If you’ve rented a dumpster in Dayton, you likely have a ton of junk to deal with. You may have old furniture, broken appliances, or just a lot of trash to get out of your house or business. If you’ve inherited a property, you may need to clean it from top to bottom. Maybe you’re an investor who just bought a house sight unseen and find that it’s full of stuff. What do you do with it all? Most of it needs to go right into the trash!
A dumpster is the best way of dealing with projects like this, especially if you know there’s very little to save. Renting a dumpster from Junk King Dayton is a quick and easy process, and we’ll have your dumpster quickly so you can get started. However, before you begin throwing things into the dumpster, you should know about the benefits of organizing trash.
Why Organize Junk?
It probably sounds very odd to you. Why should you organize trash? However, when it comes to garbage in the dumpster, there are several reasons why organizing it is for the best. First, it’s safer. If your dumpster is almost overflowing, it’s very likely things will fall off during pickup or transportation. That can damage other people’s property, including their vehicles, or hurt people. Junk could even slide off and damage your home.
Even if the junk isn’t going to damage anything, it can still make a mess if it blows all over. If you have high winds, light garbage may blow out before the dumpster is even picked up. Then you have a mess you have to clean up, plus the neighbors may be upset with you if this stuff blows down the street.
Another reason to avoid overloading your dumpsters is cost. Some companies may charge extra if junk is piled high on the dumpster because of the danger it poses. You may also have to have the dumpster emptied more often, which does bring with it dumping charges and the cost of bringing you a new, empty dumpster.
Here at Junk King, we charge based off of how much of the dumpster you’ve filled. This means if you carefully arrange junk in the dumpster instead of piling it on, it can actually save you money. With that in mind, here are some of the ways you can maximize space.
Check for Empty Space
The first thing you want to do is make certain you’re filling every space in the dumpster. If you have a lot of empty space at the bottom, you’re going to use more space at the top, and that means you will be charged more. There’s also the risk that junk will shift during transport. While we do secure every dumpster to the truck, if a lot of the load slides over, it can cause problems. The less empty space at the bottom of the dumpster, the better.
Look at the ways the items you’re putting in the dumpster can fit together. It’s like a giant game of Tetris. If you can make a nice, solid block of junk, you won’t have to worry about stuff shifting during transport or about filling the entire dumpster. Start by arranging furniture, appliances, and other large items. Next, fill in with smaller things. You may even have bags of trash you can squish into small spaces. Don’t forget to put trash underneath and even inside of stuff. You may be able to put cardboard under old sofas or bags of trash under tables and desks. Put bags and small boxes inside cabinets and drawers, too. Leave no space unfilled.
Use or Break Down Boxes
Empty boxes take up a lot of space if they’re not broken down. Do your best to put these boxes to good use. You may need them to contain and organize the stuff you’re going to keep, but you might also want to use them for trash. If you’re going to sort out recyclables, cardboard boxes and paper bags work very well. You can toss the entire thing into a recycling bin. Of course, you can also leave them in your dumpster. Junk King Dayton does recycle whatever we can out of dumpsters before taking what’s left to the landfill.
If you have a lot of boxes you don’t have any use for, you can break them down. You can slide these boxes under furniture, between other boxes, and in many other places in the dumpster. You can even break down a lot of smaller boxes and put them in a large box. There are a lot of different ways to deal with boxes and save space. Just be sure all of the boxes you put into the dumpster are firmly wedged in, around, or under something. If they’re on the top, they can easily blow away.
Flatten Other Items, Too
In addition to boxes, you’ll want to flatten down anything you possibly can. For example, if you have a bag full of packing paper, try to sit it under something heavy for a few minutes so the crumpled paper lies flat. You can do the same with pillows or other things that could be compacted a bit. Sometimes, putting these things in bags and tying the bag tight helps to compress them.
Consider Taking Apart Broken Stuff
If you have furniture that’s in good condition, Junk King will take it out of the dumpster and donate it. However, if you have chairs, tables, or other furniture that’s busted and cannot be used anymore, you may be better off disassembling it. For example, taking the legs off tables allows you to put the top and legs flat in the dumpster. This doesn’t leave any empty space under the table. You can also remove the legs from sofas, chairs, and other items to help make it easier to put everything in the dumpster.
Some large furniture comes apart. For example, you may be able to pull the back off of a recliner. This can help reduce the number of gaps between large objects in your dumpster. If you have bookshelves that have removable shelves, taking them out gives you more room to fit trash inside the frame. If it’s a cheap bookshelf that can easily be broken down, you may even want to reduce it down to the boards. Broken bookshelves can be busted up without worrying about breaking anything.
One word of caution with breaking things: try to avoid breaking glass or mirrors in your dumpster. While it can be very tempting to throw a mirror against the back of the dumpster to watch it shatter, there is a risk of injury. While you may not be hit by flying debris, someone could cut themselves later. Don’t risk the seven years of bad luck for a few seconds of fun.
Put Large Items on the Bottom
If possible, put large pieces of furniture and appliances on the bottom of the dumpster. This makes it easier to stack junk and avoid empty spaces. It also helps balance the dumpster. If you have a full layer of heavy items on the bottom, there’s less risk of the dumpster tipping over during transport. It also helps if you put heavy items in the center of the dumpster. While doing so won’t necessarily help with maximizing space, it does help keep the dumpster from becoming too unbalanced. You don’t want to put all of the heavy items on one side of the dumpster.
Why Rent a Dumpster from Junk King?
If you’re looking for the best dumpster rental option in Daytona, you’ve come to the right place. Junk King’s dumpsters are designed to fit in just about any driveway or commercial parking lot without taking up a lot of space. While they may be smaller than some huge dumpster options, they still hold 12 cubic yards of trash. That’s a ton of space, especially if you carefully pack the dumpster. You can put just about anything in the dumpster, too, as long as it isn’t considered hazardous waste.
As mentioned earlier, we also charge based on how much of the dumpster you used. We will give you the cost for a full dumpster, but the actual cost will be determined when we pick it up. If you’ve only used about half, the cost will be reduced. We also include all fees and charges upfront, so there won’t be any additional costs tacked on at the end. All of our quotes are fully transparent.
Renting one of our dumpsters is very easy. Just give us a call and let us know when you’ll need it. We typically offer three-day rentals, though we can do five-day and seven-day rentals as well. If you find that you need more time, call us and we may be able to add additional rental days. We can also come pick up the dumpster early if you get finished ahead of schedule.
To learn more about our dumpster rental or to schedule a delivery, call us at 1-888-888-JUNK or send a text to 1-737-888-5865.