Furniture removal:

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What to Do with Unwanted Items

Alternatives to dumping your furniture at the curb

Once you’re no longer using it, large, bulky furniture items like couches, bookshelves, and tables are difficult to move on your own. Even getting these items to the curb can be a hassle. Plus, tossing old furniture out with trash is a waste of landfill space. Instead of curbside disposal, read on to learn a few alternative ideas for furniture removal.

Ideas for Furniture Removal

  • Sell it. There’s always a decent market for old furniture that’s still in relatively good condition. Facebook Marketplace, eBay, and Craigslist.org are good places to start. Students, low-income families, and others on a budget will appreciate your gently used sofa, wood furniture, leather chairs, desks, etc. Just post a picture online with a reasonable asking price (some sites even help you calculate the asking price) and wait for the offers to start rolling in.

  • Donate it. Shelters, community theaters, and small businesses might be looking for the types of pieces you’re looking to unload. Ask around and offer your furniture for free. It might even result in a tax write off for you. Plus, you’ll enjoy the benefit of doing a service to other people in your community.

  • Have a junk removal company haul it for you. In the event that the preceding ideas aren’t an option, a junk removal company like JDog Junk Removal & Hauling is a convenient, affordable option — especially if you don’t have a truck of your own to use. A junk removal company can also help if you do plan to sell or donate your old furniture. The JDog Junk Removal & Hauling team can do the heavy lifting for you. We also have a fleet of trucks to transport your old items wherever they need to go.

So contact the team at JDog Junk Removal & Hauling today at 844-GET-JDOG to schedule a pickup of your old furniture… and whatever else you might need to have hauled.

Refrigerator Removal Tips

How to safely remove a refrigerator yourself

Refrigerators are large, bulky appliances that are difficult to remove. Not only are they hard to lift, but they’re filled with coolants and mechanical components that should be properly disposed of and/or recycled. This poses a problem when it’s time to take an old fridge out to the curb. Here are a few things that you should know about refrigerator removal, especially if you plan to do it yourself.

Refrigerator Removal

• First things first: be sure to remove the contents and unplug your refrigerator 6 to 8 hours before moving it.

• Plan ahead! Make sure you have access to a truck. It’s also helpful to have a dolly, hand truck, and moving straps at your disposal. There materials are needed in order to safely secure and carry your fridge to the truck.

• Refrigerators are filled with mechanical components as well as coolant that shifts during movement, so be careful to keep the refrigerator upright and vertical at all times.

• Refrigerators are heavy, bulky, and awkward to move, so there’s always a risk of bodily harm when moving one. Therefore,  be sure to bring along a friend for safety, especially when carrying a refrigerator on a staircase or through narrow doorways.

• Refrigerators should not be kept in storage with their doors closed for an extended period of time. Keeping the doors closed without the unit plugged in to an outlet means trapping odor-causing bacteria. In order to encourage proper ventilation, keep the door slightly ajar to prevent this from happening.

• If you’re not up to the task of removing a fridge on your own (which most people aren’t), there’s a great, easy, cost-effective alternative. The team at JDog Junk Removal & Hauling is here to help you by hauling away your old refrigerator for you. We can also help move your new replacement refrigerator into your home. Contact us today by calling 844-GET-JDOG to schedule a pickup appointment.


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Estate Cleanouts: Where to Begin How to get started on an estate sale

Estate cleanouts are often the result of a major life event. Often, they’re caused by a family death, move, divorce, or forced downsizing. Liquidating the items of a home involves making tough decisions about whether or not to keep photo albums, old documents, and other potentially sentimental items. The beginning of the process can seem overwhelming. Just take it one step at a time and read on for more about preparing for estate cleanouts.

Preparing for Estate Cleanouts

  • Get your family involved. While searching through the contents of a home, some items that are seemingly worthless to you might be a sentimental treasure to someone else. Ask for a list from everyone and work to mediate potential conflicts that may arise over specific items.

  • Locate important documents that might apply to the situation that caused this estate cleanout. Wills, leases, tax returns, and other financial documents might come in handy later when you’re finalizing arrangements.

  • Save special memories as you sort through items. It can help to make a special pile for when you come across old photos, letters, and memorabilia. These are worthless in an estate sale, but priceless if you’ve lost a loved one you’d like to remember.

  • Hire an expert in estate sales. An estate appraiser is a vital part of putting together an estate sale. Even if their cost sounds unreasonable at first, it’ll save you money, stress, and time in the end of the process. Professionals help give estimates for items you want to sell and help you arrange and run your the sale.

  • Get rid of any unwanted items. The team at JDog Junk Removal & Hauling prides itself on working with Respect, Integrity, and trust. We’ll respect your items and property during what is surely a stressful time. Contact us today by calling 844-GET-JDOG to schedule a pickup after your estate cleanout.

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