Roll Off Dumpster Rental for House Flipping – Part 1

To flip, or not to flip, that is the question

From A to Zombie House Flipping, it seems like the stream of house flipping shows is never ending. Flip or Flop, Flip This House, Flipping Vegas, Flipping Out, Flip Men, First Time Flippers, and other shows all depict the triumphs – and trials – of this risky, but rewarding pursuit. If you’re renovating a house with the goal of flipping it, it’s almost certain you’ll need a roll off dumpster rental. But what else will you need?

roll off dumpster rental for house flipping

Flipping houses can be a very risky business.

If market conditions turn against you, or you run into unforeseen issues, you could end up living in the house you meant to flip – or worse, end up bankrupt. The most common mistake rookie house flippers make is biting off more than they can chew.

A story of flip failure

I once knew a man who fancied himself a house flipper. To avoid embarrassing anyone, we’ll call him Jerry. Jerry was a handy guy, and he had a lot of connections in the real estate and construction industries. Jerry figured he had what it takes to become a pro house flipper, so he got some money together and bought himself a project house. Now, this house was a real fixer-upper. It had been built offsite and moved to its current location, where it sat unoccupied (and apparently without any doors or windows) for a few decades, serving as a nest for several dozen generations of the local pigeon population. Jerry’s first step after securing his roll off dumpster rental was to scrape the bulk of the bird dung off the floor with a snow shovel.

Now, if you’ve watched enough HGTV, you probably know where this story is going. Jerry ended up going way over his budget, couldn’t sell the house for enough to cover what he’d put into it, and ended up living in the place. Now, fortunately for Jerry, he didn’t go bankrupt, and he had sunk so much cash into the place that it ended up being a pretty nice place to live. However, it is obviously impossible to call this a successful flip.

Check back soon for House Flipping – Part 2

Junk Hauling for Spring Cleaning

Spring cleaning is a great time to get junk hauling service from R&R Containers!

Clean out your side yard or prepare for a renovation this spring with junk hauling services from R&R containers!

Spring cleaning is so common in America that it’s nearly ubiquitous. But where did it come from? Turns out the tradition of spring cleaning goes back thousands of years. In the Jewish tradition, even small crumbs of leavened foods are purged from the house in a spring cleaning prior to passover. In Iran, the practice of “khooneh tekouni,” or, “shaking the house” occurs just before the Persian new year on the first day of spring. Catholic churches traditionally clean their altars on Maundy Thursday, the day before Good Friday. In 19th century America, spring cleaning caught on because during March and April it’s warm enough to open all the windows so dust that gets swept up will be blown out of the house, but not yet so far into the season that bugs will come in through the open windows.

Although the traditional reasons for spring cleaning have been largely eliminated by technology (like the vacuum cleaner) the tradition persists.

Spring cleaning is a great time for junk hauling services

So, how about some spring cleaning tips?

Clean your dishwasher — You don’t often think of cleaning your cleaning appliances, but the dishwasher is a good example of a case where you should. First, remove any bits of food collected in the bottom, then, run it empty with a specialized cleaner. You can also clean your washing machine with white vinegar and baking soda.

Wash your pillows and comforter — Most of us wash our bedding more often than once a year (hopefully), but spring cleaning can be a great time to wash the parts you wouldn’t normally. Most of them can go in the washing machine — just check the label first. You can also vacuum and disinfect your mattress.

Drapes — First, remove any hooks, then put them in the drier for a fluff cycle along with a moist towel (to attract the dust). Re-hang immediately after the cycle is finished.

Landscaping — spring cleaning is also a great time to take on bigger projects and get the yard ready for summer. Remember, R&R containers is here for all of your junk hauling and roll-off container rental needs!

Junk Hauling to Make Some Space

More Marietta Residents Are Now Eligible to Run Backyard Chicken Farms

Need junk hauling service so you can build your coop?

Earlier this month the Marietta city council voted to relax the regulations governing the raising of chickens. The most noteworthy change is that now you only need 15000 square feet, or, in other words, about 1/3 acre. The previous requirement was 5 acres.

Get junk hauling so you can build a chicken coop

As long as you have enough space, there are only 2 more things you’ll need to get your chicken farm going: a permit to raise chickens, and a permit to build your coop. You’ll be limited to four chickens (no roosters!) and a coop eight feet tall or less and 100 square feet or less.

The benefits of backyard chicken farming. First and most obviously, you’ll get delicious, sustainably raised eggs. Chickens are also great for reducing your carbon footprint. One chicken can consume up to seven pounds of bio-waste that would otherwise end up in the landfill. What’s more, they take those kitchen scraps and turn them into rich fertilizer for your garden. They also serve as a natural form of pest control since they eat many common types of insects. What’s more, they eat many common types of weeds.

Backyard chicken farming has experienced a boon in popularity in recent years, and many municipalities that previously outlawed chicken raising are changing their ordinances. Consequently, a vibrant online community of backyard chicken farmers has sprung up, and it’s easier than ever to learn everything you’ll need to know to start raising your birds. There are even free, downloadable coop plans you can easily build yourself.

