Why Mr. Junk?

With so many junk removal services in the metro Atlanta area, why should you pick Mr. Junk? Here are a couple of reasons we’re your best bet.

  • At Mr. Junk, you pay for only what we haul. Our charges are based on how much of our truck your junk fills, and not a penny more. We have no minimums and no additional fees for labor or disposal.
  • We sort through all your junk so you don’t have to. What can be donated to charity, we donate. What can be recycled, we recycle. Only after we’ve done all we can to reduce the amount that’s going to the trash do we throw anything out!
  • We clean up after ourselves! Not only do we take extra care in your home and work to make sure hauling your junk doesn’t cause any damage, we also sweep when we’re done. With all the junk we’re able to haul away, we leave your home cleaner than we found it. mr junk metro atlant
  • We’ve been doing this a long time. We started Mr. Junk in 2005, and have hauled untold amounts of unwanted stuff since then, helping Atlanta families get back to the business of living. You point, we’ll move it!
  • We can haul almost anything. Furniture? Yard debris? Tires? Batteries? Magazines? Renovation mess? We can do all that and more. No matter what’s cluttering up your life, we can get rid of it for you.

If you’re still not convinced, check out our reviews on Yelp and Facebook. At Mr. Junk we believe in earning your business, and we work tirelessly to do that!

Where Does Your Old Junk Go?

We don’t know where junk comes from, and we don’t know what happens to it when it’s gone. Junk piles grow and grow until you finally call the pros for reinforcement. But what happens to your stuff after Mr. Junk hauls it away?

Where Does Your Junk Go?

Most items we pick up have plenty of life left. We’re dedicated to making the best choices for our community, whether that means giving you superior customer service or making sure your junk goes to a good home. We donate items to charity whenever possible, so your old stuff goes to someone who will truly appreciate it.

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As much as we’d love to, we can’t donate everything. If your unwanted items can’t be donated to charity, where does it go?

  • Electronics: Recycling electronics is best left to the pros. Many TVs and monitors contain toxic chemicals, so they must be dismantled carefully. Once broken down, each part of the electronic is divvied up and shipped off for reuse.
  • mattresses piled on bedRefrigerators: If your old refrigerator, freezer, or HVAC unit can’t be used by someone else, we’ll make sure it winds up at the proper recycling facility. What happens then? First the coolant chemicals are removed. Then, if the rest of the appliance is in good condition, it will be refurbished into a useable unit. If not, the appliance is broken down and the parts are recycled individually.
  • Mattresses: It may not have any lumbar support left, but that old mattress is still worthwhile. The metal springs will be removed, crushed together, and reused. The foam can be reused in carpeting, and mattress fabric and wood are both recycled as well. Every part has its purpose!

Ready to get rid of your old stuff? Give it a new chance at life! Call Mr. Junk to remove appliances, electronics, and other junk from your Marietta home.

Top 10 Unwanted Junk Items

If you’re fighting to open the garage door, it might be time to call a junk hauler. Save yourself some effort and let Mr. Junk remove these unwanted items from your to-do list.

  1. metal tubs and bucketsFurniture. Trash collectors won’t accept bulky couches, so save yourself some scratched floors by letting Mr. Junk clear away your old furniture.
  2. Appliances. Even the best appliances wear out, and refrigerators can be a challenge to remove. Not only will Mr. Junk haul away your old electrics, we’ll also make sure they make it to the proper recycling facilities.
  3. Mattresses. They’re bulky and awkward to carry, not to mention hard to fit in a car. Skip trying to give away your mattress and let Mr. Junk take it off your hands.
  4. Electronics. Broken TVs can be a hassle to carry, and even harder to dispose of safely. Luckily, Mr. Junk can take the old tube to a proper disposal facility.
  5. Carpets. Dirty or simply unwanted, Mr. Junk will remove large carpets that your local disposal won’t accept.
  6. Fixtures. Planning to remodel your bathroom? Get those heavy bathtubs, sinks, and toilets properly dismantled with the help of Mr. Junk.
  7. Office Appliances. Discarded printers and computers can leak contaminants, making them banned at many landfills. Mr. Junk can remove your office equipment in a safe, convenient way.
  8. Renovation materials. Remodeling your home can leave you with piles of drywall, lumber, and flooring. Let Mr. Junk clear away the old mess to make room for your new home.
  9. Boxes. Whether they’re leftover from a move or simply accumulated over the years, Mr. Junk can take care of cardboard filling up your garage.
  10. Yard Trash. Leaf piles and tree trimmings can be a pain to remove. Mr. Junk will clear away your yard waste and leave your lawn spotless.

Reclaim Your Home from Renovation Debris

color swatches, paintbrushHave you been bitten by the New Year’s bug? The New Year gives us a fresh outlook on life. And what’s the first place most people go when they want to improve their home? Pinterest! If you dove headfirst into DIY projects and home renovation this year, you’re well on your way to a cleaner, more comfortable home. But beware the dangers of putting off debris clean up.

