“Tis impossible to be sure of anything but Death and Taxes.”
– Christopher Bullock, English actor and dramatist, in The Cobler of Preston, 1716
And we would add to that quote: “and Junk.” Because as anyone who has had a place of their own for any length of time knows that junk seems to accumulate, no matter how hard you try to keep it at bay.
And, by the way, that quote was later appropriated by Benjamin Franklin and his slightly altered version became famous,
“Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”
The source is a letter that was written in French from Franklin to French scientist Jean-Baptiste Leroy in 1789.
Dealing with Junk and Junk Removal
For many of us, most of the time, junk is represented by collections of smaller items and things that we haven’t taken the time to get rid of or throw away. Sometimes it is the result of months or even years of collecting certain things, or just holding on to them, only to find that they are only taking up space and we no longer want them.
And that’s the easy junk removal.
In other words, unless those things are too large to fit in the household trash, then it’s usually a simple matter of throwing them away. But what if they don’t fit? And what if they don’t fit in the large residential trash bins that get picked up at the curb every week or two?
That’s when you need another junk removal option. And that’s when you should think about calling Junk King San Diego.
Depending on the type of “junk” items you have, you might be able to sell them in a yard sale or online through one of the various shopping sites such as eBay, Facebook Marketplace, and Craigslist, along with dozens of others. But that takes some time and effort and no guarantee that you’ll find a buyer.
And you may have to deliver it or ship it. Not exactly convenient.
Donating is always a great alternative to dumping, especially for those unwanted items that are in good condition, usable, and still in working order. All types of excess belongings can find a new home and grateful recipient. And, while we wholeheartedly advocate donating, it can also require some time and effort on your part.
Not to mention hauling the things to the donation center.
So, if you can’t sell it or donate it, or you don’t want to take the time to do so, what do you do with all that junk you still need to dispose of?
Junk Can Come from Unexpected Sources
Sometimes we do things or go through things in life that result in some accumulated junk. We know that might sound a bit odd but think about it: whenever you decide to upgrade something or get new things, you invariably end up with the old things still hanging around.
For example, let’s say you’ve decided to buy some new furniture. That’s exciting. And the great feeling you get when your living room no longer looks like a room at a frat house is priceless. But it’s likely that you now have an old couch or sofa, maybe a recliner or two, and possibly a beat-up coffee table all looking for a new home.
Or frat house.
Perhaps you’ve set your sights even higher and you’re finally going to update your home. New furnishings, a kitchen cabinet facelift, some bathroom remodels, and maybe even a new roof or new carpet. You saved for a few years, held onto your stimulus checks, and maybe won the lottery. However you did it, you’ve given your home a much-needed makeover.
And now you have LOTS of junk to get rid of.
It’s spring now and summer is coming sooner than you think. And, while winters in San Diego are a dream for most people in terms of weather, maybe you’re still way behind in getting rid of your winter stuff. And that could be all sorts of things like the Halloween and Christmas decorations that have seen their last holiday. Or the kids summer clothes that suddenly got too small over the winter.
Oh, and that old saw about how it never rains in Southern California? Yeah, right.
Some of the outdoor furniture and decorations you left out all winter didn’t do so well this time and need to be tossed. Along with that decades-old storage shed that leans a bit now and leaks all the time.
One thing you can be certain of, you probably aren’t going to get all that junk into the back of the family car. And you probably wouldn’t want to even if you could. Nor do you likely relish the idea of a family trip to the local landfill or waste transfer station.
Right. There’s got to be an easier way…
Why Most Junk Removal is Certainly Not a DIY Endeavor
Many homeowners are into taking on “doing it yourself” projects, which is a commendable thing. However, too often they are also thinking that their DIY efforts should also include residential junk hauling. But the reality is that loading, hauling, and disposing of your own junk, debris, and excess garbage can be time-consuming and labor-intensive.
And, ultimately, you can be certain that a DIY option is not very cost-effective. In fact, it doesn’t always pay to “do it yourself.”
First of all, you’re going to need a truck. If you don’t own one, it’s certainly possible that you have a friend with a truck. Otherwise, you’re looking at renting one. That alone is a good reason not to do your own junk hauling. But then, you still have to do all the heavy lifting, moving, loading, and securing your load.
Once that’s all done you’ve still got to do the driving, the unloading, and then drive back. Oh, and you have to pay the tipping fee or a gate fee that is paid by anyone who disposes of waste in a landfill. And this fee is usually based on the weight of waste per ton. More good reasons not to do it yourself.
Depending on the size or quantity of your junk load, this is the type of work best left to a professional junk removal company like Junk King San Diego. In other words, just because you can doesn’t mean you should.
As a homeowner or a renter, you have limited time and limited resources. And, like anyone else, your time is also valuable. Ideally, you should consider your budget since household junk, yard waste, or bulk trash removal involves some costs. And the truth is, it really can be more cost-effective to leave these tasks to a local professional firm.
And, while we’re on the topic, keep in mind that junk removal is not always an easy task. Also, in San Diego County, there are certain restrictions on what can and cannot be disposed of at our local landfills. Cleaning, loading, covering up, hauling, unloading, cleaning again… residential junk hauling requires a great deal of work.
Junk King San Diego Makes Easy Junk Removal Certain
At Junk King San Diego, we serve the entire San Diego area including Dulzura, Ramona, El Cajon, Bonita, Lemon Grove, Alpine, La Mesa, Santee, and Chula Vista.
For residential junk removal and other junk disposal services that are easy, green, and affordable you can rely on Junk King San Diego to make them a certainty.
Give us a call today and tell us about the junk items you need removed from your property. You can get a free estimate online, by text, or by calling us and, once we arrive on site, we’ll give you a quote in writing guaranteed to beat any other written estimate. Once you agree to our quote, we can provide same-day junk removal or schedule a time that works with your busy schedule.
It’s a certainty that same-day residential junk removal can be both eco-friendly and affordable when you call Junk King San Diego. Contact us today and tell us about the junk items you need cleared out of your home.
Ready to get rid of your junk? It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3.
You simply point and we’ll haul your junk items into our large, clean truck for one simple price and no hidden fees.