Do you have bulky items of junk around your home you like to get rid of? If it were easy to get rid of those items, they would already be gone. But the moment something becomes too big for a trash can, it becomes a problem. That problem is easily solved with a call to Junk King Dayton. This is a professional junk hauling service that makes getting rid of those bulky items easy. How easy? You only have to schedule an appointment, and Junk King will do the rest!
Junk King can send over two experienced movers to help with your junk removal gender. These movers are insured, licensed, and very friendly. Whatever you ask them to remove will not be a challenge for them. That includes items that are down in a basement or upstairs. This is the kind of work the Junk King crews do daily. Whatever you ask them to carry out your house, they have undoubtedly done it dozens of times before.
Part of Junk King’s service is also responsible disposal of what they collect. Junk King strives to keep as much rubbish out of landfills as possible. They Comsat by making drop-offs and charities or recycling centers. You do not have to designate anything for this type of drop-off. The Junk King crew will sort through everything they collect from your home and make those determinations.
You can book your session with Junk King online or over the phone. If you have the time, Junk King could also offer a same-day appointment. That would mean you are just hours away from getting rid of your junk. So book a junk removal session with Junk King Dayton today. You’ll be glad you did.
Taking care of our planet is important. This is our only home, and if we don’t protect the environment, we’re going to quickly find ourselves in trouble. Junk King Dayton makes the environment one of our priorities. We help take care of our planet in two ways. We help reduce the amount of new materials we need by focusing on recycling, and we help reduce how much goes into the landfill by donating items that are in good condition.
Why do we focus on diverting things away from the landfill? While we do manage landfills better by crushing debris and carefully monitoring what goes into the dump, we’re still using up a large amount of land for trash. Landfills, on average, take up 600 acres each, and the U.S. has over 3,000 of them across the country. That’s a good amount of land we’ve dedicated to trash.
Landfills do more than just take up usable space, though. They are also major contributors to climate change. When organic waste breaks down, it releases methane gas, one of the most potent greenhouse gases. Landfills are full of this type of waste, leading to the creation of smog and damage to the atmosphere. It’s also possible for waste to leak into the soil, causing the earth and any nearby water sources to become contaminated.
These are just a few reasons why Junk King Dayton is dedicated to doing what we can do to protect the environment. We would like to share with you in more detail how we divert waste from the landfill and what our goals are.
What is Waste Diversion?
The foundation of what we do is waste diversion. If we can achieve total waste diversion, nothing will go into the landfill and all waste will either be reused in some way or recycled. This is a big task, of course, and it’s not going to happen overnight. It’s going to take the coordinated efforts of governments, companies, and individuals for us to reach the zero waste point. However, companies such as Microsoft have set goals for becoming zero-waste organizations, which is the first step.
Diverting waste through recycling and repurposing items will allow the current landfills to hold more waste. This will help reduce the need for new landfills, which take up more usable land. Eventually, when more and more companies and people do reach zero waste, we may be able to close some landfills. Ideally, we will eventually divert all our waste to other streams, eliminating the need for landfills completely.
Sound like a pipe dream? It’s not going to be easy, and it’s going to take a lot of work from a lot of people. However, we do believe it’s possible. That’s why we focus on two of the “3Rs” of recycling—reusing and recycling.
Reusing or Repurposing
The first way to divert junk from the landfill is to donate it or repurpose it. While we don’t do a lot of repurposing, we do donate as much as we can. When we pick up junk, we often see furniture that’s still in pretty good condition and even appliances that work. Often, this comes from customers who have recently bought new furniture or upgraded their appliances. No one wanted the old stuff, so they gave us a call.
If we see sofas, chairs, tables, desks, or any other furniture that’s in good condition, we will donate it to one of the local charities or resell shops that we work with. We can’t donate everything, of course. The furniture has to be in good condition. It can’t be broken or have any major rips or stains on it. If it has a little bit of a stain or other superficial damage, it can likely be donated. We will check all furniture before we donate it to make sure it’s in acceptable condition. We will also check appliances to see if they still work. If they do, they can usually be donated as well.
