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06 Nov 2016
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7 Tips for Removing Junk From Your Home

If you are starting your spring cleaning, you may already wish it was winter. After all, if it has been months, or a year (or longer) since you last really tried to get rid of the unwanted things residing in your home, spring can easily turn into anyone’s least favorite season.

So if your house is beginning to resemble the inside of a garbage can, or your backyard looks like a junkyard, try these strategies for removing the unwanted stuff from your home.

Set goals. It might not be practical to tackle all the clutter throughout your home, or even an entire room, depending on the severity of your situation and what your energy level is. So don’t even try. Just determine what you want to attempt.

Cecilia Anderson, a professional organizer based in the District of Columbia, says you might decide your goal is “to get rid of 40 percent of the contents of the garage. Or you could … limit family keepsakes to four bankers’ boxes’ worth of space in the basement.”

(Bankers’ boxes, for those who don’t know, are thick cardboard boxes with lids and side slits for handles.)

Set guidelines. Anderson also says you might want to give yourself guidelines, like “making a blanket decision that all magazines more than two months old can automatically be thrown out, or that any clothes smaller than one size below your current size can automatically be donated.”

Having guidelines will speed up the process, she says. Plus, Anderson says, “If you start with some low-hanging fruit, it will get easier to make decisions confidently.”

Throw away all garbage. If you have rooms crammed with clutter, you probably have items that can be immediately ferried to the garbage can without giving it a second thought. Maybe there’s an empty bag of chips lying around (you know, real garbage), or some empty shoe boxes you kept, thinking you might store something in them one day. Get rid of them. Make getting rid of trash one of the first things you do, advises Felice Cohen, a professional organizer based in New York City.

“This lightens the load quickly,” she says.

Identify what you want to get rid of. If you can, at the start of your junk-removal process, put everything in one area, Cohen says. If moving everything to one area isn’t practical, she suggests labeling the items so you know what will eventually be going to charity or what you plan to sell and so on.

Set a timer. This doesn’t have to be an all-day affair. If you want to work in small doses, Cohen suggests setting a timer or planning to fill up a certain number of boxes, echoing Anderson’s advice about setting goals and guidelines. It’ll keep you from getting overwhelmed, Cohen says.

Know who will be getting your junk. That is, if you’re going to start writing your junk-removal story, try to have your happy ending already planned. In other words, where is all this stuff going to go, if not to another part of your home? You have several possible exit doors to consider, according to Cohen.

Hire a professional junk remover. There are plenty of them out there, like 1-800-Got-Junk and Junk King.

“For a fee, they will come and take the stuff away,” Cohen says. “That’s the quickest way to do it, but it’s not cheap.”

Have a garage sale. But Cohen recommends you think long and hard about that before committing.

“A garage sale takes a lot of effort, and the payoff isn’t always worth it,” she says. “Shoppers come looking for a bargain, and you won’t make that much money, and most likely you’ll end up either bringing it back into the house or donating it.”

Speaking of which …

Donate it. Cohen says this is usually the best strategy.

“Salvation Army and Goodwill may even pick up the stuff if you also have furniture included,” she says. “You receive a tax write-off, and while it’s not the equivalent of what you spent on those items, you’re not going to make the money back from selling it at a yard sale.”

She also recommends donating your items to a local church or charity. “You will feel good, knowing your stuff went to help others,” Cohen says, adding that, sure, you could sell your junk in a yard sale or on Craigslist, but she’s guessing most folks “would rather have the free time than the extra few dollars.”

Have the right mindset. You really do need to be in the right place in your thinking if you’re going to be ambitious about removing junk from your home, says Drew Johnson, who used to have a junk business in the early 2000s but now upcycles old electronics and turns them into wearable art like neckties and jewelry at a website called TechWears.com.

“Junk is very easy to get rid of. It’s making the decision to let go that’s the hard part,” Johnson says. “Residual, lingering value is often projected onto items that we collect, even though its usefulness has long passed. People are often tempted to cling to items, thinking they’ll have the time to clean it up and sell it for close to what they paid for it. This rarely works out.”

You could always do what a lot of experts propose: Before getting rid of an item, take a photo of what you’re admiring but ultimately know needs to go. However you approach things, if you want to be successful at getting rid of a lot or most of your junk, you have to be a little ruthless and shove sentimentality and emotion to the side.

