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Fall hello

Now that summer has ended and school is back in session, it’s time to get your house in order before the holidays hit. Since we have to spend more time indoor anyway now that the weather is cooler, why not use this month to do some fall cleaning. Here are some chores to accomplish:

1. Switch out Clothing

Go through closets and drawers and remove summer clothing. Clean it and store it away for next summer. While you’re doing this process, cull out items that you didn’t wear or that don’t fit any more and put them into the “donate” pile. Get rid of stained, faced or torn clothing.

Rotate in your fall and winter wardrobe, going through the same culling process. Pull out old coats, sweaters, gloves, scarves and hats you just don’t love any longer and consider donating them to one of our local charities or shelters.

2. Wash the Windows

You have just enough warm days left to wash the windows left dirty by summer storms. After all, you want to let in as much of that warm winter light as possible.

3. Change out Bedding

Switch the sheets, blankets and comforters from summer weight to winter’s warmth. Bring out the afghans, blankets and pillows that create a cozy nook on a cool fall evening. If you’re buying new items, donate the old ones.

4. Pack Away Summer

The pools are closed, so bring in the pool and yard toys. Begin to winterize other outdoor furnishings, accessories and toys by washing them thoroughly and storing them inside your home or shed. Pack up summertime-use items like your picnic basket, coolers, camping gear, and decorations until next year.

5. Clean the Kitchen

In addition to cleaning up the outdoor grill, take an afternoon to go through your kitchen cabinets. Check foods for expiration dates and rotate through older dates, wipe down cabinets and the inside of the refrigerator and pull out the dishes you’ll be using for holiday entertaining. Refresh the linens as well, changing out summer tablecloths for fall patterns.

6. Donate Excess Items Through 123JUNK

Once you’ve started fall chores, finish them up. Go room by room so you don’t leave a room half done, and so that the fall cleaning isn’t overwhelming. Collect those items you’ve designated as “donate” into one pile. Then call 123JUNK. We’ll be glad to pick them up for you and deliver them to one of our charity partners and deliver you a receipt of your donation for deduction on your tax returns. That way you’ll be helping someone else get ready for fall too.

Then sit back and enjoy your beautiful, clean surroundings by a crackling fire. Ah, fall.

Contact 123JUNK today to schedule your donation pickup. And don’t forget that we take furniture, household goods, old electronics and almost anything else you want to get rid of.

Clutter diet

Do you find yourself adding on a few pounds each year and don’t know why? Your house might be the cause!

Take a look around your house. Is your home overweight? Is every nook and cranny stuffed with junk? Studies have proven a connection between excessive clutter and weight gain. Here’s why:

Clutter Impedes Activity

Clutter makes it difficult to move around the house, therefore limiting the movements you can make. It is also depressing to look at, which causes you avoid looking at it. So clutter builds up. And the more it builds up, the less likely you are to have the energy to deal with it. It creates a feeling of lethargy. So you might say, “I hate that the house looks so messy all the time,” and head to the refrigerator to make yourself feel better.

Clutter Makes it Difficult to Make Meals

If the kitchen counters are filled with clutter, you won’t feel like making a proper meal. Instead, you’ll grab for that fast food, pizza or bag of chips to satisfy your hunger. And those empty calories can add pounds to your figure quickly.

Having a junk-filled kitchen also make it difficult to find the tools you need to cook. It’s much easier to open the freezer and pull out a ready-to-eat frozen entrée filled with salt and fat.

Clutter Causes Embarrassment

When you’re embarrassed about how your house looks, you’re not likely to invite guests to visit and your self-worth plummets. Instead, you’ll likely sit in front of the TV for entertainment and nibble on junk food even if you’re not hungry. Using food to make yourself feel better is known as emotional eating.

