Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Rent-A-Dumpster

{How's that for a feel good day-after-Valentine's Day title?  Haha.}

If you couldn't guess by the headline of my post, I am shopping around for a dumpster.  I am on mission organization...and a huge part of that organization is going to start with purging the stuff that we do not need.  I am talking about clothing, paperwork, movies, furniture, boxes of stuff that I don't even know whats in it because we haven't opened it up since we moved, the first time.  {Seriously...we still have boxes that we haven't opened since we moved from the townhouse to my in-laws, and then from my in-laws into our new house.}  So my new motto...if we don't use it, we're gonna lose it!

I'm going to divide our stuff into keep, sell/donate and toss piles.  And it'll make our lives that much easier if we have a dumpster to catch everything that goes into the toss pile.

This sudden need to purge is happening for a couple reasons.  1) My parents are coming up this weekend and we plan to paint our basement.  That task will be SO much easier if we don't have mounds of boxes in the way.  2) I am a very neat and organized person.  I like things to have a place and to be in their place.  Right now, nothing has a place, and it's causing things to be so unorganized.  When we moved in, we just shoved things into drawers and closets so we could start to live in our house.  All of that mess has been causing me to slowly lose my mind haha.  3) If I do a spring cleaning of our house, maybeee I can will the Springtime to arrive that much sooner!!!  Okay, clearly that's just wishful thinking...but a girl can dream, can't she?!?

So after some Internet browsing I managed to check out about 7 different dumpster rental services.  I found the company with the lowest prices, and they shockingly had the best terms for our needs.  They'll drop it off the size dumpster we want, leave it for up to two weeks and haul it away...all while letting me order online using PayPal {yay for not having to call and talk to strangers...I hate doing that, and get all awkward}.  They can also deliver it same day you order in most situations.  A couple stipulations...if we are over on the weight limit, we get charged an extra fee per ton that we go over, and if we keep the dumpster for longer than two weeks, we get charged extra per day that it stays in our driveway. 

It all sounds pretty peachy to me!  Now I just need to figure out what day I want our giant garbage can to arrive.  Hmmmmmm.....

15 comments:

  1. Ooooh purging. I could stand to do this in my own house!

    Good luck!

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    1. Thanks Brandi! It's kind of funny how excited I am to clear out our house! Haha.

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  2. Whoa......a Dumpster, that's heavy duty. I have been on a purging mission for quite awhile now, having come across blogs like Miss Minimalist. It really does feel good to lose the stuff weighing you down. Good luck that it goes within your timeframe and don't have to pay extra!!

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    1. Yea, we have quite a few boxes in the basement, and I'd rather have more room than not enough to toss all of our junk!

      Thank you! :)

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  3. I freak out about once a year and go into major purging mode. My thriftier friends have garage sales, but I'm too lazy, so I donate what I can and toss the rest. Much luck to you!

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    1. I am definitely in purging mode right now! I really wish it was garage sale weather because we definitely have enough stuff to have one, but it's just weird to try and have one in the middle of winter {although it's been very mild lately}...and I don't want to hang onto any of this until Spring/Summer rolls around! Thanks for the luck!!

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  4. Yay for getting rid of stuff! We have been looking in to dumpster rentals too! The biggest challenge for us is getting it when there is no chance of snow. No sense paying to dispose of water!
    -Diana

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    1. Yea, I'm happy it's going to be very nice out this weekend. I don't think we are going to have any rain {it's been too mild to snow this winter} until later next week. Phew!

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  5. I'm going to be starting to pack this weekend, which means that purging is inevitable for me. I'd love to have a yard sale, but I don't know if I want to carry the junk into the new house... Good luck with everything!

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    1. Good luck packing!!! I hear you on wanting to have a garage sale...I'd love to, but it's just not practical in the winter. So it's toss or donate time! Maybe some stuff I'll try and sell on Craigslist. I just hate holding onto stuff that I want to get rid of, waiting to see if someone will buy it.

      Thank you! :)

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  6. You'll feel so much better after you get rid of stuff you don't use! Having that dumpster in your driveway will be motivation to get rid of your stuff quick so you don't have to pay extra! If you're throwing furniture away, you could put it at the curb for a few days and if no one takes it, in the dumpster it goes! Good luck!

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    1. Definitely! That's a great idea. We actually don't have too much furniture to toss, except for a bedroom set that we are going to try and Craigslist, and if that doesn't work out, we'll donate it. It's too nice to leave at the curb hehe. Thank you!!

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  7. Oh and p.s. I just added you to by Blogroll! :)

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  8. Just a bit of advice Pete & Gabbi....be careful who you rent that Waste Dumpster from....I don't know if you know the types who run the Waste Management business...but I can assure you....Its not the Boy Scouts!!!! LOL Cousin Jim Z :)

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