Junk Removal

Has anyone ever said moving was easy? Well, maybe they have. But for most of us, moving is a tremendous struggle and is often avoided. In fact, in one survey, as many as 6 out of ten people said that moving was a stressful event. To make moving easier, you might be wondering what options are available. You also might be considering throwing everything you have away just to limit what you have to pack and transport to your new place. And with that, you’re close to making a green move. Sort of. What exactly is a green move? 

The idea behind a green move is to take as little with you as possible to reduce the amount you’ll transport. It also means finding eco-friendly ways to transport items and, in general, reducing your carbon footprint. In this article, we go over some of the key reasons you should add Junk Removal Near Me to your move and ways to encourage a green move.

Hiring A Pro

First off, you may be wondering if you should hire a professional to help you make your move a greener one. With many considerations, cost included, you may be leaning towards a DIY job. But, we caution you to reconsider the help of a professional. Junk removal isn’t always a fast, easy process. If you live in a larger house, you’ll find you have a lot more to toss. Downsizing creates a lot of extra items we find we don’t need.

How will you deal with the added junk? More than likely the added trash won’t fit in your weekly trash pickup bin, and you’ll need either a roll off bin or a special pick up from your trash company. Both of these things can cost you hundreds of dollars. If you don’t believe us, request an estimate from your trash company for a special pickup or for a roll-off to be dropped off at your home. It’s more expensive than most people realize. 

When you hire a professional these things are included. They also can handle the heavy lifting. If you have a bad back, or would like to avoid heavy lifting, this can be worth its weight and gold.

Tips For Getting Rid Of Trash

Do you find it difficult to throw things away? Don’t worry, we can assure you that you aren’t alone. Junking items isn’t as easy as throwing something in the garbage. How can you decide what trash to get rid of and what should you hold on to? There are plenty of methods online for detailing a process that may or may not work for you. But a tried and true method for deciding what to take to your new place and what not, comes down to how often you use the item.

The Steadfast Rules of Throwing Stuff Away

Take a hard look at the item in question. Is it something you’re going to use in the next six months? Is it something you’ll pull out next season? The general rule of thumb for getting rid of stuff is if you don’t see yourself really using it in the next year—toss or donate it. This could seem like a harsh rule, but think about it. Do you have clothes in your closet that have been there for a good decade, and you haven’t taken them out in the last three years? Chances are most of those clothes are now out of style, or they no longer match your style. So why hold on to them? They are merely taking up space. 

Another way you can unburden your closets, drawers, garage, spare bedroom, etc., is to check for quality. Are items damaged? Are they still usable? If there are holes in your clothes or you have an appliance that is broken, it’s time to say goodbye.

Donating Isn’t Bad

If you’re not big on donating, it could be a perfect time to start. Donating allows you to get rid of items you don’t want, but give them to a great cause. The world needs more donations. With so many people in need, this is a great way to give back to the community. One of the easiest things to donate are clothes you don’t wear anymore. Other great items are kitchen appliances, dishes, furniture you’re not using, etc.

Move Room To Room

Whether you’re packing or having junk removal services done, it’s easiest if you move room to room. If at all possible, to make the process easier, put the junk you don’t want in an unused or unneeded space. For example, if you start in your bedroom, you can take all the items you intend to junk in a spare bedroom or garage. By doing this, you can give your junk removal company a designated place to get items out of.

Items Perfect For Junk Removal

Some junk removal companies are in business to avoid putting things in the landfill. They will take items that their customers need gone and repurpose them, give them to charity, or recycle. In keeping with the green idea, this is another way you can reduce the amount of items you not only take with you to the next place, only to throw away, but also having your items end up in the landfill too soon. 

Different junk removal companies will take different types of items. Some will accept tires, some won’t. Others will pick up hot tubs, and some will say no way. The easiest way to find out if an item is in question is to reach out to your local company for a quote and to ask what they can and can’t pick up. Items to consider asking about:

-hot tubs




-building materials

-yard waste


One Final Consideration

It’s great to give to charity. It’s even better to stop unnecessary items from ending up. But one of the best reasons to consider a greener move is to save money! By not having to tote so much from place to place, it will cut down on the time it takes to move and how big a move it is. Instead of buying boxes, consider asking friends and families to lend out plastic containers. This reusable item can significantly curb spending and be a greener way to pack.

We hope you found this blog post on Why You Should Make Junk Removal Part of Your ‘Green Move’ useful. Be sure to check out our post on Professional Junk Removal: Top Benefits for more great tips!

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