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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Make the Most of Pre-Spring Cleaning

With the weather getting warmer and not an icicle in sight, it’s hard to believe that it’s only February. Many folks in Alpharetta have spring fever, leading an early onset of spring cleaning. But just because spring is set on arriving early doesn’t mean folks should ignore their winter checklists. Before tackling dusty curtains and grimy baseboards, take care of your winter yard clean out.

February Yard Clean Out Checklist

It’s easy to get complacent about winter’s leftovers; but take a step back, and you’ll see a whole lot of brown, dead, and dying. It may be tempting to wait “just a little longer” before diving into yard work, but tackling the mess now will save you a lot of stress (and sunburn) come April. Dust off your winter curb appeal and prepare the way for spring planting.

Organic Yard Clean Up

fallen treeReady for your yard to look great again? The first step is removing organic debris. This means bagging any leaves lingering in your flower beds, digging up shrubs that are dead (or simply unsightly), and hauling away tree limbs that have been downed due to winter storms or January pruning. If you don’t have the time, energy, or willpower to do it yourself, call in Mr. Junk. We’ll make those heavy tree branches disappear in a matter of hours.

Outdoor Junk Clean Out

Do you have old plastic lawn chairs that are more gray than white? Has your elegant outdoor table rusted since you proudly placed it by the pool ten years ago? Do tools from your tool shed spill out into the grass, wasting away as silent tripping hazards? Mr. Junk doesn’t only haul away leaves and branches. Call our Alpharetta junk removal service to remove outdoor furniture, tools, grills, and anything else that has overstayed its welcome.

Need help with your February yard clean up? Mr. Junk is the only junk removal company in Alpharetta that has no minimum pickup fee, speedy same-day service, and a dedication to cleaning up every last leaf. Call our yard clean up service today.

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Close the Door on That Foreclosure

foreclosureAny realtor who works with bank foreclosures knows the pressure that comes from selling these homes. Although banks may acquire homes to compensate for debts, foreclosures are not profitable assets. Most banks want to sell foreclosed homes as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, most evicted homeowners have little interest in getting the property sale-ready before they go. What’s a realtor to do?

Hire a Foreclosure Clean Out Service

Banks are under no obligation to repair or update a foreclosure before selling it. However, most make the effort to clean away furniture, appliances, and leftover junk the previous homeowner abandoned. Some banks may hire a foreclosure clean out service to prep the home for an open house, but many leave home staging up to the realtor. Save time, money, and effort by hiring a professional home clean out service to clear the way for potential buyers.

The Benefits of Outsourcing Foreclosure Clean Outs

  1. Save time. The old adage “time is money” is particularly true for realtors. When your paycheck depends on finding and showing homes, you always need more hours in the day. Don’t waste a week getting a foreclosure ready for clients. Call Mr. Junk to remove old furniture, appliances, and junk the last homeowner left behind.
  2. Save money. It may seem counterintuitive, but when you tally the costs of packing, hauling, and recycling a house-worth of stuff, it’s often more cost effective to hire a professional junk removal service. Factor in the lost revenue from wasted time, and it’s a no brainer.
  3. Save effort. Realtors are an ingenuitive bunch, but their creativity is put to better use staging homes than finding the best donations facility for a moving truck full of abandoned furniture. Focus on the bottom line, not the details that slow you down.

Are you in the market for a good junk removal service? Mr. Junk is fast, efficient, and affordable. Unlike many junk removal companies, we take the time to clean up once the junk is gone. That means picking up nails, sweeping up dirt, and cleaning out cabinets before the job is done. Call Mr. Junk for your foreclosure clean out.

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5 Steps to an Organized Basement

Basement organization is one of those things we all like to pretend doesn’t exist. If we hear a friend say they’re heading to the basement and they return in less than thirty minutes, we attribute it to some kind of home magic. Basements are for junk collecting, right? Messy, disorganized, tear-your-hair-out piles of junk.

Er, we’re going with no.

It’s time to bite the bullet and organize your basement. Get it done (without losing your hair) in 5 easy steps.

5 Steps to Basement Organization

  1. family cleaning + choresBring in the reserves. Yes, you will spend an entire day organizing. No, it doesn’t have to be time miserably spent. Asking friends and family members to help out isn’t just efficient, it makes time go faster, too.
  2. Make a system. We know you’ve been putting off basement organization because you don’t want to admit how much useless stuff you have. It’s okay. We don’t judge. Create piles to keep, haul, and reconsider later. Get the haul pile out of the space first, so you have more room to work. Set aside the later pile to reconsider 24 hours later (it’s amazing how sleeping on it can help people let go of old stuff). Then get down to organizing the items that are left.
  3. Shelf it. If it’s important enough to keep, it’s important enough to store properly. Install shelves to keep items in the basement off the floor. This protects your stuff from flooding, mildew, and (Lord forbid) bugs or rats. Metal shelving is inexpensive, easy to assemble, and able to withstand the humidity of metro Atlanta.
  4. Organize. This means plastic bins (they hold up better than cardboard boxes), labels (no, you won’t remember your organizational system 5 years down the line), and wall hooks (there’s really no better way to store sports equipment).
  5. Step back, relax, and feel the power of a clean basement. Invite your mom over or send your best friend a pic. You’ve earned those bragging rights fair and square.

Ready to get rid of old furniture, boxes of clutter, and other junk found lurking in your basement. Call Mr. Junk to haul away the detritus from your basement clean out.

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