Many people keep junk in their garage, shed, or basement because getting rid of it is a chore. They may not be able to wrestle furniture down to the curb for bulk trash pickup, and they might not have a truck or other vehicle capable of carrying large appliances to the city landfill. Some may even forget the junk is even in their home because they don’t see it that often. But all this junk takes up valuable space you could use for other things. Getting rid of it can help make a room fill bigger or give you some room to store items you need to keep.
If you’re looking to get rid of junk in Minneapolis, the easiest way is to hire a junk removal company. Here are a few tips to help you find the right company and make sure you don’t spend more money than you should.
Do You Need Junk Removal Services?
The first big question to ask yourself is if you truly need junk removal services. While many companies will always tell you yes, Junk King Minneapolis wants you to spend your money wisely. That means if you have junk that you can safely put into your city trash bins for pickup, we want you to do that. You don’t need junk hauling services for a small box or two of trash. Even some small appliances can be disposed of fairly easily without paying for junk removal.
However, if you have furniture, appliances, large electronics, a lot of yard waste, and other debris you cannot put in your city bins, you need to look into junk removal. The city bulk trash will only take a few items each week, and they won’t take certain items or types of debris at all. Junk hauling services will often take just about anything, including things the city won’t. Junk King, for example, will haul off anything that isn’t classified as a hazardous material. If you have any questions about what is or isn’t hazardous, just give us a call. We may even be able to direct you to the appropriate hazardous waste disposal company.
Have a Plan
When you call to get an estimate and arrange a pickup, you want to be sure you know what you need to be removed. Adding items at the time of pickup will change the cost, sometimes significantly if you’re adding multiple appliances or large pieces of furniture.
To help set your budget, you should have a plan before you give us a call. If you’re only getting rid of a few things and you know exactly what and where they are, you don’t need much of a plan. You know what you need us to take. However, if you’re going to clean out a basement, shed, or other spaces, you may find that there’s more in there to trash than you expected. You might think all you have is a few old chairs, but then when you get into it, you realize there’s more.
You may also decide that while you’re getting rid of an old, broken appliance, you might as well clean out the shed and get rid of some old yard equipment, broken holiday decorations, and other unused items. That’s great—doing a full cleanout at once can give you a lot of extra space to work with. However, you should know what you want to get rid of before you call for a quote, and doing so can save you time and money.
If you’re doing a DIY remodel project, having a plan is very important. You’ll need to know when to schedule your junk pickup. You may also need to plan to have a space for all the debris to pile up. Most of the debris will be created while demolishing the old space, but you’ll also make some additional trash during the rebuilding process. Remnants of material, packaging, and other trash will have to go somewhere. You may be able to put some of this in your city trash bin, but some of it may not fit. To avoid calling us out twice, plan out a space to let all the debris accumulate during the project, then call us at the end.
Gather Small and Loose Items into Bags
One of the benefits of using a junk removal company like Junk King instead of trying to get your bulk trash to the curb or to the landfill yourself is that we will remove the items from your home. For example, if you have an old bed you want to get rid of, all you need to do is take the sheets off. We’ll come in and move the mattress, box springs, headboard, frame, and everything else out of your home for you. We’re trained to move large, bulky items safely and without damaging your doors, walls, floors, or any other part of your home or item in it.
However, if you have a lot of small items or loose trash, it does help to bag it. This is especially true if it’s something buried in your garage, shed, basement, attic, or other room. If we can’t easily get to it, the process can take a lot longer. If it’s something you can’t move due to its size or weight, please let us handle it. By sorting and bagging up small and loose items, you may find more trash than you thought. Cleaning out rooms you haven’t touched in years often uncovers more stuff you don’t need than you expected. Take your time and do a thorough cleaning so you get rid of everything at once.
Read Reviews and Get Quotes
Before you commit to hiring a junk removal company in Minneapolis, you should get several quotes. While we’re convinced that Junk King offers the best service at the most affordable price, we also want our clients to know that they’ve done their due diligence. Check out our reviews and the reviews of our competitors in the area. Visit their social media pages and read through their websites. Contact any company you’re thinking about working with and ask for more information.
If you know friends, family members, or co-workers who have used a junk hauling service in St. Paul, ask them about their experience. While online reviews can be helpful, being able to ask someone questions and get honest responses can be even more useful. They will often tell you more than reviewers will or give extra context that helps you understand how the company acted.
After you’ve read reviews and eliminated companies you don’t want to work with, get quotes from the others, any reputable business should offer a free, no-obligation quote. Remember to ask about any additional fees and other charges that may not necessarily be listed on the estimate. Junk King promises that our quotes will be completely transparent. There are no extra charges or fees; we will explain everything upfront.
How Does Junk King Work?
When you’re ready to have us haul away old furniture, busted appliances, and other junk, the first step is to get an estimate. We provide quotes in four different ways, so you can pick the option that is the most convenient for you. You can use our online estimator if you don’t want to talk to a person. This tool is great if you have a few common items like furniture or appliances. However, if you have a lot of stuff or unique items that aren’t on our checklist, you may need to talk to a person for a more accurate quote.
For that, you can either call us or send us a text with photos and information about what you have. We’ll provide you with an estimate and answer any questions you might have. In some cases, we may actually need to do an in-person estimate. This typically happens when a client has a whole house of stuff to get rid of or is dealing with a hoarder’s house, but you can always request an in-person quote. When we do these estimates, we try bringing one of our large trucks. This means we can go to work as soon as you approve the estimate, so everything is done in one visit.
Once you’ve received your estimate and approved it, when schedule a time to come pick up the junk or begin the job if we’re doing an in-person estimate. When we arrive, there’s nothing for you to do except tell us what to haul away. We do our best to minimize the disturbance to your day, getting in and removing the items as quickly as we can.
Contact Junk King Minneapolis Today
Whether you’ve got a few old pieces of furniture or an entire basement to get rid of, Junk King is here to help. Our friendly, professional crew will quickly and safely remove items from your home, giving you more free space to use however you like. You may be surprised at just how much extra space you have once we’ve taken away the garbage.
Don’t let junk overrun your home. Call Junk King of Minneapolis today to reclaim your home. Call us at 1-888-888-JUNK or send us a text to 1-737-888-5865.