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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Top Junk Removal Jobs

spring landscaping debris removalAt Mr. Junk, we’re no strangers to getting our hands dirty. Our team has years of practice hauling the strangest stuff, from giant safes and rotting hot tubs to clothes on the fence after a tenant was evicted. No job is too big, small, or difficult to handle for our professional Alpharetta junk haulers. Here are a few of our messiest jobs over the years.

Cleaning Up After Tenants: Not only did these renters leave behind clothes and furniture, they left a fridge full of food in the driveway! Instead of wasting a weekend hauling it away, the landlord called Mr. Junk and had the problem solved in a jiffy.

Whole Home Clean-Out: When we say, “no job too big,” we say it from experience. This week-long job last year meant cleaning out an entire house and yard. Luckily the Mr. Junk team was up to the task.

Tree Trimming and Yard Debris: Whether you’re dealing with debris after a storm or a tree service with no clean up, Mr. Junk excels at cleaning up yard debris. Give us a call to remove shrubs, tree branches, or old lawn furniture.

Garage Clean-Out: Sometimes a mess is more than a mess. When a concerned customer called, we jumped in the truck to take care of a rat infestation caused by piled up junk. No more debris, no more places to hide.

It’s a Dirty Job: Mr. Junk is the only junk removal service that pays attention to the smallest details. We don’t just haul unwanted items; we also stay to clean up afterwards. This job had cabinets full of roach dust from a resident who could no longer care for such a big house. We removed old furniture and appliances, then swept away the leftover messes from years of accumulated dirt.

Need a hand hauling old junk? We offer same-day junk removal for most projects. If you need help cleaning up the home, yard, or office, call Mr. Junk for fast, dependable, customer-oriented service.

Show Off that Front Curb!

Curb appeal does more than give homeowners pride in a job well done. Curb appeal helps homeowners make friends with the neighbors, sell their homes faster, and even boost property value by up to 10%.

At Mr. Junk, we’re happy to help homeowners haul their unwanted junk from the home and yard. We’ll haul away old basketball hoops, and even small debris from bigger junk items, like paperclips spilled from an old desk drawer. And unlike most junk removal companies, we even stay to sweep up afterwards! See for yourself how junk removal can transform your home.

junk in the yardPost Junk Haul

Messy Curb After the Haul

Have a big haul job, but don’t want to get your hands dirty? Call in the professionals! Mr. Junk offers same-day junk removal and no minimum pickup charge.

A Last-Minute Move

Mr Junk is the expert when it comes to moving. We know how to sort the trash from the treasure, the “I will need it someday” items from junk that’s “just taking up space.” If you’re moving from Alpharetta, call Mr Junk to make your load a little lighter.

A Last-Minute Haul

What to do when you run out of time? Call Mr Junk! A local lady recently relocated on an abbreviated timetable. She found herself stuck gathering junk after the new owners of her home had moved in. We found quite a mess of furniture, rugs, trash bags, and packing peanuts on the curb, but we stayed until we picked up every stray piece. We even hunted down the peanuts that the wind had blown across the yard! A spotless yard for both the customer and the home’s new owners, and an easier move all around.

overflowing trash bag junk on the curb tidy curb, post junk removal

As a locally-owned and operated junk removal service, we believe every detail counts. We never leave a site until we’re done, whether that means sweeping, cleaning up debris, or chasing down stray packing peanuts. For the best junk removal service in Alpharetta, call Mr Junk!

Mr Junk to the Rescue!

At Mr Junk, we strive to combine fast, friendly service with quality junk removal and a guarantee that we leave no stray piece behind. Many of our junk removal jobs take less than an hour, but no matter how large the haul, we never leave before the job is done.

Cleaning Up After Renters

After 13 years, these tenants evacuated their home, leaving 156 months worth of junk for their landlord to remove. After hauling a whole fridge worth of food to the driveway (and attracting a whole bunch of flies), he decided to call Mr Junk. We stayed from start to finish, hauling off headboards and mattress pads, clothing and hanging racks, boxes, scratching posts, and every last bit of food from the driveway. When our team left the property, it looked like the tenants had never been there!

messy junk after tenants leavejunk pileup

after junk removal

No job is too messy for Mr Junk! We’ll haul away any mess, whether that means packing up boxes, hauling heavy bookcases to the truck, or cleaning spilled food off the driveway. When our team is done, your space will look like new!

