Monthly Archives: August 2017

  • Kids leaving home, junk leaving the house
    Kids Leaving the House? Send the Junk Out Too! Kids Leaving the House? Send the Junk Out Too!

    Kids Leaving the House? Send the Junk Out Too!

Kids Leaving the House? Send the Junk Out Too!

Parents can use this time of year, when kids leave the nest, to gather up and rid themselves of the junk that has accumulated during the child-rearing years. This is the time of year when households often change. Usually adult children are heading off to college or, for those who have graduated, heading into the workforce and living in a place of their own. Either way, the family dynamic has changed and so have the living arrangements. Now is the time to get the house in order. You have about nine or 10 weeks of good working weather to get the house changed over to a “new space.” Now is the time to attack the clutter and make room for the next phase in life. Even if you plan to stay in the larger house, you will likely downsize some day. Use this time and the cool air as motivation to unload. The easiest way to start is to order a “perfect-size” dumpster from Blue Box Rentals. This way, when you decide it’s not quite good enough for Goodwill, it can go right in the roll off and straight to the landfill. This approach makes it very easy to do away with the junk that no longer has value to your family. Basically a customer calls or emails (info@blueboxrental.com) us to reserve one of our residential dumpsters online; we deliver it; the customer discards all of the household junk; and we haul it away as soon as the customer is done. It really is that easy. Just think, by the time the holidays roll around, you may have a basement suitable for those relatives who want to stay for days. Or, at the very least,  you have […]

  • Checklist for Blue Box Rental for all your dumpster rental needs in the Hagerstown, MD area.
    End of Summer Checklist End of Summer Checklist

    End of Summer Checklist

End of Summer Checklist

As summer comes to an end, everyone should use this checklist for end of summer to-dos that will make the busy fall season a little less stressful on everyone under the same roof. August is still technically part of summer, but with vacations wrapping up and back-to-school activities kicking off, most people’s mindset shifts to a fall mindset. And, with fall being a typically busy season for most families, we think this checklist for the end of summer is a great way to be ready for the shorter days that are on the horizon. Here is the list. Be sure to click on the link to get all the details. Clean and store summer gear Set up a family calendar Clear the way for easy weeknight dinners Share your backyard harvest Organize family photos Clean carpets and floors Organize for back to school Check emergency kits Organize closets BEFORE back-to-school shopping Schedule some “do-nothing” time for fall Clean and organize the garage (Call us if a dumpster is needed) Finish up outdoor projects Check your home for signs of pests BONUS: Clear out all storage areas (dumpsters are great way to haul loads away) To read all the details about this list, click here to link to the article from HOUZZ. Blue Box Rental delivers rental dumpster to the entire Tri-State area of Maryland, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. This includes (in Maryland) Clear Spring, Hagerstown, Hancock, Funkstown, Williamsport, Smithsburg, Sharpsburg, Myersville, Brunswick, Boonsboro, Keedysville, Middletown, and Burkittsville. In West Virginia we serve the communities of Falling Waters, Marlowe, Martinsburg, Berkeley Springs, Hedgesville and Shepherdstown. In Pennsylvania, we serve State Line, Greencastle and Waynesboro residents and businesses. To reserve your dumpster,  click here.