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There are probably many reasons why you decided to hire a junk removal service. Various rules and regulations governing your municipal pick-up make it time-consuming and complicated to use. For instance, you probably can only leave a limited amount of trash at the curb—all sized and bundled according to instructions—and then have wait another week or two to do this again with the rest of your junk.
This hassle is in addition to the physical exhaustion and the wear and tear on your back from dragging bag after bag and box after box to the street, and hauling out heavy items from the house. It’s not worth it! Still, you don’t want to pay too much for a junk removal service. As a savvy shopper, you always look for the best value for anything you buy, right? In order to get the best bang for your buck on a junk removal service, a little planning and research goes a long way.
Learn All About the Charges
A junk removal company usually prices a job based on the volume or weight of the load, their truck’s access to it, and how long it takes their crew to load and unload. To make this experience more budget-friendly for yourself, consider doing the following.
When you talk to the junk removal company, or receive a quote from them, make sure you know exactly what you’re being charged for. For instance, how much are you paying for just the labour? What plays a role in the billing changing from one based on volume to one based on weight? What are the additional charges and how are they determined—by weight, volume, time or just by eye? How much could a potential second trip cost? Then, armed with this information, try to reduce the more costly items on the quote.
Recycle or Donate
Recycle or donate what you can without too much effort on your part, but leave the heavy and bulky items to the removal service crew. They will also recycle and donate those large and still usable items from your junk pile, but save you the exertion and potential trip to the chiropractor!
Stay Neat and Organized
As you throw things out, try and maintain some semblance of order, as it will cut down on the time the crew spends loading up the trash bin. In other words, make your trash as ready to go as possible, to reduce paid time. Categorize your junk into, for example, a construction waste batch, a heavy household items group and a general trash pile.
The bin needs to be loaded up before the end of the day, otherwise you’ll incur extra charges. Being organized will save the company time on your job, and you a lot of money. It’s also a good idea to find out what the company bin’s maximum weight and volume capacity is. If you have heavy materials such as concrete, gravel, dirt or shingles, your load will quickly reach the bin’s maximum weight before its capacity.
Clear the Way
Make it as easy as possible for the driver of the bin to get into and out of your property. Clear out the driveway and make sure there are no vehicles or other obstacles blocking the driver’s way on the day of the job.
Hiring a junk removal service can definitely be a case of a little money well spent, especially if you are a hands-on customer who understands well all the charges and services, and enables the company’s crew members to do their job as quickly and efficiently as possible!