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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

How A Sound Plan And A Good Dumpster Can Make Moving Less Painful

The U.S. Census Bureau has revealed that approximately 1 out 9 Americans change their residences every year. That amounts to about 36 million people who are moving from one residence to another in the United States annually.

Moving is always a painful process, regardless of what the reason or nature of it is. After all, uprooting from one place and settling down in another isn't something that can be easily done in a day's work. Fortunately for you, we have a fantastic plan in place that will help you make the entire process simple and will also show you how you can use a dumpster rental to your (great) advantage.

Before you begin: If you're selling your home, the best way to get it sold at the best price is to make it look as impeccable as possible. This, of course, implies that your house should be clean, have no clutter, and basically act a blank canvas, so that the potential buyers can envision their lives in it.

All said and done, moving is indeed one of the best opportunities to downsize. While it is indeed tough to think of parting from all those knickknacks and memorabilia, it does have tremendous gains to offer that you simply cannot ignore:

•    Moving expenses will be much less, given that there will be less stuff to pack and move
•    By selling at least some of the things you don't need, you can earn some money on the side
•    Making your house look clean makes it look bigger and better, and allows you to ask for a better price
•    And now, the best part: There will be much less clutter in your soon-to-be home!

Your Guide to Moving Out

According to top property management experts, owners must do a good clean-out, and de-clutter their house before they even put them on the market. Putting off cleaning until the last minute can - and does - prove to be very stressful, which is why the earlier you start, the better it is. In case you haven't done your prepping beforehand, you must at least make a solid plan. You should begin from the top, and then clean every room from there till you're done. If you have a yard, you will want to include plans to clear away any debris such as leaves, branches, and dead plants.

STEP 1: Try To Reduce the Amount of Things You Have

As mentioned earlier, having your house all cluttered-up while it is on the market can significantly reduce buyer interest. On the other hand, putting all that clutter, most of which you actually don't need, in storage would lead to spending hundreds of dollars in monthly fees for the storage unit. Therefore, the best thing to do is to simply ditch it all. You can do whatever you deem fit (or whatever works best and is lawful), from selling or donating, to outright trashing with Carolina Container Services. Make sure that none of it remains to clog-up your house or occupy vital storage space.

STEP 2: Improve Upon That Curb Appeal

In order to put your best foot forward in the buyer's market, you must keep your home in the best shape. This includes everything, from roofing and gutters, to siding and landscaping, and everything in between.

Your potential buyers seeing a mildew covered roof or broken windows could severely affect their wish to make an offer, or a good offer. You must, therefore, make sure that you fix such things in time.

Here are some things you can do to get started:

•    Home exterior: Clean out the gutters, wash the screens and windows, and pressure-wash the siding
•    Put a new coat of paint on the front door. You can try using a color which will contrast with your home and catch the attention of potential buyers from the road
•    Replace old, worn out house numbers with new and modern-looking digits, which your buyers can easily see from the curb
•    Update the exterior lighting fixtures to get a fresh and bold look.
•    Keep your yard absolutely prim and proper. Mow the lawn; remove all weeds, and plant good-looking flowers, shrubs, bushes, etc.

STEP 3: Make the Insides Look Better

Just like your house's exterior, its interior too should look absolutely free of clutter and damages. They seem like trivial matter to you, but to the potential buyer, they appear as post-purchase expenses that they will have to bear. You must, therefore, make it a point to replace old faucets and cabinet handles, as well as make small changes that could lift the face of your home's interior.

STEP 4: Throw All the Extra Stuff Away

You may be thinking, “Wait, I already got rid of stuff”. Well, now that you have given attention to every part of your house, inside and outside, there is likely some residual rubbish around. You cannot endlessly pile trash, landscaping debris, and who knows what else on the curb in front of your house. This is the stage where a timely-rented dumpster can be your best friend and help you get rid of all that extra clutters lying around the house in one go. There are even companies that offer dumpsters rentals and junk removal services to make it even easier for you.

From junk, such as old birthday cards and letters and old locks having lost combinations, to debris which got collected around the house during winter, to broken furniture and empty paint cans and boxes, there is no shortage of things lying around that are not needed. And moving out is the best time to sort - and throw all of that out!

