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Planning ahead

Things to know before you get started.
7 Steps to Hiring a Junk Removal Pro
  1. 1. Stay local

    Make a list of junk removers who operate within a close radius of your home. Hauling junk long distances can result in higher costs and multiple long trips.

  2. 2. Get specific

    Ask your prospective companies about any areas of expertise. Some specialize in household furniture and appliances, while others are able to handle just about anything.

  3. 3. Ask about trucks

    Companies and professionals that own larger trucks make quicker work of the job. More space for junk equals fewer trips to dump it and lower costs for you.

  4. 4. Verify insurance

    A removal company might not be careful with your junk, but the pros should be careful in your home. Check that the company has current liability insurance to protect yourself against any damages.

  5. 5. Hire your pros

    Choose a company that has experience removing the type of junk present at your home. Draft and sign a contract that outlines the scope of the work and the payment terms.

  6. 6. Schedule the removal

    Set a date for the project to begin. If you are away while the work occurs, try to return home before the company leaves so you can make sure everything is cleaned up properly.

  7. 7. Notify neighbors

    Junk removal can be a messy, noisy task, and your pros may place a dumpster or other receptacle outside your house that can impede traffic. Let neighbors know what's going on so they can plan.

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