Are you done with spring cleaning? Most likely, as soon as the season officially stepped in you already began with the first item on your spring to-do list. Maybe you’ve already dusted and vacuumed your home from top to bottom, tended to your lawn, finally opened your pool, taken a home improvement project, and de-cluttered your home.
See what home improvement projects are perfect this season in our article here.
Assuming you’re done sorting through the stuff you’ve accumulated over the years, you probably ended up with a massive pile of junk. If this clutter hasn’t left your house yet and is still waiting in your garage for you to deal with, it’s time to get moving. The more you procrastinate and put off removing the unwanted stuff on your property for another day, the more difficult it will be. How do you get rid of the junk in your house?The simplest and easiest way is to call the junk removal pros. With the help of this service, you’ll be able to dispose of pretty much all kinds of things that you want to get rid of from your property. From faulty appliances you want to safely discard, furniture that’s beyond repair, and outdated electronics, junk removal contractors will pick these up for you. Even with the construction debris from your home renovation, junk removal companies will also take care of this.
In this article, we’ll provide you with junk removal tips – how to get rid of stuff you never use, help you determine if you need a junk removal service, give you an idea of how much junk removal costs, and also provide you with advice on how you can choose a good junk removal company. Let’s get started!
Tips to Getting Rid of Stuff in the House
First of all, good job on getting your spring cleaning done! Now you’re caught up in another major task of properly disposing of the humongous pile of things you don’t need anymore. Before you go and hire junk removal services, consider following these tips first.
Create a list of things you want to get rid of
Do you have clutter piled in a corner (hopefully it doesn’t take up the whole space!)? The first thing that you should do is to identify the things you want to get rid of and put them on a list. While sorting through your stuff, you might come across items that could still be repurposed or donated.
Other than ensuring that you’re disposing of the items properly, having a detailed list will also help the junk removal company to provide you with a more accurate quote for their services.
Sell things that have good resale value
Especially if you’re disposing of stuff that is coming from a remodel or a home renovation, you may want to double-check the resale value of some items. Consider getting an appraisal for things like vintage furniture, brass fixtures, antiques, or collectibles. These items will earn you a couple of bucks. If you’re willing, you can even go and sell them online on platforms like eBay, Craigslist, or Facebook Marketplace.
Choose things you can donate
Other than disposing of and earning from junk, another good way to remove unused items in your home is by making donations. A simple reminder to only donate items that are still in condition and could still be used. Clothing, beddings, electronics, books, and bikes are some of the best second-hand items you can share with charity.
Consider going eco-friendly
Disposing of clutter in your home while still being conscious about the environment could be challenging but possible. Tap into your creative side and see what items you can repurpose or upcycle.
For example, old tires are great as garden planters, plastic bottles can be herb planters, wine bottles can be turned into pendant lights, and a lot more. But then again, if you decide to upcycle an item, make sure that you’ll push through with the idea, or else you’ll just accumulate more junk.
Find a junk removal service
When you’re done doing the things above, the final thing to do to banish clutter in your home is to hire a junk removal pro. Time to do your research and look for junk removal services near you. Make sure to call at least three contractors so you can compare the services they provide and their rates. Continue reading and we’ll give you more tips on choosing a good junk removal company.
Why do I need a junk removal service?
Although you can successfully get rid of the junk in your home, there are several benefits that junk removal services can provide.
- Save time
Think junk removal is easy breezy? Think again. Especially when you’re disposing of certain items, you may need to secure some permits, pay fees or figure out some logistics. By calling a junk removal company, you get to relieve yourself from these tasks. The best part is, you can even hire a removal company on demand and they’ll arrive on your property on the same day!
- Ensure safety
Ever attempted to throw away huge items that require heavy lifting? Or are you considering removing construction debris from your lawn? Don’t even think of doing it! There is a huge chance of you getting injured if you don’t have the proper training, equipment, and safety tools to get rid of junk from your home. Getting hurt also means adding unnecessary costs that you shouldn’t be dealing with in the first place if you called a pro to do the job.
- Avoid violating the law
What many don’t realize is that there are certain laws when it comes to trash disposal. You absolutely cannot just dump your junk on the curbside and hope it will get picked up by the garbage truck.Professional junk removal companies are updated with the law and regulations concerning proper disposal and can help you avoid getting fined because of a violation.
- Regain your space
Is the clutter taking up an entire room in your home? With the help of local junk removal services, you can reclaim the space and turn it into a functional room. A hobby room, entertainment room, or guest room, perhaps?
- Say goodbye to clutter
It’s not a secret that a cluttered space has grave impacts on one’s physical health and mental wellbeing. By allowing experts to help you clear your living areas you are inviting more positive energy and a relaxing vibe into your home.
How much does a junk removal service cost?
The cost of junk removal services greatly varies and can start from $100 and could reach up to $600 depending on how huge the pile you’re going to dispose of.
Note that junk removal contractors will typically offer two options: 1. truck hauling and 2. dumpster rental.
A truck hauling service means the company will arrive on your property with a dumpster truck where your items will be loaded. The truck will then drive away as soon as they’ve completed picking up the items. This type of service is ideal for post-construction cleanups or when your items are piled up and ready to go. A truck hauling service can cost around $100 for 10 square feet of junk occupying the truck and up to $600 for a full truckload.
A dumpster rental service, on the other hand, is a service where the contractor will drop off a dumpster (of your preferred size) in your location. You can fill up this dumpster at your own pace and then when you’re done, just call the removal company and they will haul it away from your place. This service is best when you’re planning to clear out your space for a couple of days. The price of renting a dumpster depends on the size and can run around $100 to $350 each week.
Rates can also depend on what type of items you’re trying to get rid of. For example, electronic waste removal go from $10 to $75, while hazardous waste (paint, fluorescent lights, refrigerants, etc.) costs $50 up to $500.
How do I choose a good junk removal company?
If you search for a junk removal company on the Same Day Pros service list, you’ll surely find a number of contractors to choose from. To identify the one that is perfect for your needs, we advise that you limit your choices to three to four providers and compare them based on their price and availability.
It’s also best to check for reviews about the junk removal pro and see what their previous customers say about their services.
As you do your research, you can also ask the removal company some important questions such as: when is the best time to schedule their service, where they take the junk, what do they do with the stuff that they take away, what type of items they don’t accept, etc.
Hiring junk removal services after spring cleaning is a great way to ensure that you’re letting go of the clutter that’s been taking up so much space in your home. Save yourself time and the effort of getting junk removed from your home. Call a pro today!