If you are renovating your home, considering a move, or just doing some major spring cleaning, you probably have a lot of stuff that you need to get rid of. Yes, you should donate it, sell it on eBay or at a garage sale, find good homes for all of it. But sometimes you just want it gone and sometimes, in the case of a move perhaps, you simply don’t have time to deal with it yourself.
Wouldn’t it be nice if there were a magical junk fairy that made all that stuff just disappear? There is sadly no junk fairy, but 1-800-GOT-JUNK is the next best thing! You’ve probably seen their trucks around town. They have locations in nearly every US state. Each branch is a locally owned franchise, so when you hire them, you are supporting a small business within your community.
Whether your junk is residential or business junk, 1-800-GOT-JUNK will take it away. If two people can lift it and it fits in the truck, they remove it. They take a wide variety of stuff; furniture, appliances, tires, electronics, carpeting, construction debris and even yard waste. There are certain hazardous materials they cannot take including paint, chemicals, asbestos, and junk cars.
The cost is based on volume, how much room your junk takes up in their truck. The trucks are 10 feet long, 8 feet wide and 5 feet high. There is a minimum charge of $139 and the most it will cost is about $600, which is the cost to fill up an entire truck. The price is all inclusive. They don’t nickel and dime you for things like having to negotiate stairs or gas and travel time. Each franchise is fully insured and licensed.
You can schedule an appointment for a free estimate on-line or by phone. Enter your zip code into the site or provide it to the representative over the phone and select your desired appointment date and time within a two-hour window. The driver will call you 15-30 minutes before they arrive. The crew will take a look at what you wish to get rid of and give you a price.
If you decide to move forward, you can make an appointment, or you can just let them get the job done right then! If you need time to think about it, they offer same day appointments for pickups. You won’t be stuck waiting around all day for them to arrive either. They will give you a two-hour window and a 15-30 minute heads up call just as they did for the estimate.
The service is available seven days a week and has evening hours. If you are unavailable during their stated hours, the company will work with you to find a time that is convenient although the crews cannot work in the dark for safety reasons.
If you have other things to do, you don’t have to remain on site while your junk is taken to the truck. You can simply meet the crew, give them your credit card information for payment and get on with your day!
All you have to do is point the crew to your junk. You don’t have to get it all in the same place or drag it out to the curb. Wherever it is, they’ll take it to the truck. The crew even sweeps up before they go!
Do you hate the thought of all your old stuff clogging up a land fill? 1-800-GOT-JUNK will recycle, donate, or otherwise responsibly dispose of your junk. Of the items they collect, 61% is recycled or donated and they hope to improve that percentage each year. Because each branch is a franchise the items that are donated stay within the local community. Some of the charities 1-800-GOT-JUNK donate to include Goodwill, Habitat for Humanity, and the Salvation Army.
Why should you pay this company to take your stuff away? Couldn’t you just do it yourself for free? Sure you could. But you’ll have to lift it, get it into your car or truck, and then take it to the dump where you will be charged. Since you probably don’t have a truck as big as these, this may require multiple trips which means multiple hours. It also means loading up your vehicle with potentially dirty items some of which might have sharp edges that will tear up your upholstery. Is it worth it to save a few bucks? Time is money after all. Make an appointment and let 1-800-GOT-JUNK make your junk disappear!