How to Conquer the Paper Overflow

You’ve cleaned up your lawn and at your old holiday decorations. Now let’s look at something that may fill you with dread: all that paper!

First of all, remember the electronic storage available to you. If you’re still receiving paper bills, switch to email to save both trees and clutter. Many documents can be stored electronically: scan or take clear pictures of receipts, old leases and contracts, old records and invoices, pay stubs, etc. Save a copy in your computer and consider backup storage on a secure cloud server in case of emergency. Not only does electronic storage clear up space in your home, it makes it easier to sort and find these when you need them.

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Of course, some documents can be dealt with immediately and then tossed out. Set aside a spot for any paper that needs immediate attention: invitations, notes from school, forms to sign, etc. Check on this every day, or at least every other day. Likewise, some documents should be kept in their original form. Set a specific file for birth certificates, marriage certificates, mortgage and tax documents, car titles, and important medical paperwork. 

Of course, what about children’s artwork? This is arguably some of the most precious paper in the house, but it can quickly become overwhelming. Designated a place such as the front of the fridge or a specific spot on the wall wall space, and fill it with artwork. When your kids, grandkids, nieces and nephews, etc present you with new treasures, either snap pictures or scan old art for storage, and then replace it on the wall. This way you can share artwork with family (and with future dates!) for years to come.

Conquering the paper overflow is a huge step to making your home feel tidy and free of clutter. When you’ve decluttered your paper, call Mr. Junk in metro Atlanta and let us haul it away for you!

Get Rid of Clutter with These Garage Sale Tips

garage salesGarage sales can be a great way to clear out unwanted clutter while making a little money at the same time. Before winter arrives, set aside a weekend to clear out and sell unwanted items! Whatever doesn’t sell, contact Mr. Junk to haul away for you!

Check out these useful tips for hosting a successful garage sale at home.

Start Early

Saturdays are the best day for garage sales. During the week, people are at work. On Sundays, people may be at church. So, when you pick the perfect-weather Saturday for your garage sale, start as early as possible. Most people like to go treasure hunting in the early-morning hours before the sun gets too hot.

Poster Up

Put posters everywhere telling people about your garage sale several days before the sale! Make sure the signs have all the necessary information (address, time, and day). The more posters that you place in your community, the more people will come.

Offer Drinks

Treasure hunting at garage sales can get tiring for your customers. Provide water or sodas for your guests to enjoy while they browse through your things! Since they received something for free, they will be more inclined to buy something.

Play Music

Nobody likes to feel awkward at a garage sale, and complete silence can definitely contribute to awkwardness. Turn on a radio station that plays appropriate music, or play music from the 70’s or 80’s to add that extra nostalgic touch.

The team at Mr. Junk hopes your garage sale is extremely successful! Whatever you don’t sell, we’ll haul away for you. Check out how we price our services.

3 Ways a Clean Lawn Benefits You

Remove Junk From Your LawnDoes your lawn look like a horror movie set? Even though Halloween is right around the corner, your lawn needs a good clean up. Let the team at Mr. Junk haul away your clutter! Are you curious about how we price our services? Learn more!

Check out three reasons why cleaning up your lawn will greatly benefit you.

Improves Curb Appeal

Curb appeal is how attractive your property is when viewed from the street. If you want to sell your home, this affects a buyer’s decision. When they drive by your home, they want to envision living there, and making sure there is no clutter in your yard will help!

If you’re not looking to sell, cleaning up your property is still important. It can increase your property value and the property value of your neighbor’s homes, as well. Here are a few tips to consider while improving your curb appeal.

Eliminates Unwanted Guests

Unfortunately, rodents such as mice and rats like to make their home in unused vehicles or debris in the yard. When you eliminate debris, you are taking away the places where rodents reside. Don’t share your property with unwanted pests anymore. Contact us today to clean up the junk that is on your lawn!

Increases Safety Around the Home

Many accidents happen around the home due to slipping, tripping, or falling over objects. Eliminate the potential for disaster by decluttering the lawn! This will make your home much safer and contribute to the overall well-being of everyone who lives there.

We serve all of metro Atlanta. Call Mr. Junk to remove your junk today!

 

3 Signs It’s Time to Retire Those Holiday Decorations

Holiday DecorationsOctober is the beginning of the holiday season. Within three months, there are several holidays: Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years.

Many people love to decorate the inside and outside of their home to celebrate these festive holidays! But, when is it time to buy new decorations? The team at Mr. Junk has a few tips to help you decide!

Learn more about our company and how we can help you!

Tip #1: You’re constantly replacing light bulbs.

The light strand that you paid $20 for at the store is now costing much more due to the light bulb replacement cost. It may actually save you money to throw that light strand away and buy new decorative lights. If you want to splurge on lights and buy the more expensive brand, those lights will probably last many years compared to cheaper lights.

Tip #2: You don’t enjoy looking at your décor.

Your decorations should make you feel excited for the holidays! When you round the street corner and see your home lit up in festive lights, you should get a feeling of joy. This also applies to indoor ornaments. You spend much of your time inside your home; it should be decorated exactly how you like it. If your trinkets are not contributing to your excitement about the holidays, throw them out and change it up!

Tip #3: You’re using tape and glue to keep your décor together.

If you need to use tape or glue to hold your décor together, it may be time to replace it. You don’t want your holiday trinkets to look junky and cheap. The holidays are all about the best of the best! So, go ahead and treat yourself to new decorations to welcome in the holiday season.

We offer junk removal for the Metro Atlanta area! Mr. Junk has no minimum pickup fee. Your price is based on how much of the truck is full! Allow us to remove your junk for you.

If you have any questions, contact us today!

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.

Recycling in Marietta

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

Yard Clean Up in Woodstock

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!