3 Signs You Need to Replace Your Mattress

mattressDid you know that the quality of a mattress decreases significantly after 10 years of use? Some mattresses that aren’t regularly rotated and cared for only last about five years. If you’re like most Americans, you’re probably sleeping on a mattress that’s over five-years-old. But, when is the right time to replace your mattress?

Consider these signs as hard evidence that your mattress is robbing you of a good night’s sleep:

You Wake Up Feeling Horrible

Whether it’s an aching back or hurting hip, your body communicates to you when something is wrong. If you’re constantly waking up with aches and pains, your body is asking for a new mattress! The right mattress will leave you waking up with a body that feels great.

Your Mattress is Uneven

If your mattress begins to sag or you’re constantly rolling to the middle involuntarily, your mattress is probably uneven. This happens over time and with constant use, but it’s still a sign that your mattress needs to be replaced. Your new mattress should have no sagging areas or dents.

You Wake Up Frequently

A person’s brain and body need roughly seven to eight hours of uninterrupted sleep every night. During our sleep cycles, the body and brain are recharging and processing the previous day’s events. If you are constantly tossing and turning because of an uncomfortable mattress, you are not getting much-needed sleep that is crucial to ensure good health.

Is it time to replace your mattress and get rid of unnecessary clutter? If so, contact the Mr. Junk team today!

Moving Your Office? We Can Help!

Is there anything more stressful than moving your company to a new office? Not only do you have to organize and manage the relocation, you also have to keep the actual work going while the office is in flux! Mr. Junk has some ideas to make things easier. Check out our tips for a more efficient office move.

  • Schedule Smart. Plan the relocation during the least busy season for your company, and if possible, plan the actual moving day for when the office is closed. And when you’re estimating how much time it will take, remember: moving is crazy! Give your company plenty of time to account for unexpected delays.
  • Assign Teams. If you’re handling parts of the move in-house, be specific about assignments. You don’t want ten people to think they’re in charge of unpacking, while nobody is keeping track of the moving van! Make sure that everyone can access the to-do lists and important contact numbers.
  • Go Home! As much as possible, make sure that employees have the capability to work remotely during the actual move. This will give your employees and the movers the space to work uninhibited, and keep your employees free of distractions.
  • Hire Mr. Junk. For anything that’s not making the trip, contact Mr. Junk for a free quote. You only pay for what we haul, we focus on donating and recycling before trashing anything–and we’ll sweep up after ourselves!

It’s never too early to start planning for a move, and that’s doubly true when moving your office. Call Mr. Junk today, and don’t forget to pack the coffee maker!

Reduce Waste During the Holidays with 4 Simple Tips


It’s the holiday season, and with all those presents, big family meals, and Secret Santa gift exchanges going on right now, it’s easy to accumulate a lot more waste than usual. But there are some easy ways to reduce your holiday waste this year. At Mr. Junk, we’re sharing a few simple pointers to reduce, reuse and recycle in Atlanta, GA.

Check out the easiest ways to pile up less trash this time of year:

  1. BYOB – Bringing your own reusable bag when you go to the grocery store to pick up all those delicious holiday goodies helps reduce plastic bag usage. You can even bring your own bag when you go holiday shopping to help reduce plastic use at the mall!
  2. Save Your Ribbons and Bows – Instead of pulling off your ribbons and bows and tossing them in the trash, try saving them for next year. It’s easy to do and will even save you money down the road.
  3. Use Cloth Napkins and Table Cloths – Paper products can build up a tremendous amount of trash, fast. This year try to use cloth instead of paper. You can wash everything after the holidays are over and you’ll have far less trash than you would if you used paper products.
  4. Recycle Your Cardboard – If you’re doing as much online shopping as we are here at Mr. Junk, you’re probably noticing the cardboard boxes piling up. But did you know that cardboard is recyclable? In fact, most of your delivery materials can be recycled. So instead of tossing your boxes and plastic wrapping in the trash, break the boxes down and put them in your recycling bin.

These are some simple ways to reduce your garbage during the holidays, but we know that some trash is unavoidable. If you need a bulk pick up and waste disposal, no job is too small or too big for us at Mr. Junk. We serve the entire Atlanta Metro area and respond quickly. Give us a call for all of your junk and trash removal during the holidays!

Get Your Home Ready for Santa!

The holidays are right around the corner. Is your home ready for a visit from Santa? Of course, Santa is generous and kind and would never judge, but he has a lot to do on Christmas Eve, after all! Wouldn’t it be nice for him, and for you, if your home is tidy and easy to get around? That’s where Mr. Junk comes in with our Holiday Cleaning Guide.

Quick Holiday Cleaning Tips


For the most part, you’ll want to focus on the areas of your home that guests will be most interested in: the kitchen, the entryway, and the bathrooms. Wipe down all the surfaces, clean the insides of things, wash all the fabric. Don’t neglect the floors, but do those last so you don’t have to do them again. And of course, sweep the area around the fireplace and leave some treats for Santa.

Don’t forget the clutter! Your home will feel so much homier with more space. There’s so much that needs extra space during the holidays! Not only will you be hosting Santa and other guests, but the Christmas tree, decorations, boxes, and wrapping paper will need a place to go, not to mention the piles of presents and all the new toys, clothes, books, and other goodies that will be inside them.

While you’re decluttering, consider donating to charity. Mr. Junk can handle the sorting and donating for you in the Metro Atlanta area; just give us a call. You only pay for what we haul away, and we even sweep up after ourselves!

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 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 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.