At this time of year, the basement often needs a good cleaning. If you are cleaning with a dumpster standing in your driveway, you are on the way to a successful cleanup project.

When cleaning out your basement, decide if you want to use it as storage again. Or do you want to convert it to office space, a game room or a movie room? If you decide to create a new use for this space, a major cleanup is required.

Work systematically through the items in your basement. Clear a space from front to back first to create a safe passage. Cleaning with a dumpster will let you shift things outside the basement as quickly as possible.

Next remove all the bulky items, especially those that need to go into your Bargain Bins residential dumpster. With the bulky items removed, you will have a clearer view of what else is in the basement. 

Finally, divide your basement into zones to work in one zone at a time. Use the passage as a staging area for sorting and use empty boxes to sort the smaller items into the following categories:

  • Keep
  • Recycle
  • Donate
  • Dumpster

If you feel stressed while sorting, take a break, as you will be less strict about discarding items. After all, you can rent the dumpster for another week if you need. When fully decluttered, give your basement a good clean before starting on your renovation or decoration project.

How will a dumpster help?

You might consider using a junk removal service that will haul everything away in one go. The right size dumpster will, however, allow you the opportunity to sort through your belongings in an organized manner at your own pace. 

A dumpster from Bargain Bins will help by serving as one central area for everything you want to throw out. The bins are neat and stand on your driveway or property at a place most convenient for you. The rates are also highly affordable. 

Renting a dumpster from Bargain Bins is easy. Place an order by phone or online, pay with a debit or credit card, and the bin is yours to use for seven days. We will deliver the dumpster at a time and date of your choice. Once the rental period completes or the dumpster reaches capacity, it will be collected. 

How to choose the right dumpster for your cleaning project

Bargain Bins offers a variety of dumpsters. All our dumpsters are ‘driveway-friendly’, as they have rubber rollers/wheels made from recycled truck tires. Choosing the right dumpster for your cleaning project depends on what you want to dispose of. 

For heavy materials such as bricks and cinder blocks, one of the Bargain Bin Max series will be practical. For a basement cleanup, a Clutter Buster Bin might suffice. If your basement has bulky items you want to dispose of, consider renting the 12 Yard Bargain Bin Max.

Disposal of certain materials in Bargain Bins residential dumpsters is not allowed for safety and environmental reasons. This includes hazardous materials, electronics, fridges and freezers. Other household appliances and furniture are allowed in the bin. 

Bargain Bins residential dumpster service provides four sizes:

Dimensions (length x width x height): 6’ x 3.5’ x 4’

Approximate rental rate per 7 days* $140

Dimensions (length x width x height): 12’ x 8’ x 4’9”

Approximate rental rate per 7 days* $230

Dimensions (length x width x height): 12’ x 8’ x 5’4”

Approximate rental rate per 7 days* $255

Dimensions (length x width x height): 12’ x 8’ x 6’11”

Approximate rental rate per 7 days* $295

*Please view the latest rental rates on the Bargain Bins website.

If you are unsure of the right size dumpster for your cleaning project, please call the friendly Bargain Bins team. We will guide you to the best roll off bin for your needs.

Bargain Bins is a locally owned and operated roll off dumpster rental service. Rick, the owner, has over 30 years of experience working for and running large waste and recycling companies. Cleaning with a dumpster on your driveway is the way to go. Contact us today to rent one.