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What is a House/Estate Cleanout?

There are a handful of times when a house needs to be completely cleaned out; when moving out, when making extensive renovations, or when splitting up a loved one’s estate after they’ve passed away. No matter what your situation is, it’s a big deal and can be difficult to manage. 

However, with a team of professionals from 123JUNK, you’ll be able to quickly and efficiently clear out your entire home. Our team is thoroughly experienced in providing quality property cleanout services to residents and businesses throughout Fairfax County, VA. No matter the size or amount of items you have, our team is equipped to haul and clean out whatever space you need, from large-scale warehouses to small outdoor sheds. 

Here’s some things you should know about house and estate cleanouts: 

House/Estate Cleanout Defined

Simply put, it is the complete removal of all appliances, furniture, kitchenware, foodstuffs, and all personal items from a particular home or property, to the point that it appears as if it were a newly built home. 

Though the name itself is self-explanatory, there is a clear difference between a ‘house cleanout’ and an ‘estate cleanout’. A ‘house cleanout’ follows the previous definition and is often done when a house’s inhabitants are moving to a new home, renovating it entirely, or any other reason one might have to completely clear out their house. 

An ‘estate cleanout’ is a bit different, in that it often involves certain unfortunate circumstances, such as a divorce or a homeowner passing away. In an estate cleanout, the homeowner, or a relative of theirs, removes any and all assets from their home in order to potentially sell and liquidate, or split amongst inheritors. 

In both cases, it can be extraordinarily difficult to perform such a large task, which is why professional movers, like our team at 123JUNK, provide quality property cleanout services. 

Tips When Performing a Cleanout

No matter what the circumstances, performing a total house cleanout is a big job involving several things to keep track of. As experts in property cleanouts, below are a few tips to follow to ensure your next cleanout goes smoothly: 

Be Thorough in Your Removal

Look through everything carefully in order to keep track of every item that is removed from your home. Check every box, container, shelf, drawer, and even down to the pockets in pieces of clothing. An exhaustive inspection will reward you with the satisfaction of knowing what has been removed and who each item belongs to. 

Find Important Documents

Among the first things you should gather in the process of your cleanout are important documents such as birth certificates, insurance policies, wills, trusts, bank statements, tax returns, and other important financial documents, both stored physically in print or digitally in the hard drives of various devices. Keeping these in order is often vital for you later on, whether they are yours or a deceased relative. 

Remove All Valuables

In addition to vital legal and financial documents, you should also first remove any precious items and memorabilia you deem valuable before you begin cleaning out your home. The process can be wearisome enough to end up with someone accidentally damaging or forgetting items of importance.

Think About Donating/Selling

Before you clean out your home, you may realize that there’s way too much stuff for a proper cleanout. With such abundance, consider sharing it around or selling it. You can do this by putting together a yard sale or donate your items to a local thrift store or the Salvation Army. Or even better, allow us to help you donate, recycle, and dispose of your items thoughtfully. 

Consider Hiring an Estate Liquidator

Estate liquidators professionally appraise and sell off all the items of an estate to the highest bidder. For those who are seniors going into assisted living, or are relatives of a deceased family member, this can help reduce the number of items that you need transport once cleaned out of your house. 

123JUNK: Professional Property Cleanout Services in Fairfax County, VA

The information above will help you get the best outcome for your house/estate cleanout. Moreover, hiring a team of professionals in expert property cleanout services will guarantee a fast, easy, and safe transfer of your property out of yours or your relative’s home. 123JUNK of Fairfax County, VA is a highly-experienced property removal company with an efficient team of friendly and dedicated movers. They are able to clean out all kinds of materials from any area, whether they be various pieces of old junk, furniture, or appliances. 

Contact us at 1-800-364-5778 for more information about our house and estate cleanout services.

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A sit down with Jake the Junkman…

Job Title: Corporate Mascot

Company: 123JUNK, LLC

What is your role at 123JUNK?

My role as the mascot for 123JUNK is to set the standard. I want everyone who works and interacts with the people at this junk removal company to think highly of 123JUNK. Whether it’s a realtor who refers us, a couple who just moved to the area, or a senior member of the staff: I aim for smiles across the board and a thumbs up when I walk past.

What made you want to apply to 123JUNK? 

Their emphasis on culture. 123JUNK views junk removal as a team sport. Everyone involved from the get-go feels like they’re on the same team. I didn’t have that at my last job, and it’s something I found exciting with 123JUNK.

When did you know that 123JUNK was the place for you?

