Every home has a “black hole.” It can be a basement, attic, garage or shed. This is the place in your home where worn out, stained, underused, broken, unused or outdated items are sucked in and are never seen again. Why do these items seem to attract other items? Or do they just multiple once they are there? These objects continue to accumulate (“out of sight, out of mind”) until there is no space left. Spring is a good time of year to clean out your home’s “black hole.”
This is going to be a big job. Renting a dumpster is a great idea for discarding unwanted items, especially if there are large items such as furniture or appliances, but do you know what size to rent? You don’t want to pay for a dumpster and then only use half of it, then again, you also don’t want to have to call for a second dumpster because you filled up one and still have more stuff. So let’s look at dumpster sizes.
Dumpsters come in 10, 15, 20, 30 and 40-yard sizes. Construction sites usually use the larger sizes because of the type of debris they generate. The 10-yard size is the most popular size used for residential home clean outs. The dimensions of a 10-yard dumpster are 14 x 8 x 3 feet. That being said, what does a dumpster that size hold?