Is there a lot of furniture and junk sitting around your house that you don’t use anymore? It seems like getting rid of your old furniture and trash isn’t going to be a big deal? That’s until you have to move it. We’ve all been there with good intentions, however, as we start our junk removal process, the task as we find out can be somewhat strenuous. Furniture can be substantial, awkward, and can cause damage if not moved correctly. Here are some tips that will help you with getting rid of your junk.
Sell Your Furniture or JunkWhen it comes to junk? “One man's trash is another man's treasure”. Your junk may still hold some value, and if your furniture is in fair shape, you can resell it and get rid of your problem. You can run an ad on Craigslist or Kijiji for free that targets your local area and even some local newspapers offer free ad placement if you can write it within a maximum number of words they allow for junk removal. You can have a yard/garage sale to get rid of your junk, but you may not get the full resell value. Typically yard/garage sales are intended to keep the prices low to ensure you get rid of your junk. The best part about selling it this way is, when a buyer shows up, they usually have a truck and a helper to load the item. Which means in most cases you don’t have to lift a finger.
Hire a Professional Junk Removal ProcessHiring a professional removal company is the best and fastest way to get rid of the items you want to go. It doesn’t matter whether it’s large, extremely heavy, old, and nasty. A professional junk removal company will be accustomed to any situation you may have, and they will dispose of the junk at local landfills or other recycling facilities. You don’t have to do anything but show them what you want to be moved. It’s just like that commercial where the homeowner just points while the removal man is standing next to them, they look and presto it just magically disappears? If things were that easy, we wouldn’t need to do anything but the point. However, life doesn’t work that. This is about as close as you’re going to get to a magic wand.
Donate Your Used Furniture
Your furniture is old, and you don’t like it anymore? You can donate it to the Goodwill, Salvation Army or any thrift shops in town that take donations for the less fortunate. Most of the time they'll take it off your hands if it’s not all ripped up, stained, or broken. Unlike a junk removal company taking it away for you, you’ll have to figure out a way to deliver it to them. They do not make house runs.
Call an Antiquities Dealer
Is your used furniture is old but in excellent shape? Are you thinking about changing the piece out for something different? An Antique store may be a good option for you. A unique way to market your furniture to an antiquities dealer is to have a story that goes along with the piece with some photos. Nowadays everything is done on Smartphones so just snap a few pics and send an email. If the Antiquities dealer is interested, he will make arrangements to came and picked it up.
Gift it to Friends or Family
A lot of furniture is passed down through generations of families and has some great stories to go with them. They’ve been in the family for years, and no one wants to get rid of Grandma’s personal effects, so they pass them on to someone else in the family. Most times a little white lie about your reasons can make the recipient feel like they just hit the lottery. Play your cards right, and you can alleviate your junk removal process with this trickery.
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There are many ideas you could try to turn junk into cash, but there are two that are most preferred that you might want to know about. The first option is hiring an established junk removal company to help you with the whole process. In this case, the junk remover gives you an estimate, and the advantage is that they always show up on time and their service is efficient and quick.
You could also try the second option, which includes inspecting your junk before you throw what is not needed away. With this method, you will discover that you have treasure troves that lay in your garbage that could turn into money. Although it may take more time to separate what is valuable from the junk, this method does not require any investment, and you get to keep all the proceeds you get.
Upload sorted items on CraigslistCraigslist or Kijiji is your go-to platform when you want to sell old items, so when you sort out junk and separate valuable items from trash, your next action should be posting the items on Craigslist or Kijiji. Share photos of the items and choose the categories under which they fall to increase chances of people coming across them. There are many other online platforms where you can sell your old items, but Craigslist or Kijiji tends to be a better choice as users there know what to expect and will not complain when you share old things you are selling.
Dispose of second-hand storesSome stores deal in second-hand items that you can sell all the valuable things you separate from your trash. If you are working with junk haulers, most of them probably know where to take the items to get some payment. You should also strive to look for the best stores in your area that can accept your old items. To show you how much junk could be valuable, here are a couple of short stories you may find incredible.
On the T.V Show “Antique Roadshow”, a man bought an old mirror at mere $2 from a garage sale, and it later turned out the mirror was a genuine Tiffany mirror dating back to 1905 when Tiffany first came to business. The same mirror would later appraise at $35K, which was a rate of return that you can only think of as a joke.
In a similar case in Philadelphia in 2006 at a yard sale, a man who had bought a painting was shocked to discover that the piece was original work of art done by artist John Kenseth in the 19th century. It fetched $100K. Another Kenseth’s also sold at more than 300K, and the last price was never disclosed, which could mean it gave a tidy sum. These are among many other cases out there that include turning junk into cash, and serious money for that matter.
After you have separated your junk and collected your profit, contact Big Phil' Rubbish Removal to haul away the remaining waste or more. Call us to at 604-245-1050
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Most renters leave junk behind when relocating and this gives landlords a headache as they don’t know what to do with trash left. The following are some of the essential things you should do before you destroy the things they left behind.
The first thing you have to know is that whether the tenant left for good or he will come back. After establishing that the tenant left for good, you should communicate to them in writing that they are supposed to collect their stuff. You may write to them using the email they gave while they were renting and give them 24 hrs ultimatum upon its expiry you are free to get in and dispose of the stuff. This is vital as it will show that you communicated to them if they take you to court.
