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
Does it make sense to rent a dumpster for the project you are currently planning? In some instances, a dumpster does make more sense, but since we’re in the junk hauling business and we think we’re awesome, let us express the benefits of a junk removal service verses a roll-off dumpster.
Space and Appearance
Dumpsters are for long-term projects. They are more appropriate for major construction projects lasting weeks on end rather than a typical residential cleanup project which professionals can complete over the span of a single day or weekend. Many home owners’ associations will not allow dumpsters to be used in the neighborhood without special notice, permission, and possibly additional fees. Some won’t allow them at all.
The trucks we use as an alternative to dumpsters are some of the largest in the industry, with beds around the size of a middle-tier dumpster. They look better in general and avoid the red-tape possibly necessary due to your homeowners’ association or city zoning regulations.
What do you do with that refrigerator you no longer want or need on moving day? The default action for most people is to leave the fridge for the next person moving in, but sometimes that is not an option and it must be disposed of some other way. (Note that this article speaks about getting rid of a fridge or freezer for any purpose, whether you are moving or not. Either way, we are ready to assist!)
123JUNK sees many people downsizing their homes due to short sales, foreclosures, mortgage issues, or just wanting a smaller place to live. Other clients may be moving into a retirement community due to a death in the family or the desire to have less home and yard care or a more simple lifestyle. Whatever the reason, often a new home or apartment involves less storage and living space than the previous residence. This creates tough decisions of keeping or disposing of certain items. While we do not take it upon ourselves to directly consult clients on what to get rid of, the following may help give you some ideas about how to go about clearing out your possessions so that you can have room to actually navigate, live, and enjoy your new, smaller place of residence.
Okay, so you’ve gotten those precious hours of relaxation out of your old couch, for better or worse, and are ready to get rid of or replace it. 123JUNK helps clients find the best method of disposal to suit the specific couch or similar furniture based on the priority theme: Donate, Recycle, Dispose.
If possible, we always strive to donate couches which can be reused. We can evaluate whether or not your couch can be donated to a charity or non-profit company to benefit the less fortunate, protect the environment, and even possibly get you a tax write-off. However, there are requirements for donations, such as having no major stains, pet hair/dander, animal scratches, etc. We are equipped to educate and advise clients about what charities will take. If it qualifies, we will also carefully load the old couch so that no further damage comes to it, ensuring that cushions, pillows, and any other accessories remain together and in optimal shape.
According to the SBA, over 50% of small businesses fail in the first five years. That stat seems surprising, but as a company that just celebrated its 5th year in business, we feel like we have something to celebrate! The look and feel of this company has changed, as well as that of the junk removal industry, but not for the worse! We’ve tried to stay ahead of the curve and we haven’t forgotten to make our work fun.
We’re grateful to our industry partners in real estate, moving and retirement communities and for all those clients who have used us and referred us to their family, friends and neighbors! We’re excited to make 2013 the best year yet, because we know we’re that much closer to being the most recognized DC based, independent junk removal service!
In mid-2012, 123JUNK made a commitment to use Angies List as means of advertising under the category of “Hauling.” By the close of 2012, we recieved 39 reviews. Every single one of them came from a client who gave us an “A” rating. Thank you to those clients who took the time write a positive review about your experience with us. We are very proud to earn this award!
So, your young (or in some cases not-so-young) one is moving out to let you begin enjoying your golden years. But are they really so “golden” with all this junk left lying around cluttering up your living area? It only makes sense that parents get rid of some or most of their son or daughter’s possessions when they are going away for school or just moving out to start living on their own or with a spouse. Yet since youths usually begin their adult lives with menial income, many leave an inordinate amount of possessions at the home of the parent. 123JUNK can help clean up the “empty nest” once your offspring have left so you can soar free without fluttering around in clutter.