What do these local organizations do with the items we donate to them? Some work directly with those in need to make sure they have furniture and other items. Other organizations operate halfway houses and other facilities and are in need of items. Some are resell shops that help those on limited incomes purchase necessary items.
Thanks to various recycling initiatives and programs, including the City of Dayton’s recycling services, more and more people are recycling now than ever. New technology has increased the number of materials we can recycle, too, further helping reduce the amount of waste that goes into the landfill. In 2017, nearly a million tons of waste were redirected to recycling facilities. That seems like a great amount, but overall, the U.S. contributed over 267 million tons of garbage to landfills. We still have a long way to go before we reach zero waste.
Junk King will sort out recyclable materials from what we pick up, both in our trucks and in our rental dumpsters. We then pass these materials on to one of our local recycling partners. We do try to pull out everything that can be recycled, including electronic waste. The amount of precious metals that go into phones, computers, televisions, and other electronics is quite considerable, so it’s important that as much of it as possible gets recycled.
This also helps reduce the costs of things made with these metals. There is over $60 billion dollars’ worth of precious metals, including gold, tossed into the landfill every year. That’s a massive amount of money and materials. It’s estimated that people around the globe throw away around ten percent of the total amount of gold mined every year. Eventually, we will run out of this metal if we don’t start recycling as much of it as possible.
In addition to recycling basic materials such as paper and cardboard, we also work with various recycling centers to recycle appliances, furniture, mattresses, and other items. Many of these things can be fully recycled or have components that can be removed and recycled. We will work with the various recycling companies in and around Dayton to remove and recycle as many of these components as we can.
The Third R: Reducing
Our reusing and recycling programs do impact the third component of the diversion process, reducing. By donating items that are still in usable condition, fewer new items need to be produced. This helps reduce the amount of new materials needed and the amount of waste that goes into the landfill. We also do our best to reduce the waste we create as a business, further limiting our impact on the environment.
While we can take most everything, we cannot deal with hazardous waste. If you have any questions about what we can or cannot take, please give us a call.
We Work with Residents and Businesses
While we do a lot of work with homeowners and renters, we also work with businesses, landlords, and even real estate agents. We can assist with small jobs, but we can also clean out entire homes. We’ve worked with people who have inherited houses full of stuff or are trying to help those with hoarding. We work with businesses to clean out old locations, purge old inventory, and get rid of debris and other junk during a remodel.
No matter what project you have, the process is the same. You start by reaching out to us via phone, text, or online. We will discuss the project and, if possible, give you a ballpark quote. For some things, such as picking up a few basic pieces of furniture, this initial quote will be fairly accurate. For others, such as hauling away everything in the house, we will need to do an in-person estimate. We always do a final in-person quote before we start so you know the exact cost. There are never any hidden fees, nor is there any obligation or cost for an estimate.
Work with Junk King Dayton and Protect the Environment
If you’re looking for more ways to go green and protect the environment, working with a junk hauling company that diverts as much as possible from the landfill should be on your list. We will donate or recycle as much as possible, and we often are able to redirect over 60 percent of every truckload away from the dump. Contact us today at 1-888-888-JUNK or via text at 1-737-888-5865.
Taking care of hot tub removal from a backyard requires experience. This is not a DIY kind of task. At the very least, you’ll need a big truck to haul away that hot tub. Fortunately, help is standing by with one call to Junk King Dayton. These professional junk haulers have the right amount of experience and truck space to haul away any size hot tub for many Dayton backyards.
Take Apart Time
Most Junk King appointments are accomplished in just a few minutes. After all, carrying an old sofa out of the house doesn’t take long! With a hot tub, you must take time to take apart the structure. But with Junk King on the job, it won’t take up the whole day. You also won’t be paying by the hour. That’s because Junk King charges the same flat rate for hot tub removal as they do for any other of their services. That flat rate is determined by how everything fits on the truck.
A hot tub is going to fill up the Junk King truck. But Junk King will still strive to make this a fair price for the service. They will guarantee the removal price against any competitor. That will put Junk King at the top of the list of great deals for hot tub removal.
