The Junk Monks’ Top Tips to Make Estate Cleanout Easier for You!
House cleaning is a mountain of tasks for those braving to it upon themselves. However, an estate cleanout is another story when the focus is on junk removal. Irrespective of the cause that instigated the cleanout, whether it was spring cleaning, moving out, cleaning a deceased family member’s home, or preparing the property for sale, the amount of movables is way too overwhelming for a family to handle on their own. Hence, we, The Junk Monks, have prepared this guide from our experience to help you sort through the mammoth of estate cleaning and efficient junk removal within a couple of days.
All tasks must start with a well-devised plan, and junk removal is no different. Our experience tells us that every space needs a keen eye before you pick up the garbage bag. So, take stock of the number of rooms (count the attic, basement, yard, shed, barn, etc., like separate rooms/area).
Then, make lists of things that you see which can be disposed of and the valuables you need to find and save. This planning will help both you and the family members involved in the cleanout while also being a clear set of instructions for the professionals assisting you in eco-friendly and quick junk removal. Once you have a clear comprehension of the job ahead of you, it’ll be easier to divide sections in the estate and start gathering valuables or sentimental items like documents, family photos, relics, paintings, silverware, jewelry, etc. and storing them aside for a later discussion with the family.
Identification is Key
Estate cleanout can be categorized into two stages – collecting personal belongings and junk removal. Usually, a space that requires a thorough cleanout will accumulate significant trash that has no purpose for anyone. However, in the current context, the volume of junk will require careful segregation and proper disposal as per the state guidelines. Hence, hiring the professional team of The Junk Monks is the best approach to have experienced people take over such a massively taxing task.
Next, you will need to specify what needs to go and what you’d like to keep, so the professionals can help retrieve it. Aside from the valuables mentioned previously, you may also want to keep some clothes, kitchenware, or other memorabilia or appliance still in usable condition. Again, giving clear directions to our team will help them plan the job accordingly and have their belongings recovered safely.
Lastly, as the Junk Monks team is working their magic of junk removal, cleaning, and disinfecting behind them, it’s time for you to decide what items should be donated, recycled, or reused. Although, yes, the trash will find its way to the dump yard directly by our professionals, it’s the items still in relatively good condition that should be discarded responsibly. Therefore, we urge all our clients to consider donating their old clothes, toys, and useful articles to the local charities associated with The Junk Monks.
Apart from that, The Junk Monks promises eco-friendly junk removal and disposal of waste material, and we deliver that to work at every estate cleanout.