Roll Off Dumpster Rental for House Flipping – Part 2

Picking the right house

So, what makes a house a good candidate for a flip? It’s all about ROI. Many rookie house flippers make the mistake of thinking they need to strip the house down to the studs. While this may be necessary for some houses (and a real boon to those of us who offer roll off dumpster rental – it’ll take a lot of container loads!) it’s better left to experienced flippers with a wealth of experience to draw on and plenty of capital to sink into the project. Particularly when starting out, it’s best to pick a house that will require as little work as possible before you put it back on the market.

roll off dumpster rental for house flipping

Hit the high traffic areas first

Given the right market conditions, you may not need to do any work on the house at all to flip it. In this situation, house flipping is like stock trading – just buy low and sell high. However, when people talk about house flipping, they generally are talking about making some improvements to the house to increase its value. So, what improvements have the best ROI? High traffic areas like the kitchen and bathrooms. Improvements here – new cabinetry, countertops, fixtures, appliances and the like – are a good bet for house flippers.

What size of roll-off dumpster rental will you need for your project?

If your project house requires only minor cleanup, then a 12 cubic yard container will probably fit the bill for you. Need to get rid of a deck? a 12 cu yard container will likely do the job. If you’ve taken on a bit more ambitious project, and need to get rid of old flooring, siding, windows, or shingles, a 15 cu yard container is probably the better bet for you. Remember, when it comes to roll off dumpster rental, it’s better to have a bit of extra space than a bit too little, as overfilling your container is going to cause problems down the road.

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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

The Best Placement for your Roll-off Container

The Best Placement for your Roll-off Container in Acworth, GA.

R $ R roll-off container filled with debrisRoll-off container rentals can fit multi-purpose jobs, projects and clean-ups but can they fit just anywhere on your property?  Deciding where you are going to place the container is almost as important as selecting the correct size that you will need.

Once you decide on the size of the dumpster, 12 or 15 cubic yards, than measure out the area to ensure the space can accommodate the container.  Take into consideration that the delivery truck must be able to drive in and drop off the dumpster.  Some advice – go twice as big as you think you will need.

Another thing to keep in mind is the damage a container can do to lawns or driveways.  Of course, anything left on grass for any period of time will kill it but if you absolutely need to put a roll-off container in one of those spots, put down planking.  Wooden planks will protect the asphalt or cement from scratches and minimize damage to lawns.

Next, make sure the area does not have any low hanging wires or branches that can get in the way.  Don’t put the container where other people may park or where the delivery or pick-up area can become blocked.  You may be making several trips back and forth to the container, you don’t want to have to run the gauntlet with armfuls of debris.

This brings up our next point.  Think about where you are going to be working.  You want the container close for easy access.  You don’t want to be hauling a wheel barrow or cart over rough terrain, up and down hills or through your wife’s flower bed.  Try to place the container near the job site.

Take the weather into consideration.  Plan your project when the forecast isn’t for rain or sleet over the next week.  Even if you are working indoors, you will need to make trips outside to the dumpster.

If you are renovating, have your plans and building materials ready so that you start your project as soon as your dumpster arrives.

Give your neighbors a heads up.  You would hate to find out that a graduation party or wedding shower was taking place next door while you have a roll-off container parked near their property line.

R & R Container Service in Acworth, Ga has the perfect roll-off container for your hauling needs.
The next time you are in need of dumpster, contact our team of professionals for quality service at affordable prices.

Rent a Roll-off Container before a Disaster Strikes!

Rent a roll-off container before a disaster strikes to make clean-up easier.

unhappy couple in a boat in their livingroom because their house is flooded. Back in November, heavy rains brought major flooding to the Atlanta area. Roads and businesses were shut down. People were evacuated from their homes. When the water finally receded, many people experienced significant flooding and property damage. Leaking attics and flooded basements were among the areas hit the hardest and unfortunately where most boxes, wanted and unwanted items are stored.

The moral of the story? Don’t put off cleaning out the attic or basement.

Sorting through damaged and wet items is a difficult task in itself without having to sort through years of clutter and mountains of junk. So, before you are in an overwhelming situation, do yourself and your family a favor by getting rid of some of the unwanted clutter.

Let’s get organized!

Take inventory of what you have. My motto – if I haven’t used it in 6 months out it goes. For the items you are holding on to you will now have a complete list for insurance purposes.

Now you can easily organize the items you want to keep. Sort them into categories like winter clothes, Christmas decorations, family photos and etc. Not only will it help de-clutter but it will gain you easy access to something you want or need. And in the case of a flood or other disaster, this will quickly allow you to identify those items that will mostly likely be effected.