Clutter is Stressful

A chaotic environment is a stressful environment. According to Peter Walsh, author of “Lose the Clutter, Lose the Weight: The Six-Week Total-Life Slim Down,” “Stress alters the way fat is deposited because of specific hormones and other chemicals your body produces when you’re stress.” One chemical is betatrophin—a protein that block the enzyme responsible for breaking down body fat. His book cites a 2008 study that claims people living in cluttered environments were 77% more likely to be overweight or obese.

Overconsumption isn’t just about overeating. It’s also about over-collecting. Think about it, do you really need—or use—all of those items tucked into drawers, closets, attics and garages? When is the last time you actually used everything in your home?

The fear of going without can create the urge to stockpile items we may need “someday.” But most likely that “someday” will never come. And in the meanwhile, you’re stuck with all that stuff and its potential to cause weight gain.

123JUNK Can Help You Lose Excess Weight

One thing 123JUNK can do is remove all those extra pounds of excess stuff that’s lying around your house. That will free you up to feel better and possibly lose weight yourself!

Lose the clutter to avoid its effects on weight gain. Our 123JUNK junk hauling experts know just how to take the stress out of hauling away those unwanted and unused items that are cluttering up your house. And we’ll make it easy…all you have to do is make one pile and point us to it. We’ll load it up and take it away for you.

Don’t gain weight just because you have too much clutter. Call 123JUNK to schedule your junk hauling appointment today.

123JUNK Truck pull

UPDATE: Due to threat from Hurricane Florence, the 2018 Dulles Day Plane Pull and Kid's Truck Pull have been cancelled and will not be rescheduled. More information here.

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It’s time again to recruit talent for the 2018 Dulles Day Plane Pull and Kid’s Truck Pull. Again this year, on Saturday, September 15, 2018, 123JUNK will be providing the big red dump truck for the Kid’s Pull event. The event is free to attend and open to the public from 10:30 AM to 4 PM and is held at the Washington Dulles International Airport in Dulles, Virginia.

Pull a 123JUNK Dump Truck

If you have a little one with big muscles, or a kid that wants to help raise money for Special Olympics Virginia, sign them up for the Kid’s Pull. They can test their strength on a team to pull one of our 123JUNK dump trucks for 12 feet. It’s only $10 per child either registered online or at the event on event day. All kids who register get a commemorative Kid’s Pull t-shirt.

And there is so much more for kids to do…

Play in the Kid’s Zone

Whether they are competing or not, they can enjoy the Kid’s Zone area filled with games, a bounce house, and a dunk tank. Laughter and music fill the day.

Peruse Vintage Planes and Cars

During the Dulles Day Plane Pull, numerous vintage planes and modern aircraft will be available to view up close. Kids can meet the pilots and even climb into the cockpit of selected aircraft to see what it takes to fly a plane.

Elsewhere on the tarmac, classic cars, trucks and motorcycles are on view at the Dulles Day Car & Bike Show presented by GEICO. Gather the family to vote for your favorites in several categories and see who wins the trophies. You can even enter your own unique car into the show. The 19th annual car show will be held from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM outside the Federal Express Cargo Building at Dulles International Airport.

Pull a Jumbo Jet

Adults can register to pull a 164,000-pound jumbo jet in the Plane Pull. Or come join the 123JUNK pulling team or root for our team as they test their mettle against the Airbus to see how fast we can pull it 12 feet. There are lots of ways to win team prizes.

Bring the Entire Family Out

The Dulles Day Plane Pull festivities are free of charge for anyone who wants to come out and watch or root on a team member. Free parking and free bus service too. The day includes a Run the Runway 5K/10K race and Plane Pull and Kid’s Pull competitions, along with food vendors, games, Police K-9 demonstrations, riding fire trucks, exhibits and live music all day long. View the day’s schedule.

How Many Kids Does it Take?

So how many kids does it take to pull a 123JUNK dump truck? You’re just going to have come out and see for yourself!

123JUNK plane pull mascot

Support 123JUNK and the 2018 Dulles Day Plane Pull

123JUNK is pleased to again participate in the 2018 Dulles Day Plane Pull events by donating a truck, assembling a pulling team and providing volunteers. If you’d like to help, we’re always looking for volunteers and donations too to help us reach our goal in raising money for Special Olympics. Donate by contacting 123JUNK today.

