Serving demolition needs in Loudoun County, Pack Rat Hauling is one of the premier junk removal services in the Northern Virginia area
It’s that time of year! Everyone wants to get things clean and in order as the days grow longer and prettier. One of the first on everyone’s list is to get the garage cleaned out. It is amazing how many people have garages and cannot even get a car in them if they tried! You first need to ask yourself, “whats in here that hasn’t been used since we moved in?” That question is a tough one but generally speaking, if you haven’t used something in 2 full years, you are not going to. So get rid of it!
There are two good, efficient ways of cleaning out the garage and getting it done in one day. The first is to hire a professional junk removal company to remove the items you wish to dispose of. Don’t worry about what’s trash, donatable, or recyclable- let the professionals handle that part so you can concentrate on the task at hand- What goes and what stays pointing at items and moving on to the next.
Another option for a big garage clean out would be to rent a small dumpster. They come in various sizes depending on your need but they can be the catch-all for your cleaning project. Have it dropped right outside of the garage door and proceed to fill it up as you go through the shelves, corners and cubbies of the garage. One last thing, if there is room left in the dumpster when your done, start on the basement or attic!
Everyone owns them, everyone needs them, and they never last forever. In fact the newer model refrigerated appliances are breaking and failing at an extremely fast rate due to a variety of reasons. The main reason is the appliances made in the last decade are made of materials that are blended for a more cost effective solution in manufacturing. The manufacturers are the only ones winning at this game because the faster their product breaks, the faster the consumer has to run out and purchase another.
So what do you do with that old broken refrigerator, freezer, A/C unit, or even dehumidifier (yes they’re refrigerated too)? You cannot just put them out with your curbside trash because they have to be recycled in an environmentally friendly way. When disposing of these items you can bring them to the county landfill yourself, wait in line and kill half the day just to pay the $25 recycling fee at the end. Another option is to hire a professional junk removal company to remove them from within your home and let them handle the rest. This will generally cost anywhere from $100-$150/unit but its as close to magic as possible-all you have to do is point and they disappear!
People hire junk removal services for a number of reasons but the common theme always seems to be they have items that need to be hauled away and need someone to do it- and usually fast! One of the biggest reasons people hire a junk removal company is because they are moving or preparing their home to sell. Whether you have lived in your home for 5 years or 50 years, everyone has a way of accumulating unwanted things. Everyone has good intentions with these “things” too, holding onto them for years and shuffling them around from one corner to the next before shoving them in a closet somewhere. Once someone makes the decision to move, it sheds a new light on these things and the general school of thought is, “it’s time to clean out!”
Another very common reason for people hiring a junk removal service would be general spring cleaning or hauling away unwanted yard waste. Junk crews all over the nation go into overdrive every spring hauling away the contents of people’s sheds, patios, outbuildings, as well as tons of backyard debris. As soon as the weather gets nice and we have those first few warm days everyone goes into spring cleaning mode.
When considering hiring a junk removal company for your next project, make sure you do your research and hire a professional company who is licensed and insured and who will take the proper precautions in insuring your home and property is well cared for throughout the removal process. Also, don’t forget to double check the area before they leave to make sure you haven’t forgotten to give them anything!
There are several advantages to renting a dumpster for your clean out needs. One of the biggest advantages when comparing it full service junk removal is the money saved on labor. Hiring a junk removal company that provides labor and disposal isn’t always cheap. If you are working on a budget a dumpster will always be cheaper if you are able and willing to fill it yourself.
Another advantage to renting a dumpster is the ability to take your time in sorting through your things before making the decision of trash vs. keep. When you rent a dumpster you generally have anywhere from a 14-30 day allotment of time to fill it up so there’s no rush to get organized before the “junk guys” come.
Last but not least, another very important advantage is the option of renting several different size roll off dumpsters. Most companies carry multiple sizes to fit the disposal needs of your project. This can result in a huge savings when working on a small job or on a tight budget.