Are you in need of a professional junk removal service? Call Mr Junk.

Mr Junk’s Superior Customer Service

What sets Mr Junk apart from every other junk removal service? We don’t just care about making cash by filling our truck. Our haulers take the time to talk with homeowners about their needs, remove items customers forgot about, and go above and beyond with creative solutions to everyday problems. When you need Alpharetta junk removed at a fair price, call Mr Junk.

What Sets Us Apart from Other Junk Haulers

mr junk truckAt Mr Junk, customer service isn’t all about lip service. We make a point to keep customers happy, no matter how big the haul is. Here are just a few ways Mr Junk takes customer service to the next level:

  • No scuff mark left behind. How many of us have hired professional movers, only to find our walls, floors, and furniture dinged and scratched at the end of the day? We never want to leave you thinking, “I could have done a better job myself.” Our junk haulers take every precaution when moving home items, and our years of experience give us the skills to avoid door dings and scratched paint on the way out of the house.
  • Everything but the kitchen sink. No haul is too big for Mr Junk. If you just can’t figure out how to get something out of the house, we promise we will! Some memorable hauls from this year include moving a 1200 lb safe out of the basement through winding corridors and hauling off the heavy slate slab from a broken pool table.
  • Swept and tidied. What other junk removal service stays to clean up afterwards? Mr Junk doesn’t just haul away boxes of old stuff. We take the time to pick up debris, remove the rusty nails and screws hidden by junk, and sweep up the space before we leave.

Don’t choose a big-name junk hauler who will treat you like just another number. Call Mr Junk for Alpharetta junk removal and learn how customer service should be.

When Your Hot Tub Needs a Time Machine

Flowerbeds aren’t the only thing homeowners are uncovering this season. When the weather gets warm, folks get excited about cleaning out pools and hot tubs for another season of relaxation. Unfortunately, winter weather can be harsh on above-ground hot tubs, especially after several years of disuse. If you’ve uncovered your summer splash zone only to realize you should kick it to the curb, don’t despair. Mr Junk makes hot tub removal as quick and painless as flipping on the jets.

Hot Tub and Above Ground Pool Removal

home hot tubSome home amenities seem like a great idea at first glance. Unfortunately, many outdoor entertaining amenities are more trouble than they’re worth. Hot tubs top the list for “it seemed like a good idea at the time” appliances. Hot tubs are excellent for entertaining, relaxing, and enjoying the beauty of the backyard. But once they fall into disrepair, they become a cumbersome eyesore for most homeowners. If you’re ready to scrap your broken hot tub or small above-ground pool, it’s time to call in the professionals. We’ll take all the stress out of breaking down your tub and hauling it to the junk yard piece by piece. Mr Junk has experience hauling away old pools and hot tubs. We’ll even sweep up any dirt or debris left behind after the haul! All you need to worry about is how quickly you can transform the vacant space in your backyard into a fresh new outdoor living area for the summer season.

For fast hot tub removal in Roswell, call Mr Junk.

photo from flickr

3 Ways to Recycle This Halloween

halloween candyWhen we think about recycling, we often get wrapped up in newspapers and bottles, old furniture, and clothes donations. But opportunities to revamp and reuse surround us every day. Make your Halloween green by making the most of these 3 ways to recycle this Halloween.

  1. Costumes. Halloween is all about crazy costumes, right? There’s plenty of potential for recycling last year’s spooky garb into an awesome new Halloween costume. Have kids? Swap last year’s costumes for a quick, easy Halloween recycling project. Dressing up for work? Get creative. “Zombie up” old clothes with scissors and paint for an easy update to an old Halloween outfit.
  2. Decorations. In the world of Pinterest and DIY boards, recycled Halloween decorations are easy. Get crafty with a simple Halloween project that uses recyclable materials from around the house. Got a box of old Halloween stuff? Update old décor with a fresh coat of paint, scraps from Halloween costumes, or by simply rearranging where you hang things!
  3. Donations. Why are you wasting space storing old Halloween stuff you’ll never use? If you’ve got boxes of childhood Halloween costumes, spooky home decorations, or themed plates and mugs, pack them up and donate them. Chances are that old tattered veil is just what some Marietta kid needs to complete their corpse bride Halloween costume!

