Moving is always a trying time. You have to start boxing up things and figuring out what to take and what to get rid of. If the home is sold, then you know you have to get things done by a certain date. If you’re still listing it, then getting rid of junk might be even more important. You want the home to look great and to look spacious to potential buyers.
If you’ve been in a place for a while, then you’ll literally have boxes of items to remove. Each box has to be filled by someone, then carried out to a vehicle, and then unloaded somewhere to be opened up. Whatever you can do to alleviate some of that will benefit everyone involved. For even if you have professional haulers to move, you’ll still have a lot to do when you start to pack.
If there are items you no longer use, that are broken, or that you already know is junk, why not get rid of them. You could haul these items yourself, but don’t you already have enough to do. Why start packing up junk and then spending time hauling it to the dump, when you can have professionals take care of it and save yourself some time. Especially since all you have to do is point out to them what’s to be taken. You don’t even have to take it to the curb.
Make the Junk Removal a Two Stage Process
Especially if you’re selling your home, then why not divide the junk removal process up into two stages. Even before you’ve listed the home, go through and look for any junk that you can get rid of right away. This doesn’t just save you some time later, it helps to add to the curb appeal of your listing. If people come through and find boxes all over the place or appliances tucked away in the corner, they may think the home is too small for their needs.
The second stage begins when the home is sold or when you are ready to move out. Remember that everything in the house has to be cleared out, so it’s either going to be hauled by you, the movers, or a junk removal company. So as you go through items, see if they still have use for you or your family, or that you really want to keep them. It doesn’t mean you have to throw away items that have sentimental value or that you might use again someday. You’d be surprised, however, at how much stuff you set aside that you probably should have thrown away a long time ago.
Why Junk Haulers Will Benefit Your Move
Professional movers can be expensive and if you’re doing the move yourself, then it will be a time consuming process. A professional junk removal company will likely be much cheaper than professional removal companies and they can do the work in a fraction of the time you would take to do the work.
Another benefit of a junk hauling company is that they can also help with recycling or donations. As you’re sorting through things you’ll likely find items that have no value to you or that can be recycled. Most professional junk removal company don’t just load up their trucks and haul them to the landfill. They look to take as little as they can to the dump, so if there are things don’t need to go, they’ll remove it.
Junk haulers can also take things that many cities won’t accept. So if you’re thinking of setting all that debris left over from your remodeling projects, think again. Many cities won’t accept it. A junk removal company will, however, will be able to take that debris. They can also take any yard waste you might have, as well.
Things That Junk Removal Companies Or the City Won’t Take
Be aware, however, that not all items can go to the dump or even be taken by the junk removal company. Many companies don’t handle hazardous waste. And many cities don’t allow for paint to be disposed of. For example, in Washington DC, you can’t set out cans with paint in them. Instead you have to empty out the paint or dry it out somehow. Once the cans are dry, then you can set them out or have them hauled away. So if you have a lot of leftover paint, you might want to start taking care of them now.
If you’re moving to a new location, it’s hopefully an exciting time. Yet, even if you’re moving to a newer home or one with more room, it can still be a stressful time. Relieve some of that stress by hiring a junk removal company.
If you live in Northern Virginia, Washington DC, or parts of Maryland and planning to move, then contact Nova Junk Removal. We’ll be glad to help you get rid of your junk. Our team of professionals will come at a time that is convenient for you and take care of all that you need removed. Call us at 877-211-6682 and learn about our low price guarantee.