2 Ways To Get Rid Of Trash After You Move

Are you interested in fixing up your house? Learn whether DIY projects or hiring a professional contractor is right for you.

2 Ways To Get Rid Of Trash After You Move

10 December 2019
 Categories: , Blog

When you are moving into your new house, you might end up with a lot of stuff that you want to get rid of. When you were packing, you might not have paid as much attention to everything you were packing because you just wanted to get it done. However, once you start unpacking, you may find that you brought a whole lot of stuff you didn't really want to bring with you. Then there's all the packing material and all those boxes that you have to get rid of. That all leaves a huge mess that you have to deal with. There are various ways that you can handle it. 

Put It on the Curb

One thing that you can do is put it out on your regular trash day to have it taken away by the regular trash pickup service. However, this may not be the best way to do it. For example, if you live in an area where you have to buy special trash bags to get rid of your waste, that can start to get really expensive. Your trash collectors may also have rules as to how much waste they will pick up at any one time, so you might end up with piles of trash sitting around waiting for trash day so that they can be hauled away. 

Rent a Dumpster

Another option is to rent a dumpster. With this option, the rental company will come and deliver one to your house. There are a variety of sizes out there for you to choose from. One way that you can figure out which size dumpster to get is to visualize how many pickup truck loads you think that you would need in order to haul everything out. The more loads you are going to need, the larger the dumpster you should get. When you think that you know how many you are going to need, you can call the dumpster rental company. They will ask you what size you need, and you can tell them that you estimate that you would need a certain number of pickup truck loads to haul everything away. That can give them a good starting place to help you. 

If you are dealing with a lot of stuff that you need to get rid of after a move, there are a variety of ways that you can handle it. These are just two of those ways.

About Me
Working With Professional Contractors

I have never been much of a DIY-er, but when I moved into my first home, I decided to try my hand at a few projects. My ideas blew up in my face--badly. I found myself struggling to put wiring back together and to repair the lawn that I had butchered. Instead of trying to clean up the mess and make things right on my own, I contacted a team of professional contractors for help. They were amazing to work with. They went through and worked room by room to repair my mistakes, and it was really incredible to see the difference they made.