You can call to set up your session with Junk King today. Most appointments are cleared within 24 hours. That means you can have your hot tub cleared out by tomorrow, and you can start your backyard makeover.
Getting rid of an unwanted hot tub from your backyard is a job to hand off to the crew from Junk King Dayton. Make the call today.
If you’ve rented a dumpster in Dayton, you likely have a ton of junk to deal with. You may have old furniture, broken appliances, or just a lot of trash to get out of your house or business. If you’ve inherited a property, you may need to clean it from top to bottom. Maybe you’re an investor who just bought a house sight unseen and find that it’s full of stuff. What do you do with it all? Most of it needs to go right into the trash!
A dumpster is the best way of dealing with projects like this, especially if you know there’s very little to save. Renting a dumpster from Junk King Dayton is a quick and easy process, and we’ll have your dumpster quickly so you can get started. However, before you begin throwing things into the dumpster, you should know about the benefits of organizing trash.
Why Organize Junk?
It probably sounds very odd to you. Why should you organize trash? However, when it comes to garbage in the dumpster, there are several reasons why organizing it is for the best. First, it’s safer. If your dumpster is almost overflowing, it’s very likely things will fall off during pickup or transportation. That can damage other people’s property, including their vehicles, or hurt people. Junk could even slide off and damage your home.
Even if the junk isn’t going to damage anything, it can still make a mess if it blows all over. If you have high winds, light garbage may blow out before the dumpster is even picked up. Then you have a mess you have to clean up, plus the neighbors may be upset with you if this stuff blows down the street.
Another reason to avoid overloading your dumpsters is cost. Some companies may charge extra if junk is piled high on the dumpster because of the danger it poses. You may also have to have the dumpster emptied more often, which does bring with it dumping charges and the cost of bringing you a new, empty dumpster.
Here at Junk King, we charge based off of how much of the dumpster you’ve filled. This means if you carefully arrange junk in the dumpster instead of piling it on, it can actually save you money. With that in mind, here are some of the ways you can maximize space.
Check for Empty Space
The first thing you want to do is make certain you’re filling every space in the dumpster. If you have a lot of empty space at the bottom, you’re going to use more space at the top, and that means you will be charged more. There’s also the risk that junk will shift during transport. While we do secure every dumpster to the truck, if a lot of the load slides over, it can cause problems. The less empty space at the bottom of the dumpster, the better.
Look at the ways the items you’re putting in the dumpster can fit together. It’s like a giant game of Tetris. If you can make a nice, solid block of junk, you won’t have to worry about stuff shifting during transport or about filling the entire dumpster. Start by arranging furniture, appliances, and other large items. Next, fill in with smaller things. You may even have bags of trash you can squish into small spaces. Don’t forget to put trash underneath and even inside of stuff. You may be able to put cardboard under old sofas or bags of trash under tables and desks. Put bags and small boxes inside cabinets and drawers, too. Leave no space unfilled.
Use or Break Down Boxes
Empty boxes take up a lot of space if they’re not broken down. Do your best to put these boxes to good use. You may need them to contain and organize the stuff you’re going to keep, but you might also want to use them for trash. If you’re going to sort out recyclables, cardboard boxes and paper bags work very well. You can toss the entire thing into a recycling bin. Of course, you can also leave them in your dumpster. Junk King Dayton does recycle whatever we can out of dumpsters before taking what’s left to the landfill.
If you have a lot of boxes you don’t have any use for, you can break them down. You can slide these boxes under furniture, between other boxes, and in many other places in the dumpster. You can even break down a lot of smaller boxes and put them in a large box. There are a lot of different ways to deal with boxes and save space. Just be sure all of the boxes you put into the dumpster are firmly wedged in, around, or under something. If they’re on the top, they can easily blow away.
Flatten Other Items, Too
In addition to boxes, you’ll want to flatten down anything you possibly can. For example, if you have a bag full of packing paper, try to sit it under something heavy for a few minutes so the crumpled paper lies flat. You can do the same with pillows or other things that could be compacted a bit. Sometimes, putting these things in bags and tying the bag tight helps to compress them.
