Back To School Means Taking Back Your Home From Junk

With kids off to school or young men and women off to college, it can be a trying time for parents. It might mean your child is just beginning school while for others it means your child is leaving home to stay in a dormitory.

With the child out of the house, even if it’s just during the day, it also means you finally have time to tackle that project they could never seem to complete. Cleaning their rooms. This is an ideal time to go through and not only get rid of any trash they might have accumulated under their bed or in their closet, but also things they no longer use.

Have A System When Cleaning Their Room

Maybe in the beginning the plan is just to take a trash bag and fill it with anything that is obviously trash. Do this for one day and get everything that is meant to be thrown out. Then after this, start to take a strategic approach, as you may be looking at a job that takes a few hours.

Move the bed out and clear out everything here, from trash to laundry to school work from the previous year. Some things you might not know if they need so pile that up somewhere out of the way. Then vacuum the floor. Do the same with other furnishings in the room.

With the bed back in place, you might want to take a look at the mattress. Is it time to get them a new one? Especially if the old one is lumpy or stained or has tears. Or maybe it’s time to upsize their mattress from a twin size to a queen or king. It makes it nicer for retuning students if they know they’ll be getting a better night’s sleep.

Also, check out other furniture in the room. Does the desk chair no longer support them or is that night stand scratched up so bad it’s become an eyesore? Then maybe it’s time to replace some of the items.

The closet is the next step. As you clear the floor space here, and the shelves, you might have an additional job. To decide if some of these clothes no longer fit or are out of date. If they’re ruined, pitch them. If not, set them into another pile, one that could be donated.

This pile might get higher as you go through their dresser. Often a reason a child simply tosses their clothes into a corner is because their dresser is filled with items they no longer wear. Maybe it’s their old baseball uniform or their softball jersey. Or its filled with apparel from their old school, which they’re not likely to wear if they’re off to college.

Does the child have bookcases or a desk? Go through them and get rid of the old school folders or the text books from classes they took two years ago.

Electronics are another matter. You might find their old laptop or an early version of Xbox, they’ve since moved on from. Or old cell phones. With some of these items you might not just be able to toss them in the trash.

By the time you’re done you’ll have a lot more space that they’ll soon fill up once they return home. Still you’ve made the room livable again even if the victory is short lived.

If you have more than one child, then it’s time to begin the whole process all over again.

Make Cleaning Their Room Part of A Fall Cleanup

Once you’ve completed cleaning out your child’s room or rooms, you may find yourself with a number of trash bags and a few piles of clothes to donate. And maybe even an old mattress. Since you have all that to get hauled away, why not add to it. The fall is always a good time to go through the home to find items that are junk or unused. Winter is only a few months away, so why not have extra living space while your cooped up inside.

Go through the attic, the basement, the garage, and other rooms to look for things to get rid of. You might now want to do a deep dive into each room, but there are likely things you’ve set aside because they didn’t work and you intended to get rid of them later. Now is that time. Maybe you don’t even want to take them out now, but make a list so when you are ready to get ready of things you’ll know what goes.

Get Professional Help to Haul Things Away

Whether you’ve just cleaned out one room or cleaned out a number of rooms, you might have more than you can just set out on the curb for the next pickup. Why not hire a junk removal company to stop by at your convenience to haul it away?

When they arrive, you could also get rid of the items you want to donate. Most junk removal companies take a green approach to getting rid of trash. They’re automatically looking for any items that have use or that can be recycled so they only take the barest minimum to the landfill.

Another benefit is that you can just leave everything where it is and they can haul it away. So if you have items in a bedroom, other stuff in the attic, and maybe even more in the basement you just let them know where to find it. Go off your list and point out what needs to go.

