Every home has a “black hole.” It can be a basement, attic, garage or shed. This is the place in your home where worn out, stained, underused, broken, unused or outdated items are sucked in and are never seen again. Why do these items seem to attract other items? Or do they just multiple once they are there? These objects continue to accumulate (“out of sight, out of mind”) until there is no space left. Spring is a good time of year to clean out your home’s “black hole.”
This is going to be a big job. Renting a dumpster is a great idea for discarding unwanted items, especially if there are large items such as furniture or appliances, but do you know what size to rent? You don’t want to pay for a dumpster and then only use half of it, then again, you also don’t want to have to call for a second dumpster because you filled up one and still have more stuff. So let’s look at dumpster sizes.
Dumpsters come in 10, 15, 20, 30 and 40-yard sizes. Construction sites usually use the larger sizes because of the type of debris they generate. The 10-yard size is the most popular size used for residential home clean outs. The dimensions of a 10-yard dumpster are 14 x 8 x 3 feet. That being said, what does a dumpster that size hold?
A 10 yard dumpster will hold:
|4||14ft. canoes with a hole in the bottom or;|
|5||Overstuffed recliners that no longer recline or;|
|8||Washing machines (including lost socks) or;|
|11||Stained and smelly queen size mattresses or;|
|74||Sets of men's golf clubs (with or without broken clubs) or;|
|313||42-in flat screen TVs with broken screen or;|
|381||Split motorcycle helmets that saved your skull or;|
|405||Computer printers that are out of ink or;|
|5,530||Plastic beer mugs from the latest Frat party or;|
|6,480||Headless and naked Barbie dolls or;|
|103,219||iPhones that died after falling in a toilet|
If you have a “black hole” that needs to be cleaned out, contact WasteAway at 919-621-9111 for all your dumpster rental needs.