Dumpsters probably don’t make a list when considering the most fun things to rent for a happy occasion. After all, it’s not like a nice car you’re driving for a fun trip or a vacation home. And dumpster rentals don’t garner the same excitement as securing your wedding venue.
But that’s not to say renting a dumpster can’t be part of a significant life event! On the contrary, dumpster rentals frequently coincide with many life changes, both positive and negative. In our last blog, we specifically spoke about renting a dumpster for cleaning up after a hurricane, so today, we will share the hall of fame’s top 5 reasons to rent a dumpster.
# 5 – Home Remodel
Though many events on this list will land squarely in the positive or negative, a home remodel can sometimes feel like a little bit of both! Of course, your reason for remodeling the home can have much to do with how you think about it. If you’re adding a new room for fun, you’ll generally have a better attitude than cleaning up after a sewage spill!
That said, the experience of a home remodel can bring a lot of stress into your life, even if the result is something you’ve always wanted. For example, home remodeling projects are so stressful that in one survey of recent remodelers, 12% said it stressed their marriage so much it led them to think about or pursue divorce! Yikes!
While a dumpster rental won’t relieve all the stress associated with displacement or significant changes to your environment, it will at least relieve you of the duty of having to make multiple trips to the dump or plan your trash pick up in multiple stages due to all the construction waste.
It’s also worth noting that much of the trash from construction can’t go into your weekly trash. And what can go often can’t go all at once because of the sheer volume of waste created from a remodel? So save yourself the trouble and the space!
Moving is another experience that often mixes the happy and the sad. Sometimes a move is exciting because we’re moving toward something we’ve always wanted – like a better job or education. But even so, we typically leave behind many memories and relationships.
What else are we leaving behind? Stuff! Nothing puts into perspective how many possessions you have like the prospect of moving them across the country.
That’s why moving also typically involves a purge. Give away and sell what you can. But you can’t beat a dumpster if you’re in a rush!
Losing a loved one is never easy. The emotional impact is typically the most challenging part. Still, all the practical tasks we need to deal with in the aftermath, like insurance, funeral expenses, and going through belongings, can compound the grief.
After a lifetime, anyone can accumulate a lot. But some people also have the affliction of hoarding. That can be particularly hard for relatives tasked with final arrangements.
Relatives will likely want some keepsakes from a loved one who’s passed on. In addition, some items may have a monetary value. But there will probably be much that must be given or thrown away, and the easiest way to do that with less fuss is by renting a dumpster.
#2 College or Downsizing
Both college and downsizing are technically a division of reason #4 but typically involve either most of the family staying behind or all of the family not going as far.
If you have college-bound teens, you may want to use their room for your hobbies or needs. And that may even involve a bit of Reason # 5. So once they’ve picked out what they want to keep, the rest is for Goodwill or the dump!
Downsizing can happen when two households become one – typically a happy occasion or when a family realizes it doesn’t need as much space. In each case, a dumpster rental can assist in the process.
Decluttering is a catch-all phrase. But it’s what happens when you’re not getting rid of stuff for any significant reason except that you don’t need it! So whether you caught on to the Condo craze or you’ve always been a minimalist, a dumpster is the best tool for decluttering your home!
Yankee Dumpster Rental
So, where are you on your journey? Are you currently in one of our top 5? Did we miss an important one?
Whatever your reason, call on Yankee for your dumpster rental needs, and we’ll hit it out of the yard!