Monthly Archives: November 2010

Columbus Foreclosure Cleanup – Before and After

With the recent midterm elections over, a new congress is heading to Washington. This means all eyes will be looking towards D.C. for any signs of relief or assistance for the current foreclosure crisis. Perhaps crisis isn’t the right word: this is a foreclosure mess. Homes are being abandoned left and right. It’s hard to travel anywhere in Columbus Ohio and not come across “Bank Owned” or “Foreclosed Property” signs dotting the landscape. There is a lot of emotional pain attached to each one of those signs. They represent a homeowner who has lost their piece of the American dream. The hope is that those families will be able to quickly recover. The other harsh reality is that those properties need to be sold. In order for that to happen, they first need to be whipped back into shape by an experienced Columbus foreclosure cleanup crew like Junk King.

If you’ve ever thrown a big party then you are familiar with that “morning after groan.”  That’s the groan that comes when you see the mess left behind that you now have to deal with. If you were smart, you might have scheduled to get some help with the mess for the morning after. That’s the same idea behind hiring a Columbus foreclosure cleanup crew to sweep through a home and clean out the clutter. Just like after your party, there is no telling what “presents” were left behind. Most often you’ll be able to wipe them away. In a foreclosed home, those “presents” can come in the form of abandoned furniture, broken kitchen appliances or scary looking mattresses. None of that can be swept away. It has to be carried out and hauled off. And that’s just for starters! There can also be piles of clothes, bags of garbage, leftover food and even a busted car rusting away in the driveway.

The real estate agent who takes over a foreclosed Columbus home gets the first look at the property. This is when they should be taking all the “before” pictures. After getting a sense of the size of the cleanup, it’s time to call in the professionals. A foreclosure cleanup company like Junk King can come out to the property to assess the situation and give you a free on site estimate. They’ll know right away the amount of crew members needed to get the job done. They’ll also be able to determine the right truck or dumpster needed to get rid of all the garbage left behind. Then it becomes a matter of scheduling.

Depending on the scope of the job it is conceivable that a foreclosed home can be cleaned in a day which would allow it to go back on the market right away. The “after”  pictures come into play then as what was once a disaster zone has now been transformed into a great buy. A real estate agent is required to make a lot of disclosures about any property they sell. One disclosure they can avoid is what a mess the place was when they took over the property.

Junk King Columbus provides foreclosure cleanup and hauling services in an efficient and eco-friendly manner.  Simply call 1-888-888-JUNK or book a free on site estimate online.

Columbus Furniture Pickup – out with the old and in with the new

Thanks to the recent congressional elections, there are going to be a lot of moving crews being kept busy for the next several months. For every new congressman or senator heading to Washington, there is another group heading back home. Perhaps if they could coordinate moving vans they could save the country some money. What are the chances of that happening?

Of course, you don’t have to run for office or lose an election to move your own furniture around. You can become inspired by the “out with the old and in with the new”  attitude. Maybe it’s time to get rid of that old living room set and bring in a fresh, clean sofa and love seat. Once you do your shopping and schedule your new furniture delivery, you’ll also want to schedule a “take away” of the old stuff with a local Columbus furniture pickup company like Junk King.

Furniture comes in all shapes and sizes. There have been many creative solutions for getting that new desk or headboard into your house. Just because you didn’t measure it first doesn’t mean it won’t fit. When you move furniture around on your own there’s good bet you’re going to end up with dinged walls and chipped paint. However, when you hire a professional furniture pickup crew they’re going to take the utmost care with getting your old furniture out of your house with minimum damage to your walls and floors. They’ll also have the perfect truck standing by to haul away whatever needs to get gone. You might have a lot of space in your own SUV, but will a sofa fit in the back? Probably not. That’s why you need to call on Columbus Ohio Junk King professionals.

Just because you’re getting rid of some furniture doesn’t mean the Columbus Junk King crew can’t also take away some other nuisance items in your home. Maybe you’ve got a busted fridge sitting in the basement taking up space. You could get rid of an old ping pong table that nobody plays on anymore. All of that can be good to go. You just have to let Junk King’ furniture pickup team know what you want hauled away before they show up.

Along with old furniture you might be getting rid up you could also decide it’s time to remove that lumpy mattress, those torn suitcases in the attic or any other bulky item that has served its purpose. Clearing out all of that space is going to open up a whole new world of possibilities in your home. You might finally be able to set up that arts and craft corner or put together a guest room for relatives to stay in. First though, you need to get rid of the old furniture and junk.

One phone call to Junk King Columbus at 1-800-995-JUNK and you can schedule an on site furniture disposal estimate.