Everyone has unwanted items in their homes. These items tend to become highlighted when moving. Maybe it’s the old couch in the basement. Or the mattress in the spare bedroom. Sometimes it’s just random clutter throughout the house! Whatever the case, moving is the perfect time to purge the clutter. This article will help you get rid of your junk before your move.
Why Clear out your Junk Early In the Process?
Moving can be a stressful time in general. If hiring a company it also gets more expensive with the amount of items you are moving. One way to simplify the process, and make it more affordable, is to not move items you don’t want anyway! This is why it is important to get rid of your junk before you move.
How Soon Should You Get Rid of Junk?
The answer to this question depends on a couple factors. However, the simple answer is as soon as possible! By getting rid of your junk or unwanted items early in the moving process, it will allow you to get a better idea of what you actually have to move. This will be helpful whether you are moving on your own or if you have a company moving you. It is common for homeowners to procrastinate getting rid of junk.
Especially for larger items, they assume they will figure out how to get rid of them as they get closer to their move date. The problem is many large items are not as easy to just get rid of. Junk that cannot be put out in the regular trash such as dressers, china cabinets, and couches, can take a long time to coordinate their removal.
This is especially true when trying to sell these items in online marketplaces such as Facebook Marketplace. Many times, people will verbally agree to buy a large item, but then wind up backing out as they realizes they will need to rent a truck and find the manpower to actually retrieve the items.
How to Get Rid of Your Junk?
There are three main ways to get rid of junk or unwanted items before your move date.
The first is selling items. As a general rule, the larger the item, the longer it will take to sell. As mentioned before, many people may want the large dresser or china cabinet, but when it comes time to actually pick them up problems arise. With that being said, smaller items that can easily be transported in a car are much easier to sell.
The second option is to dispose of your junk. Depending on the type of junk, this can be done by putting items out for regular trash pick up. However many municipalities limit the amount of items/bags that can be taken at a given trash pick up. For larger amounts of junk you want to get rid of, going to a local transfer station will be a more efficient way to get rid of junk. One example of a transfer station is Eldridge Containers in West Chester, PA. There is a cost to dump items at these locations, and it is usually priced by the weight of the items you are looking to get rid of.
The third, and easiest way to get rid of your junk before your move is to hire a junk removal service! A company like Moving U & Junk U uses a flat rate, volume based pricing model to get rid of your junk. You don’t have to do any heavy lifting, complicated coordination, or sorting!
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