As mentioned already, you can throw all of this stuff in the dumpster. The dumpster company will make sure to deliver it at your home, both at the time and the place that is most convenient for you - all you need to do is ask! You can even keep the dumpster for as long as you need it, and prep for your move at your own pace. We hope you have enjoyed this article and that it helps make your next move a much easier one.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Best Reasons to Hire a Junk Removal Service

No matter how much you try to prevent it, junk is bond to accumulate. While it can be eliminated, most people these days can't seem to find the time or don't have ability to remove and dump the unwanted items themselves.

Under such circumstances, hiring a professional who would dispose of all the unwanted items is a fantastic idea. In fact, junk removal services have more advantages than you can count:

•    Out with the old, in with the new! Once the junk is gone, you can start bringing in new stuff.
•    Heavy and bulky junk that is hard to move by yourself can easily be removed by a team of professionals. They have the skills and equipment need to do the job safely.
•    A professional will be familiar with proper methods for disposing of items like recyclables, wood, electronics and hazardous waste. This can be good for both your health and the environment
•    Keeping your surroundings free of junk items such as worn-out couches or old cars will help prevent certain infections and diseases. This is because the stagnant water these items can hold is perfect for breeding mosquitoes, which carry many diseases. Standing water can also breed mold, parasites, bacteria and other health hazards for you to avoid.
•    The trunk of an abandoned car or the inside of old refrigerators sometimes seems like good hiding places to children but they can be extremely hazardous and even deadly. Having junk removed with eliminate such an unnecessary risk.
•    By getting rid of all the unwanted items from your premises, you will have extra space which you can use for more important and constructive purposes.

A Few Words of Caution
Although hiring a professional junk removal company does have its benefits, you should always be cautious of the service you hire. Here are some key aspets to keep in mind:

•    Junk removal services often charge by the hour, by the load, or offer it along with another service such as dumpster rental. Make sure you are aware of all potential fees and are given a true quote for costs.
•    You will be required to show proof of ownership, vehicle titles and personal identification, to the company hired to remove junk cars from your property.
•    Have an accurate understanding of how much rubbish needs to be removed. Knowing this and conveying it to the service provider will ensure they are prepared for the task with the right equipment and dumpster size.
•    Junk collectors generally don't take hazardous wastes and harsh chemicals. To dispose of household hazardous materials including oils, paints, batteries, and fluorescents bulbs contact your local municipality. Mecklenburg residents can visit the county website, here, for information on household hazardous waste disposal.
•    A company may access a ‘minimum charge’ for their services. This means if you overestimate your need for the service they will still charge the full estimated price. This would be similar to a 30 cubic yard dumpster rental when you only need a 12 cubic yard container.

Other than this, you must ensure that the chosen company has all the equipment needed for clean and efficient waste disposal. A company should be able to come and go without a trace, meaning there is no debris left behind and minimal disturbance to home or lawn.

By now you know that businesses aren't the only ones utilizing dumpster rentals and waste removal services as residential clients can also take advantage of these convenient services. Hoarders, do-it-yourselfers, and people moving and needing to declutter can all benefit by having a dumpster on hand and waste management team by their side.

Our city of Charlotte, NC has been fast to grow and with it an increasing need for garbage removal and recycling programs. Carolina Container Services believes in helping our neighbors keep our communities clean by offering junk removal, dumpster rental, and portable restroom rental service that will meet any demand.
If you’re looking for a junk removal service that is reliable and affordable, call us today. We look forward to helping you clean up!

Remember, junk and clutter can be hazardous. Small piles of clothing, newspapers, cushions, and boxes can easily become homes for rodents, roaches, and other pests. These pest leave behind feces, urine, fleas, and saliva that is filled with diseases. Clutter can also be a tripping hazard for children and the elderly.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Here's Why Adding a VIP Bathroom to Your Event is a Must

Novice planners usually don’t know that VIP porta potty rental is a must for important events, such as corporate seminars or weddings. Although ordinary porta potties do have basic features and functionalities required for most bathroom-goers, having a VIP bathroom in place will allow the important people at your event to feel worthy of their … business.

"A bride will likely need a lot of extra room in a restroom to accommodate her wedding dress. This can be an extra challenge if only regular sized restroom rentals are available. With a VIP portable restroom in places, she has one less worry and less hassle." - Professional Wedding Planner

What is a VIP Restroom?

Simply put, a VIP porta potty is a bigger, more luxurious porta potty than most. In fact, it is much larger than the average porta potty, and has several added amenities and features for users to enjoy. With its large mirror, full hand washing station, and lots of wiggle room your guests will totally forget that they are actually inside a porta potty!

