There’s a reason “How much are dumpster rentals?” is one of the most frequently asked questions we get from our clients who own or manage foreclosures. Whether the economy is going down or going up, one thing is for sure: foreclosures aren’t going anywhere, and dumpster rentals aren’t either.
When a house or business goes through foreclosure, there’s usually a lot of frantic activity going on, which means people don’t always have the presence of mind to think through their cleaning needs. Fortunately, renting a dumpster can be the easiest step in getting that property cleaned out.
Do Your Homework on Dumpster Rentals First
As usual, just how much your dumpster rental is going to cost depends on exactly what you’re going to be cleaning out. Feel free to take advantage of our free quote to get an exact price estimate for your project. Of course, before you can rent a dumpster, first you’re going to have to know just how much you’re going to be getting rid of, so before clicking that big red button, it’s a good idea to have a little information about your project.
If the property belongs to you, then take an inventory of what will be thrown away, including rough estimates of the dimensions and weight of all the large objects, like furniture. If the items that are going in the dumpster belong to someone else, give them notice and ask them to get these estimates for you so you can order the appropriate dumpster well ahead of time.
Get Organized Before You Rent a Dumpster
Moving can be hectic, and foreclosures are even more chaotic than usual. No matter how much you intend to take care of all the packing and moving ahead of schedule, 90% of the work is always going to be done right before the deadline.
With that in mind, it’s always a good idea to rent a slightly larger dumpster than you think you’re going to need. After all, what will you do if the former occupant of the foreclosed property leaves behind some tables or file cabinets that they were supposed to take with them? Or, what if an old piece of furniture won’t fit in the moving truck?
Incidents like these almost always happen when dealing with cleaning out a property, so it’s best to err on the big size when planning to clean out a foreclosure. There’s nothing worse than going through the process of renting a dumpster for cleaning out a foreclosure and then turning out not to have enough room in the dumpster for everything you need to toss. So save yourself the hassle and plan for a little more than you think you’ll need.
If you’ve got a foreclosure clean-out coming up, give us a call at (678) 807-9328. We’ll answer all your questions, including exactly how much for dumpster rentals on the days you need them.