What Not to Do With Your Junk

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Clearing out junk from your garage, basement, office space, or the like can be extremely liberating. While it might feel good to get rid of the items that have been building up clutter in your space, there are some big no-nos when it comes to actually getting rid of your junk.

Weebble Junk Removal & Hauling have been fortunate enough to provide junk hauling and waste removal services to the Houston area for years. In today’s blog post, we are going to touch on a few of the things that you absolutely should not do with your junk. If you find yourself with junk that you need to get rid of, contact our team, and we would be more than happy to get you taken care of. 

Leave it On the Street

One of the most common ways that people get rid of their junk these days is by leaving it on the street. Whether it’s the corner of the sidewalk in front of your house, your yard, or it’s on the road where your trash service comes through, this is a huge mistake. Even though it may be extremely common to see this in town, you don’t want to be the one doing this. 

Most commonly, people will leave their junk out on the side of the road with a sign that says “free”. The idea is that this will make the item more appealing and some stranger in need of that particular item will come and pick it up. Though the concept seems foolproof, there are so many reasons that people don’t usually pick up items on the side of the road. For starters, most of these items wind up exposed to good ol’ Houston weather. From the humidity to the beating rays of the sun, your piece of furniture will look drastically worse in a week’s time. 

When your junk winds up sitting out for longer periods of time, it continues to fade or get damaged by the unavoidable happenings of nature. This deters people even more. In a couple of weeks, you find yourself with even worse looking junk, but rather than it being in your house, it’s outside of it. Rather than do this, drop it off at a location that accepts donations or have a junk hauling company take it away for you. 

Dump It

Another way that people get rid of their junk is by dumping it. This time, we aren’t talking about dumping it in front of your house or on the corner of the street near your house. No, we’re talking straight up dumping it in some random alleyway, a business dumpster, or a random corner that you would never be associated with. Again, this approach does leave you with a way of getting rid of your junk. Though that may be the case, there are plenty of downfalls that come with doing so. 

One of the most important things to consider with this approach of dumping junk is that there are various ways that certain items need to be disposed of. Let’s say, for example, that you are dumping a box of electronics into a dumpster behind the grocery store. While you no longer have that box of electronics to deal with, those items are going to find their way to a landfill, where they may not belong. Certain electronics need to be disposed of in a different way, so you’re better off recycling these items responsibly so as to avoid chemicals taking over landfills. 

Another great reason not to dump your junk is because of the common saying “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” While the box of clothes that you haven’t worn in years may seem like garbage to you, throwing it away isn’t the best way to approach these items. Rather than throwing them away, opt to drop this box off at a donation center, or sell them at a garage sale. There’s no reason to throw away clothes that someone else could still use. 

Reach Out to Weebble Junk Removal & Hauling

Now that you know what not to do with your junk, it’s time to contact the company that can help: Weebble Junk Removal & Hauling. The two points that we listed above are easy ways to get rid of your junk, but they aren’t necessarily right. Our team can provide you with a variety of services that you need to get rid of your junk for good. The best part? We do it right. By sifting through your items to recycle, donate, and safely dispose of, you can feel good about us hauling away your junk. Simply contact our office and let us know what type of junk (and how much) you’re looking to get rid of, set a date for our team to show up and haul it, and we’ll do the rest. It’s as simple as that! 

If you’re ready to organize your junk hauling, waste removal, or dumpster rental services, contact Weebble Junk Removal and Hauling today!

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