8/26/16

Labor Day

For many of us, Labor Day just means a nice three day weekend at the end of the Summer.  But do you know how Labor Day was started?  Well today is your lucky day, because I am going to tell you!

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

Through the years the nation gave increasing emphasis to Labor Day. The first governmental recognition came through municipal ordinances passed during 1885 and 1886. From these, a movement developed to secure state legislation. The first state bill was introduced into the New York legislature, but the first to become law was passed by Oregon on February 21, 1887. During the year four more states — Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York — created the Labor Day holiday by legislative enactment. By the end of the decade Connecticut, Nebraska, and Pennsylvania had followed suit. By 1894, 23 other states had adopted the holiday in honor of workers, and on June 28 of that year, Congress passed an act making the first Monday in September of each year a legal holiday in the District of Columbia and the territories.

The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union. The Central Labor Union held its second Labor Day holiday just a year later, on September 5, 1883.
In 1884 the first Monday in September was selected as the holiday, as originally proposed, and the Central Labor Union urged similar organizations in other cities to follow the example of New York and celebrate a "workingmen's holiday" on that date. The idea spread with the growth of labor organizations, and in 1885 Labor Day was celebrated in many industrial centers of the country.
The form that the observance and celebration of Labor Day should take was outlined in the first proposal of the holiday — a street parade to exhibit to the public "the strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations" of the community, followed by a festival for the recreation and amusement of the workers and their families. This became the pattern for the celebrations of Labor Day. Speeches by prominent men and women were introduced later, as more emphasis was placed upon the economic and civic significance of the holiday. Still later, by a resolution of the American Federation of Labor convention of 1909, the Sunday preceding Labor Day was adopted as Labor Sunday and dedicated to the spiritual and educational aspects of the labor movement.
The character of the Labor Day celebration has undergone a change in recent years, especially in large industrial centers where mass displays and huge parades have proved a problem. This change, however, is more a shift in emphasis and medium of expression. Labor Day addresses by leading union officials, industrialists, educators, clerics and government officials are given wide coverage in newspapers, radio, and television.
The vital force of labor added materially to the highest standard of living and the greatest production the world has ever known and has brought us closer to the realization of our traditional ideals of economic and political democracy. It is appropriate, therefore, that the nation pay tribute on Labor Day to the creator of so much of the nation's strength, freedom, and leadership — the American worker.
Now, don't you feel smarter for taking in all of this information?  

8/19/16

Back to School

I don't know how this summer went by so fast, but here we are, two weeks from September.  This time of year is all about Back to School, with some areas of the country already back in school.  Here in the Northeast we have about another week left of summer vacation.


Everywhere you go, people are talking about Back to School.  What you need to buy.  What is on sale.  But for a lot of people, this time of year is very stressful because they don't have the money to cover these necessities.  

With that thought in mind, please consider giving back when you buy your children's school supplies this year.  An extra package of markers or a couple of extra notebooks don't cost very much but they could mean a lot to the person recieving them.

Here is a link for donation locations across Connecticut.  Here is a link to Operation Backpack, which supplies thousands of homeless children in New York City with new, filled backpacks.  If neither of these locations are in your area, you can always contact your child's school district.

Back to school time is so exciting for children.  And it is important that all children feel good about themselves when they head back this year.

7/22/16

Ordering Up

When you are having your next event, remember that there is more to chose from than just basic portable toilets.  We offer VIP Flushing toilets which are a really nice addition to any event.


The VIP Flushing toilets come in dark green, so they blend in well with the surroundings.  These toilets come equipped with a toilet that flushes and a sink with running water.  Everything your guests could need, without them going thru your house.

I really love these units because they are completely self contained.  You can literally place them anywhere.  We fill the water tank when we deliver them and they don't require electricity to work.

Next time you order, consider splurging on a VIP toilet.  I know your guests will thank you!

7/15/16

Where Did Time Go?

I can't believe the last time we posted was in May.  I am not sure where all of that time went but Summer is here, in full swing.

Summer was made for outdoor events, like picnics, parties and BBQs.  All of those events are so much better when your guests have somewhere to go to the bathroom.  It sounds like a no brainer, but especially since I have had my son, I really notice when there are no bathrooms to use!

Even if your are having the event at your house, you can still use a portable restroom.  This keeps everyone out of your house.  Plus it is less clean up for you. 

We have a lot more than just basic portable toilets to offer.  So give us a call today and we can find the perfect fit for your next event.

(877) 234-6545

5/20/16

How many to order?

One of the first questions most people ask, when they are placing an order, is how many toilets they should order?  And my go to resource is a chart provided by the Portable Sanitation Association International.  So I thought I would share it with all of you:



When servicing food or alcohol, you always round up.  But this will give you a great idea of how many restrooms you should have!

Call us if you have any questions! (877) 234-6545



5/6/16

Wedding Season

Wedding season is here and that means a lot of you are looking for restrooms that complement the gorgeous outdoor venue you have chosen.  I know that when you think of a wedding, the last thing you think about is restrooms.  But let's be honest, there is a lot of drinking that goes on at weddings.  Without it, you wouldn't have those amazing pictures of your uncle doing the worm or your friends amazing rendition of "Single Ladies".

But all that drinking means people do have to go to the bathroom.  So we want you to be prepared.  Which is why we are sharing our tips with you.


  1. Order in advance.  Especially if you want a restroom trailer.  We have over 50 restroom trailers but in the summer months we sell out very quickly.  Don't be disppointed by waiting until the last minute.
  2. Be realistic.  The general rule of thumb is one toilet for every 100 people.  But with events that have alcohol and food, you always round up.  You should never skimp on the quantity of toilets. 
  3. Get creative.  I know some people don't want to spend thousands of dollars on restrooms for their wedding.  So consider alternatives like our VIP Flushing Toilets.  They are just as nice as a trailer but at a much lower price.
  4. Ask for help.  Give us a call at (877) 234-6545 and we will be happy to help you find the perfect solution.  
Your wedding should be an amazing day and we want the restrooms to be something you never have to think about.  So call us and let us find the best answer for your wedding!

4/22/16

Time to Clean Up

I love Spring because it means that it is finally warm enough to throw open your windows and clean away all of winter's dust.  A good Spring cleaning covers every inch of your house.  Here is a great checklist of all the places that you probably have never cleaned before:



Once you are done cleaning, this is also a great time of year to donate things you no longer use.  This is a current list of what Goodwill will accept:


It is hard to let things go, but it makes it a little easier knowing somone else will get to use it.

What are your favorite Spring cleaning tips?