Consider Taking Apart Broken Stuff
If you have furniture that’s in good condition, Junk King will take it out of the dumpster and donate it. However, if you have chairs, tables, or other furniture that’s busted and cannot be used anymore, you may be better off disassembling it. For example, taking the legs off tables allows you to put the top and legs flat in the dumpster. This doesn’t leave any empty space under the table. You can also remove the legs from sofas, chairs, and other items to help make it easier to put everything in the dumpster.
Some large furniture comes apart. For example, you may be able to pull the back off of a recliner. This can help reduce the number of gaps between large objects in your dumpster. If you have bookshelves that have removable shelves, taking them out gives you more room to fit trash inside the frame. If it’s a cheap bookshelf that can easily be broken down, you may even want to reduce it down to the boards. Broken bookshelves can be busted up without worrying about breaking anything.
One word of caution with breaking things: try to avoid breaking glass or mirrors in your dumpster. While it can be very tempting to throw a mirror against the back of the dumpster to watch it shatter, there is a risk of injury. While you may not be hit by flying debris, someone could cut themselves later. Don’t risk the seven years of bad luck for a few seconds of fun.
Put Large Items on the Bottom
If possible, put large pieces of furniture and appliances on the bottom of the dumpster. This makes it easier to stack junk and avoid empty spaces. It also helps balance the dumpster. If you have a full layer of heavy items on the bottom, there’s less risk of the dumpster tipping over during transport. It also helps if you put heavy items in the center of the dumpster. While doing so won’t necessarily help with maximizing space, it does help keep the dumpster from becoming too unbalanced. You don’t want to put all of the heavy items on one side of the dumpster.
Why Rent a Dumpster from Junk King?
If you’re looking for the best dumpster rental option in Daytona, you’ve come to the right place. Junk King’s dumpsters are designed to fit in just about any driveway or commercial parking lot without taking up a lot of space. While they may be smaller than some huge dumpster options, they still hold 12 cubic yards of trash. That’s a ton of space, especially if you carefully pack the dumpster. You can put just about anything in the dumpster, too, as long as it isn’t considered hazardous waste.
As mentioned earlier, we also charge based on how much of the dumpster you used. We will give you the cost for a full dumpster, but the actual cost will be determined when we pick it up. If you’ve only used about half, the cost will be reduced. We also include all fees and charges upfront, so there won’t be any additional costs tacked on at the end. All of our quotes are fully transparent.
Renting one of our dumpsters is very easy. Just give us a call and let us know when you’ll need it. We typically offer three-day rentals, though we can do five-day and seven-day rentals as well. If you find that you need more time, call us and we may be able to add additional rental days. We can also come pick up the dumpster early if you get finished ahead of schedule.
To learn more about our dumpster rental or to schedule a delivery, call us at 1-888-888-JUNK or send a text to 1-737-888-5865.
Once you take on a major remodel project, there is a long list of folks who will help get the job done. You will have a contractor and his crew on the work crew side. That can include other specified technicians like plumbers and electricians. There could also be designers and architects that are part of the project. And there are all those folks in the showrooms you’ll work with to look over all the samples for countertops and cabinetry. Everyone is focused on the same goal: to provide you with a brand-new kitchen, bathroom, deck, or whatever new improvement you want to make to the home.
One company you should consider adding to that support list is the Junk King Dayton team. These professional junk haulers typically help clear out unwanted furniture and appliances from homes and apartments. But Junk King can also be a fantastic cleanup crew. That is essential for your remodeling agenda.
The Demolition Phase
Your project’s most important cleanup day will be at the start of the demolition phase. Typically, this is the first day of the remodel and can consume most of that first day. It involves tearing up everything that is going to be replaced. It’s as if the room would be stripped to the studs! There might also be a wall that needs to be brought down. All that debris will be taken from your home and piled up outside. That is where the Junk King crew will pick up everything and loaded onto the truck. That can happen on the same day as the demolition. That way, you will start the actual building with a clean site.