After elapse of 24hrs ultimatum, you should move in and make sure that the tenant has no entry to the house again. This can be caused by changing locks to make sure that they are locked out just in case they have a spare key. Then it is advisable that you record everything that was left behind for documentation and reference. You may do this by taking the pictures.
After doing that you have the rightful owner of the properties that were left behind. You are free to handle it as you wish. Mostly, landlords call evacuation companies like ours to come and clear the stuff so that the property can be rented again. When you contact Big Phil’s Rubbish Removal, we respond on time, and we do the best job.
Upon getting to the house, we separate the stuff into two. We divide stuff that is important and those which can be given as donations from stuff which are of no use. We put the right things at the front to ease the offloading at the donation center. It is, therefore, recommendable that you contact us next time your tenant leaves you with a mess to handle. We have helped others before, and we are sure to help you.
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Most Americans on garage sale with the aim of making extra cash as side hustle as well as disposing of their un-useful commodities. The success of a garage sale lies in its plan. A good strategy means that the garage sale would be manageable. A successful garage sale makes up to $700 for the weekend. The figure may fluctuate depending on the amount of stuff you have. You can then use this cash as you wish, either to cover bills or to cater the other expenses. We have therefore analyzed the best tips to follow to have a well planned successful garage sale
1. Identify and collect the items that you want to saleGathering together the commodities you no longer use is the first step in succession planning. You should go through your belonging and get everything that is not important to you and those stuff that you no longer use and pile them together. This is important as it eliminates clutter from your house as well.
2. Record the amount you have gatheredThe second step is recording in a list form all the commodities you have collected for sale. You can log on a piece of paper, or you can file electronically. It is also advisable that you include the price you intend to sell each commodity. Take note not to underprice or to overestimate.
3. Settle on a date that you will hold the sale
You have to pick a time when you will be free. You are also advised to select a date when clients are mostly available. Mostly, clients are open on weekends during the mornings and evening as this does not distract their schedule. It is therefore advisable that you settle on Friday and Saturday mornings as this will give you super profit.
4. Make the advertisement
This is the best step for any garage sale, but unfortunately, most people forgot or undermine it. For every business to succeed, there must be some advertisement. Advertisements tend to notify the clients about the commodities that you are selling so that they may budget on them. To have good results, you have to make advertisements days before the day you are selling. Remember to give all the information about the commodities and also give direction to your house in a simple way so that clients will quickly locate you. Don’t forget to give the exact date when you will be making a garage sale. You may put the advertisements on roadsides, social media or in print media. Remember to include all the information about the commodity you are selling.
5. Have a good customer service
Offering an excellent customer service makes your customers feel welcomed. This breaks the gap between you and the customers which can make them buy your commodity. Speaking nicely to clients can make them refer their friends to buy your merchandise which can lead to your success. The above are just some of the tips you have to follow to run a successful garage sale. If you still have left over after the sale, feel free to contact Big Phil’s Junk Rubbish Removal to haul away the rest. We also offer furniture removal services and much more.
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Getting motivated can be quite tricky at times. Especially when it comes to dealing with the smelly junk. But, Crank the music because spring has sprung and it’s time to get things done! Here are some productive tips and tricks to get ready for your junk disposal spring cleaning:
Soak up the sunWith winter finally gone and no more of that horrible cold snow. It feels great to soak up some vitamin D while drinking your coffee. Taking a few minutes in the morning to allow the sunshine on your face is an excellent reminder that the sunny days are here. Take as much time in the sun as you need to get the day started.
One room at a timeIt may seem very productive at the moment. But, doing multiple places at the same can become overwhelming and stressful. Remind yourself to slow down because it’s not a competition and you don’t want to hurt yourself. So allow yourself enough time to make it happen. Select a room, and just get started. Once the room is completed, relax and credit yourself to acknowledge that you are done well. Then, when you're ready, move on to the next area.
Purchase some flowers or a plant
It can be tough to keep plants alive, especially if you have a busy life with work, kids, and pets. So, flowers that are meant to have a short lifespan would be suggested. Or, even plants that don’t need much attention, this can add some liveliness to your home boosting your mood positively. There are many perks to having plants in your home including to help you think and focus.
Break it down into bite-sized chunks
Looking for a cluttered room and noticing a whole lot that needs to be completed can be unmotivating. How to resolve this is by breaking down each task within the room into smaller sections. Also, you can divide the room into quadrants. From there, pinpoint the smaller functions in each quadrant to be tackled. Create a list. As you and anyone else helping finish the portion of the list, cross them off. Before you know it, the room will be spic and span! Don’t forget to give yourself credit for the fantastic job done. We hope you have found some useful ideas or help motivate you to get started on your spring cleaning. Don’t let donation or dump trips slow you down in spring cleaning. Contact Big Phil’s Rubbish Removal for inside or outside junk. 604-245-1050
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We just did a demolition and removal of a child's play house in Langley today. Our team carefully dismantled this play house piece by piece. Once dismantled we loaded it all on the junk removal truck.
There is no job too big or too small. From single item removal to demolition and removal of multiple items, we can do it all.