Getting a Great Deal for a Self Storage Unit
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Getting a Great Deal for a Self Storage Unit

When I needed to store some of my belongings, I called around pricing out self storage units. I was surprised to learn just how many different offers self storage facilities run to attract new customers. However, while some of these deals are a bargain, others may not be so great if you plan on leaving your belongings in storage for an extended period of time. I created this website to discuss the different specials used by self storage facilities to attract customers and which of these specials may be beneficial to you, based on your particular needs. I hope this helps you get a great deal on a self storage unit.


Getting a Great Deal for a Self Storage Unit

Dumpster Rental Tips For DIY Renovations

Sergio Murphy

Are you a person who does renovations as a hobby? Perhaps you are planning to make some upgrades to your property, or you may buy "fixer-uppers," and sell them for a profit. If so, at some point, you may need to rent a dumpster if the project will involve getting rid of unwanted items and debris. 

There is much more to renting a dumpster than just making a phone call and having one delivered to your location. Applying a few safety tips and common sense will help ensure that your project goes smoothly, and you may even be able to net a few extra dollars. 


The company you choose may offer a scrap service for items that are made of metal. They may also request that you separate the metal items from the rest of the debris. Ensure you understand whether or not you will be paid for the metal items. If not, you may wish to keep them and take them to a recycling center. 

The No-No's

There are certain items that you are not supposed to put into roll off dumpsters. These items require special disposal methods. Your dumpster rental provider will likely give you a list of these items. When in doubt, call to check. Ensure you read the list carefully, and do not try to hide these items under other debris. This is because you are renting the dumpster, and therefore you will be responsible for whatever is placed inside of the dumpster. 

Furniture with the exception of mattresses can likely be thrown into your dumpster rental. Other items that should not be put in these dumpsters includes gas, paint, oil, solvents and building materials that contain asbestos. If you know that your property contains asbestos building materials, keep in mind that improper handling could place your health at risk, which is why an asbestos abatement contractor may need to be considered for a portion of your renovation project. 

Getting the Most Space From Your Rental

You may be able to utilize more space by breaking the furniture down prior to throwing it into the dumpster. Also, consider whether the furniture is in decent shape. If so, a thrift store or local agency may be willing to offer a free pickup service to you. 

If you know that you will have heavy materials such as concrete, brick or other masonry materials, it may be best to rent an additional dumpster for these materials. This is because there may be a fill limit for these materials due to their weight.