What happens when you have the task of either downsizing your home or cleaning out a home for a family member’s estate? These types of tasks can overwhelm you to say the least, especially if there are a lot of things to go through. What do you keep and what’s trash? How do you removal a large amount of trash in a short period of time?
Many times people think they need to throw the items away themselves, but there is the option of a junk removal service. A junk removal service will come and take all the items that you no longer want away. The service provides the removal of items like:
- Carpet or rugs.
- Game tables.
- Items that you no longer want.
- Trash or debris.
When you have a large task of cleaning out an entire house why not make it easy on yourself? Leave the dirty work for a junk removal service. Just take what you want and leave the rest for the service. It’s that easy.
Downsizing Your Home
Over the years your belongings increase. But you do not realize how much stuff you have until you need to move. Now, add in the fact that you are moving into a smaller home and you no longer have the space for everything – some things need to go.
You need a method before you start going through all your belongings. One method is to go one room at a time. When you start in a room, begin separating your stuff into piles. Make a pile to keep and a pile to trash. A good rule of thumb is if you did not use it or need it in the last year, you probably don’t need it. The only exception you need to consider is family heirlooms and pictures.
Once you have all the rooms’ complete, start boxing the items that you are taking with you. Then move all the boxes that are going to your new home into one location. You may want to tag any furniture that is going with you too. This will make it easier on moving day.
After everything is in your new home, you will want to do a quick double check of your remaining items in your old home. You want to make sure nothing left behind is something you want. You cannot get it back once the junk service picks up the remaining stuff.
Your double check is complete and everything remaining is okay to go. You then need to contact the Junk Guru for the pickup. Our professional staff will come into your home and empty out the remaining contents. All you need to do is open the door. We do the rest!
Estate Home Cleanout
After a family member passes, you need to clean out the house. Where should you begin? Your first thought is “What am I going to do with all this stuff?” Just remember you need to take things slow, you do not want to dispose of anything by mistake.
The first thing you need to do is walk through the house and take note of the items in each room. You should secure any valuables like cash and jewelry. Next, discuss with any other family members the items that they would like from the estate. You should make a list of the requests for each family member. For the items on the list going to the other family members, schedule a pick up day.
Once the removal of the items on the request list is complete, you need to start going through each room. You will want to separate and clearly mark the items for sale. Then after the estate sale, anything remaining is trash.
An estate cleanout does not only deal with the contents inside the home but the outside as well. You need to also consider the maintenance and upkeep of the exterior. This means yard waste and cleanout of any other buildings on the property like a garage or shed. The junk removal service can also handle the exterior trash like:
- Yard waste.
- Scrap wood.
- Lawn decorations.
Before you contact the Junk Guru, double check both the interior and exterior remaining items to make sure nothing like pictures or other family heirlooms remain. Once you have gone through everything one last time, contact the Junk Guru.
Junk Removal Service Benefits
Whether downsizing your home or an estate cleanout, a junk removal service can help. The service benefits include:
- Doing the physical removal of the remaining trash.
- Removing items in dirty locations (attics and crawl spaces).
- Saving time.
- Removal of all types of trash.
- Helping to reduce the stress of cleaning out your home.
For more information on the junk removal services or to schedule your free estimate, contact the Junk Guru.