Dangers of Renovation Debris

Renovation debris is one of those things that tends to linger. We go into home improvement projects with the best of intentions, but before long scrap material has piled up in the corner of the yard to become another part of the landscape. Don’t fall into the trap. Renovation debris:

  • Decreases the curb appeal of your house
  • Kills grass and landscaping
  • Is a tripping hazard, especially in winter when snow, ice, and organic debris can cover it up
  • Becomes another stressor lingering on your to-do list

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So what’s the solution? You don’t have to deal with the eyesore of renting a dumpster. Just call Mr. Junk and we’ll have your discarded materials cleaned up in no time! We’re pros at cleaning up renovation debris, staying until we’ve picked up the very last nail. We’ll even stay and sweep up if your junk has made a mess of the driveway or garage.

Don’t let debris stop you from creating your dream home. Call Mr. Junk to clean up scraps from home renovation projects in Woodstock.

4 Reasons to Hire a Junk Removal Company

woman lying on couchYou’ve finally decided to get rid of that couch. You know, the one with the stained cushions, sagging springs, and lumpy stuffing that you bought for your first house. But you’re not sure what’s the best way to get rid of it. Should you haul it to the dump? Drop it by the dumpster? Park it by the curb and let trash collection take its course?

The answer is D) None of the Above. Call Mr. Junk junk removal company in Alpharetta.

4 Reasons to Hire a Junk Removal Company

  1. Save money. It may seem like wasting money to hire a company to remove furniture you could just haul off yourself. But if you dump it by the curb (or even take it to the dump yourself), you may find yourself facing unexpected fees and fines. Mr. Junk has a longstanding relationship with disposal sites around Northeast Atlanta, so we get the best price (and so do you).
  2. Reduce time and effort. Do you really want to spend your Saturday hauling furniture when you could spend it at a Braves game instead?
  3. Trust professional care. When we remove furniture from your home, we won’t dent doors or ding floors. We take special care to leave your home in the same condition we found it in (minus the junk).
  4. Give back. The Mr. Junk team is environmentally conscious. That’s why we have relationships with recycling facilities and donation centers in Alpharetta. If we can give your old stuff a fresh start, we will.

Want to get a fresh start this year? Call Mr. Junk to remove old furniture from your Alpharetta home.

How to Clean Up Your Yard This Summer

Has your yard fallen into disrepair? Maybe you’ve been traveling and unable to upkeep the lawn. Maybe you’ve been focused on interior renovations and let the outdoors slip. Maybe you thought the yard looked great, until your annual Memorial Day cookout made you reassess your home’s curb appeal. It doesn’t matter why. All that matters is that Mr. Junk is here to get you back on track.

Summer Yard Clean Up

Is your curb appeal parked by the road waiting for the garbage crew? You don’t have to deal with a trashy-looking yard. Update the outdoors the summer with these yard clean up tips from Mr. Junk.

  1. organic debrisStart big. If you get bogged down in sidewalk dirt, you’ll never finish. Look at the big picture. Do you have a workable outdoor entertaining area, or is your patio furniture rusting? Are your flowering shrubs simply overgrown, or do they drag down the look of the house? Make notes of your biggest problem areas before diving into summer clean up.
  2. Make a replacement plan. You don’t have to buy a new outdoor chaise to replace the one that’s hitting the curb, but don’t leave the space empty, either. Decide whether to buy a new outdoor table, plant a tower garden on the porch, or simply refinish the deck and let it speak for itself.
  3. Talk to the pros. If you’re planning a major landscape renovation, backyard refresh, or outdoor building project, you want it done right. Don’t DIY projects that are out of your area of expertise. If you’re not sure what to do, it’s time to call the pros.
  4. Clear away the junk. It’s time to dig into this yard cleanup business. Remove gnarled shrubs, worn out garden equipment, and junky yard furniture. Better yet, let us do it! Our junk hauling team does full service yard clean up. We’ll pick up yard debris, get rid of structures and outdoor equipment, and even remove shrubs right from the ground.

Have branches, yard furniture, and other lawn debris? Don’t live with it. Call Mr. Junk for professional Alpharetta yard clean up this summer. We leave no leaf behind!

7 Home Renovation Mistakes to Avoid

You’re finally there. After years of talking about your home remodel, you have the budget to make it happen. The first step is finding a good contractor. The next? Er…

Mr Junk has you covered! Whether you’re renovating the kitchen, bathroom, or basement, avoid these home renovation mistakes.

7 Don’ts for Home Renovation

  1. Don’t put it off. You’ve spent so much time dreaming of a gleaming new kitchen that you can’t decide on the right countertops, cabinets, and appliances. But putting off major remodel decisions only costs time, money, and sanity in the end.
  2. Don’t shop for yourself. It seems like a great way to save: buy your own materials and avoid the markup from your contractor. But your work crew generally gets discounted building materials anyway, so you’ll wind up doing more work for the same price.
  3. Don’t dream too big. Yes, you want the perfect home remodel. But some designs won’t work for the structure or style of your home. Be realistic and choose renovations that enhance the beauty of your house instead of working against it.
  4. renovation tools & notebookDon’t forget to plan. You may think a skilled builder knows exactly what you want, but never start a renovation project without a detailed floor plan to make sure you’re on the same page.
  5. Don’t use your whole budget. It’s a fact of life: something always goes wrong. Leave a disaster fund in your renovation budget to take care of life’s unexpected setbacks.
  6. Don’t get in the way. Whether it’s kids and pets underfoot, home junk lying around, or that “just one more question” you’ve been dying to ask, if you distract your renovation crew, they work less efficiently.
  7. Don’t leave a mess. There’s nothing more stressful than finishing a home remodel, only to trip over leftover renovation debris for two months straight. Call Mr. Junk to haul away building materials, scrap, and old fixtures from your home.

