Coordinating Your Moving and Junk Removal

by Nate on October 8, 2010

Coordinating Your Moving and Junk Removal


Stephen Shropshier is the operations manager at Haul That Matters, a Columbia, South Carolina junk removal company whose mission is to cater to all of its customers’ needs, and according to him, moving and junk removal tend to go hand in hand. If you’re gearing up for a move and your household is filled with far too much unwanted stuff, then you should consider bringing in a junk removal company to help make the process smoother.


From tying up loose ends in your old home, to learning your way around a brand new neighborhood, moving can be stressful on multiple levels – particularly when it comes to packing. The problem with packing is that it can be a very time-consuming process. Since most people don’t have the luxury of simply taking a week or so off from work in order to properly box up their belongings, packing can become quite a significant burden. And during the packing, nothing makes matters worse than the idea of having to deal with loads of unwanted junk.


It’s common for a person to accumulate a fair amount of stuff that he doesn’t actually need over the years. From vacation souvenirs to random knick-knacks, it’s easy enough to collect a bunch of unnecessary stuff, store it in an attic or basement, and never think about it again. The reason why the issue of junk removal tends to come up in conjunction with moving is that most people aren’t motivated to take inventory inside their homes until they are actually forced to do so. If you’re like most people, then only once you start packing are you likely to realize just how much unnecessary stuff you actually have.


If the packing process has made you realize that you definitely have too much junk for your own good, then you should do your best to properly coordinate your moving and junk removal efforts. In my experience, you can approach the process in a couple of different ways.


Hiring Professional Junk Haulers before Your Move

Your first option is to bring in a team of junk haulers to get rid of your unwanted belongings before your moving date arrives. There are several advantages to doing things this way. At first, the sooner you clear that unneeded junk out of your house, the easier it will be for you to tackle the rest of your packing, as eliminating junk can free up some much-needed space within your home. In addition, by bringing in a junk removal company before your move, you’ll have one less thing to worry about as you get closer to your moving date. Finally, you won’t have to worry about your unwanted possessions accidentally getting mixed in with the things that should be coming with you to your new abode.


When it comes to residential moves, most moving companies have a policy of charging by the hour, so the last thing you’ll want to do is waste your movers’ time – and your own money – by having them accidentally load and transport items that you don’t actually want. By hiring professionals to remove your unwanted items in advance, you can save you time and money


Having Junk Haulers Arrive during or after Your Move

Your second option for coordinating moving and junk removal involves having your junk haulers arrive on the scene at the same time as your movers, or after they leave. This approach has some benefits as well. As your movers start carrying out your belongings, you may come to realize that certain items are not going to fit in to or be necessary inside your new home. If you hold off on bringing in junk haulers until after your movers are finished, then you’ll have the option of making some last-minute decisions as to which items will follow you to your new home, and which items can be tossed away.


Additionally, by having the junk removal company come by during or after your move, you won’t have to spend as much time taking inventory and evaluating your belongings, especially when your time is limited and your packing deadline is rapidly approaching. By focusing more on packing and less so on taking inventory and making decisions about which items to part with, you can make the process a lot less stressful.


Remember, no matter what options you decide to choose from, you can save yourself time and money by coordinating your moving and junk removal efforts,. Best of all, you can make an otherwise stressful period in your life a bit easier.



Stephen Shropshier is a writer for Yodle, a business directory and online advertising company. Find a <a rel=”nofollow” onclick=”javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackPageview', '/outgoing/article_exit_link']);” href=”<a rel=”nofollow” onclick=”javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackPageview', '/outgoing/article_exit_link']);” href=””>”>contractor</a> or more <a rel=”nofollow” onclick=”javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackPageview', '/outgoing/article_exit_link']);” href=” “>contractor </a> articles at Yodle Consumer Guide.

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