If you have a lot of junk to get rid of, then you are better off hiring a junk removal service than trying to do it all on your own. Junk removal services have the equipment, know-how, and personnel to get everything cleared out quickly and safely. But while you can leave most of the work up to them, there are a few tips you'll want to follow when working with a junk removal service.
Decide what you want to get rid of beforehand.
Before the junk removal service arrives, go through your items and decide what you are and are no going to keep. Separate out all of the items you'll keep or things you want to give to friends so that they do not get mixed in with the junk and accidentally thrown away. This way, you won't be getting in the way of the junk removal team as you try to sort things as they try to toss things away.
Be honest about how much junk you have.
Many homeowners get a bit embarrassed about the amount of trash they have actually accumulated. You may be used to minimizing the amount of junk you have when talking to family members and friends. But with your junk removal company, you need to be honest. Don't say things like "it's not that bad" or "it's only a little" if you have three rooms full of trash to dispose of. The company won't show up with enough dumpsters, and the whole job will take longer.
Pay attention to restrictions.
Every junk removal company has a list of things they will not remove or deal with. For some companies, this list is short. For other companies, it is longer. Make sure you obtain this list in advance and make other plans to dispose of items the junk removal team won't get rid of. These items may include things like half-empty paint cans, pet waste, and caustic chemicals. Your town's trash service should be able to tell you how to get rid of these items if you call them.
Clear the way.
Make sure there is a big, empty space for the junk removal team to park their dumpster and other equipment. Also, make sure there's a clear path from your door to that area. You don't want anyone to trip over a stray toy or a loose patio paver while carrying heavy items to the dumpster.
For more information, contact a company like Junk Removalz.