Oh, and we haul junk too.

                                                  Best of Prince WilliamBest of Fairfax

 

Recently, two polls were held to uncover the finest in services, entertainment, shopping, medical care, education, and more in separate contests in Prince William and Fairfax counties, Virginia.

The “Best of Prince William” contest generated more than 70,000 votes from more than 11,000 voters in over 200 categories. Fairfax County held a similar contest, with results listed in the “Best of Fairfax.”

123JUNK is the "Best of" Winner in Both Contests!

Guess who won the category for “Best Junk Removal” in both contests!  123JUNK, of course!

We are proud just to be nominated, and tickled pink to be chosen by the people of Prince William and Fairfax counties as their best junk hauling company. We work hard to provide excellent professional services, and it shows.

These special sections serve as a guide to what makes each county special. Nominations and voting were conducted through InsideNoVa.com in May 2018. Winners were chosen by popular vote and announced the end of July.

Give 123JUNK a Try Yourself

If you’d like to experience the “Best of” junk removal services, give 123JUNK a try yourself. We’ll be glad to have you as a fanatic fan as well. Contact us today to schedule your junk pickup in Prince William County, Fairfax County, or anywhere in Northern Virginia, Washington, DC or Maryland. We’ll promise you’ll say “wow” too.

Question marks

123JUNK has been in the junk hauling business long enough now (10 years!) that we have begun to hear the same concerns when people call in to find out about hiring a junk hauling company. People want to know about pricing, security, privacy, and all sorts of things. So we thought we’d address some of the most frequent ones here in our blog.

Do I need to sort my items for a 123JUNK pickup?

No, with 123JUNK, you just make one or more piles of mixed items and we will haul them away for you. Once we arrive at our destination, we sort through the piles into those items that can be repurposed or recycled. Anything else, we take to the local dump. We want to make it as easy and stress-free as possible for our customers to do business with us. For donated items, we will provide you with a receipt for tax deductions.

Who will be coming to my home?

Everyone at 123JUNK is provided with a uniform, and is required to be neat and clean. Even our trucks are clean. We are a professional company with a Ritz-Carlton service reputation, even if we do haul junk. You’ll be pleased at the polite greeting and service you’ll receive. We train everyone thoroughly in our customer service requirements.

What if there is damage to my home?

The 123JUNK team is trained to safeguard your home on every pickup. We lay protection on the floor, pad corners, and take every precaution to prevent nicks or scratches—or any other damage—to your home or property. If for some rare reason there is damage, please let us know immediately and we will calmly and pleasantly rectify the situation.

Are there going to be surprise charges?

Not with 123JUNK. The price we give you is all-inclusive and covers our labor, fuel, travel, and any disposal fees. We price our loads by volume, or by how much space your load will take in our truck beds.

Is 123JUNK insured?

As a company, 123JUNK carries Workman’s Compensation, General Liability, and Auto Theft/Collision Insurance. 

What kind of items do you take?

See our list of items we do and don’t take on our website under our FAQs. We’re glad to help remove appliances, furniture, household goods, office equipment and more, or provide you with complete clean-out or labor-only services.

What happens to the stuff you pick up?

When we sort through our loads, we look for items that can be donated to our partner organizations who sell them in their store to raise money for their missions, like Habitat for Humanity, or give them to families in need, like No One Left Behind. Secondly, we look for recyclable items like metals, electronics and paper goods, and deliver them to the area recycling center. It is what we do as part of our three-fold company mission to Donate-Recycle-Dispose.

Will your workers leave a mess?

No. As a professional junk hauling company, we try to leave as little disruption as possible behind with our clients. We will sweep out a space, leaving it broom-clean after we complete the job. And we will remove all protective materials. All you’ll be left with is a clean house with less junk!

What about discretion?

