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.

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.

Fall Projects and Perfect Roll-off Container Size

Fall projects and perfect roll-off container size to get everything ship shape before winter.

Fall projects and perfect roll-off container size

Fall has come to Georgia and the days are cool and beautiful.  The blasted summer heat has finally died down.   Days are starting to get shorter and the kids are getting excited about Halloween.  It’s also a countdown for all of those summer and fall home projects that need to be wrapped up before Old Man Winter comes to town.

If you’re hustling to finish projects before the last leaves hit the ground, R & R Container services can help in a number of ways. Keep working those weeknights and weekends and call R & R to rent a roll-off container that you can fill on your own.

container dimensions

12 cubic yard container: 14 feet wide, 8 feet long and 3 feet tall and works great for:

  • Garage cleanouts
  • Basement or attic declutterings
  • Removal of single layer roof shingles
  • Old carpets or flooring
  • A rotting deck that needs to be hauled away
  • One room remodeling projects

15 cubic yard container: 14 feet wide, 8 feet long and 4 feet tall and works great for:

  • Major home improvements
  • Construction on a new home
  • Complete home declutterings
  • Removal of a garage or outer buildings
  • Window and siding replacement of an average sized home

What are you working on this fall?  A new tree house for the kids?  Or maybe a new kitchen for the love of your life?  How about a new tool shed or maybe it’s time to replace the old windows and siding to keep the cold out and your heating bills down.

I remember my grandfather and my dad always started projects when cooler weather returned.  There was the smell of fresh paint, new wood or putty and lots of banging, clanking and sometimes words I was not supposed to hear.  But as a kid I loved to help and there was no better time to be outside, enjoying the fall air.

Don’t struggle with unfinished projects.  Get the kids, pick up the hammer or paint brush and head outside for some family time and glorious weather.

When it comes time to haul away the debris or unwanted items call R & R Container Services at 770-975-9554.  They love the fall and being apart of the Acworth community and all the home owners.

Renting a Roll-off Container in the Fall

Why Renting a Roll-off Container in the Fall should be done in Advance.

Dropping off a roll off container

Fall is in the air and just one more reason to seek out the services of a roll-off container company near you.  Different container dimensions can help with the numerous projects that are perfect for this time of year.  That’s why it is important to rent ahead of time, as many people will be tackling the following projects this Fall.

Cleaning out rooms.

There is a reason it is called fall cleaning, the cooler weather is the perfect time to de-clutter an attic, garage, basement or any room in your home. The passing of hot days and the kids returning to school always means more parents will have the time to start those projects they’ve been putting off for the last few months.

Selling your house.

Though Spring is the optimal time to list your house for sale, the real estate market does pick up a bit in the fall.  It’s smart to take action before the sale and get those rooms cleaned out and ready for the move.  Plus, it is much more appealing to buyers when a home does not have a lot of “stuff”.  It makes the property look bigger and tells the buyer a lot about how much you’ve kept up with the maintenance of your home.

Outside Repairs.

Now is the perfect time to winterize your home.  Summer storms can damage roofs and siding.  Hot, moist weather plays havoc on door and window seals.  To keep the heat in and your heating bills to a minimum do a thorough inspection of the exterior, making any necessary repairs.

Yard work.

The coming of the first frost means redoing flower beds and pruning trees and shrubs.  Not to mention the bags and bags of leaves.  That task is made easier with a roll-off rental container, especially if you have a larger yard.

For the best roll-off container service Acworth, Ga has to offer, contact R & R Container. Why delay? Reserve your container today and make your next fall project much simpler.

Make sure to check out our other blogs for tips on renovating projects and choosing the correct roll-off container for your job.

Old Paint Cans

How do I dispose of old paint cans?

old paint cans

How many cans of old paint are taking up space in your garage, closet or basement? If you are like most of us, you could probably open a small paint store. The problem is paint dries up, no matter how well it is stored or it becomes out-dated. When was the last time you used that can of burnt orange on a wall? Your daughter was 7 and now she is finishing up her last year of college. Besides, burnt orange did not make this year’s top 100 paint colors.

There is no better time like the present to dispose of unused and dried out paint. But how? Most trash pick-up services won’t take old paint cans that have any amount of liquid in them. Plus, paint can be toxic and needs to be disposed of properly so that dangerous materials are not leached into the environment.

Latex Paint

Latex paint is paint you can clean up with soap and water. A safe way to dispose of latex paint is to add equal parts of kitty litter. If your paint can is more than half full you can pour the paint into another container and mix in the litter. Mix it up and let it sit for an hour. You can now toss the dried paint in the can in the garbage. Please remember to remove the lid.

Oil-based Paint

Oil-based paint is paint you need to clean up with mineral spirits or paint thinner. Because this type of paint is flammable and contains harmful solvents, pigments and resins, the Environmental Protection Agency deems them hazardous. In other words, never pour oil-based paint on the ground or dump it in the trash. Instead, visit GA’s DEPA for the safest way to dispose of oil-based paints.

Got more than a couple cans of paint to remove?

Call R & R Container Services in Acworth, GA for all your hauling needs at 770-975-9554.