Coloradoans move homes for various reasons – some want to move closer to the larger cities like Denver and Colorado Springs, while others are moving away for a quieter life. Some are downsizing after the kids move out, and others are moving to larger homes to make room for an expanding family. Whatever the case, using a dumpster rental service during a move is becoming more common. Are you downsizing to a smaller home or moving closer to family? Before you move, you must sort out the clutter in your home. 

Bargain Bins specializes in residential dumpster rentals for moving.  We will deliver the dumpster to your home at a time and date convenient for you. The rental period is seven days, so there is no rush to fill the temporary dumpster. We will then collect the dumpster after seven days or as soon as it reaches capacity.

Order your residential dumpster from our helpful Bargain Bins team on the phone or make the reservation online. Advance payment via debit or credit card will reserve the dumpster delivery slot of your choice (based on availability). When you place an order with Bargain Bins you can ask about our discount for military personnel or those 65 years and older.

Getting rid of the junk before you move

Downsizing your home typically means you will also downsize your belongings. You may have some tough decisions ahead of you. Decades in the same house allows garages, basements, and attics to fill up with things unused for years. 

There are only four decisions to make about your belongings:

  • Keep
  • Donate
  • Sell
  • Throw away

Keep only the most necessary belongings with a few favorites thrown in. After all, you want to maintain a quality lifestyle without the clutter. Donate the things you no longer want or need but are still useful for others.

Sell what you can and use the money for a life experience, pay off debt, or help with the expense of moving. Throw away the accumulated junk in your garage, basement or attic that is broken, no longer useful, or has no value to anyone. The Bargain Bin Cluster Buster Bin is a mini-dumpster with a lid, and you can comfortably move this bin as close as possible to areas you are clearing.

Determining the size of the dumpster you need

Determining the size of the dumpster you need for the cleanout is simple. It all depends on how much junk you must get rid of before moving. 

Bargain Bins rents out residential dumpsters in four sizes:

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

Approximate truck load size: 1.5

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

Approximate truck load size: 6

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

Approximate truck load size: 7.5

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

Approximate truck load size: 20

Bargain Bins can advise you on which size dumpster you will need for the initial clear-out. Our bins can easily accommodate old garden furniture, the doghouse and the broken bikes from the garage.  Throw all the damaged planks from the treehouse into the dumpster as well. 

You cannot discard certain materials in Bargain Bins residential dumpsters for safety and environmental reasons. This includes electronics and appliances such as fridges and freezers. Wooden and metal furniture, toys, clothes, old luggage and yard waste are allowed.

Some common questions we get are, “Can I throw an old couch in a dumpster?” or, “What about mattresses?” And the answer to both those questions is, “Yes!”                                                                                                            

You might forget a few things while rushing around to clear out your old house. Critical documents are at risk of being lost during the moving process. Before packing birth certificates, passports, social security cards, tax returns or mortgage papers, ensure you have electronic or hard copies stored somewhere safe.

Packaging materials like boxes, padding, and plastic will have to be discarded once you reach your new home, so remember to arrange a second dumpster rental after you move in. 

Bargain Bins serves residents within twenty-five miles of Colorado Springs. A dumpster rental for moving can easily be arranged when you contact us today.