Are you planning to move soon? Perhaps you've taken advantage of the increasingly positive real estate marketand decided to upgrade your home? Whether you've recently sold your home, or simply bought a new one and are ready for the big move, odds are you have a lot of junk to deal with.
Junk Hauling and Moving Go Hand-in-Hand
It is estimated that in the United States homeowners sell their homes on an average of every 5-7 years or so. In California alone home sales have averaged around 400,000 a year. That makes for a lot of moving! And one of the inevitable by-products of a residential move is the years of clutter and unwanted household goods that need to be disposed of.
A Countdown Moving Checklist to Help Make Your Move Smoother
Once you have decided on a professional moving firm to carry your household goods to your new home, it is always a good idea to have a plan for making your move as stress-free as possible, including removing all the junk you do not want to move to your new house. And while you may not anticipate every issue that comes up during your move, having a checklist can help the moving process.
This countdown list is based on suggestions offered by Mayflower and should be added to or adjusted to your particular needs. However, it is a great place to start:
Schedule your appointment for a moving agent to visit your home and prepare a written estimate for your personalized move plan.
Sign your estimate and book your move. Lock in your move out date and confirm your plan when you officially book your move.
Change your address. Begin notifying others that you are moving. An online change of address form is available on the United States Postal Service website. Change your address with your banks, insurance providers, credit cards and magazine subscriptions. Update your information with doctors, lawyers, accountants and any other professional services.
Give away, sell or toss anything you do not need. Toss or recycle anything that can’t be donated, sold or gifted. This is a great time to call in a professional junk hauling firm.
Check in with your moving company's move coordinator. Notify your move coordinator if you add or subtract items from your planned move or if there are any changes in dates.
Inform your friends and family. Confirm your travel plans. Start packing. Prepare your household.
Plan for your pets. Finish your errands (e.g. Pick up anything you had cleaned, stored or repaired. Empty your locker at the club or gym. Return anything you have borrowed from friends or neighbors). Go back and double check this list.
Review any last minute details. For example, make sure that all mechanical and electrical equipment is properly serviced for shipping prior to the arrival of the moving truck.
Day before moving day
Identify any extra-fragile items needing special attention. Label any items or boxes you will want first when the truck arrives at your new home
Make it a point to be on hand to see that all of your goods are loaded and remain close by until loading is complete. After making a final tour of the house, check and sign the inventory list. Be sure to get your copy
- Take a last look around
- Water shut off?
- Furnace and air conditioner shut off?
- Light switches turned off?
- All utilities arranged for disconnection with service providers?
- Windows shut and locked?
- Old house keys and garage door openers surrendered?
- Have you left anything?
Junk Hauling is a Critical Part of a Successful Move
There are quite a few garbage items that your standard municipal garbage service won’t pick up for you. Some of these items include electronics, furniture, appliances and construction materials. Are your garbage items fairly large and heavy? They probably won’t take them in that case either.
Even if your garbage service does pick up your heavy items, you still need to haul the garbage out of your house and out onto the curb. Once the items are on the curb there is no telling whether they might be broken apart and littered on the street near your home. That never looks good.
Junk King provides an efficient, safe and eco-friendly garbage removal service for those items that your standard service won’t pick up. Our experienced garbage removal team will break down and haul off any types of large garbage items you have. We’ll also do all the heavy lifting - no need to carry items out to the curb and have an eyesore for your neighbors to balk at for the week.
Ready to get rid of your garbage? It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3. You make an appointment by booking online above or by calling 1.888.888.JUNK (5865). Our professional and insured garbage removal team will show up at your home or office; we call 15 minutes before we arrive on site and we’ll give you a free estimate based on how much room your garbage and junk takes up in our truck. You point and we haul the debris into our junk removal trucks, with no hidden fees.
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