One good reason to consider hiring a firm for your junk pick up is this disturbing statistic: getting rid of the clutter created by all the junk we accumulate at home would eliminate 40 percent of the housework in a typical home. Does that sound unrealistic? Perhaps, but the fact is most of us are surrounded by junk.
Junk Pick Up Is a Great Investment
Drive around a typical housing development or suburban neighborhood on a sunny weekend afternoon and take a look at the garages with their doors open.
What do you see?
In most neighborhoods in America, especially in the North Bay Area, you will see junk! Lot’s of junk, and more often that not, so much junk that the homeowner can’t park their cars in the garage. According to the U.S. Department of Energy at least one-quarter of Americans have so much stuff in their garages that they cannot park any of their cars in them.
We are, it seems, inundated with junk. And it’s not just in our garages.
One report revealed that 1 in 11 Americans rent a storage unit and spend over $1,000 a month doing so. And these rents contribute to a $154 billion storage rental industry that just keeps growing.
Making the junk pick up chore easier
The problem isn’t just in the home. Businesses suffer from excessive accumulation of junk, as well. In addition to being a distraction and a significant contributor to disorganization and ineffectiveness in the work place, it can be a safety hazard, too.
Oftentimes, however, the sheer scope of junk removal and facilitating for junk pick up can seem overwhelming. Because of this and the intimidation of not knowing where or how to start, many people choose to live with the junk either by choice or by default. But it doesn’t have to be a massive project.
Here are 5 quick tips to help you make the job easier and make the junk go away:
1. Focus first on items you can donate easily
Often there are great many items that are still quite usable and could be easily donated to any number of organizations such as hospice thrift stores, schools, and other non-profit groups. Many times these donations – if done properly – can result in tax deductions, as well.
2. Some items can be recycled for free
In addition to donating functional household or office items, there are usually many items that can be recycled. These can range from appliances to construction materials to glass, metal, and plastic items. Even seemingly useless materials like broken bricks and concrete debris can be recycled, as well.
3. Consolidate and stage the junk you are disposing
If your junk is in boxes or other random containers it helps to re-pack as much as possible into smaller boxes and containers as possible. Bundling, packing, and stacking junk makes the actual work of removing and junk pick up much easier. This should all be done in a strategic location that will serve as your pick up staging area.
4. Create a short list of the types of junk you have
Categorize your junk to distinguish between potentially hazardous material items such as electronics and computer equipment, large, bulky items, and other types of junk. Definitely make note of items such as liquids like paint, thinners, and other chemicals that you are looking to dispose of.
5. Hire a reputable, professional firm for your junk pick up
The final tip is guaranteed to make you junk removal task the easiest. Calling on a professional junk removal company such as Junk King is the surest way to make the job relatively quick and easy. There really is no comparable method to getting rid of your junk than to outsource it to an expert firm. Speed, efficiency, reliability and peace of mind far outweigh the cost involved. In fact, you could find that trying to handle your own junk removal can be more costly.