your party without any stress. Save that for the other holidays!

Alternatives to Columbus Ohio Dumpster Rentals

Many businesses and restaurants around the Columbus area rent dumpsters for their trash removal needs. This is a very efficient method for these companies to handle the overflow of garbage they create every day. However, once trash is put into a dumpster it essentially is up for grabs. This is how the phenomenon of “dumpster diving” got started. What was once relegated to an activity conducted by the homeless has spread to a kind of grassroots movements where folks are taking to dumpster diving like they would hunt for buried treasure. There are even some tips for dumpster diving and dumpster diving etiquette.
For instance, would be divers are encouraged to “scout out their dumpsters.” They are advised to look out for surveillance cameras or hazardous wastes. There is also the occasional security guard to contend with. Divers are advised to concentrate on large supermarkets. That’s because they have to throw out food that is passed its expiration date but that doesn’t always mean that food is spoiled. Even day old bread is still very edible. A dumpster diver is also told to come around again and again to that dumpster because there is no telling when something “new” will be added. A dumpster diver should also move swiftly. In other words, get in and get out before anybody knows you were there. Finally, novice divers are told to leave a dumpster alone if there are homeless folks around the area. That’s being respectful.
Now imagine if you rent a dumpster for your own home trash. Here’s what you might attract:
- Dumpster divers scouting out the area
- Dumpster divers moving swiftly through your garbage
- Dumpster divers returning to see what else you’ve thrown away
Is that something you want happening around your home or business? There is a better way: Hire a professional crew of junk haulers like Junk King Columbus to take away your trash. A professional business can’t avoid having a dumpster and therefore can’t avoid attracting dumpster divers but you certainly can.
When you get right down to it, there is not a lot of difference between filling up a dumpster and filling up a truck operated by professional junk haulers. The end result will be the same: All your trash and junk will be gone. The question then becomes “When?” With a dumpster, you might have to hold onto that bin for a couple of days because of a rental agreement. With Junk King, you can get rid of your trash the same day you create it. The longer that dumpster is on your property the greater a target for the divers it will become.
What you want to focus on is getting rid of your junk and not worrying about who might be sniffing around your rented dumpster in the middle of the night. Junk King Columbus’ team will be licensed and insured. Those are the folks you want around your home for sure!