Junk King would charge the same flat rate based on volume and not weight for remodeling cleanup. So you will know what the price is before the work begins. And it will always be fair and competitive.
Call up Junk King Dayton to provide complete remodel cleanup support.
Regardless of your business’s line of work, you probably proclaim your company and staff to be dependable. That means they are standing by to service the needs of the customer and will do whatever it takes to make them happy. That describes how junk King Dayton operates. This is a professional junk hauling company that consistently provides dependable service. You can put them to the test by hiring Junk King to clear out your unwanted office furniture. This will be a task that Junk King can take care of in a fast and affordable way.
Rollout And Load Up
Some office furniture you are getting rid of might be on wheels. That would undoubtedly be true of many desk chairs. Those will be rolled out by the Junk King team and load it up onto the back of the truck. As for the bigger items, that will not be a challenge for the Junk King crew either. You will be pleased with how quickly and efficiently the Junk King crew can clear out all the things you want to be removed from your office.
The Junk King team will pack your unwanted office furniture into as little space on the back of the truck as possible. The reason is that you will have a great deal for the service. Junk King charges a flat rate determined by how everything fits onto the back of the truck. That rate also includes the disposal of those items. With Junk King on the job, you can count on an environmentally friendly approach to disposal. That makes them the best partner for this type of work.
You can always rely on Junk King Dayton for dependable office furniture removal to get the job done right.
It’s that time of year when many of us turn our attention to home improvement projects. Clearing out your Dayton storage units is no exception! Whether you’re just getting started with your decluttering efforts or you’ve been renting a storage unit for years, there are plenty of ways to get rid of the junk and make room for more useful items.
Here at Junk King Dayton, we want to cover some of the most effective tips for removing junk from your Dayton storage units. From organizing supplies to deciding what items should stay or go, read on to learn how to clean up your space and maximize its potential!
If you are ready to book your pickup, contact us here at Junk King Dayton today! We are ready to set up a pickup time at your earliest convenience!
Why It’s Important to Keep Your Dayton Storage Units Organized
It’s important to keep your Dayton storage units organized for a few reasons. First, it will make it easier to find items when you need them. Second, it will help prevent damage to your belongings.
Third, it will create a more pleasant environment when you’re moving things in or out of your storage unit. Finally, it will make it easier to pack up and move if you ever need to.
On top of these common reasons, there is also the consideration of rodents or reptiles. Storage areas, whether they are at your home or your business, are common homes for mice and rats. They can also become homes to reptiles, such as snakes. If you keep items organized in your storage unit, you are far less likely to face this type of fate when you go to unpack your items.
How to Start Decluttering Your Storage Unit in Dayton
If you’re like most people, your storage unit in Dayton is probably full of junk that you don’t need. But decluttering it doesn’t have to be a daunting task. Here are some tips to get you started:
Make a list of what you need to declutter. This will help you stay focused and on track.
Start with the easy stuff first. Don’t try to tackle everything at once or you’ll get overwhelmed.
Be ruthless when deciding what to keep and what to get rid of. If you haven’t used it in a year, chances are you won’t use it again.
Once you’ve decluttered your unit, make a pledge to yourself to keep it that way. Regularly purge items that you no longer need or use.
Consider renting a smaller unit if your current one is too large for your needs.
Decluttering your storage unit can be time consuming, but it’s worth it in the end. You’ll have more space to store the items you really need and use, and you won’t have to worry about having to sort through clutter when you want something.
When you have a pile of items that you have determined are junk, then contact us here at Junk King Dayton. We can set up a pickup time and do all the heavy lifting for you!
The Benefits of Removing Junk from Your Dayton Storage Units
When it comes to storage units, one of the most important things you can do is keep them free of junk. Not only will this make your units more organized and easier to access, but it will also prevent pests and other critters from taking up residence in your stuff. Here are some tips for removing junk from your Dayton storage units:
Start by sorting through everything in your unit. This includes boxes, furniture, old TVs or electronics you have lying around, and any other items you may have stored in there. If you haven’t used something in a while or don’t plan on using it again, consider getting rid of it.