Some people are embarrassed by the condition of their home or office, and are hesitant about bringing in an outside company. Yet they know they can’t handle the job on their own. 123JUNK employees are professionals and treat each job with respect. You can rely on the utmost privacy, discretion and respect when you hire us.

Who do I call if I have a complaint?

Hopefully, you won’t have one. We don’t get many complaints; most of the calls we get are of praise or surprise at how nice it was to deal with 123JUNK. However, if you do have a concern, please call us immediately. When you call in, your call will be answered by a live person here at our office. You won’t be transferred to an automated service. And we will make every effort to solve your issue on the spot if possible.

Need Junk Hauling in Northern Virginia, Washington DC or Maryland? Call 123JUNK.

When you need junk hauling for your home or office in VA, MD or DC, 123JUNK can help. Contact us today to schedule your pickup.

Garage organization

Summertime is a great time to clear out the garage. With the nice weather and warm evenings, you can throw open the doors and really clear out all that junk you’ve been storing in there for years.

Like most Americans, you probably have way too much stuff in your garage. So much stuff that you probably don’t use most of it, and chances are, you don’t even know what’s there anymore.  It’s time to organize your garage.

Empty the Garage, Sorting as You Go

The easiest way to organize is to remove everything from the garage all at once. While you’re doing so, designate piles for sorting items. Create one pile for trash, donations and recycling. For everything else—items you’re going to keep—sort them by style and use. Put sporting equipment together, and lawn tools in a grouping.

Clean the Garage

Once the garage is empty, give it a good cleaning. Sweep it out and take the opportunity to paint the floors, walls and ceilings if you want. This will give you a nice, clean palette to begin organizing what you keep.

Create an Organizational Plan

Take a look at your “keep” piles and think about how you can best organize them and draw out a plan for how you are going to store them in the garage. Do you need shelves, racks or hooks? If so, install them now, based on your plan. Place the least-used items higher up or near the back, with the most-used items in the most convenient locations. Plan for “drop zones” where you can temporarily place items as you come in or out of the garage.

Garage organizing plan

Involve the Family

Get the family involved. Let the family members sort through items they frequently use and determine their new home in the garage. If they have input as to where they go, they will be more likely to return the items to their homes after use.

After you’ve returned all the items you’re going to keep to the garage, stand back a moment and admire your handiwork! It will all look clean and organized.

Maintain your Garage Organizational System

Now the trick is—keeping it that way. Make it a habit to return items to their proper location. Trace around items on a toolbench, for example so that when you remove an item its profile remains and you can easily see where to return it. If you bring in new items, create a permanent home for them also.

What to Do with Items You’ve Removed from Your Garage

So far, we’ve only talked about organizing the items you will be keeping and returning to the garage. What do you do with all the rest?

If you're in northern Virginia, Maryland or Washington, D.C., call 123JUNK. Our professional team will pick up almost anything you’ve cleared out of your garage---from old lawnmowers to trash. You don’t need to sort the items you won’t be keeping. We’ll do that for you after we haul it away.

Please note, however, that there are items considered to be hazardous that we cannot take, like chemicals, fuels and solvents. Please refer to our “What’s on the Hazardous Materials List?” blog post for details on what those items are and how to dispose of them.

123JUNK will give you flat rate pricing that includes everything. There won’t be any surprises once we arrive. Then our team will load up everything you want to go and take it away in our big red truck.  With our Donate-Recycle-Dispose™ process, we’ll go through the load, donating items we think can be reused to our charity partners, delivering recyclable items to the local recycling center, and disposing of the rest.

We’ll provide you with a receipt, along with photographic evidence, for your taxes for any items that go to charity.

Organizing your garage can be done in as short as one day. Especially when we do the hard work of hauling away unwanted items for you. Don’t wait until winter when you really need to use the garage and it’s too full. Use these warm summer months to get that garage organized.  We’ll help!

Contact 123JUNK today to set your junk hauling appointment.

