Are Family Reunions Getting Too Difficult To Clean Up? Tips For Making These Gatherings Cleaner And Easier


Family reunion season is just around the corner. Many families tend to use the summer, Memorial Day weekend, and Independence Day to organize massive family gatherings with second, third, and fourth cousins. If you look forward to seeing your great aunt Bertha and your second cousin Eddie, but do not look forward to the after-party clean-up, here are some tips for making these gatherings cleaner and easier.

Move the Bathrooms Outdoors

With that many family members encroaching on one place, you can bet your bathroom (or bathrooms, if you have more than one) is going to be a very busy and messy place. This year, why not move the bathrooms outdoors? Portable toilets and portable sink stations can be rented and dropped on the lawn.

You can redirect all of your family members to these rentals to wash up and take care of their toileting needs. If they mess up these bathrooms, you do not have to clean them either. The porta-potty rental service takes care of that. When the guests are finally gone, the service returns to pick up the toilets and outdoor handwashing stations. They clean, empty, and sanitize the stations before renting them out again. Meanwhile, your own indoor bathroom remains tidy.

Use Dumpster Rental Services

When you have between twenty and seventy people consuming mass quantities of BBQ, beverages in bottles and cans and using lots and lots of paper plates and napkins, you are going to need some way to keep that mess tidy and out of sight. A dumpster rental service provides you with a dumpster for trash and leftover BBQ scraps, a dumpster for paper and cardboard recycling, and a dumpster for all of those cans and bottles. You can rent them for as long as your family hangs around or as short as a single day and the dumpster service will come and retrieve the whole mess. None of that ends up in your kitchen or blowing around on your lawn.

Click the link for a dumpster rental service or do an online search. 

Use a Caterer

With a family reunion of any size, things tend to get a little hairy, and nobody really gets a chance to visit with anyone. When the whole event is at your house, you are usually the one cooking and preparing all of the food, which means you are stuck in the kitchen or stuck at the grill. If, this year, you would rather sit and actually enjoy a glass of wine while conversing with family, hire a caterer. The caterer does all of the food prep, cooking, and serving, and best of all, the caterer cleans it all up and does not leave even a drop of mustard behind on the picnic table.


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