Mr. Junk hauls renovation debris from homes in Marietta. Call today and reclaim your home.

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Stop Tripping Over Old Furniture

As Americans, we gather a lot of junk. Some of us still have floor lamps and futons from our college days, while others can’t resist snatching up deals on four different bed frames at local garage sales. Too much furniture can take over the house — and cost you more in storage than you paid for the furniture. Learn when to get rid of furniture with these guidelines.

4 Signs It’s Time to Get Rid of Furniture

  1. There’s no place for it in the house. In this country we have the habit of holding onto things “in case I need it someday.” Which more or less means shelling out money for storage until we decide, years down the line, that we really don’t need that living room set after all. If there’s no place for a piece of furniture in your home, do yourself a favor and haul it away.
  2. torn upholstery on couchIt’s structurally unsound. Does that bench wobble whenever you sit on it? Does the TV cabinet threaten to come crashing down, destroying your flatscreen? If a piece of furniture is structurally unsound, get rid of it ASAP.
  3. It doesn’t have history. So you have too much furniture, and no way to sort through what goes and what stays. Here’s an easy question: Where did it come from? Chances are your kids would rather inherit a dining set that came from their grandmother than one their parents found in a furniture warehouse.
  4. It’s a DIY failure. We start DIYs with the best of intentions, but most of us have trouble letting go. If your furniture renewal went awry, don’t leave it half-done in the garage, promising to “fix it someday.” Call Mr. Junk and get your clean, DIY workspace back.

Mr. Junk hauls furniture from homes in Roswell. We charge by the truckspace, with no minimum pickup fee. Call and schedule your furniture removal today.

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When Bad Weather Comes to Call

When you live in Alpharetta, you can never count on the weather. Folks near metro Atlanta may enjoy sunny, 75 degree days in late January and tornado warnings in February. Your home may undergo unexpected ice storms one day and torrential downpours the next. But the one thing you can count on is Mr. Junk storm clean up.

Alpharetta Storm Clean Up
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Whether you have downed branches littering the yard or broken furniture strewn across the porch, Mr. Junk is here to clean up your yard and home after a storm. Has the windy weather strewn shingles across the playset in the backyard? Did your renovation project break up and scatter across the pool? Don’t spend hours doing backbreaking clean up of organic debris. Call Mr. Junk to remove the mess so you can get started on home restoration. We’ll stay to pick up every stray twig, giving you the satisfaction of a home and yard that’s up to your pre-storm standards.

Disaster Preparation

Want to be proactive against the next late winter storm? Prevent a disaster by trimming back dangerous branches and removing hazardous furniture. Call Mr. Junk to haul away rotted tree limbs, unwieldy branches, and old furniture before they crash into the kitchen window. Keeping debris off of you property is the best way to prevent accidents in the future.

Mr. Junk offers complete storm clean up and disaster restoration services in Alpharetta. Call to schedule your preemptive cleanup or storm debris removal today.

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Time to Clean Out That Empty Nest

For 18 years you’ve dreamed that your kids would get good grades, earn a scholarship, and leave home to further their education. But now they’re well into their second semester of college, and the house feels empty. Empty nesting doesn’t mean simply waving the kids farewell. Take control of your newer, smaller household with these tips for organizing an empty nest.

How to Clean Out an Empty Nest

  1. happy middle aged coupleTake stock of your space. Do you have three empty bedrooms and way too much living space? It may be time to downsize. If your kids still come home for the summers, you may want to simply clean out the extra space and revisit downsizing in a few years.
  2. Make the space useable. Your kids may get annoyed if they come home to find their room converted to a home gym, but you can still make use of the extra space. Add a workspace to the corner of a large room to create a craft area or gift-wrapping station. Move the bed to the corner and convert the room into a home office. When your kids come home, you can simply move the bed back and shift the desk to the corner of the room.
  3. Clean it out. Your college kids may feel nostalgic for their 6th grade comic book collection, but you’re probably sick of tripping over it. Box up items your kids deemed unimportant enough to leave behind. When spring break rolls around, ask them to sort through the boxes. Decide what can hit the curb, what they need at school, and what can sit in the attic until summer.
  4. Call Mr. Junk. We’ll take care of your kids’ old stuff. Let us haul it away for donation or recycling. When we clean out a home, we work quickly, efficiently, and stay until the dust bunny is cleared away.

Ready to reclaim your home? Call Mr. Junk for home downsizing clean outs and empty nest junk removal.

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