As the piles of rubble mount we reached a point where we actually couldn’t demo anymore until we had some place to move it all. Enter THE DUMPSTER. We’ve never done a project that required renting a big ass dumpster before so we didn’t quite know what to expect. Like any good child of the technology age, we googled how big of a dumpster should we get. One site equated typical size to pickup truck loads of junk. The City of Cleveland offers a variety of roll-off dumpster and trash compactors at pretty reasonable prices. Roll offs are basically giant metal boxes that show up on a flatbed truck. They literally tip the truck bed and roll the dumpster back into your driveway on big metal track wheels using a wench and chains. Dumpsters are measured in cubic yards and the city offers them from 10 to 40 cubic yards. I couldn’t conceptualize what a cubic yard looks like, let alone the difference between 20 and 40 cubic yards. All the dumpsters are about 8 feet wide and about 6 feet tall. The difference in sizes comes down to length. Our initially guesstimate was we’d need a 20 yard dumpster. Some sage advice we received from Em’s mom and her fiance was to always get a bigger dumpster than you think you’ll need because you’ll use it up. So on that premise, we contracted a 30 yard for a week. Em did a great job dealing with the city and Monday morning a flatbed truck rolled up with a dumpster. It was incredible to watch driver maneuver the dumpster into the drive. Our driveway is roughly 10 ft wide with our house and the neighbor’s being right against the asphalt. I wouldn’t have been surprised if part of the porch got clipped, but it slid in smooth and easy. Now we have a dumpster instead of a driveway. It’s HUGE.