Once you’ve sorted through everything, it’s time to start cleaning out your unit. Throw away any trash, old food, and anything else that doesn’t belong in there.
Next, donate any items you no longer need but are still in good condition. There are many local charities that would love to have your gently used items.
Finally, sell any items that have value, but you no longer want or need. You can hold a garage sale, sell online, or take your items to a consignment shop.
By following these tips, you can easily get rid of the junk in your storage unit and make more room for things you actually need. Not only will this decluttering process be satisfying, but it will also help you save money on future storage fees.
Disposing of the Junk in Your Dayton Storage Unit
Junk King Dayton is the best call to make when you need to get rid of the junk in your Dayton storage unit. We can come out and pick up your junk and haul it away for you. We also offer a variety of other services to help you with your junk removal needs. Every time you call Junk King to haul away your junk, you are trusting us to perform our eco-friendly junk removal services, reducing the impact on the environment that your junk has.
Here at Junk King Dayton, we can provide you with a free estimate, so you know exactly how much it will cost to get rid of your junk. Plus, our team will do all the heavy lifting for you, so you can just point to what you want gone and we will take care of the rest.
Items Junk King Dayton Will Take
Junk King Dayton is a full-service junk removal company. We will take furniture, appliances, mattresses, electronics, yard waste, and other large items. We also offer services for residential and commercial cleanouts, foreclosures, hoarding situations, and construction debris removal. Additionally, we recycle and donate everything we can from each load we haul away. Contact us today to get a free estimate and find out more about our services.
Storage Unit Organization Tips
It’s no secret that storage units can quickly become a dumping ground for junk. But it doesn’t have to be that way! With a little bit of organization, your storage unit can be a clean and efficient space. Here are some tips to get you started:
Schedule regular decluttering sessions. Set aside some time each month to go through your unit and get rid of anything you don’t need. This will help prevent your unit from becoming overrun with junk in the first place.
Invest in some storage bins. This will help you keep smaller items organized and off the floor. Plus, it keeps more of those possible critters from getting into your stuff. Label the bins so you know where everything is supposed to go.
Don’t forget about the ceiling! Utilize any extra space by storing boxes or other larger items up high. Just be sure to use caution when reaching for things on high shelves.
Make use of walls whenever possible. Hooks, pegboards, and shelving can all be used to maximize space and keep things off the floor.
Keep an inventory list. This will come in handy if you ever need to retrieve something from your unit and can’t remember where it’s stored.
Pack items properly. Use boxes that are sturdy and stackable, and make sure to wrap fragile items in bubble wrap or packing paper.
Keep your unit clean. Sweep the floor regularly to prevent dust and debris from building up, and use air fresheners to keep the smell in check.
Let Junk King Dayton Help When You Clean Out Your Dayton Storage Unit
Getting rid of junk is an essential part of maintaining your Dayton storage units. With these tips, you can easily clean out unwanted items and keep your storage unit organized and clutter-free.
Whether it’s donating usable items or disposing of unneeded things in a responsible manner, these guidelines will ensure that the process is easy and efficient. Start today to make sure that your storage units are always ready for whatever you need to store!
For help removing the junk you do not need from your Dayton storage unit, call Junk King Dayton. We are here to help!
When your refrigerator breaks down, there are two decisions you have to make right away. The first is what new refrigerator will you buy for replacement. The second is how will you get rid of the old refrigerator. Shopping for a new refrigerator can be a lot of fun when you consider it has probably been over ten or 15 years since you look at refrigerators. You are in for a treat when you check out all the great new design features.
As for getting rid of the old refrigerator, that will be taken care of with one call to Junk King Dayton. These professional junk haulers specialize in this type of removal from any home or apartment.
Removal and Sweep
Two experienced movers will handle your refrigerator removal. Every Junk King session is staffed by a team of movers who always show up with a terrific attitude. They will quickly unhook your refrigerator and safely remove it from your home. The goal is to get that refrigerator out of the house without scratching up walls and floors. Junk King is earned a solid reputation for this type of work.
