One may think junk removal couldn’t be hard at all. You’d only put your stuff at the curb and have a junk removal service collect it if it’s legal in your area. Since junk removal can also remove any items directly from your home, you can pass on that. But what could go wrong if they remove your stuff from where it’s currently at?
If you viewed your junk removal like a bulk order someone placed, your impression might change. It becomes clear to you that you may have to consider some points you didn’t think of in the first place. Until the junk removal day has come. Avoid a chaotic junk removal and get in touch with Jiffy Junk for an effective procedure.
You didn’t have a plan.
A junk removal requires meticulous planning. If you end up with items you meant to dispose of after your junk removal, then something has gone wrong. On the other hand, if you’re missing things after the junk removal, something has gone dead wrong.
Have a plan at hand. Without a plan, your junk removal can hardly proceed neither successfully nor efficiently. Here’s what you do:
- Create a detailed list of any items you want to let go of.
- Organize the items you intend to let go of into three categories: for sale, for donation, and junk removal.
- Put up your items for sale first. If you can’t sell all of it, you can still add them to the donation pile. Proceed with the donations and take care of it that all items are picked up. Alternatively, you can bring them to charitable organizations directly. Whatever you don’t get rid of via donations, add to the junk pile.
- Schedule a junk removal AFTER you’ve dealt with sale and donation items.
You didn’t forward a detailed list.
A junk removal company wants to know exactly what they’re supposed to collect. They need to know how large the vehicle has to be for the collection. Moreover, they need to know which exact items they are picking up. They don’t only need to know to send a team that’s equipped accordingly. If it’s legal to put your junk at the curb in your area, people may add their stuff to your junk pile. What’s not on the list of items a junk removal is coming for won’t be collected. You’ll also need that list to get a transparent quote of the junk removal service.
They may ask you to additionally forward a picture of your junk. If the junk removal doesn’t know what they’re going to have to expect upon collection, you neither know the fees. You want to know how much they’re charging you in advance, don’t you?
You didn’t conduct a thorough research.
There are a couple of reasons why it’s essential to dive into profound research for the best junk removal in your area:
- Your fees may rise if you choose a junk removal company from away. The extra miles they’re driving to and from your property are going to reflect on your bill.
- A junk removal without a good customer rating is probably useless. You won’t know what to expect from a service if you don’t know of satisfied customers.
- Not each junk removal collects any item. Some don’t pick up mattresses, for example.
Maybe you’re lucky, but if you genuinely want a junk removal to come around when scheduled, choose one that’s trustworthy. Pick a junk removal near your area to avoid high extra charges for the distance they have to drive. Ensure the junk removal company you intend to engage collects all of the items you want to let go of.
You didn’t discuss the fees.
Junk removal is usually not that expensive, and it does save you a couple of worries. Most of the time, the costs are discussed over the phone, but they’re only a rough estimate. Often, a junk removal may increase the fees if it’s ultimately more they have to haul away or if the items are heavier than estimated. Therefore, it’s advisable to have someone come around from the junk removal company to look at your junk personally.
Although some may ask you for photos instead, a personal visit won’t be able to replace it, ever. Avoid nasty surprises with fees that give you a heart attack, and ask them to come over for a quote. It also allows you to discuss the costs with them while you get an impression of the company itself. Then you can still choose if that junk removal is going to suffice or if you’re looking for another one.
You put your stuff too early to the curb.
If you’re allowed to put your junk to the curb for easy junk removal, you may want to put it out as soon as possible. You can indeed be lucky with this approach as many people like to browse the junk at the curb. Some of them may choose to take some of your items. On the other hand, others may add their stuff. In that case, it depends on the junk removal company if they’re going to collect it. But even if you forwarded them a detailed list of items, they may think it’s more of your stuff. It’s not unusual that people find some additional things to throw out while they’re clearing out.
However, that may result in a higher invoice for you as it’s more than it was agreed upon. Moreover, if you put out your stuff too early, neighbors may complain about the junk pile. It doesn’t look nice, does it? You may also find yourself in this situation if you thought the junk removal was probably able to come around within the next or two. Not every junk removal company can schedule such spontaneous collections. Therefore, it’s best to put your junk to the curb no earlier than one day before the planned junk removal.