The True Cost Of Clutter

Okay good people, hunker down because today we had our minds blown, and this article is probably one that many people can relate to, but never actually considered.

When we were thinking up new and interesting article ideas today, we wondered “how much is the actual cost of clutter in a home?”

Seemed like a fair question, so we considered to skip past the curb appeal, and value of the home if you are selling it, and instead focus on how much clutter costs per square foot in Southern Ontario, and then the more expensive GTA.

The average cost of a home by square foot in Southern Ontario is roughly $200 per square foot. In the GTA, which includes Toronto, Brampton, Mississauga, Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville and Halton Region, the average cost can be as much as $1083.

That. Blew. Our. Minds.

Just for the sake of example, let’s split those two numbers and say that the cost of a home in Hamilton-Wentworth Region, Peel, Niagara Region and Halton is somewhere in between at roughly $500-$600 per square foot. That means that for every square foot of space in your home that has unwanted clutter that you never use like furniture, sports equipment, old televisions sets, kids toys, boxes full of whatever, appliances and everything else under the sun, it is costing a homeowner at least $500 per square foot just to keep it.

If that isn’t enough reason to give the home a good spring and summer clean out, then we don’t know what is.

When you look at the true cost of clutter in home value and monetary terms, it really rings the bell. Why do we keep this stuff in our homes? We never use it, we don’t want it, and it takes up very valuable space. So what gives? Well the answer is probably that most people don’t know what to do with it.

The answer is you rent a roll-off disposal dumpster bin, and have it delivered to your home. Then you and a few friends can hump all of that unwanted stuff and toss it into the dumpster easily. When it is full we will haul it to the local waste management recycling centre, and return it quickly for another load. It may take a day, or even a weekend, but when you are finished you will not only have reclaimed your home, but you won’t be spending thousands of dollars keeping clutter in your home.

The 3 Most Common Mistakes When Booking A Dumpster

Spring and summer here in Southern Ontario mean it is that time of year when homeowners who have been planning their projects all winter long, are finally able to get at it and tackle their jobs.

Every season when the weather gets warm, the birds begin to chirp and the hammers start to fly. Homeowners tackle every manner of project from indoor home renovations, small and large scale cleanouts, landscaping projects, building additions, putting in a new pool, patio or deck, replacing an old roof, fence or driveway and even tearing down that old shed and decluttering their property. All of these projects are great because it increases value to their homes, and it invigorates us so when they are done, we can spend the summer entertaining family and friends on our new deck with our new pool.

When you begin planning your next project, you probably already know that you are going to need to rent one of our roll-off disposal dumpster bins. We make it easy for you to choose from our 4 dumpster bin sizes, and order online. Since many people are ordering a disposal dumpster for the first time, we figured we would share three common mistakes and tips that many people make the first time they rent a disposal bin.

1) Don’t Go Too Small

Many people underestimate how much unwanted material they will have. For example, a person might think that a simple bathroom renovation is a simple task and won’t create a lot of debris. In reality there is a ton of material that will end up in the disposal bin, and that might mean extra truckloads, so pick a larger size bin because you will probably need it.

2) Where To Place It When It Arrives

We can place your disposal dumpster anywhere on a hard and flat surface. We will put it on our custom made wooden planks, so it never leaves a lasting impression on your property. Many people think we can drop it anywhere, like on a soggy lawn that is still thawing out from the winter, and you don’t want that. Pick a spot in advance that will be convenient for your workers and so our truck can drop it off easily and without having any obstructions in the way.

3) No Hazardous Material

We do not handle hazardous material, period. If you have any, you will have to take it to a waste management recycling centre and they will safely dispose of it for you. Something considered as a hazardous material will be any of the following:

Gasoline
Household cleaning chemicals
Old Paint
Batteries
Aerosol
Tires
Fluorescent light bulbs
Propane tanks etc.
Once your bin has arrived, and your project is underway you will be able to call us or schedule a pickup and we will return the empty bin as soon as possible so your workers will have little downtime, and your project will run smoothly and on time.