When moving your family from one house to another, you end up with a lot of junk that you realize you just don’t need. You have to make some important decisions at this point: remove all the junk yourself and haul it to the dump even though you don’t have the time? Just keep the stuff and pay more than you should to move it with you? Or hire a junk removal service company to do it for you?
The latter option is a good one in the interest of time, safety and money. Many movers offer junk removal as an add-on service. In fact, that’s what we do here at Around the Block Moving Company.
On top of the physical clutter that gets in the way of an efficient move, junk can also be stressful. Good Housekeeping says there is a connection between high cortisol (the stress hormone) in people with a “high density of household objects,” because they equate a messy home with failure.
When clearing out your house for the move, you will be left with old patio furniture, play structures, yard debris, toys, books, magazines and trash. Here are some things to think about when deciding if you need to hire a junk removal service.
Think about how much junk you have. If it’s a lot, it pays to have someone haul it away for you. If you pay movers to put it on the truck, you’ll end up paying a lot more than you would if you just trashed the stuff you don’t need. Many moves are based on weight.
Some people opt to rent a dumpster, which is another good option. However, you have to load the unit yourself, and then call the dumpster company yourself to come pick it up and take it away. Might as well save yourself the hassle and just hire someone for junk removal. They come to your property, throw it all in the truck, and take it away for you for proper disposal.
Next, think about the kind of junk you have. If you have questionable items, you’re better off going with a junk removal company because they won’t be quite as picky as the town dump or a dumpster rental company. Junk removal services will be more likely to dispose of the items you can’t just throw in the trash, such as tires, refrigerators, or paint cans.
They may also be able to take:
That being said, junk removal services won’t take certain items, such as hazardous chemicals. Most of them will take items such as tires, concrete blocks and yard waste, but this will vary from company to company.
Lastly, think about how much time it will take the junk removal service to get rid of your junk. This will depend on how much junk you have, of course, as well as how organized you have been in gathering it.
Junk removal companies are well trained in quickly gathering and disposing of waste, so it’s in their best interests to get the job done quickly so they can move onto the next one. Ask about their availability and make sure it gels with your moving timetable. Most junk removal companies can be at your home same-day or next-day, which is pretty convenient for anyone who’s got a house full of clutter and needs to move soon.
Check out their website before calling, as this will give you a good idea of what they will take and what they won’t. They should also be honest about how they will dispose of the waste. You want to choose a company that will recycle or donate where possible.
Here at Around the Block Moving Company, we handle both moves and junk removal. We make the process fast and easy so you can get on with your life. Why not hire one company for both services? It makes no sense to hire two separate companies when we do it all for you under one roof.
Call us and ask us any questions about junk removal. We will let you know what we can and cannot take. Get a free quote today at (214) 433-6734.