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How Hoarding Affects Health
Hoarding is about much more than a messy house. It presents a serious health and safety risk to anyone who enters the property and is especially dangerous to those who live in it. Cleaning a property in which hoarding has been taking place requires the use of dumpsters and a careful waste disposal plan to make the home habitable again. Here is a closer look at some of the health and safety issues associated with compulsive hoarding. Air Quality Poor indoor air quality is a significant issue associated with compulsive hoarding. The abundance of items stores in the home creates more surfaces…
Should I Throw Food Away After a Kitchen Fire?
If you have a fire in your kitchen, part of getting back to normal is managing the waste disposal process. Naturally, you will remove any damaged furniture and appliances, but should your food go in the dumpster as well? Here is what you need to know. Any food that came into contact with water or chemicals used to put out the fire is no longer safe to eat, even if it is in still its packaging. You should also put any foods stored outside of the refrigerator in the dumpster because it was likely impacted by smoke and fumes. This…
Is Laminate Flooring Recyclable?
If you are taking laminate flooring out of your home, you may be wondering if it is possible to recycle it. Although laminate is difficult to recycle in the traditional sense, you don’t have to simply toss it into your dumpster. With a little creativity, your laminate flooring can be put to use instead of taking up space in a landfill. Watch this video for tips on recycling your laminate flooring. Donating your floors to a thrift store is one way to ensure that they get reused. You can also use the floors for other parts of your home instead…
Revolutionizing Ocean Waste Clean-Up
Have you heard of the Great Pacific garbage patch? This “island” of garbage is estimated to cover between 700,000 and 15,000,000 square kilometers of the Pacific Ocean—in other words, it’s believed to be somewhere between the size of Texas and the size of Russia. Trash that ends up in the oceans has a major impact on the environment, especially when it comes to wildlife. The good news is that efforts are being made across the globe to reduce the amount of garbage in Earth’s oceans through appropriate waste disposal methods and ocean cleanup efforts. One individual who is working to make a…
How A Dumpster Can Help You, Marie Kondo
When Marie Kondo’s book, “The Life–Changing Magic of Tidying”, came out, people were quick to embrace the “KonMari” method of decluttering. If you spend any time on social media, you probably saw plenty of posts from friends who were intent on following the method and ridding themselves of possessions that didn’t spark joy in their lives. When Netflix brought the method to television screens, the show was an instant hit, and thrift stores around the country are reporting increased donations during a time of year that’s typically slow. If you’re planning to apply the KonMari method to your home, though, you might want to consider renting…
Moving Day – How A Dumpster Can Help
Moving can be stressful, and sometimes it seems like packing takes forever. Why? Because in addition to the things you find yourself wanting to discard as you pack your things, you’d be surprised at all the things you unearth once you think you’re nearing the end of the job. It can be overwhelming, but renting a dumpster is a great way to make it easy.   If you’re selling your home, the best way to do that is to make it look its best. Getting rid of clutter in the house, garage, and yard will help your house to look better and sell more easily. Cleaning…