And that’s the sad irony of serious spring cleaning. Before you can successfully clear your house of junk, you have to clear your mind.

Source:http://money.usnews.com

 

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Bulky Item Pick-up

Acceptable Bulky Items
Examples of bulky items are: furniture, appliances, electronic equipment (E-Waste), wood waste, tree branches, scrap wood, debris from building remodeling, rocks, sod and earth, clothing, tires, car motor parts.

Bulky items cannot exceed eight feet in length, four feet in width or weigh more than 150 pounds.

Non-Acceptable Bulky Items
Household hazardous waste (such as paint, oil and batteries), spas, piano, camper shells, cast iron bathtubs or items requiring more than two persons to safely handle.

Annual Bulky Waste Drop Off Event
Waste Management will provide one Annual Bulky Waste Drop-Off Event for the residents of Winters. This event is held annually during the month of June. More information will be provided in the quarterly newsletter or billing statement.

Monthly Bulky Waste Pick Up
Waste Management offers residents one bulky item curbside pick-up at no additional charge per calendar year. The pile may be up to 5 cubic yards of large items. Additional bulky pick-ups may be requested at a rate of $15.00 per cubic yard. The curbside bulky item collection takes place on the first non-recycle Friday of each month. To participate, please call at least one week prior to the bulky item collection day.

Electronic Waste Pick-up
Electronic Waste (E-Waste) is the term used to describe discarded electronic equipment. Television, microwaves, computers, monitors, keyboards, printers, VCR’s, fax machines, electronic games and cell phones fall in this category. These products contain Cathode Ray Tubes (CRTs) which are made of lead and cannot be disposed of in your trash or recycling carts.

E-Waste is acceptable for bulky item pick-up (see rules above).

E-Waste is accepted daily free of charge at the Yolo County Landfill for Yolo County residents. Please visit yolocounty.org for more information. E-Waste is also accepted at the Annual Bulky Waste Event held every June.

Household Hazardous Waste
Household hazardous waste (HHW) is any product labeled: toxic, poison, corrosive, flammable, combustible or irritant. HHW items include items such as paint, batteries, oil, and pesticides. These products, if mishandled, can be dangerous to your health and the environment, and therefore should be disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner. Also, these materials should never be discarded in a sink, storm drain or in your regular trash.

 

Source:https://www.wm.com

16 Oct 2016
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Starting a Junk Removal Business?

Starting a junk removal business seems like a straightforward enterprise. People are looking to get rid of junk, and they pay you to do it. While junk removal can be a very successful small business, here are eight points that you might weigh while you are deciding whether or not to enter this line of work.

1. Perform market research in your area. In terms of competitor analysis, find out who the local junk haulers are, and try to determine which ones are successful, and why.

Call some of them and ask for junk removal prices. This will include not only independent junk removal providers but also some of the larger junk removal franchise players such as 1-800-GOT-JUNK? and others. In order to be successful, you need to understand not only the prevailing rates charged but also your cost, including overhead, of properly disposing or recycling junk, so you can determine your profit. You will need to find out rates for various types of junk. Some will go straight to the landfill, while other might be sold to scrap dealers, donated to charities, or other use, and as such impact your cost of removal.

2. Check out the regulatory hurdles. There may be local, state and federal laws applicable with regard to the lawful disposal of junk, and especially hazardous waste. There may be fines applied if disposal is not carried out legally. For example, in Oregon, you will need a transportation certificate to transport scrap metal.

3. Another aspect of your market research might be to take a job with another junk removal company for an initial period so as to gain a better understanding of the business. If you are planning to make an investment to get into your new enterprise, this will help you gain an understanding of the business before making that outlay.

4. If you have a pickup truck, you may wish to advertise on Craigslist or another listing, and take a few jobs for cash, just to see how you like it. Remember that your market research has already been undertaken, so you know how much to charge.

5. Understand that the entrance of 1-800-Got-Junk? and others have raised the bar with respect to customer expectations for appearance, professionalism, and price.

