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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much does it cost to haul off junk?

The average cost to haul away junk is $150, though this price can be expected to vary between around $75 and $375, depending on several factors. 

The first factor is the quantity of junk removed. Most junk removal services charge by the truckload, and most residential projects only require filling up part of a truckload.

Another factor is the type of junk. E-waste like computers and TVs may cost more to dispose of, as will more hazardous materials like mercury, paint and used motor oil. It also may cost more to remove big items like beds and couches.

To find out how much it will cost to get rid of your junk, get free estimates from the best junk removal companies near you.

How do you prepare for junk removal?

To prepare for junk removal, start by listing all the items you should get rid of. Organize your list by which items are appropriate for the junk collection team and which may have some resale value or could be donated. 

Move through your house and hit problem spots like closets, attics and basements. Make a pile of items you plan to keep, give away, sell, donate and have the junk removers pick up. Finally, contact at least three junk removal companies for price quotes.

How can I get rid of junk fast?

To get rid of your junk fast, start by organizing and making a list of what you have. Sell what you can, and give away items that you value but you don’t want to friends and family. 

If you don’t have the means to transport items or if you have too much junk to get rid of on your own, it’s time to hire a pro. A junk removal service can quickly and efficiently get rid of junk for you, including lifting heavy objects and making sure nothing is damaged.

Find a junk removal service near you and start asking for free estimates.

Do you tip junk removal guys?

You may want to tip your junk removal team if they did an exceptional job. For instance, if they show up on time, are courteous and professional, take extra care not to damage your possessions and home, and leave a clean site afterwards, you may feel like giving them a tip. A reasonable tip might be $20 per crew member.

It’s also nice to tip them on especially hot days, or when the weather is inclement. You can also provide food and drinks for them.

How do you throw away a couch?

You can get rid of a couch by hiring a junk removal pro who can get it safely out of your house and dispose of it. There are other options as well, including renting a trailer and hauling it to a proper disposal facility, or leaving it out for someone to pick up. 

However, a junk removal service is the easiest option. This keeps you from having to lift a heavy object or risk scuffing up your walls. Furthermore, a licensed junk removal service can responsibly dispose of a couch, saving you from having to find a site.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a junk removal service during the COVID-19 pandemic?

You can set up consultations and appointments with a junk removal service near you during the COVID-19 pandemic by messaging the professional of your choice in an online search. Ask if they are willing to set up a video call to assess the project and answer any questions you have. Discuss a strategy for staying safe during the job, including sticking to guidelines on social distancing as well as paying through digital platforms instead of cash or check.

Does a junk removal service need to enter my home?

A junk remover may not need to enter your home if all of the materials are located outside. If a junk remover needs access to your home and the project is deemed essential, you’ll need to discuss a strategy for safety. For example, avoid being near each other, sanitize involved surfaces and conduct payments using digital platforms. Discuss potential strategies with junk removal companies in your area.

Do junk removers offer remote or virtual services?

Because junk removal requires manual labor, it is not typically a remote service. However, if you see a profile that states the junk removal company is offering remote services, ask the company what those services include. And schedule a phone or video consultation with local junk removers, and ask what precautions can be taken to comply with social distancing guidelines. 

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a junk removal service when social distancing?

If you hire a junk removal company near you, take precautions to avoid person-to-person contact, sanitize involved surfaces and use virtual payments. If possible, it might also be a good idea to move the items that are getting picked up outside so the junk remover doesn’t need to enter your home.

How can I find out if a junk removal service is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

Junk removal may be considered essential in certain cases during the COVID-19 pandemic. A good place to start is by searching your city or state government’s website for a list of guidelines.

For national guidelines, visit CISA’s Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19 webpage, which identifies 16 types of essential infrastructure sectors that can continue operating during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, not all jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure.  

Reviews for Santa Clara haulers
Thumbtack Customer
Nilton of In-Home Hauling Service did an excellent job. I was impressed by how clean he left the area after the junk was removed. He carefully swept the area. Nilton worked hard in 100 degree weather. I highly recommend In-Home Hauling.
In-Home Junk Removal & Hauling ServiceIn-Home Junk Removal & Hauling Service
Thumbtack Customer
Paul was nearby, came and gave an estimate, and hauled away the wood for me within an hour. Thank you for the great service!
7 Day Pick Up and Go Hauling7 Day Pick Up and Go Hauling
Thumbtack Customer
They where very fast and professional! Next time I need some things hauled I certainly will be calling them back! Great customer service!
In-Home Junk Removal & Hauling ServiceIn-Home Junk Removal & Hauling Service
Hendo L.
I asked for a bunch of big cardboxes hauling. Levi immediately replied telling he can come within few hours. Later he texted me he could come earlier. I was not ready yet, but still he came earlier and waited patiently for me to come home. They hauled everything within few minutes and nothing is left. I am impressed, and will use them again in the future
Strong Hands Junk RemovalStrong Hands Junk Removal
Carlos P.
Levi is awesome! Super cool and friendly and was able to help me move out some old stuff fast! Talk to these guys if you need someone to haul stuff away for you!
Strong Hands Junk RemovalStrong Hands Junk Removal
Mimi V.
Strong hands really helped me out on a small but last minute hauling job. They accommodated my schedule, arrived when they said they would, worked fast & got the job done. Courteous & professional too!
Strong Hands Junk RemovalStrong Hands Junk Removal
Sangram k.
A+ service. Very reasonable prices, courteous staff. Hauled off my stuff over stairs and a medium walk. I had some additional items and Jesus asked for a very small extra amount. Highly recommended.
Pantoja’s Junk Hauling & RemovalPantoja’s Junk Hauling & Removal
Mari B.
Levi was quick to respond whenever I reached out. He was flexible when I cancelled on him last minute and adjusted his busy schedule the following day to fit me in to remove my sofa. I would definitely recommend him to friends and will call him next time I need something hauled away.
Strong Hands Junk RemovalStrong Hands Junk Removal
Hani A.
I had more than three truck loads of junk at the time I was moving out of from house. Strong Hands guys came and gave me an estimate. They came the next day on time while I was at work and hauled all of the junk and cleaned the area as well. They sent me photos of each loaded truck in text messages after they finished loading it. Once they were done they called me and sent me a final photo of the cleaned place. I was very happy and i Venmoed their money right away.
Strong Hands Junk RemovalStrong Hands Junk Removal
Rebecca R.
The men from Strong Hands Junk Removal were great! I was pleasantly surprised by the very reasonable price they quoted after seeing what I needed to have essentially demolished and then hauled: a very heavy old buffet, desk, shelving units, and even some potted trees. They started on time and got the job done quickly. They were courteous, super helpful and patient through all our chaos. I hope to not have to move again any time soon, but I would definitely recommend Strong Hands to take care of de-cluttering.
Strong Hands Junk RemovalStrong Hands Junk Removal
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