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Do you have any plans this summer to tackle a renovation project? It can be really exciting to set out plans and visualize what your space will look like after! The job may take time, but it will be worth it! Diving in head first might not be the best approach. You are going to want to plan out exactly what you are going to keep and what you are going to dispose of. This includes walls, carpeting, windows, you name it! It also includes furniture, old appliances, cupboards or cabinets, even the kitchen sink!
You might want to consider renting a dumpster to have on premise, while you are doing your demolition work. It will keep your work area free of debris and will keep it a lot safer for you and others who are working or visiting the site. Last thing that you ever want is for someone to step on a nail! Or to cut themselves on a sharp edge of metal trimming or such. Keeping the work space free of all hazardous material is the best method of avoiding a trip to the emergency room, or having to stock up on band-aids! But you should still have a first aid kit on hand regardless. Hopefully, you will never need to open it, but it’s there if you need to.
If you are going to rent a dumpster or bin, you should definitely contact a junk removal company early. Bin rentals during the summer months are a pretty popular thing. When you realize that a lot of home owners or businesses like to do their major renovations during the warmer season, this makes sense. So, we would recommend that you plan ahead, at least a month or two, and book the dumpster early. At least you will have it reserved, come the time that you will need it on site.
If you are removing old appliances, you can also hire a junk removal company to come and take them off your hands. This might be the perfect time to get rid of them, rather than moving them and then reinstalling them after the renovation. Why not get rid of them instead, at that time. You can schedule your delivery of new appliances to co-inside with the completion or partial completion of the project. Getting the old out of your way to start with will free up space for you to plan and renovate how you want the space.
Are you planning on replacing flooring? Maybe taking up the carpet and installing hardwood floors instead? Haul it outside and have it taken away. You won’t have to waste any time taking it to the dump. You can stay on the job site, continuing with the renovation, while a junk removal company comes and takes the old stuff away.
Are you going to upgrade your furniture? Maybe a new couch and chairs? Or a new kitchen or dining room set? You can donate your old furniture, if it still has some life left in it. There are many different charities that take donations of furniture for people in need. Some will pick up. Some won’t. But many junk removal companies are aware of the need for furniture and such, and will recycle them appropriately. Many will take them off your hands and deliver them to the charities directly. They are working hard to try and keep items out of landfills as well.
When you do use a junk removal service, the fees associated with the job depend on the size of the load. Often, there may be a small surcharge if you need them to remove the item from your home. You can always remove items prior to the scheduled pickup time and place them outside yourself. This will reduce the cost to you. But if you are not able to do so, they are always capable of doing that for you.
If you prefer to take items to the recycling centres yourself, you can find where they are located and the hours of operation online. But sometimes, especially during renovations, it may be more time-saving to hire someone to haul your debris and unwanted items away. Keeps you working and moving forward on your renovation project!