Junk comes in various types, shapes, and forms. It may be old furniture kept in your garage, newspapers, and magazines stacked in one part of your house, old and unwanted clothes, debris after a storm — you name it.
Over time, we accumulate various kinds of junk because we replace old and damaged items. And also because we already bought replacements and didn’t have the time to dispose of the old pieces.
Meanwhile, other clutter can be in the form of household and yard waste that has been dumped in one corner supposedly for future disposal.
No matter what kind of junk you have, junk is unsightly and unsanitary, so it needs to go.
But before you call the junk removal and hauling company, you also have to do your homework! Here are some tips to help you get rid of your clutter.
Declutter your home
Take time to clean out your whole house and get rid of unwanted things. Do annual cleaning during spring. Declutter your closet from clothes or your basement or attic from household items you haven’t used for at least a year. You might also find some hidden treasures such as heirlooms, collectible toys, rare records, antique china, etc. Not only will you lessen your junk at home, but it also helps keep your house pest-free.
Make a list
Make a list of all the items you are disposing of. This will give you an overview of the junk you are about to remove from your home. With a list, you can identify which items are still useful, can be repaired, or those that really need to go. This will also help you in inquiring about the junk removal services since they will be able to know what they can haul from your home.
Consider selling items
Not all junk is useless. Sometimes, some of it—like old furniture, clothing, books, toys and other household goods—just needs thorough cleaning or refurbishing. You would be doing the Earth and your community a favor by helping minimize waste dump in your local landfill. Maybe you could hold a yard sale to sell your old items. This just takes time and effort, but wouldn’t you want to earn some extra from your junk?
Or donating old stuff
If you don’t have time for a garage sale, another option you can opt for is donating your used items to thrift stores, shelters, non-profit facilities, and various charitable agencies. They will surely find a good use for your old items especially clothes. Remember, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Just make sure the things you would be donating are still useable.
Segregate your junk
Once you’ve identified junk that can still be used aan nd junk that has no use, group them accordingly. This will aid the list you made for easier quotation of hauling services and removal of your junk from your home.
Find the best service provider
Now that you’ve done your homework, it’s time for you to get quotations from various junk hauling companies. Waste removal companies have varied experiences in their line of work. The longer they have been in the industry, the more experience they have—such as proper training, required power tools, heavy equipment and trucking units such as forklifts and dump trucks—to do their job correctly and safely.
In Sacramento, call Junk King for all of your junk removal needs. We’ll take care junk such as old furniture, appliances, yard waste, garbage, yard debris, construction waste. Together, we can keep your home and community free from junk