After years of living in a home, the junk seems to grow with every year and it usually finds its way out into the garage instead of out the door. It’s as if we know we don’t need all that stuff, but we just can’t seem to part with it. Once you do finally make the big decision to rid yourself of all of that unnecessary clutter the next big decision is deciding how you’re going to get rid of it.
If you have a large garage you can fill it with a lot of old paint cans, discarded furniture, old tools and countless other things over the years. Garbage bags and curb removal just aren’t practical. If you’re serious about taking on a garage cleanout project this winter your best option is a 20 yard dumpster.
Great for Large Items
If you’ve got an old couch or a couple of old beds stuffed in the back of your garage because they were just too much trouble to get rid of, now’s your chance. A 20 yard dumpster can hold a lot of household waste – including that old couch and those beds. It should easily hold everything you’ve been hoarding in your garage with some room to spare. Some bins even have walk-in double doors making it easy to access – you can just walk the furniture right into the bin.
Clearing Out the Renovation Debris
There aren’t many limits to what you can put in your rented dumpster. It isn’t just for standard household items. If you have old drywall, floor tiles and general debris left over from an interior renovation project taking up space in your garage you can dispose of that to. We’re not judging, we’ve all used the garage as a convenient dumping ground as well, but with that 20 yard dumpster sitting in your driveway there’s no reason not to make a clean break with the past.
Big, but Not Too Big
A 20 yard dumpster is without a doubt a big container. It can hold all of that waste material that’s taking up room in your garage, but the question is will it fit in your driveway? This depends on the supplier you rent from. Some dumpster rental companies have 20 yard containers with higher walls, which reduces the footprint, allowing the bin to fit conveniently on your driveway.
Less Time in the Cold
One thing you have to deal with when taking on a garage cleanout in the winter is the unrelenting cold. It can be more than a little uncomfortable making multiple dump runs in the freezing cold. With a 20-yard dumpster, you don’t have to worry about any of that.
A Note of Caution
While we firmly believe that renting a 20-yard dumpster is the right choice when you’re clearing your garage of junk in the winter, that doesn’t mean you can use it for everything. Old paint cans and discarded batteries should never be thrown in a dumpster. If you’re not sure what’s acceptable a quick call to your local landfill should clear things up. It’s a great feeling having a clean garage, but it will feel even better knowing that you did it responsibly.