It’s that time again – you’re moving. Possibly across town, possibly across the country. And you almost certainly have a pile of stuff that’s just not worth the headache and hassle of hauling. How do you get the most “bang for your buck”?
Whether you’re moving in-town or cross-country, there are generally two times that it makes sense to call a junk removal company.
Pre-Move Junk Removal: Making Room To Work
One thing junk removal companies are very good at is quickly getting large, obnoxious items out of the way. Especially when you’re moving cross-country, it can be expensive to pack and haul things like furniture. If it’s stuff you’ve been thinking of replacing anyway, it might therefore make more sense to ditch it on this side and get different furniture where you’re going.
This is doubly true when you realize that removing that old couch or junking that old fridge can free up a lot of space to work when you’re packing.
If you’re planning to get rid of those items anyway, this makes it a very smart idea to call your local junk removal company (hopefully us) before you start packing! Just give us a call and we’ll head on over. Point at the items that are in your way, and we’ll make them disappear. Easy-peasy. Once your space is freed up, you can get on with your packing.
Post-Move Junk Removal: Get Rid Of Everything That’s Left
The one constant with moving is that there’s almost sure to be a big pile of stuff that’s not worth the time, expense, and hassle of moving. If you’re paying movers, you don’t want to pay them to pack and haul it. If you’re getting your friends to help you, there’s no point in making them move heavy stuff that you’re going to throw away anyway.
Some people solve this problem by renting a dumpster. If you have friends or family willing to help you haul everything out of the house, this can be a viable option. But many people don’t realize that calling a junk removal company (again, hopefully us) is a great dumpster rental alternative.
In this scenario, you pack and move the stuff you want, and just give us a call to deal with what’s left. We’ll load it all up, sort the “trash” from the “treasure”, and make sure everything is handled and disposed of in the most eco-friendly manner possible. You can even save some money by piling the junk in an easier-to-access location, like a garage, driveway, or even the front room of the house. The less we have to deal with stairs, doorways, and other obstacles the less we charge.
Also, if you’re working with a local family-run junk removal company like ours, sometimes you can get a bit of help with the “big stuff” that just needs to be moved across town. This isn’t a service we usually advertise, but we love helping customers out with minor moves. If you’ve hired us to haul off all your post-move junk, and you just need help getting a couch or a bed moved across town, please don’t hesitate to ask. As long as we have the time and the ability, we’re usually more than happy to help.
Which Works Best For You?
If you’re considering a move, it’s worth taking a look around and asking two simple questions. Is there anything that’s not going with you, that’s in the way of packing? Is there going to be a bunch of stuff left at the end that you’re not taking with you?
If you answered “yes” to either of those questions, you owe it to yourself to call and get a fast, free junk removal quote. We can book both the pre- and post-move appointments all at once, quote you a combined rate for everything, and let you cross “deal with junk I don’t want to move” off your to-do list.
Whatever you choose, we hope you have a safe, happy, uneventful moving experience!