So you're planning a big clean-up project. Perhaps you just inherited a house from a relative, or you’ve finally decided to buckle down for that big spring cleaning project. Regardless of your reasoning, don’t let this task overwhelm you. There are several steps you might want to take to minimize this task and make it seem less daunting.
Hire a Full Service Junk Removal Company
A full-service, residential junk removal company will come to your home and remove all your junk in a single day. All it takes is one phone call. Just give them the specific details of what you need removed — furniture, appliances, desks, computers, mattresses — and schedule a date. Set yourself down in the back yard and watch your junk disappear. No job is too large or too small for most junk removal services. Click here to find out more about these services.
Rent a Dumpster
You may choose to rent a dumpster if a big cleanup will likely be spread over a long period of time, or if you’re just a show cleaner and you know this is the easiest way for you to tackle this project. By renting a dumpster to keep in your driveway or side yard, you can throw your junk out over a long period of time. When the project is complete, call your junk removal company and they will remove the full dumpster. You can rent dumpsters in nearly any size, for any period of time. You might like this because it is a cheaper and simpler alternative than renting a truck and making multiple trips to the dump.
Recycle and Donate
If you have “junk” that is not necessarily ready to be thrown in the landfill, but that you don’t need in your home anymore, please consider recycling or donating it. This includes old furniture, clothing items, shoes, toys and more. Call local organizations — churches, nonprofits, shelters — and see if they are in need of any of the items you have. Around the holiday season, churches and shelters are especially looking for donations.
If you intend on hiring a junk removal company, before you pay them their deposit, always inquire about how they will dispose of your junk. Reputable junk removal services will recycle all plastic, paper and aluminum items, and some may donate items that are not ready for the dump.
Sell On Your Own
You may want to take some of your smaller items at home and sell them on your own. This is not necessarily a bad idea. Craigslist, eBay and Rumgr are three online resources that can make selling your items a breeze. Seeing how much other people are buying what you're selling online can give you a great idea as to how much money you could potentially be making off your junk. On the flip side, however, is that selling your items online is incredibly time consuming. Doing so is also a gamble, and you may not even end up selling a lot of the junk you kept to sell. It’s important that you weigh these pros and cons before deciding to sell.
Clearing out your home and getting rid of piled up junk doesn’t have to be a daunting, miserable task. There are many different ways to approach it, but you should always consider hiring a junk removal company to handle the task for you, as it is undoubtedly the most efficient option.
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