Moving boxes

Summer is the time when most people like to move. The kids are out of school, the weather is nice, and they can settle into their new homes in time for the holidays.

Moving involves a lot of work. You have to sort through all of your possessions, deciding which ones are “move-worthy” and discarding, donating or passing along the rest. You have to pack up the items you are going to move both for ease of transport and protection against breakage or other damage.

This means boxes. And packing materials.

Once you arrive at your new location, you start to unpack. While you do, you try to figure out where to pile the empty boxes, wrapping papers, and bubble wrap. Some people toss it all into the garage until they can get rid of it. Others fill the corners of their rooms.

It can be a mess.

And once you have accumulated these massive piles of cardboard and paper, now what do you do with them? Most garbage haulers will have a fit if they see this huge pile. And you know that these materials are recyclable for the most part. But you don’t have the time or the energy to haul them, carload by carload, to the recycling center. Or want the handle the hassle of storing them, listing them on Craigslist, and dealing with answering the ad and arranging for pickup.

A few tips about recycling cardboard boxes

There are certain cardboard boxes that should not be recycled. Namely those with grease, like pizza boxes or other food containers. Most recycling centers will also not accept cardboard or other paper items when they are wet. You will need to store your boxes in a dry area of your home, and not in your yard. Packaging paper can be recycled, as can bubble wrap.

Packaging materials that cannot be recycled include some of the foam-based packaging materials. Look for the #6 recycling symbol—those are the foam items that can be recycled. Packing peanuts are now color-coded to make them more easily recognizable, with the green peanuts being the most environmentally-friendly. They are composed of 70% recycled materials. The traditional white and pink packing peanuts are generally not recyclable.

If you do have these materials, 123JUNK can haul them away and deliver them to the appropriate waste management site.

We have the solution to getting rid of moving boxes.  Call 123JUNK.

123JUNK is glad to help you on the packing end when you need to donate or dispose of items before you move. Then, call us again once you’ve settled in your new home to come and take away your moving boxes and packing materials and deliver them to the local recycling center.

123JUNK made a commitment, and feel we have an obligation, to limit the impact trash makes on our environment. By calling us for your moving boxes—or other junk hauling—needs, you’ll be doing your part in protecting our planet Earth too. 

Contact 123JUNK today to schedule your junk hauling pickup in Northern Virginia, Maryland or Washington, D.C.

Backyard pool safety tips

Now that summer is in full bloom, afternoons at the pool are a highlight of these hot and humid days. While swimming may be a fun activity, it can also be dangerous. That’s why we wanted to bring you a few pool safety tips, as recommended by the American Red Cross.

  • Secure the pool or hot tub with appropriate barriers—a four-foot-high fence or barrier with a self-closing and self-latching gate.
  • Supervise children constantly, and remain nearby while children are swimming. Never swim alone.
  • Establish and enforce rules and teach safe poolside behaviors. Rules can include “no diving,” “stay away from drains,” and “walk, please.”
  • Install a pool alarm that will alert you if someone enters the pool.
  • Train everyone in how to swim. The American Red Cross offers courses. Also train household members in aquatic emergency response, water safety, first aid and CPR.
  • Keep your pool clean and at proper chemical levels. Ensure proper water circulation.
  • Place a safety cover over the pool or hot tub when you’re not using it. Remove ladders or steps.

We thought we’d add a few of our own pool area safety tips:

  • Keep areas around pools clear of excess toys and yard debris like fallen branches, bush or tree trimmings or leaf piles. This prevents tripping hazards and helps keep the pool clean.
  • Remove broken or outdated pool equipment. Instead of leaving the old motor or a set of broken pool stairs in the yard, have 123JUNK haul it away. If your items are not broken, and are reusable, we can donate them to an area charity for resale on your behalf.

123JUNK Can Haul Away Pools and Hot Tubs

If you have decided to replace your above-ground pool or hot tub, or just need one hauled away, 123JUNK can handle that. We can also clear your yard of debris: yard clippings, branches, leaves, trash from projects, furnishings, and even old swingsets and sheds. We’ll send our big red truck and professional staff around to make the pickup, leaving your yard tidy and ready for play.

