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
Do you want to sell your home faster and for a higher price? It can be as simple as decluttering, which helps set the stage to presenting your home in its best light. For your convenience, 123JUNK offers you a quick list of what to declutter, room by room.
For decluttering, you essentially have two options: stash it or trash it.
Items to Keep:
For items you want to keep, box them up and put them into storage, either onsite or offsite.
Items you Don’t Want to Keep:
For items for which you no longer have a need, donate them, recycle them, or send them to the trash. Let 123JUNK take those items off your hands for you. We’re glad to pick up any items from your home directly. We recycle what we can and trash the rest for you.
123Junk’s Quick Guide to Decluttering for Home Staging
Decluttering Public Rooms
Clear counters of all small appliances and decorative items
Keep towels and potholders in drawers
Place sponges and cleaning products under the sink
Pack up rarely used cooking items, utensils to clear out drawers and cabinets
Remove rarely used or highly-aromatic spices and foods in drawers, cabinets and pantry
Remove any bug deterrents from the home
Remove pet feeding bowls
Living, Dining and Family Rooms
Clear away all or most books, magazines and hobby materials
Pack up personal photographs, knick-knacks and memorabilia from surfaces and mantel
Remove most artwork, especially personal art
Leave only a few accent pillows
Secure or remove throw rugs
Hide television remote controls
Limit toys or children’s items. Collect them into a basket or box
Remove extra furniture to make the rooms look airy and larger
Pack up out-of-season items from closets and hanging hooks from hallways
Clear off tops of surfaces, leaving only one or two decorative items for staging
Remove all pet items
Be sure to read our second post in our series on decluttering. And if you need help in removing items from your home, please give 123JUNK a call at 800-364-5778. We serve northern Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.