When the refrigerator is cleared from its spot, the Junk King crew will sweep up the area and make it ready for the new refrigerator. You can schedule your removal session with Junk King on the same day as the delivery of your new refrigerator. But, of course, that could mean just going a few hours without a fridge!
Having an old refrigerator hauled away might seem like an expensive proposition. But, with Junk King on the job, you will get a fair and competitive price. In addition, the Junk King crew will match any other company to remove the same refrigerator. That means you always get the best deal in town with Junk King.
Getting rid of your old refrigerator will not be a challenge when you hire Junk King Dayton for the job.
The minute something breaks down in your home, you can either fix it or replace it. If you opt for the latter, then there’s no reason to hold onto that item. This is especially true with bigger things like an old dryer. If your dryer has broken down, you want to replace it as quickly as possible. That also means removing the old dryer as soon as possible. That can happen with one call to Junk King Dayton. These are the junk removal specialists who have handled dry removals from homes and apartments all across Dayton.
The Way Out of The House
Two movers staff every Junk King appointment. When that crew shows up at your home, you will take them to your laundry room. That could be out in the garage, down the basement, or up on the second floor. Wherever the dryer is located is where the Junk King crew will pick it up from. You do not have to bring that dryer down to the curb. That defeats the purpose of hiring Junk King!
Moving experience matters for this type of job. So whether the Junk King crew has to navigate the dryer up a staircase or across the wood floor, they will take every precaution to make sure your home is not damaged in the removal process.
The junk and crew will strive to make this a good deal for your budget. Every Junk King removal session uses the same flat rate for the service. That rate is always determined by how everything fits on the back of the truck. You will not be charged by the pound with Junk King, which is a good thing when you get rid of an old dryer!
When you need to get rid of your old dryer, you need to hire Junk King Dayton. Call the crew today.
“One person’s trash is another person’s treasure.” This old saying illustrates that what one person may see as useless, another person sees as precious. However, when going through your own stuff to declutter, it’s not always as simple. You may have a ton of things that aren’t trash, but you aren’t certain if they’re a treasure, either. In fact, they may be neither. What do you do with them then?
Determining whether something is trash or treasure really means figuring out if it’s something you need to keep or if the item should be a victim of your personal property purge. If you have a small pile of stuff to keep, a small pile of stuff to get rid of, and one giant pile of everything that could go either way, here are a few questions to help you decide if you should keep things or toss them. Once you’ve got everything sorted out, then you can call in Junk King Dayton to handle the trash pile. We’re ready to help cart off that trash so you can enjoy your treasures.
Does it Hold Any Significance to You?
When trying to decide if you should throw something away, a good question to ask yourself is if the item has any significance to you. Was it a memento from a vacation? Did your child make it or give it to you? If an item has any type of connection to you emotionally, you will likely want to keep it.
That said, you do need to be realistic about some of your choices. For example, maybe you received an air popcorn maker from your sister, but you’ve never actually used it at all. In fact, maybe you dislike popcorn. There’s no reason to keep this, even if it was a gift. Maybe you have an entire box full of your child’s drawings. Ask yourself if you really need to keep them all or if you should ask your child to pick out some of their favorites. Then you could take photos of the others to keep as a digital album. Then, of course, there’s the question of what to do with gifts from exes. That one can be a minefield.
Is it Useful?
Another important question to ask yourself is if something is useful. Useful items can be worth holding on to, especially if they’re disposal items that won’t expire or lose their usefulness over time. You might have a large pile of rags, but if you have a job such as being a mechanic or have a hobby such as painting, you may go through those rags pretty quickly.
It’s important to think about the item’s usability in terms of your life, not simply whether something could be useful to someone. If you’re not going to actually use the item, there’s no point in keeping it. Instead, you could give it to someone else or donate it so that, eventually, it gets to someone who will use it.
Is it irreplaceable?
