When it comes to tackling big home projects, almost always, we run into the issue of having a lot of junk that needs to be dealt with. This can be tough, seeing as many items cannot be simply taken away if left on the curb like regular trash. The following will take a look at some quick and easy solutions to junk removal issues.
Donate What You Can
The world is full of human beings, and not all of them have everything they need to make ends meet. Donating items you no longer use, or need can do double good.
First, you’ll be helping someone get something at a price they can afford (often supporting a charity organization in progress). And second, you’ll be keeping items out of landfills.
If you’re doing home repairs, renovations, or construction, don’t think this means there aren’t charity organizations open to receiving what you’re tossing away.
While doing the sorting process mentioned above, delegate a spot you’ll keep items to be donated in, and then, at the end of your sorting session, move the pile to the front door or the car.
Look up where your nearest donation center is and take items there at least once per week if you’ve got a massive home project on the go.
Take Items To The Dump
If you find you’ve got only a few things to toss out, but still more than you can fit in the trash you take to the curb, you can look into the prices at your local dump.
Typically, a dump run will involve filling your vehicle, driving to the dump, having your vehicle weighed on the way in, tossing the junk, and then having the vehicle weighed on the way out. You’ll pay based on the weight of items you’ve tossed.
Rent A Dumpster
If you don’t have access to a vehicle or you have more than a dump run or two worth of junk, you might want to look into renting a dumpster. How this works is you contact a local provider, and they deliver an empty dumpster to your home.
You’ll agree on the length of time it will stay, and then the company will come and pick up the dumpster when your time is done, getting rid of whatever is inside for you. Bin There Dump That emphasizes that you should be clear when making arrangements about the best location for the dumpster.
This way, you’ll have less traveling to and from the dumpster while you’re working.
Renting a dumpster is an especially ideal option if the work you’re doing takes place over several days (let’s say gutting a kitchen) so you can toss things out into the dumpster as the day goes on. It’s also an excellent choice for those doing big moves or larger home projects.
Understand That Things Can Get Emotional
If you’re working on clearing out a home, things can get a bit emotional, to say the least. The same goes for downsizing. When scheduling with junk removal services, be sure to recognize that you might need breaks while you’re working. You might want to sit and flip through that old high school yearbook before you toss it.
Seeing the kid’s rooms empty might mean you need a nice long walk to get yourself ready to continue working. If you schedule your time with an awareness that you’re going to get distracted by memories and feelings, you’ll at least avoid the turmoil of feeling horribly rushed because the junk removal company is going to be here in an hour, and you’ve still got three rooms to go through.
Understand That Not Everything Can Be Dealt With By A Junk Removal Company
While junk removal teams are pretty good at handling whatever you can throw at them (they’ve seen it all), there are some things that are off-limits for health or safety reasons. Certain liquids like motor oil and other chemicals can’t be tossed into the bin with everything else.
Keep them separate and speak to your junk removal team about your options. Aerosol cans that aren’t empty and hazardous waste (like pesticides and flammable products) also can’t be simply thrown on the pile.
The above tips should be able to help you navigate the emotional and messy waters of junk removal. Of course, every situation is different—if you have an item you can’t figure out what to do with, reach out to your local junk removal professionals.
They should be able to guide you towards the best way of getting rid of something.