If you're reading this, you likely need a junk hauling service near you to remove stuff from your property, whether it be household items or even brush, gravel, and hunks of concrete from empty lots or abandoned properties. The best junk hauling service for your home or business is one that can not only offer a competitive cost but be there when you need them and have the capability to remove everything you need gone. You may also want to consider how responsible the company is with the items they haul away; that is, do they simply dump them in a landfill or do they sift through them to remove any materials that they can recycle or resell?
While an affordable cost may be your main concern, you also need to make sure that if you have some unusual items to discard that the company you choose possesses the capability and expertise to remove and dispose of them properly. A responsible company will have a working relationship with nearby recycling centers and scrap businesses so that the amount of junk that ends up in your local landfill is at a minimum. Pricing for this type of company is typically based on volume and can be affected by several factors such as ease of access, weight, and if the items are already rounded up. To minimize the cost, make sure everything you're getting rid of is not only easy to access, but is in a minimum number of locations instead of scattered throughout the house. If you have very large or heavy items, such as furniture or a piano, expect to pay a bit of a premium. This is especially true if the items are in a location that takes extra effort to remove them from, such as an upstairs bedroom.
Keeping in mind these few handy tips will make your junk removal experience go smoothly and with as few surprises as possible.
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QUESTION: Are junk hauling prices predictable? I have a bunch of trash I’d like removed and I’m looking for a haulage service near me.
The thing that stops me, though, is I’m afraid that once my trash is all loaded into the truck, I might suddenly be hit with an outrageous price. So how can I find out the cost in advance?
ANSWER: That’s a very good question. Read on for a detailed, step-by-step strategy.
Hope that answers your question!
People talk a lot these days about the virtues of decluttering and purging your home of unwanted things. What they don’t mention is that junk hauling trash is just pure pleasure... that is, if you don’t have to tackle it by yourself.
I know, because when my friend (let’s call her Sue) recently tried sorting out junk and hauling trash all on her own, she ended up overwhelmed before she was even halfway done.
Exhausted, she called me to discuss a solution. Here’s how the conversation went.
Sue: I don’t want to do this all alone. In fact, I can’t. But I can’t handle looking at these piles of stuff anymore either. So now I’m online, trying to find a junk pick up service near me. What do you think?
Me: Hmm, I don’t know. How much does a service like that cost?
Sue: Most of the junk companies near me say they give free estimates. Sounds like it’s worth a try.
Me: Okayyy... but why don’t you get a few different estimates so you can figure out the going rate?
Sue: Wil do.
Sue: Well. It’s over. I did it. I paid some guys with a truck to take away the trash.
Me: How did that work out?
Sue: It was the weirdest experience. When the team showed up, I didn’t have to do a thing except point at the junk I wanted removed and then watch them take it away. They were fast and clean, and they didn’t charge a fortune, either.
Me: Really? Sounds like you got good service.
Sue: Yeah, it was really kind of awesome to sit there and watch them loading up their truck. All that old clutter and garbage I’d been hanging onto for so long and suddenly they just made it disappear from my life. Very freeing!
Me: So was it worth it?
Sue: Yes, actually the whole experience has left me feeling fantastic.