Junk Removal Do’s and Don’ts

Junk removal services are a great way to get rid of any unwanted items in your home or business. Most companies will handle all the steps in the removal process. However, there are some preparation actions you can take that will ensure that the removal process goes as smoothly as possible. Below are a couple of Do’s and Don’ts for junk removal preparation.

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Do not try to clean your whole house or office space in one day. It could become overwhelming and make you unmotivated to finish the job. Instead, clean one room at a time starting with the most difficult. This will make cleaning the other rooms of the house easier as the difficult part is done first. This also ensures that you will get rid of every item not wanted in that room. Many people try to clean the whole house in one day and do not get to take away all the items they wanted to.

Do not try to lift heavy objects as they can cause injury. Our junk removal team will move all objects for you so you have nothing to worry about. We want to make sure the junk removal process is smooth and soothing for you and an injury can hinder that goal.

Do not pack regular house items and hazardous waste together. Hazardous waste needs to be processed properly and will make the removal process harder if everything is packed together. It is important to make piles of different types of junk. Having a hazardous waste pile will make it easier for the junk removal service to differentiate from the rest of the items you want removed.


When cleaning your house, make sure you make piles or categories for the different items you are moving around. Items you wanted hauled away, items you would like to donate and things to keep. Within the items you want hauled away by the junk removal company, make sure you make a pile for regular junk and hazardous waste as mentioned above. Making these piles will make the entire process run more smoothly for both you and the removal company as they will know what piles to touch and what not to touch.

Try consolidating the junk before the moving company arrives as it will save time and money. Breaking down boxes, placing smaller items into larger ones, putting items in garbage bags. If you have time, you can try to label each pile to let the company know what to take and what not to take.