During these unprecedented times, we take our role as an essential service provider seriously and we remain open to service our customers. We understand that everyone is very concerned with the potential spread of the Coronavirus. We’re following the guidelines put in place by the federal government, local governments and the CDC.
Below are some of the safety precautions we’ve implemented to protect our team and our clients:
We’re offering discounts for our customers who are able to stage their items outside of their property for pickup
We’re vetting our customers before scheduling appointments and while en-route to make sure they’re not showing signs and symptoms of illness
If the customer has access to masks or face covers, we ask that they wear them (if masks are unavailable, please maintain a safe distance of 6 feet at all times)
We are sending home any staff member exhibiting any symptoms of illness for the recommended period of time established by the CDC
All team members have been assigned masks and gloves
We are not assigning more than two team members to a truck
Our trucks and equipment are being disinfected daily
We’ve shut down our office from outside visitors and anybody who can work virtually is being encouraged to work from home
The company continues to hold regular team-wide virtual meetings to emphasize transparency and keep the lines of communication open
The decision to come to work remains 100% voluntary
Maybe you’ve just sold your home and you have lots of unanticipated items that need to be purged, or perhaps you’re in the midst of a remodel that is producing a lot of construction debris. Long story short, you have a lot of extra stuff and you need to find a solution for it.
Traditionally you have a few options. Choosing the right one is going to depend largely on two factors: accessibility and volume. Depending upon where the stuff is located and how much there is, some options will naturally make more sense than others.
Commercial Office clean-outs have become a large part of what we do at 123JUNK. It’s not uncommon for a company to call us to remove some old desks, filing cabinets, office chairs or conference tables.
We often find that the companies that hire us are unfamiliar with what needs to be taken care of, before they hire a Junk Removal Service. So we’ve attempted to make things a bit easier for our current and future clients by putting together a Commercial Junk Removal checklist.
They say that moving is one of the three most stressful events that a person can go through in life. That’s because, when it comes to moving, there is quite a bit to think about. In fact, it can be overwhelming!
It’s not uncommon for people to hire 123JUNK when they are preparing to move or downsize to rid themselves of their unwanted clutter. In the Junk Removal industry, we consider ourselves experts! But what about the move itself? We brought in our friends and a moving experts, JK Moving Services, to give us some tips.
In March 2010, 123JUNK partnered with the Northern Virginia affiliate of Habitat for Humanity. Since then, we’ve been telling everyone we can about our partnership. It’s a big part of who we are as a company, and the partnership keeps us focused on the things that really make a difference; namely, finding a purpose for the items we pick up that doesn’t involve burying them in a landfill.
Habitat for Humanity raises money partly through a series of resale locations known as Habitat for Humanity ReStore. These stores specialize in selling new or gently used items for 50 – 90% less than standard retail prices. Continue reading →
Our Ode to Washington DC and it’s surrounding areas
123JUNK was not created to be a national franchise operation, with locations sprawling across the country. Instead, we were created to service the junk removal needs of the Greater Washington DC Metro. We’ve always felt that, when kept local, a company is more capable of building a culture and a personality that reflects that of it’s local environment. Our goal is to be deeply rooted in the communities of which we operate in a way that a national company could not mimic. Our very existence is defined by our community.
Have you ever had such a great service experience that you found yourself telling people about it without even realizing it? Maybe a restaurant owner came out to ask you how your meal tasted, or a mechanic suggested a more cost effective way to fix a problem with your car… and you couldn’t wait to spread the word.
People trust what their friends have to say far more than some advertisement that they came across in their daily travels. At 123JUNK, we’re firm believers that the most effective way to grow a business is through good old fashion word of mouth marketing.