6. Also, understand that if it does not take you much research or financial investment to get into the junk hauling business, then it won’t take much time for others, either. This is known as a low barrier to entry. What this means in effect is that new participants may be continually be cycling in and out of the industry, first entering and possibly underpricing their services, because they do not have a realistic picture of the overhead costs they will have to meet to remain viable.

7. Another point to consider is seasonality. The spring and summer are the busy seasons when it comes to junk removal.

Anticipate that these will be your busiest seasons, with things slowing down in the fall and winter.

8. After doing the research, you are ready to put together the business plan for your junk removal business. According to Susan Ward,  “A business plan is a document that summarizes the operational and financial objectives of a business and contains the detailed plans and budgets showing how the objectives are to be realized.Because the business plan contains detailed financial projections, forecasts about your business’s performance, and a marketing plan, it’s an incredibly useful tool for business planning. Here is a business plan template to help you get started.

 

Source:https://www.thebalance.com

06 Oct 2016
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Trash Removal Service Tips

Whether you are moving , remodeling , or just do some long overdue cleaning in and around the home , you may need help to get rid of all the unwanted things .

Sooner or later you will find yourself contrary to what should be done with some unneeded items lying around . They may be too big , or too heavy , garbage trucks to pick up : just like with old furniture , old appliances , construction or garden waste . Put them on your curb , and they may be ignored by the garbage collector .

Some items are specifically prohibited from disposal in the regular trash : certain items are prohibited by law to just throw varies from place to place , but in general , the chemicals – including paint – are on that list .

Waste is not only an eyesore , but it can even lead to health treats . For example , old tires can collect rain , making them a breeding ground for mosquitoes . Oil from old car parts can be toxic to your pet !

Get rid of the trash can indeed seem like a daunting task . Fortunately , there are professional services that specialize in the removal of waste . Let them deal with all the mess !

Trash removal service will have the right vehicle and manpower at their disposal to rid you of the things you do not want safely and efficiently . They will come to you and haul away all trash and recycling company will not take the garbage truck .

Before calling junk removal services , be clear about what exactly is in your trash , and how much junk you have. Make sure that all items are empty and clean .

Good money saving tip is to first contact the recycling service for free ( if available in your area ) for recyclable items , and then use a trash removal service for the rest of the items .

Many sites also provide cleaning services after the garbage is removed . A professional company will have a junk removal trucks and their drivers are insured .

They will give you a quote based on how much space you will pick up trash in their truck .

 

Source:http://abortionwitness.blogspot.com/2013/08/trash-removal-service-tips.html

26 Aug 2016
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Dumpster Rental vs. Junk Removal: Pros and Cons

Want to trash the old junk around your house? Find out whether a dumpster or hauling service fits your junk-hauling needs.

Many home improvement projects produce large amounts of waste.

Few homeowners are equipped with the proper tools and knowledge to haul the waste off to the proper facilities on their own. It requires a large, weight-bearing vehicle that in many cases they’ll need to fill and empty several times, the fuel for multiple trips to the correct disposal facilities, and, in some cases, the permits to drop off waste at those facilities.

It can be a lot of backbreaking work that costs more than you save by hiring a company to dispose of everything properly.

Depending on how hands-on you want to be, there are two main choices when it comes to disposing of large amounts of waste: junk removal services or dumpster rental.

Junk removal pros and cons

Junk removal services typically advertise that they’ll do all the work for you — including getting that freezer out of the basement and hauling it away.

Keep in mind that you’ll most likely pay for additional trips, if necessary. It could add up if you have to call them back because you found more waste after they left or if they need to return after filling up their vehicle one or more times.

Dumpster rental pros and cons

Dumpster rental businesses require the renters to fill the container on their own instead of hauling items out for them.

Because dumpsters are generally rented by the week, they’re best for projects the last several days or longer.

You can take your time filling the dumpster as you go, and the larger rental window also allows room for projects that take longer than originally expected as you are in charge of the pickup day.

For smaller jobs, another option is purchasing a Bagster from a home improvement store like Lowe’s, Home Depot, Menards or even Walmart. Bagsters are heavy-duty bags with a 3,300-pound capacity designed for jobs that are too big for trash bags, but too small to require a dumpster.

Cost considerations

There are a couple other specifics to consider when making the choice between a junk hauler or a dumpster rental.

