Moving into a home of any kind can be overwhelming. However, moving into a home that you plan on fixing up over time, whether to sell or not, can be an exciting and profitable process. Of course, proper planning is crucial before you start moving your family and belongings into your new fixer-upper. From finding boxes and packing your belongings to securing a moving company or other moving help, proper planning will help you move into your real estate investment in an efficient and effective manner. In addition, renting a dumpster can be beneficial in surprising ways. Here are a few benefits of renting a dumpster when moving into your fixer-upper.
In most cases, you will need to remove different materials from your home before you can start fixing it up. Known as the demo phase, the removal of cabinets, flooring, countertops, or other materials is imperative before you start fixing up your new home. Unfortunately, the demo process can also be time-consuming, messy, and stressful, especially if you do not have the time, energy, or opportunity to bring the materials to a landfill or recycling center.
By renting a dumpster, you will have the ability to remove and contain construction materials in a safe and efficient manner. Once the dumpster is filled, you can have it hauled off, reducing the time and energy required to haul off the materials yourself.
Also, remember that your regular trash or recycling service will most likely not pick up some of the debris you have accumulated throughout the fixer-upper process, so utilizing a dumpster service is your best option for quick demo/remodeling.
Accidents are common problems on construction sites, and when you have numerous contractors and materials being brought in and out of the home, the risk of accidents will increase. Thankfully, a dumpster rental can help keep your home and the area around it safe not only during the demo process but also through the remodeling process.
From old lumber with nails and screws to broken pieces of shingles and even stumps and roots from your fixer-upper's landscaping, placing the debris in a dumpster and off the ground or in other's paths will make your demo and remodeling projects safer.
Decreased Property Damage
In addition to making the demo and remodeling process more efficient and decreasing the risk of accidents and injuries, a dumpster rental can help protect your actual property from damage.
Moving materials and your belongings in and out of the fixer-upper could be challenging. Doorways, floors, stairs, drywall, and other areas of your home may become nicked, scratched, dented, or dinged, especially if clutter and other piles of debris are lingering in your path.
Also, if you choose to pile up and store materials that have been removed from the home on your lawn or other areas of the yard, you are increasing the risk of landscape and property damage. Lumbar and other materials that sit and linger for long periods of time, instead of being hauled off and disposed of properly, could start to rot and decay. This not only damages the actual lawn and your landscape, but it can also increase the risk of pest infestations, which require costly treatments.
By utilizing a dumpster for your old materials, boxes, and supplies, you will be able to move into and update your fixer-upper without the worry of property damage, landscaping problems, or pest infestations.
Buying and moving into a fixer-upper can be a smart investment for your family's home and finances. This guide will help you understand the benefits of renting a dumpster through the fixer-upper process.