Spend Less and Clean More
You have two options when it comes to getting rid of your junk: 1. Do it yourself or 2. Hire a junk removal company.
Time vs Money
There's always the option to bug your neighbor to borrow their truck and take a few hours out of their day to help you with a junk removing project. The truth of it is, it can easily be more work for what it's worth to organize all of that. It's nice to count on a flat rate rather than multiple fees from having to get rid of the various junk items yourself.
There are a few different factors that go into the pricing and why you should opt for hiring a junk removal company instead of attempting to do it yourself. The cost of having a junk removal company show up at your house and take your used, unwanted stuff away can vary depending on the amount of junk you need hauled off. Having analyzed the prices of various junk removal companies out there, the average cost of the service is roughly $220. The minimum price can be as low as $90, and the maximum price for a full load of junk runs around $450.
How to Budget
When going through all the junk you want to get rid of, and depending on who've you've hired to haul it all away, it's smart to be aware of the amount of stuff you're asking them to remove from your property. This is because most junk removal companies will charge you by portions. For example, they might charge you around $120 for a truck that's 1/6th of the way full, or $170 if it's 1/4th full, etc. If you are selective and carefully analyze the amount of junk you're getting rid of, you could potentially save yourself a grip of cash.
Weighing Your Options
After completing a big project on your house or spending countless hours cleaning out your basement of unwanted items, the last thing you want to do is worry about how to get rid of all the junk. Some people have the necessary equipment to get rid of large piles of junk in a timely manner; but chances are you aren't one of those people, nor do you have the time to accomplish such a task. It would be smart to leave it to the junk professionals.
Justifying The Cost
By hiring a junk removal company, you're able to make the clean up process much smoother and eliminate the potential hazardous task of handling heavy objects. Think about the amount of time it would take you to physically move all the junk you have all by yourself. The thought should be enough motivation to save all that time and hassle.
Think your junk is worth something?
One of the most convenient ways of turning your junk into cash is by hosting a yard sale. Although it may be possible, it's not likely that you'll be able to throw one together last minute and sell all your unwanted items. In order to have a successful yard sale, you have to plan ahead. Some organization has to go into it.
Yard Sale Tips:
The first thing you should do is pick out a date for the sale. Give yourself at least 1-2 weeks in order to prepare and advertise. Next, make a pile and list of all the things you want to sell. Take an hour or so to clearly price each tag on all of your items. This way, you won't have people constantly walking up and asking how much your items cost. You also need to figure out how you're going to display all the items. Tables and clothing racks are always good to have on hand.
Once you've gotten things organized and the details sorted out, the next thing to do is advertise. There are a number of ways you could go about this. Putting up signs around the neighborhood is always a good way to go. If you don't live by a busy street, or if you live in a cul-de-sac, putting up signs might not be enough. To get the turnout you want, consider utilizing Craigslist. It's free, and an easy way to quickly strike people's interest in your yard sale.