Getting rid of clutter and unwanted items in your home is an essential step in simplifying your life. Once you’ve sorted through things, though, the question is how to get rid of those items, especially the overly large ones.
When you’ve cleaned out your attic and basement, closets and garage, and are ready to haul away unwanted items, keep these tips in mind when it comes to junk removal.
#1 Don’t Get Rid of Everything
It can be tempting to throw everything out when you finally begin weeding through years of junk. Take your time and look at each item carefully. Some things may be worth preserving if they have value as a collectible. With a bit of research, you can likely find a market for many old items in good condition. When in doubt, hang on to it for at least a little longer.
#2 Giveaway & Donation
If selling items isn’t worthwhile, there is one more possibility before you throw stuff out. Giving things away or donating them to a charity or thrift store allows your old items one more chance at use. Plus, recycling and donating your items will enable you to earn a tax write-off for the donation.
#3 Check Your Community’s Large Items Removal Schedule
Contact your local county clerk to find out if your community officials offer junk removal services. Your town or city may offer a scheduled day each month when large items may be moved curbside and picked up by one of their vehicles or by a commercial junk removal company.
#4 Rent a Dumpster
Many waste disposal companies now rent dumpsters of varied sizes for homes and businesses to dispose of junk. The dumpster is delivered to your home or business and left for a set amount of time as you clear out the junk, or you call the company to pick it up when you have finished your cleanout.
#5 Hire a Junk Removal Company
The easiest way to cart away your junk is to hire a full-service junk removal company. Junk hauling services specialize in removing items and doing the heavy lifting, allowing you to clear out your home or business without lifting a finger.
When hiring a junk removal company, we highly recommend asking these three essential questions:
- Is the company reputable and well-established? A junk removal company with a good reputation for customer service and eco-friendly junk removal will guarantee its services.
- Is the company trained to remove hazardous waste, such as Freon, as well as non-hazardous?
- Do they have the staff and equipment available to pick up and dispose of junk promptly?
If you need your residential or commercial junk hauled away, Tidy Bug Dumpsters of St. Louis, MO, is here to help. We specialize in small roll-off containers, rental dumpsters, residential and commercial junk hauling, and more. Tidy Bug Dumpsters recycles your junk whenever possible, and we pride ourselves on our excellent customer experience and service.
For more information or a junk removal consultation, call Tidy Bug Dumpsters today at (636)278-8439.