Including VIP restrooms in your event rentals checklist...

VIP Restrooms Look Better:

When it comes to important guests, looks are everything. Let's face it, your guests would appreciate a classy atmosphere over an ordinary one. Carolina Container Services porta potties have several features of a conventional restroom, like air-scenting devices and air conditioning. All in all, event bathrooms have everything you need.

VIP Restrooms Can Withstand Any Kind of Weather:

Not only do VIP portable restroom help your guests get an escape from the extremes of Charlotte weather, they are also strong enough to withstand different kinds of weather hazards. Sudden wind and hail storms are not a problem for these porta potties. These units are built sturdy and put in place by professions who know how to keeps them secure. In addition, their spacious interior provides users with the room needed for cleaning themselves up and changing clothes in case the weather calls for it.

For unmatched service and superior quality porta-potty rentals Charlotte, turn to Carolina Container Services. If you want to learn more about portable restrooms or dumpster rentals we offer, and place your order, visit our page on our website at

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

As Charlotte Grows So Does Its Need for Carolina Container Services

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One of the leaders in dumpster and portable restroom rental services in Mecklenburg County, Carolina Container Services caters to both Charlotte, North Carolina and its surrounding areas. This includes but is not limited to Gastonia, Concord, Huntersville, Hickory, and Locust, North Carolina. This hardworking team also provides service in South Carolina to places like York and Rock Hill, among others. Our company is known far and wide throughout the Carolinas for being knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful.

Charlotte, the largest and busiest city in North Carolina, is a very interesting place to be in and for our business to call “home”. It is a hub of culture and has several one of a kind options for fun, food and the arts. Take for instance, the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, which features works by artists such as Warhol, Picasso, and Calder. There is also The Light Factory, which is among four exclusive museums in the US that is dedicated solely to film and photography. Charlotte’s dining scene is not one to miss as it offers a combination of variety and quality - and we are talking beyond the run-of-the-mill Southern cooked meals.

With everything already happening in the Queen City along with all the new development projects, there is an endless need for dumpster rentals and porta potty rental Charlotte. Events of all kinds, including concerts, festivals, parades, races, parties and rallies, have a need for both porta-potties and dumpsters to ensure proper sanitation. These services also make guests more comfortable.

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An event in the Charlotte area is not the only place you may spot one of our Carolina Container Services’ rentals. You are likely to see a dumpster rental and porta potty rental at construction sites too. From highway construction to demolition projects and home remodeling to garden renovations, our special waste management services can be found. In our line of business, we take pride in knowing we are helping to keep our city and state clean for all to enjoy.

Our dedicated team of professionals is here when you need us seven days a week. Call Carolina Container Services at (704) 665-0169 with any questions you may have about our dumpster rentals and porta potty rentals. Request a quote on our website,


Monday, July 31, 2017

Porta Potties Design & History

A porta potty is basically a general term for several kinds of portable bathrooms or toilets. In the U.S, a porta potty might refer to the small toilets used by children to get potty trained, or to the portable public bathrooms that are found in various places like outdoor events and construction sites - basically anywhere where it is inconvenient or impractical to construct a proper bathroom.

Alternatively known as port-a-johns, tidy johns or port-o-lets, porta potties can be seen at various places from the musical festivals to presidential inaugurations. They can be easily rented and are a great source of relief for many people when the ‘just gotta go’.

As a matter of fact, the biggest collection of porta potties rentals known to date was present at Barrack Obama's inauguration ceremony in 2009. On his big day, there were over 5,000 porta potties spread about the event area for the eager crowd to use.


1940s: It was in Long Beach at a shipyard when someone first thought up the first portable toilet. Recognizing that precious time was being lost when workers had to walk a long distance to the docks in order to go to the bathrooms, they wanted resolution. They remedied this situation by building temporary restrooms on the ships themselves. The design was nothing fancy but the wooden cabana and small holding tank served its purpose. The workers could use the bathroom easily and did not lose out on valuable time.

1950s-1960s: Approximately a decade after its initial conception, the porta potty was about to go mainstream. Everyone from event planners to construction companies seemed to instantaneously envision the potential of this invention. Needless to say, it did not take long for companies to follow suit and come up with their own versions of porta potties for mass production. The earliest-known retail porta potty, built of metal and wood, was very big and heavy, not to mention and smelly, yet was a better option than nothing.