Pool Safety Regulations

Every year thousands of people drown in swimming pools. According to the World Health Organization, drowning is the largest cause of unintentional death in the world and the leading cause of unintentional death for children ages one to four. Statistics claim that about 10 people die from drowning each day in the United States (The Centers for Disease Control) and that approximately 5,000 people yearly receive emergency care for injuries in pools or spas (U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.)

Pool safety is of such importance that the government has established regulations surrounding home pools. The “Swimming Pool Code” of 1968 created standards for the electrical equipment that is used around pools, like water circulators and heaters. In Virginia, Code of Virginia ordinances require fencing a minimum of four feet high around swimming pools, even those on private property.

Don’t let a pool disaster ruin your summer. Follow simple pool safety rules, and let 123JUNK help you keep a neat and tidy yard (and home).

Schedule your Pool or Hot Tub Pickup with 123JUNK

Call 123JUNK and talk with a live person to schedule your pickup. Whether it’s household goods, furniture, pools or hot tubs. We’ll take away almost anything.  Contact us today.

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We’re in the junk removal business. Let’s face it; it’s not one of the more glamorous careers, and it certainly won’t garner us any oohs and aahs at a cocktail party. The very nature of our job can cause us to be humble.

But humble goes a lot farther in our book. It is one of the 40 Core Values in 123JUNK’s Culture of Excellence that every employee must embrace and adhere to.

As junkmen, we have no grandiose ideas about hauling junk. We do, however, put great stock in how we treat our customers. We are often humbled by the praise we receive for our attitude, our respectful staff, and our attention to detail.

We are humbled by the circumstances that some people have which require our respect and sometimes discretion. We often help families clear out a home in which a love one has died or a couple is going through a divorce.

We feel humble when we deliver a load of furniture to one of our charity partners and see how the donation helps fund their programs to build homes or provide household goods for immigrant families. We take the time to speak to our charity partners to learn their missions, and feature them on our blog and website. We want everyone in the company to see first-hand how our work affects others.

What Does Being Humble Mean?

Mirriam-Webster may define the word humble as meaning low or meek, but to 123JUNK, it means anything but. We don’t view our service as being lower than others. If you could see the type of relief on the faces of the people we serve as a response to our visit, you would see just how important our services are. It is a great relief for them to be able to call one resource to unload what could be a lifetime of accumulation. They don’t have to sort through their possessions to divide them into donations, recyclables, or trash. We do that for them. At the end of each pickup, we sort through each piece to determine if we can donate it to our charity partners, deliver it to the recycling center, or leave it at the landfill. It’s our 3-step disposal process.

The dictionary also defines the word humble as meaning not proud or arrogant. As proud as we are of our work ethic, we are humble in the recognition that it is a dirty and sometimes dangerous job. So we take every safety precaution for both our workers and our clients. We even provide complete uniforms for our workers, right down to their safety shoes.

We’re proud to be humble, and accept it as one of our Core Values.

Do You Need Junk Hauling Services?

If you’d like to see humble in action, call our office at 800-364-5778 to schedule a junk pickup in Northern Virginia, Maryland, or Washington, D.C. You’ll speak with a live person who will discover your needs, give you a flat rate price, and help you choose the ideal time for our truck to arrive. Contact 123JUNK today.

trimming bushes

Your yard is an extension of your home; think of it as an outdoor room. And as you would put time and effort into cleaning and decorating your home, you should also put the same effort into making sure your outdoor living space is also appealing.  Here are some easy tips for a quick yard cleanup.

Deadhead Flowers

Flowers go through a cycle, and following their peak bloom, they fade, droop and die. This helps to create the seeds that will foster a future generation of flowers. To perform an instant pick-me-up on your flower garden, trim away the dead flowers and leaves. Using a small rake, pull away any debris that has fallen on the ground.