Can you replace the item easily? If not, you’ll want to pause and consider whether or not it’s a good idea to get rid of it. Some items that came from your parents or grandparents may no longer be made or easily found. If these items are something you use, you may want to hold on to them if you have the space, especially if you’ve found that you do have a need for them from time to time.
For items that aren’t necessarily usable, ask yourself if they have any value to you or someone else. Maybe you have a dining room table that your grandparents had built by a carpenter friend. This table may be one of a kind, but for whatever reason, you have no emotional connection to it. Should you get rid of it? That depends on how you answer a couple of other questions.
Would Someone Else Want It?
The first question is whether or not someone else would want it. Maybe you have siblings or other relatives who would want your grandparents’ table because they do have a connection to it. In that case, giving it to them is the easy solution. It goes to someone who wants it, and you get it out of your home. It’s a win-win for everyone. On the other hand, if you don’t have any family members who want it, think about whether or not anyone else would. Many people might like a unique table, but if it’s something that has your family name or other specific decorative details on it, it might not appeal to many.
Would anyone else want it? If yes, it could go into the sale or donate pile. If the answer is no, it may be time to let the item go.
Is it Valuable?
You don’t want to throw something away that’s worth a good amount of money, so before an item moves into the trash pile, find out if it’s valuable. If it is, it may be a treasure to someone else. Old coins, antique furniture, books, and many other items can be valuable. If you’re not sure, do a little research. Often, a quick internet search can tell you if something is worth money. For some items, such as antique furniture, you may need to call an expert. They will be able to authenticate these pieces, tell you their overall condition, and give you some ballpark prices.
Of course, just because something has value doesn’t mean you should keep it. However, you won’t want to throw it in the trash. This is a great opportunity to sell the items and make a little extra money.
Remember that value doesn’t always mean monetary value. Items can be valuable but be worth very little. Don’t let the dollar amount attached to something be the determining factor. If you value something, or if you have something you think your children or grandchildren may value, consider keeping it if you have the room.
Do You Have Space to Keep It?
“If you have the room” is, in fact, a very important question to ask. It may be the question that determines how much stuff you can keep. If you live in a fairly small apartment, you may not have that much space for items that aren’t immediately useful. Even in a larger house, you may not have a lot of free space if you are married and have children. You might need extra space for a home office or nursery. Maybe you’re downsizing. No matter what, the space you have is, often, the space you have. If you fill it up with things that you aren’t even sure you want to keep just because they may have value or are old can leave you feeling crowded in your own home.
If you don’t have space in your home, you do have two other options, but both cost money. You could purchase a shed to store things in. However, you do have to have space for it in your yard. Is it worth the cost? If you just inherited a lot of stuff from your parents and are going to need time to go through it, you may think a shed is the right option. However, will you still need it after you sort through everything?
If you don’t think you will, then it may be better to rent a storage unit. Once you’ve sorted through everything, you can stop renting the unit. However, if you don’t deal with the things you’ve put in storage, you could end up paying rent on the space for years, and that’s wasteful. A shed is a large upfront cost, while renting a storage unit can be incredibly costly over the years.
Rather than allow yourself to go down either path, it’s best to sort through things as quickly as you can. Keep what you have the space for, then find something else to do with the remaining items.
When You’re Done
What do you do once you’ve determined what’s trash and what’s treasure? With the trash, you call Junk King Dayton. We’ll haul away everything you’ve decided you don’t want and can’t do anything with. We don’t just take it to the dump, though. Instead, we sort out anything you have that could be donated. This means if you have large furniture that’s still good but doesn’t work for you, we will make certain it gets to someone who needs it. You don’t have to worry about it being thrown away. We will also take items to recycling centers to further help reduce what goes in the garbage.
You get to decide what to do with your treasure pile. That’s all yours, so you can keep it, give it to friends and family members, sell it, or do whatever you feel like is the right thing to do. We’ll get rid of the trash so you can enjoy the treasure!
Want to know more? Give Junk King Dayton a call at 1-888-888-JUNK or send us a text to 1-737-888-5865. You can also use our online price estimator tool and book through our website.