If you live in the Washington DC area, Northern Virginia or either Prince George and Montgomery Counties in Maryland then contact Nova Junk. Let us do the heavy lifting so that you can enjoy your time with your family, particularly the student. Call us today at (571) 432-8162

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After my couch and armchair donation was declined by the Salvation Army, I had to quickly move them out of my stairwell. Thankfully, Nova Junk was able to fit me into their pickup route the same day. Oscar and Jose were very quick and courteous in moving the bulky items away, and the whole job was completed less than two hours after I made the initial call. I was very impressed with their service.
Jason Lai
Jason Lai
01:54 10 Sep 19
Daniel and team were awesome. Fast, took everything I asked, and reasonably priced. Plan to use them again for my next junk pickup
Rob Kramer
Rob Kramer
22:23 09 Sep 19
Great customer service. They arrived when they said they would, were efficient, polite and professional. The price was fair and it was a good value. I would definitely use this company in the future
Lisa Bowman
Lisa Bowman
21:11 09 Sep 19
I needed the removal of both a queen-sized bed & a 2nd refrigerator to make room for my aging Mother's hospital bed as she comes home for hospice/end-of-life care. The three man crew was quick, friendly, and actually helped get the last portion of the bed frame dismantled. For the price...compared to about $145 MORE quoted by 1-800-SHALL-NOT-BE-NAMED ...it was a smooth job in the middle of a tumultuous day at a reasonable cost. Thank you!
Steve Ray
Steve Ray
20:16 07 Sep 19
I found Nova Junk removal by doing a quick search on Google. I only had a few pieces of furniture to dispose of so, I was looking for a company that had a fair and reasonable quote. I found that with Nova Junk. They gave me a window of time for arrival. Called me 45 mins in advance. They were professional. Quick and pleasant. I will definitely use again.
Ramona Turner
Ramona Turner
20:12 12 Aug 19
I've used Nova Junk twice over the past few months and love them! I literally found them online and took a chance. They are always prompt, nice, quick and very reasonable. I was clearing out my father's estate which was a very stressful time. They were one aspect I never had to worry about!
Margo Kent
Margo Kent
19:20 12 Aug 19
I have used this company twice and each time they have been prompt, courteous and reasonably priced. A shout-out to OMAR who recently lead a team to pick up my projection television, et. al. He even gave me free advice on totally unrelated water drainage issues that I have been having. Thanks again Omar.
Douglas Rennert
Douglas Rennert
13:23 03 Aug 19
I was very impressed with the services of Nova Junk Hauling from initial contact to completion. My inquiry was promptly responded to with a very reasonable quote on a Sunday evening, yet. The young woman I spoke with on the telephone was most pleasant and accommodating. They kindly squeezed me into a busy schedule. The two gentlemen called 30 minutes before their arrival, and arrived 100% on-time. The guys were friendly, fabulous, courteous, well spoken, professional, and very good at their job. They did everything in their power to make the move completely painless for me. They actually charged me less than I was quoted, as the load was not that large (they also accept check or credit card on the spot!) So, from initial appointment through payment, I cannot recommend Nova Junk Hauling highly enough. I have added them to my contact book, and will most happily look forward to using their services again. Thank you, Nova Junk!
Fraudulent Productions
Fraudulent Productions
17:35 25 Jul 19
EXCELLENT experience! The team was very thorough, professional and quick. When we said take everything, they didn't leave anything behind. I highly recommend Nova! I also like that they distribute and donate what isn't actual trash!
Sadona Miller
Sadona Miller
18:28 01 Jul 19
Great service! From the first phone call, to cost estimate, to pickup all in under 2.5hrs. WOW!
John Schatz
John Schatz
16:46 20 Jun 19
Nova Junk is the best of the best! Norman and his crew are trustworthy, professional, understanding, polite and respectful. I was extremely pleased with how they immediately introduced themselves upon arrival, called before arriving, were on time, and verified which items were to be removed. The crew worked closely together as a team and were the most polite group of guys in their inter-actions with me. After the job was done, Norman called to ensure I was satisfied and that there were no issues. A scale of 1 -10, does not go high enough for this extremely professional company!
Karen Preuss
Karen Preuss
14:42 31 May 19
Nova Junk arrived on-time and prepared. They were able to remove my items quicker than expected, including a few items I discovered I needed removed after submitting for my initial quote. Great experience and I would absolutely recommend Nova Junk.