Well, I always knew I wanted to be a mascot. Everywhere I looked, it seemed the position had been filled. When I learned about a new junk removal company, back in 2008, that was actively searching…it was a no brainer. I had a sit down with Collin, the owner of the company, and I just knew that this is where I wanted to be.

What is your fondest memory with 123JUNK, thus far?

Honestly, I couldn’t pick just one. I try to get out in the community as often as possible. We visit realtor offices, participate in the Dulles plane pull, host community events, and showcase our company in local parades. We want the world to know that 123JUNK intends to be active in the community. I love that.

What’s a quote that gets you excited about your line of work and why? 

The quote would have to be, “if loving junk is wrong, I don’t want to be right!” I’d make the argument that whatever you do with your life, you should be passionate about it. You should wake up motivated and excited about what is to come. That’s part of the reason I love this job and the company I work for!

If 2020 went exactly as 123JUNK hopes, what would the company’s list of accomplishments look like?

Well, three ideas come to mind right away. 1) We would have made every effort to help as many people as possible. 2) Created career opportunities for more people, developing young employees into leaders. 3) A much larger part of our local community would have furnished homes due, in part, to our charity initiatives.

Learn More About Our Junk Removal Company’s Culture in Chantilly, VA!

At 123JUNK, not only are we committed to our employees, but we also value professionalism and customer service all while respecting our environment. As a Chantilly junk removal company dedicated to a three-step process of Donating – Recycling – Disposing, we can ensure your items will be handled properly by our friendly and professional team. Maybe you will even see Jake the Junkman!

Interested in joining our team? We’re hiring! View our current opportunities.

For junk removal assistance, call (800) 364-5778 or fill out our online form to schedule a service today.

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How Do I Get Rid of Old Furniture?

Getting a new couch or chair can refresh the appeal of a sitting room, and ordering a new mattress can lead to better sleep. But when you install new furniture, you may already have a problem: where do you put the old piece? Not many people have extra space to store a couch or mattress. Plus, as we’ll discuss below, disposal can be a hassle. 

But no matter what you need removed, the service professionals at 123JUNK can handle it. Once you schedule a pickup, we take care of everything for you. So whether it’s a box spring in your attic or a TV in your basement, our team will move the junk for you and load it into one of our premier service trucks. Customers in Fairfax and across Northern Virginia rave about our professional furniture removal services, and we pride ourselves in hauling away all kinds of pieces. 

Here, we describe your furniture disposal options and how we can help: 

What Are My Options?

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For one of many reasons, you might not dispose of old furniture right away. Perhaps your home contains storage space, and you find it convenient to hang onto the piece for a little while. Even so, that furniture will eventually need to move out. 

Removal can be tricky and call for extra hands or a dolly. And once you maneuver an old sofa or desk out of your house, you must have a proper means of disposal. Many garbage services will refuse to accept furniture or appliances due to company rules and lack of equipment. 

A sofa may be taken apart for disposal, but that’s a multi-step process that demands the proper tools. Or, if their city allows it, some folks might put an old couch out on the curb for anyone to take. But the only guaranteed disposal comes from a junk service. 

How Can 123JUNK Help?

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Our removal services require no effort from you. In fact, you can leave the furniture in question as it is; we’ll carry it out from any place in your home. We’ll also bring a company trunk to take away the pieces. 123JUNK takes the reins and gets the clutter out of your way. 

Our service time will depend on the amount of material you want us to move out. However, we expect to finish in no more than a few hours. Plus, 123JUNK is fully insured and our team works hard to avoid causing any damage during removal.

We’ve outlined a list of items that we accept online (though there are fewer things we don’t accept than we do). We also try to make our pricing as simple as possible. You can call us today at 1-800-364-5778 and we will provide an estimate based on the materials described. 

What Will Happen to My Old Furniture?

Many of our clients wonder what happens to the furniture that we remove. It’s heartening to hear that folks don’t want their junk to simply rot in a landfill. And, happily, we aim to do better than that. 

After picking up your junk, we pick out any items that are still in working condition. Then, we take that material to one of our charity partners in the DC Metro Area. The usable furniture thus supports a family in need rather than sitting in a junkyard. 

We also remove any recyclable materials from your junk. Only the remainder is hauled away and disposed of. We believe that this process helps to support our community and reduce waste. 

Call 123JUNK for Fast and Reliable Furniture Removal in Fairfax, Virginia

If you want your attic cleared out or space for a new couch, you should let 123JUNK handle the work for you. Our fast furniture removal services are now available for people in Fairfax and all over Northern Virginia. We take pride in providing holistic service and donating items to local charities. 
Avoid waste and hassle by calling 123JUNK at 1-800-364-5778 or filling out our online form. Get a quote or schedule a pickup today!