Your location may affect pricing, as costs vary depending on the municipality and available disposal facilities. Every municipality is different and you should check in with them first, but your location and dumpster placement may require a permit. A local dumpster rental company should be able to guide you to the correct channels and authorities to secure any necessary permits.

Renting a dumpster for three to four days can cost anywhere from $90 to $850, including dump fees, according to CostHelper.com. Angie’s List members reported paying anywhere between $385 and $500 for a dumpster rental and pickup. Be sure to ask about the weight limit, since you can get hit with additional fees if you overfill your dumpster.

Depending on where you live, for around $170, you can purchase a Bagster, fill it up and have Waste Management haul it away.

Junk removal services are fast and, as long as they are parked legally and not for longer than local street laws allow, they typically don’t require permits and the fees that go with them.

Junk removal fees depend on the job, and most hauling companies charge a minimum of $50 to $150 for pickup on a smaller job, according to CostHelper. For larger jobs, such as hauling away yard or construction debris, fees can range from $100 to $650. Angie’s list members reported paying around $85 for small junk pickups and between $250 and $500 for bigger jobs.

Material, size matters

Finally, the size, type and amount of waste you are disposing of are the most important factors to consider when it comes to comparing prices between the two services.

If you have only a couple of large items and they’re too dangerous to move on your own, junk removal services may be your best bet.

However, if you’re dealing with a large amount of waste that includes a mixture of items, such as concrete and construction waste, storm and yard debris or multiple pieces of furniture and appliances, a dumpster rental is probably more cost efficient.

You can put almost anything other than hazardous materials, such as oil, paint, and toxic chemicals. Junk removal companies sometimes have a longer list of “do not take” items, depending on their size and abilities.

 

Source:https://www.angieslist.com

16 Jul 2016
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7 Tips for Removing Junk From Your Home

If you are starting your spring cleaning, you may already wish it was winter. After all, if it has been months, or a year (or longer) since you last really tried to get rid of the unwanted things residing in your home, spring can easily turn into anyone’s least favorite season.

So if your house is beginning to resemble the inside of a garbage can, or your backyard looks like a junkyard, try these strategies for removing the unwanted stuff from your home.

Set goals. It might not be practical to tackle all the clutter throughout your home, or even an entire room, depending on the severity of your situation and what your energy level is. So don’t even try. Just determine what you want to attempt.

Cecilia Anderson, a professional organizer based in the District of Columbia, says you might decide your goal is “to get rid of 40 percent of the contents of the garage. Or you could … limit family keepsakes to four bankers’ boxes’ worth of space in the basement.”

(Bankers’ boxes, for those who don’t know, are thick cardboard boxes with lids and side slits for handles.)

Set guidelines. Anderson also says you might want to give yourself guidelines, like “making a blanket decision that all magazines more than two months old can automatically be thrown out, or that any clothes smaller than one size below your current size can automatically be donated.”

Having guidelines will speed up the process, she says. Plus, Anderson says, “If you start with some low-hanging fruit, it will get easier to make decisions confidently.”

Throw away all garbage. If you have rooms crammed with clutter, you probably have items that can be immediately ferried to the garbage can without giving it a second thought. Maybe there’s an empty bag of chips lying around (you know, real garbage), or some empty shoe boxes you kept, thinking you might store something in them one day. Get rid of them. Make getting rid of trash one of the first things you do, advises Felice Cohen, a professional organizer based in New York City.

“This lightens the load quickly,” she says.

Identify what you want to get rid of. If you can, at the start of your junk-removal process, put everything in one area, Cohen says. If moving everything to one area isn’t practical, she suggests labeling the items so you know what will eventually be going to charity or what you plan to sell and so on.

Set a timer. This doesn’t have to be an all-day affair. If you want to work in small doses, Cohen suggests setting a timer or planning to fill up a certain number of boxes, echoing Anderson’s advice about setting goals and guidelines. It’ll keep you from getting overwhelmed, Cohen says.

Know who will be getting your junk. That is, if you’re going to start writing your junk-removal story, try to have your happy ending already planned. In other words, where is all this stuff going to go, if not to another part of your home? You have several possible exit doors to consider, according to Cohen.