Trim Overgrown Bushes

In growing season, errant shoots can seemingly come out of nowhere on the shrubbery and bushes surround your foundation. Use a trimmer to easily reshape shrubbery and remove extra-long branches and shoots. Trim away any dead portions of the shrubs or bushes at the same time.

Edge Gardens and Walkways

Use a string trimmer to cut the tall grasses that just can’t be reached by the lawnmower. They are often found along walkways, garden edges, paths, trees and foundations. If you’re really ambitious, use an electric edger to give a crisp, clean edge to walkways.

Cut Dead Branches

Dead or broken branches on trees are both unsightly and dangerous. In a windstorm, or really at any time, these broken or dead branches can break away, dropping onto and harming anything or anyone that is beneath them. If you cannot reach dead branches yourself, hire a professional tree service.

Cut the Grass

Grass doesn’t seem to grow all at the same rate, leaving areas of tall and short throughout the lawn as it matures. But don’t think that if you cut it short, you won’t have to cut it as often. According to the DIY Network, “Grass that’s cut too short is more susceptible to weed invasion, drought and heat damage.” Set the lawnmower to about a 3” height and cut about every 5-7 days, depending on its growth rate.

Place Potted Plants

An instant way to create a lovely garden space is with large planters. Insert brightly colored and scented flowers, or create a kitchen herb garden. Since these plantings are in pots, they can be clustered in attractive settings or moved around to give a new look to your outdoor living space. Place potted flowers near entrances and on decks for an inviting and colorful transition from the outdoors to the indoors.

The Easiest Quick Yard Cleanup Tip of All: Call 123JUNK

Once you’ve chopped, lopped and dropped all your yard debris into one or more piles, it’s time to call 123JUNK. Our professional crews will come to your yard and haul away all that unsightly yard debris for you in one (or more) of our big red trucks. Just point us to the piles you want remove.

And while you’re at this yard cleanup, are there any structures that need to go? How about an old swingset, sandbox, hot tub or pool? We take that away also.

Your yard is going to be so beautiful that you won’t be able to stand to go back inside the house again. You’ll want to spend all your time admiring your yard.

We’re glad to help.

Contact 123JUNK to schedule your yard debris pickup today.

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123JUNK was pleased to be asked to provide a guest blog for Middleburg Real Estate | Atoka Properties. When we talked about what we might contribute, we thought about why someone would use a junk removal company to help either sell or live in their homes and we came up with the idea that decluttering is probably the quickest and easiest way to really make your home shine. So we wrote the guest blog titled, “3 Simple Steps to Help Declutter Your Home.” Take a moment to visit our guest post.

What to Do With Excess Clutter

Essentially, when you are looking to sell a home, the first thing a Realtor or professional stager will tell you to do is declutter. Clear all surfaces and put away personal items. Get rid of or put into storage extraneous furnishings and decorations.

We all have too much stuff, and moving is an ideal time to winnow down the amount of stuff we own. But we hate to throw it away.

That’s where 123JUNK comes in. Instead of tossing your unwanted—but perfectly good and valuable—items into the trash, call us. We have the philosophy of repurposing household goods, furniture, clothing, and other items back into the community through the charitable organizations with whom we partner. They include organizations like Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore, A Wider Circle, and No One Left Behind. They take your unwanted items and put them up for sale in their retail stores and use the profits to fund their programs.

When you schedule a pickup with 123JUNK, we will document your donation and provide you with a receipt for your tax records. You will be clearing out your house, saving money on your taxes, and helping others in need all at the same time.

Of course, we do take junk too. We'll haul away non-working electronics, piles of newspapers and magazines, outdoor items like swingsets, pools, sheds and hot tubs, and even yard debris and brush from your yard cleanout. You name it, we'll haul it.

Contact 123JUNK

When you want to sell your home—or just want it to look beautiful with less clutter—contact 123JUNK. And be sure to read our guest post offering 3 simple tips to decluttering.