Take as many precautions as possible with your cherishables. You can place tarps or plastics covers over boxes and items in the attic. Especially, if you have an annoying leaky roof. This will help prevent water damage.

Anything that is stored in a basement or garage can be placed on pallets to keep them a few inches off the floor. We recommend raising appliances such at washing machines and freezers off the ground as well.

These precautions may not be enough to prevent all damage, but they might buy you some time to move items and will definitely limit the cleanup. Don’t wait until disaster strikes.

Call R & R Container to order your roll-off container today at 770-975-9554 to put yourself in a better position to deal with Mother Nature and the unexpected disaster.

Enough Wasted Food for a Roll-Off Container

Enough Wasted Food for a Roll-Off Container – stop it!

food waste because of "use by" dates. Did you know, that America throws away roughly 40 percent of its food every year? (According to a 2012 report by the National Resources Defense Council) That’s about $165 BILLION in wasted groceries and more than 20 pounds of food per person each month! It’s simple to say, we have a food-waste problem, and it’s hurting our wallets and the people most in need. If you are asking yourself, “What can I do to change these numbers?” Well, you can do a lot. Here are some places to start.

Stop worrying about “use by this date”

Most of the time, “use by” dates are not government regulated and typically don’t have anything to do with food safety. “Best if used by (or before)” and “use by” Refers to the quality of food, not the safety of it. This should be used more as a freshness guide, not as a hard-and-fast rule. The only federally regulated “use by” this date that should most defiantly be followed are infant formulas.

Ask for Ugly Produce

A great way to save money as well as not wasting food is to ask for ugly produce, such as imperfect looking fruits and vegetables. When people shop at a store, they’ll only buy the ideal looking fruits and vegetables. Leaving the misshaped ones to be thrown into a landfill. Even though that they still hold the same taste and nutritious values.

Buy From Bulk Bins

Buying in bulk not only reduces the amount of plastic we use, it also saves money and you’ll end up wasting less food! A study done by the NRDC showed that people who bought in bulk saved 89%!

You can normally buy things like nuts, dried fruit, grains, beans, seeds and spices are typically available, in addition to granola, cereal and baking supplies.

Donate What You Won’t Use

A study by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says around 14 percent of American households cannot afford enough food to live active, healthy lifestyles. Instead of throwing away your food you won’t use, try to donate it to a shelter or church!

Whatever your roll off dumpster needs entail, we want to be your go-to local, friendly, and reliable service at R & R Container Rentals.

Try us now and get an additional $10.00 off, the best bargain in the market!

In addition – if you are a senior, Veteran, or Active Duty Military – let us know and we will take another $5 off!

To receive these discounts, call us at 770.975.9554, and let us know how you found us online. We are here to personally answer any questions you may have. Come enjoy the benefits of buying local!

First Time Renting a Roll Off Container?

First time renting a roll off container? There’s a few things you should probably know before you get one!

R and R ContainerHere are some tips for your first time renting a dumpster!

1. Don’t over fill the roll off container!

Most of the containers have tarps that go over them, but you should never fill it up over the limit, or with too much heavy material. Not only is it very illegal to do so, it’s also dangerous for other drivers. Please keep this in mind! You may be asked to empty out a lot of the dumpster if it’s filled too much.

2. Roll off containers have a door on the back of them.

There’s only one direction trucks can load the roll off container, and that’s with the door facing the truck. When finding a place to put your dumpster, remember you need about an 8 foot clearance for the door to swing open because once the containers is placed it’s going to be very difficult to move!

3. Close the door back up.

If you end up opening the door of the container, make sure you close it and latch is tightly! Waste that falls out during transportation can cause accidents and a be a huge liability. Keep the roads safe and clean from litter.

4. Load flatter, heavier items on top instead of small loose things.

Avoid putting loose debris on the top of your container, while tarps are put over them, smaller objects could potentially blow out. Instead, put bigger, flat items like doors, concrete slabs and other things to hold it all down on the top. Try to refrain from putting sharp objects at the top, as this might rip the tarp.

5. Call for a pick up.

Although there is a rental time, most companies do not normally come and pick it up until they are notified. Some people need the dumpster for less time and others for more time. When you are done give the rental company a call so that they know to come pick up their roll off container!

There you go! Some frequently asked questions and issues that we see. We hope it was helpful. Per usual, give us a call or visit our website and we can walk you through any roll off container rental questions you may have! Have a great and clean day.