Hire a professional junk remover. There are plenty of them out there, like 1-800-Got-Junk and Junk King.

“For a fee, they will come and take the stuff away,” Cohen says. “That’s the quickest way to do it, but it’s not cheap.”

Have a garage sale. But Cohen recommends you think long and hard about that before committing.

“A garage sale takes a lot of effort, and the payoff isn’t always worth it,” she says. “Shoppers come looking for a bargain, and you won’t make that much money, and most likely you’ll end up either bringing it back into the house or donating it.”

Speaking of which …

Donate it. Cohen says this is usually the best strategy.

“Salvation Army and Goodwill may even pick up the stuff if you also have furniture included,” she says. “You receive a tax write-off, and while it’s not the equivalent of what you spent on those items, you’re not going to make the money back from selling it at a yard sale.”

She also recommends donating your items to a local church or charity. “You will feel good, knowing your stuff went to help others,” Cohen says, adding that, sure, you could sell your junk in a yard sale or on Craigslist, but she’s guessing most folks “would rather have the free time than the extra few dollars.”

Have the right mindset. You really do need to be in the right place in your thinking if you’re going to be ambitious about removing junk from your home, says Drew Johnson, who used to have a junk business in the early 2000s but now upcycles old electronics and turns them into wearable art like neckties and jewelry at a website called TechWears.com.

“Junk is very easy to get rid of. It’s making the decision to let go that’s the hard part,” Johnson says. “Residual, lingering value is often projected onto items that we collect, even though its usefulness has long passed. People are often tempted to cling to items, thinking they’ll have the time to clean it up and sell it for close to what they paid for it. This rarely works out.”

You could always do what a lot of experts propose: Before getting rid of an item, take a photo of what you’re admiring but ultimately know needs to go. However you approach things, if you want to be successful at getting rid of a lot or most of your junk, you have to be a little ruthless and shove sentimentality and emotion to the side.

And that’s the sad irony of serious spring cleaning. Before you can successfully clear your house of junk, you have to clear your mind.

Source:http://money.usnews.com

06 Jul 2016
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Three Things a Professional Junk Removal Company Will Do

What separates the professional junk removal companies from the fly-by-night operations? Before you pay someone to haul away your junk, you should know that the process requires more than just some guys and a truck.

Some signs of amateur junk removal include a lack of insurance; non-uniformed workers; and a lack of accountability in where your trash will end up.

As a national leader in junk removal, Junk King offers a smooth, fast, and easy process from start to finish.

Here are 3 signs you’re hiring a professional junk removal team:

#1: Respect Your Time and Budget

Nobody wants unpredictable costs or huge appointment windows that make you sit around all day. You want a free estimate and controlled costs. You want an appointment with a junk removal company who will honor your schedule.

At Junk King, we respect that you have a busy schedule. Junk removal is often the last step in other projects you have going on — or the first step to start fresh with a clean home or office. That’s why we stick to appointment times and call you 15 minutes before we arrive, and we work quickly so you can get on with your day.

With Junk King, you can schedule the appointment and get a free estimate. You pay based on the volume of junk — no hidden surcharges! And we do it all on your schedule.

#2: Remove the Junk Fast, Safely, and Responsibly

Junk removal should come with peace of mind — that your property won’t be damaged by the junk haulers, and that the trash disposal will be handled with eco-friendly methods.

When you work with Junk King, you can expect integrity and professionalism from a licensed and insured team. We work fast, but we take care to avoid damaging your floors, walls, and furniture. We can swiftly and safely remove broken appliances, heavy furniture, and large piles of debris. When it’s done, we sweep out the debris and leave you with a clean space.

As an eco-friendly junk removal provider, Junk King also uses various recycling and donation methods to ensure that the majority of your junk will avoid the dump.

#3: Provide Friendly, Courteous Service

Friendly, smiling, and in uniform — Junk King shows up ready to make the whole process easy and comfortable for you. You’re inviting professionals into your home or business, and we’re happy to lend a smile as we get to work.

Courteous junk removal service also includes finishing the job by removing debris and trash — good junk removal pros won’t leave behind a mess. You should expect great customer service from the moment the trucks arrive until the last goodbye.

 

Source:http://www.junk-king.com