It’s Not Too Early to Start Planning Your Next Outdoor Event

The temperatures have fallen and snow is on the ground, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to start planning your spring or summer event. In fact, now is when you should start putting the details together for your warm weather outdoor event to ensure that everything will run smoothly. Whether you’re planning a wedding, large community event, fundraiser, neighborhood party, or anything else, you’ll need to take four important steps well in advance of the big event:

  1. Vision Board
  2. The first step in planning a great event is visualizing what that event will look like. Put together a vision board that highlights who will be at the event, what kind of food will be served, which decorative touches you’ll use, how you’ll organize your venue, etc. Having visual examples of what you want to accomplish will

  3. Check Event Calendars
  4. For big events, always check local public calendars to ensure that your event won’t have to compete against any other popular happenings. You want to give your event the best chance of succeeding by not dividing your audience.
    For smaller events, check the personal calendars of key guests to find a date that’s suitable for everyone that you want in attendance. Don’t make people choose between your event and other important things going on in their lives.

  5. Generate a Guest List
  6. Decide who you’ll invite and start creating invitations or event announcements to get people invested in your event early on. The more buy-in you get for your event at the beginning, the more interest you’ll generate and the more help you’ll have planning the event later on.

  7. Secure Popular Vendors in Advance
  8. The hardest part of planning any event is finding the right vendors. Whether it’s a caterer or portable restroom service, be sure that you can book the best vendors for your event. Call in advance to research rates and put down a deposit to hold your date.

Kerkstra Luxury Portable Restroom Service Inc. provides portable restroom service across Michigan and luxury restroom trailers for all of the states surrounding the Great Lakes. Take a look at our mobile restroom trailers and request a quote today!

Weirdest Thing We’ve Seen All Year – Singing Portable Toilets

In our business, we’ve seen a lot of… um… interesting things! But here’s the weirdest thing we’ve seen in a while – jingle johns. You read that right! Singing portable toilets! Pause and let that sink in for a moment.

These computer animated portable toilets play lights and music to get people passing by in a festive holiday spirit, which may also make them the coolest thing we’ve ever seen. The only downside is that they’re not actually functional toilets. So, when nature calls, get yourself to a Kerkstra portable toilet. However, if you want to enjoy some seasonal cheer, check out these high tech portable toilet replicas that will have you ho ho ho-ing all holiday long. Merry Christmas!

Kerkstra Luxury Portable Restroom Service Inc. provides portable restroom service across Michigan and luxury restroom trailers for all of the states surrounding the Great Lakes. Take a look at our mobile restroom trailers and request a quote today!

Emergency Portable Toilet Rentals

When people think about portable toilet rentals they usually imagine fun outdoor summer events – corporate functions, weddings, block parties, festivals, concerts, and more! That’s why it might surprise you to discover that emergency portable toilet rentals are much more prevalent than you’d think!

Regardless of the season, homeowners and business owners can find themselves in an emergency situation that requires that they bring in portable toilets at a moment’s notice. That’s where we come in! Here are the most common emergencies that we deliver portable toilets and luxury restroom trailers for year-round:

Power Outages

Both winter and summer storms can leave you without a functional bathroom. While many businesses can close if they don’t have a generator to restore power in an outage, some don’t have any choice but to stay open. For these businesses, we can provide enough porta potties and hand sanitizer stations to keep employees and customers satisfied. When it comes to residential applications, we can have a restroom unit delivered to your location so that you don’t have to go elsewhere to use the bathroom.

Burst Pipes

One of the biggest problems that businesses and residential homes face in the winter is frozen pipes that burst. Obviously, when this happens the water needs to be shut off, which renders indoor bathrooms useless. This is where our luxury portable restrooms can be such a big help! Our luxury bathroom trailers are heated to allow for comfortable use even in the coldest months and their flushing toilets and running water will make you forget you’re using a portable restroom.

Flooded Bathrooms

Whether it’s due to a burst pipe, overflowing toilet, sewer back up, or any other cause, a flooded bathroom can feel like a nightmare. Wake up from this bad situation by renting a luxury portable restroom unit that will serve all the same functions as your residential or commercial bathroom! We even have restroom trailers that have showers to mimic the feel of a master bathroom.

Mold Remediation

A leak or flood in your home can lead to mold growth, requiring professional remediation. While mold is being removed and affected areas are being repaired and replaced, your bathroom won’t be usable. You can rent a luxury restroom trailer for a few days, weeks, or even months to suite your needs.

Kerkstra Luxury Portable Restroom Service Inc. provides portable restroom service across Michigan and luxury restroom trailers for all of the states surrounding the Great Lakes. Take a look at our mobile restroom trailers and request a quote today!

Getting a Deal on Portable Toilet Rentals in the Off-Season

If you’re looking to save money on your next portable toilet rental, you’ve come to the right place! Whether you’re planning a large event for thousands of people or a small holiday party for your friends and neighbors, renting porta potties and luxury restroom trailers in the winter is a great cost-saving measure. But there are other ways to save money during the winter as well. Here are our top tips for getting a deal on portable toilet rentals in the off-season:

Volume Discount

Depending on how many porta potty units you’re looking to rent, there may be a possibility for a volume discount. Since a portable toilet supplier has to invest the time and gas needed to get units to your location, they may be willing to give you a price break on ordering more porta potties that can fit on the truck as well. Remember, it never hurts to have extra units for attendees!

In the case of luxury restrooms, you may be able to upgrade to a larger trailer for a minimal cost when times are slow. It never hurts to ask about your options when getting a quote from a portable restroom service provider.

Off-Peak Days

In the same way that you can get a deal on rentals in the off-season, you may be able to get further discounts for off-peak days. Weekends tend to be a busier time for events, so if you’re willing to host your event mid-week, there’s a potential for some additional savings.

Cost-Effective Upgrades

If you’re thinking you might want any restroom accessories like portable hand sanitizer stations or hand washing stations, you might be able to add some of those items onto your rental for a minimal extra cost. Similarly, you can rent cost-effective restroom holding tanks to increase the capacity of your units so they don’t need to be pumped as often for multi-day events.


Kerkstra Luxury Portable Restroom Service Inc. provides portable restroom service across Michigan and luxury restroom trailers for all of the states surrounding the Great Lakes. Take a look at our mobile restroom trailers and request a quote today!