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2 Things To Consider When Renting A Dumpster

If you are dealing with a hoarder relative, you need to know how to handle it. One of the things that you are going to need to handle it is a dumpster. When you are getting a dumpster, you need to make sure that you are getting the right one for your needs. There are several things that you will have to think about before you get the dumpster you need to use. 

Dumpster Size

One of the things that you are going to need to think about is what size dumpster you need to have. When you are choosing your dumpster size, there are several things to consider. One of them is how much stuff you are going to put in it. When you are choosing the size, consider things like how many pickup truck loads you would need to take everything to the dump. Don't think about heaping truckloads, consider a tightly packed, flat truck bed as a truckload. The dumpster rental company will be able to tell you what size dumpster that many truckloads would translate to. Overestimating here is a good thing. 

Lockable Lid

Another thing to think about is whether or not the dumpster comes with a lid and if you can fasten it down. There are several reasons to have a lid on the dumpster. For example, having a lid or cover on it can help to keep rain or snow out of the dumpster. It can also help to keep animals out of the trash. If you are worried about the smell of stuff that you are taking out of the house, a lid could help with that too. The reason that you might want to get one that is lockable or one that you can attach a lock to is that sometimes a hoarder may go through the dumpster and take things out of the dumpster. Hoarding is a mental health issue, which means it doesn't always make sense, and it can cause people to do things that you may not understand. But, if you an secure the lid overnight, then it is harder for your relative to go back out and bring stuff into the house.

A dumpster is essential when you are trying to clean out a hoarder's house. Making sure that you are getting the right dumpster takes some thought and consideration because you want to make sure that you are getting the right thing.

For more information, contact a dumpster rental service.