Do you have an attic of junk causing you nightmares this Halloween? Call Mr Junk to haul boxes of old decorations, rickety rocking chairs and coffee tables, broken appliances from your Marietta home.

photo from flickr

Don’t Let Renovation Debris Junk Up Your Yard

For most of the country, summer is the time for DIY projects, garden clean outs, and home renovations. But for those of us blessed to live in the South, fall marks the season for outdoor projects. Autumn gives Roswell homeowners the ideal weather to remove old shrubs, renovate the outdoor living area, and build new spaces for garden storage. If you’re giving your home a pre-winter makeover, make sure you don’t leave renovation debris to blemish the new view.

If you’re undertaking a major home renovation project, you might be tempted to rent a dumpster or buy a Bagster. Dumpster rentals, however, are rarely worth the hassle, and Bagsters cause more grief than relief. Unless you’re generating a house-worth of leftover materials, the best way to remove renovation debris is a junk removal company. Snap a photo and send it to Mr Junk, use the How We Price tool on our website, or call us to get an estimate over the phone. Because Mr Junk is a locally owned company, you’re guaranteed the best service, the best prices, and the quickest junk removal in Roswell.

Renovation Debris Removal

renovation debris removalWe can’t tell you how many times we’ve hauled stacked building materials from a new deck, only to find the wood underneath dirty and discolored. The longer you ignore renovation debris, the higher the risk that it will damage your property or cause an injury. What’s more, leaving leftover building materials in the yard ruins the curb appeal of redoing the porch or adding an outdoor living space to your property. Instead of wasting time and effort hauling your own debris in a borrowed flatbed, call the professionals. Mr Junk won’t just load waste materials in our truck and drive off; our team promises to stick around and sweep up afterwards, too.

Tired of staring at that pile of old timber? Do you have dusty cabinets taking up storage space? Call Mr Junk to haul off the remnants of your old home so you can focus on enjoying your newly renovated home.

Fall Yard and Closet Clean Out

Fall is officially underway. Nighttime temperatures are already dropping, and soon the leaves will fall as well. The first few weeks of autumn in the South means getting to enjoy our favorite outdoor activities without the oppressive heat. But the new season also gives us the opportunity to accomplish the home organization and yard work we put off during the busy summer months. Start the new season off right with a fall home clean out.

Fall Yard Debris

If someone asked you to think about the great outdoors in autumn, you’d probably paint a mental picture of crisp breezes, soft grass, and richly hued trees. But the same piles of red, orange, and gold leaves that give us our quintessential image of fall are not as harmless as we might imagine. Fall yard debris damages grass and gardens. As we usher in the new season, make sure to check these items off your fall lawn maintenance checklist.

  • If you have fruit trees, remove rotten fruit from the ground
  • Remove pests from plants
  • Cut back perennials (divide perennials that are growing too large)
  • Don’t prune trees, but do clean up branches that have dropped during storms
  • Rake up leaves before they harm your grass

Closet Clean Out

organized closetIt seems like the moment fall we see fall looming on the horizon, we start calculating how long we have before boot season. But the flip side of dusting off last year’s best fall boots is having to tuck away sandals for another year. When you switch your wardrobe from summer to fall, take a few hours to sort through both seasons’ clothing for items you no longer use.

  • Do an initial sort of items you love, items you don’t, and items you’re not sure about
  • Separate your closet into keep, donate, store for next year, and trash
  • Double check the keep pile for items with holes, bleach spots, and threadbare seams
  • Consider implementing the hanger trick this season

Mr Junk wants to make your seasonal clean out as simple as possible. Call your Marietta junk removal services to haul away yard debris, old clothes, and household items that no longer work.

photo from flickr