Nicholas Carter
Nicholas Carter
21:13 14 May 19
I am really pleased with my experience with NOVA Junk. I was able to get a quote through Yelp, and their quote was much better than their competitors. Scheduling was a breeze. Three men showed up, and all I had to do was point to the items I wanted removed and they did all the hard work. They worked quickly and took care to not damage the walls or floors while they worked. I was given a final quote once everything was in the truck and it turned out to be less than I was initially quoted, so that was the cherry on the top of a great experience! I will definitely use NOVA Junk again in the future if we ever need furniture removed.
Alessia Eiseman
Alessia Eiseman
15:51 17 Apr 19
NOVA Junk Removal came to the rescue after College Hunks failed me. They were able to come out to me in Laurel, MD just a few hours after my request. They were very fast and professional. I highly recommend this service.
Nikki S
Nikki S
19:30 30 Mar 19
The crew came to my house within 48 hours of my phone call to remove junks and old storage shed. The price is very reasonable and their service is great. The staff is courteous and very professional. Great job!
Irene Larinke
Irene Larinke
21:46 29 Mar 19
Nova Junk provide excellent service, hauling away a condo full of furniture that I needed to get rid of. I really like the way they do business -- recycling whatever they can, paying workers comp, etc. I thought their price was quite competitive and fair. Omar is a true professional, and he and his team (Rolland, Basharty, etc.) were on time, worked quickly but carefully, and just did a great job. I am happy to tell others about them.
John Mercer
John Mercer
18:43 20 Mar 19
I found NOVA Junk on Yelp and spoke with the owner, Norman, to set up some time for his team to come get some old furniture and misc junk I wanted removed. Miguel & Omar showed up on the earlier part of the window which was given to me and were in and out in less than 30 minutes. They were very respectful of my home and checked in with me before and after to make sure everything was done how I needed it. I would definitely recommend them!
Diti Bhasin
Diti Bhasin
14:01 04 Mar 19
Service was good overall. Nova Junk removal service was on time, quick, and professional. The reason it is not 5 out of 5 stars is that the website states that they “professionally dispose of all types of waste.” However, I needed to have some old unused paint hauled away and was told by the crew when they arrived that they couldn’t accept it.
Theodious McKinnon
Theodious McKinnon
17:12 25 Feb 19
Nova Junk is amazing! Scheduling was so easy with Norman and they made my moving day seamless with Steven and Pablo picking up my furniture. They were efficient, polite, and courteous. I would highly recommend using them!
Maria Jose Araya
Maria Jose Araya
15:18 25 Feb 19
The company responded to our request promptly and scheduled a pickup in a very short time. The pickup crew came and the three young people are all very friendly and finished the job in a short time and cleaned up the spot we piled up the junky items we had even though we told them we could do it by ourselves. These are very professional people and trust worth. We will definitely use this company again in the future.
Freda Chao
Freda Chao
14:21 04 Feb 19
Excellent service, showed up early and called in advance. Not only cleared out junk efficiently, 2 men moved furniture from my basement to my first floor without doing any damage to my home or furniture. They worked as a team and WAs reliable. I will definitely hire Nova Junk Removal in the future.
Dezi Kolani
Dezi Kolani
17:11 28 Jan 19
I asked for several estimates to get rid of some furniture in my home. Nova junk was almost the lowest price, but with the highest recommendations from reviewers. I must add my vote to this high score. The crew came on time, called before coming to alert me of their arrival time, were polite and careful in everything that they did. I will definitely use them in the future!
Jim Blackie
Jim Blackie
19:19 18 Jan 19
We required an old 1950's era shed and junked-interior cleared from our property. Norm was quick to respond to our inquiry and offered a fair quote. Him and his crew showed up right on time and cleared everything in under 2 hours. They left the work area clear of debris and called after to confirm the work was completed and back gate closed. I would recommend Nova Junk and certainly use their services again.
Cody Clarke
Cody Clarke
17:03 18 Dec 18
The guys were so friendly and patient when I was running a little late. Also very efficient with removing my items. I’d highly recommend them!
Amy Olson
Amy Olson
13:20 14 Dec 18
I work for EFH Contracting, we do home remodeling, renovations, etc. and we use Nova Junk on every job. They are well priced and the workers are great. They are always on time, very friendly, get the job done right, and leave the site clean. We will continue to use them
Janell Herring
Janell Herring
19:29 05 Nov 18