1970s: Portable restrooms made of wood and metal began to get replaced by fiberglass, which is much lighter and can be cleaned easily.

1980s: Finally, plastic replaced fiberglass as the main building material for portable restrooms. Not only is it the lightest material, it is also the easiest to clean and to construct as compared to any other material. Polyurethane, which is the most commonly available plastic material, is used to build portable restrooms today.

Further developments also took place not much later. Take for instance, the development and inclusion chemicals which help aid in the bio-degradation human waste and make restrooms smell much better. Today, there are plenty of companies offering porta potties rentals Charlotte NC and across the Untied States for events and job sites alike. These companies also keep the toilets clean, functioning properly, and finally remove them once the event is over.

Porta Potties Today

Manufacturer Gotugo got into the business of porta potties in the 1980s, and began to offer fast, efficient and competitively-priced services and rented porta potty units to a variety of places, from construction sites to large-scale events like weddings and concerts. Needless to say, it went on to become a leading service provider of porta potties in several states.

Using porta potties in the U.S. can help save up to 125 million gallons of fresh water every day. This saved water can then be used for drinking, bathing, cooking, and other day-to-day activities. Porta potties, therefore, act as an environment-friendly method to manage events and job sites.

The industry of portable restrooms, though not present on the forefront at all times, is a unique and very essential one which allows scores of individuals to enjoy events and places, and be able to work in peace.

So the next time when you are enjoying a special event, a concert, or are working somewhere far off, and use a portable restroom, do give a thought to those Long Beach shipbuilders. Without them you may have been stuck without a private, clean and convenient place to relieve yourself. Its also worth giving thought to the companies providing porta potty rentals today, like Carolina Container Services in Charlotte NC.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Your Guide to Renting Dumpsters

To be honest, most people have no idea as to whether or not they require a dumpster. While dumpster rentals in Charlotte NC aren't exactly cheap, they can prevent you from getting into a lot of trouble, especially if you're doing something like a food business or a large-scale project on home renovation. In the event your daily trash generation is big enough to fit into a standard-sized dumpster, you probably should rent one.

Renting a Dumpster: Factors to Consider

Thinking of renting a dumpster? Here are a couple of things you must consider:
  • Size
  • Location
  • Type of waste
  • Segregation options
  • Municipal or state requirements

When it comes to renting dumpsters, you should choose the size carefully. Given that dumpsters come in a myriad variety of different sizes, you must make sure to choose one that can easily fit either in the driveway or in the nearest alley. Apart from that, you must also consider the way in which the waste should be sorted. While many dumpsters have in-built segregation, others are basically open containers where you can make your own segregation with the help of plastic containers. You should also consider the kind of waste, such as wet and dry, and must keep these segregated. Finally, you must see to it that your dumpster use complies with state laws and rules. For instance, in some cities, you have to get a permit to put your bins in the alley or on a common street.

How to Determine Your Dumpster's Size

When renting a garbage container, size is the most essential thing you should consider. Generally, you determine the size of your required dumpster by estimating the amount of waste you will be generating.

For instance, if your estimated daily dumpster content is 10 yards, the roll-off dumpster you will be renting must be at least 2 ft x 8 ft x 4 ft high. In case you are unsure about the size of your generated waste content, you can ask the dumpster company to help you out.

Keep in mind that the dumpster's size determines the rent you will be paying. It is therefore, imperative that you choose the right size in order to avoid paying extra for unnecessary dumpster space.

Choosing a Dumpster Rental Company

While Charlotte does have a number of good dumpster rental companies, you must remember that they are not all alike. While some companies are very costly and/or have a lot of hidden fees, others have too many services that you might not need, or far too few services which will not serve your purpose.

Here are the most important factors you should consider when choosing your dumpster rental company:
  • Years of service
  • Feedback (positive ones) from past clients
  • Good quality customer service
  • Affordable cost
  • Transport to client’s business or residence location
  • Available rental garbage receptacles' sizes
  • Allowed contents
  • No hidden fees
  • Limits on weights

It is best to rent the services of a company which has been around for a number of years and has a good track record. You must make sure that the company comes highly recommended by past clients, offers customer service that is reliable, always stays in communication, does not have any hidden costs and/or over-the-top charges, and adheres to all local laws and regulations.

If you're doing a large-scale business or home project, you are bound to require the services of a reliable dumpster rental company. Luckily for you, Carolina Container Services offers very reliable and affordable services in the greater Charlotte metro area.