As a homeowner, there’s nothing more frustrating than seeing your house slowly filling up with junk and scrap. Whether it’s the broken washing machine currently doubling as surface space in your basement or the pile of scrap wood left over from your last home improvement project, these things accumulate in your house until you start to feel overwhelmed. You know a spring cleaning is in order, but it can be hard to know where to start, especially if you don’t want to just toss everything in the dump.
Hiring a junk removal company like Junk King San Francisco is an easy and highly affordable option for getting rid of the extra scrap in your home, but if you’d rather take care of things yourself, there are still plenty of things you can do to make spring cleaning a cinch.
Sell Your Junk Online
If some of the stuff you’re trying to get rid of is still in good working order, why not make a little extra cash while you’re getting rid of it? There are plenty of places online where you can sell unwanted items, like Craigslist, OfferUp, or Facebook Marketplace. Make sure to take some good photographs to put up as part of the post – nobody wants to buy something they haven’t even seen!
Even though you may not make a ton of money selling your unwanted clutter on the internet, it’s an easy way to get rid of stuff without having to take it somewhere yourself – plus the cash does add up!
Upcycle Your Scrap
If you’re the crafty type, you can always use your leftover scrap as materials to make something entirely new. Even though your worn-out sofa has seen better days, that doesn’t mean it’s not salvageable! Helping your old furniture or appliances find a new life is a great way to keep your house from becoming cluttered with junk without having to add anything to the landfill.
Don’t be afraid to take risks and take big swings when you’re upcycling your stuff! It can be a lot of fun to radically alter your furniture or scrap, especially since you can always just get rid of it if the project doesn’t work out the way you hoped it would. There are no mistakes in upcycling, only lessons learned, so don’t be bashful!
The key to upcycling successfully is preparation. Take a look at all the extra stuff you have and plan carefully. Make sure you have all the tools you need as well or borrow some from a friend if you don’t. Once you have all the materials you’ll need, just be creative! Try to think outside the box and come up with brand new uses for your objects. Stepladders can become shelves, washing machine drums can become outdoor planters, and old tires make great bases for fire pits. You might be surprised at what you can come up with when you put your mind to it!
Recycle Your Scrap and Junk
The city of San Francisco places some strong limits on what you can actually throw in the landfill, which means you’ll probably have to recycle your stuff if you want to just throw it away. Small objects and scrap can be tossed in your recycling bin, but larger objects like furniture and appliances will have to be hauled down to a recycling center to be disposed of. This is no big deal if you have a truck large enough to carry the junk, otherwise, you’ll have to either rent or borrow one.
Different materials have to be recycled in different ways and might require you to visit different recycling centers. E-waste, like old computers or televisions, has to be disposed of very carefully to avoid releasing chemicals into the air or the ground and have to be taken to special recycling centers. E-waste should also be recycled because the rare earth minerals in the batteries and screens can be salvaged and reused in other electronics. Rare earth ore is found in limited supply, so recycling it is more important than ever. Without robust recycling programs, studies have found that we could run out of rare earth minerals as early as the mid-21st century.
Hire a Junk Removal Company to Help With Your Scrap Removal
If you’d rather just let the professionals handle things, you can always bring in a junk removal company like Junk King. At Junk King San Francisco, junk and scrap removal is (naturally!) our specialty, which means we know the best way to get rid of every unwanted object in your house, from the biggest appliances to the smallest piles of scrap metal. We pride ourselves on being the greenest junk removal company out there, so you know that nothing is going to waste. Scrap materials go to factories so they can be re-used to make new products, while appliances and furniture get donated or broken down for recycled materials.
We also pride ourselves on our reasonable and transparent pricing, so you always know how much our work is going to cost you before we even arrive. We offer free on-site pricing estimates with no strings attached, so feel free to do a little shopping around. You can also give our online price estimation tool a try, or describe your scrap to us over the phone at 1-888-888-JUNK. Either way, you’re only paying for the space in our truck that you actually use, so the price will be tailored to the job.
Whether it’s bulky appliances, scrap metal, or anything in between, our professionals know exactly how to handle it. We take anything short of toxic waste, so you can feel confident that the work will be done the right way and there won’t be anything left behind. If you’re interested in getting a free in-person estimate, or you just have some questions, feel free to give us a call at 1-888-888-JUNK. We’re rated #1 nationwide for our customer service, so our operators are always happy to help you with any questions you might have.