Junk Hauling

Oh — there’s one last thing you’ll need to get your chicken farm going: a roll off container rental or junk hauling service from R&R Containers to clear out the yard space for your new coop! Give us a call today.

Commercial Dumpster Rental

Buy Local for Your Commercial Dumpster Rental Needs

As a business owner or purchasing agent, your primary goal is efficiency. Stretching every dollar as far as you can is key to maintaining your competitive edge. At R&R containers, we understand this need. After all, we’re local business owners, too.

Shop local for commercial dumpster rental and save money

So, why is our commercial dumpster rental service the best, most efficient you can get? Here are three reasons:

  • First, we keep our service area small. Many other commercial dumpster rental companies will offer service over a large area. But in the roll off dumpster business, it all comes down to the hauling. When other companies haul your waste over a longer distance, they pass on the extra fuel costs to you. When you rent from R&R, you’re renting from your neighbor, so the costs stay low.
  • Second, dealing directly with a local business like R&R containers eliminates the middleman. Many companies who sell commercial dumpster rental services don’t actually provide the service, they just act as brokers. Dealing directly with us will ensure you get the lowest price.
  • Third, because we will strive to place your container as close as possible to the clean up area. We also offer containers with side entry for loading of heavy debris. That way, your employees will save energy and time loading the container – which means more productivity, and more money in your pocket.

With R&R containers you can save money, boost productivity, and keep your dollars local, all at the same time. Give us a call today for a free quote! We can serve all your commercial dumpster rental needs.

Fall Leaves and the Mighty Dumpster

Fall Leaves and the Mighty Dumpster to help you dispose of yard clean up.

One is orange
Two are brown
Three look yellow
Upon the ground
Four are green
More are red
One just fell
Upon my head – author unknown

Fall leaves and the mighty dumspter
Who doesn’t like the feel of fall? The promise of cool nights, hot chocolate, fires in the hearth, hearty soups and the holidays. Then you look out your window and realize leaves are everywhere but on the trees and what once offered much needed summer shade now looks like a lot of work. You could hire a landscaping company for $300 to $400.

The problem with hiring a professional company to do your yard cleanup isn’t necessarily the cost, it’s that it’s not a one time job. Leaves continue to fall for weeks and it can take several cleanups to keep your yard orderly. This is especially true if you live in a neighborhood with lots and lots of trees.

Or you could purchase the right tools, follow a few easy tips and get some much needed outdoor time for yourself and your family. Here is link to the 5 best rated leaf rakes.

Start by keeping your lawn cut shorter than normal. It’ll keep the neighbors leaves from getting stuck in your grass.

As you collect the leaves either with a rake or leaf blower, pile them on tarps. This is a great way to keep them contained and makes it easy to drag them to their final resting places. Just don’t leave the tarps sit too long on the grass.

Some cities require you dispose of your leaves in special bags. If so, pick up a leaf chute. They are designed to help you keep the bag propped open which makes it much easier to drop the leaves in either by funneling the tarp or scooping them with a rake.

And this is another great opportunity to involve your kids. If they are young you can make games out of leaf collecting. Who doesn’t like jumping into a pile of freshly raked leaves? Don’t forget to use that tarp or you’ll be raking them up all over again. Have the kids pick out a dozen or so of their favorite leaves and put them aside. Later then can make fall placemats.

With the right tools and family help you can get the yard cleaned up in a few hours and have fun doing it.

If you need help hauling away the leaves don’t forget to contact the awesome staff at R & R Container Services. Prices that can’t be beat from a local service you can trust.

R & R Container Service honoring our Military this Veterans Day

R & R Container Service honoring our Military this Veterans Day. We understand without the women and men who serve, we would not have the freedom we enjoy today.

R & R Container Service will honor our Military this Veterans Day

Veterans Day is a day for people to show their respects to those who have served. For one glorious day, please know that you are joined by so many around the world, who don’t spend their every waking moment living a military life, as you do. For one day, America bows their heads in awe of our veterans.

Originally, this holiday was called Armistice Day and was meant as a day of reflection for the heroism of those who died in the line of duty. On November 11th the Armistice was signed that ended World War I, thus giving the holiday it’s name, but in 1954, it was changed to Veterans Day in order to honor all veterans in all wars.

We see our brother veterans and young military members — our sons, daughters, grandchildren, husbands, wives and grandparents — and we can’t begin to image what they’ve been through in the name of our freedom. The depth of what they have witnessed is vast, and the appreciation we feel is deep.

Today, R & R Container takes the charge of Veterans Day to heart and is proud to honor America’s veterans for their service.

What are you doing this Veterans Day? Have you been taking advantage of the beautiful fall weather?

We think the answer is yes, because we have been extremely busy delivering and picking up roll-off containers during the month of October.

Our containers have been filled with construction debris, de-clutterings from basements, garages and attics, home improvement parts and tree trimmings. There definitely seems to be a lot happening in Acworth and the surrounding areas and we are grateful that you have chosen us to service all your hauling needs.

Have a blessed Veterans Day and for all who have served. Thank you!