Monday, March 2, 2020

How to Organize Your Garage Like a Pro

The garage is one of the most unappreciated spaces in the house. Most people use their garage as a dumping ground for unwanted, broken, or “maybe I’ll need this in the future” items. Keeping this space clutter-free, this is a losing battle, but there comes a time when you have to clean it. Most people find that the garage is overflowing with an insane amount of cobwebs and junk, and cleaning it is an overwhelming thought. Organizing the messy garage and scheduling junk removal is made easier if you follow these simple tips:

Declutter

Set aside a whole day. Start by getting everything out of the garage. Pile the items on your driveway and sort into a keep, sell, donate, or throw out piles. Don’t get caught up organizing the collection of things to keep. If there is a large number of items to throw out, call a reliable junk removal company to handle the trash.

Clean

Everything is out, and the garage is empty. Clean the garage top to bottom. Dust with a dry rag, then wipe surfaces with a damp cloth. If there is mold, use warm water with vinegar or bleach. Clean the walls top to bottom. Mop the floor. Spread clay cat litter to help absorb any oil. Scrub the stubborn grease and oil stains using a wire scrub brush.

Organizing

Come up with a plan. Plan how you want to hold items. Purchase boxes or containers, if needed, and have them on hand.

Categorize

Make smaller piles from your keep pile and categorize them either by function or size. Get your tools in one box, nuts and bolts in the other, and so forth. Place sporting equipment in another pile. It makes your work more manageable, and misplacing items becomes a thing of the past.

Use boxes or bins you have on hand to store the items. Don’t make the mistake of getting one big box and placing all the things in there. Sort all the smaller items out and put them in small boxes. Label the boxes so you don’t have to open them to find out what’s inside.  Place boxes that include items that are not needed regularly on the higher shelves.

Getting the garage cleaned out and organized makes it look much better, with no wasted space, and you have an easier time working in the garage.

If you have too much junk, a residential junk removal company can help you out with it. McJunk is a residential junk removal company capable of handling all your trash with ease. Contact us today and get a quote. Leave the trash to the professionals.

Monday, February 3, 2020

All You Need to Know About Scrap Metal Recycling

McJunk recyclingWith an ever-increasing rate of pollution, the idea of sustainability is being preached all across the globe. It is essential to realize one’s responsibilities at an individual level and hence contribute towards minimizing waste and saving mother earth.

When talking about waste reduction, recycling is one method available to each of us. Most of the time, we fail to realize that almost every item we use can be recycled. Metal recycling is one such impactful way to reduce waste.

Sorting and disposing of waste metal scrap is a tedious task for households. However, rather than dumping metal in landfills, you can choose a better alternative. Take the metal to a recycler.
Recycling scrap metals is beneficial because:

  • It is easier and cheaper to reuse metals than to extract virgin metal from the depleting ore deposits
  • Considering the time this task requires, recycling metal is highly efficient. Most metals can be recycled in 2-3 months. Steel and aluminum are the most recycled metals.

For recycling, metals can be broadly classified into the following two categories:

  • Ferrous metals
  • Non- ferrous metals

Metal recyclers purchase both ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Non- ferrous metals are generally more valuable than the ferrous ones.

Non-ferrous metals – Metals that do not contain iron are called non- ferrous metals. As a result of the absence of iron, the metals are lighter in weight and do not possess any magnetic properties. These metals find their application mainly for industrial purposes like pipes, aircraft, and wiring. Some examples of non- ferrous metals are aluminum, copper, nickel, brass, and lead.

Ferrous metals – All metals containing iron are known as ferrous metals. Because of the iron, these metals are known for their strength. Carbon steel, stainless steel, cast iron are some common examples. These metals are used in the construction of cars, bridges, and buildings.

Metals can be recycled again and again with only a slight degradation of quality. No metal ever degrades to the point of not being able to be recycled. Recycling metals still uses energy, but 95 percent less than new production.

After looking at the benefits and the need for recycling metals, pledge to recycle the waste metals in your household. Even tiny scraps can be recycled.

Want to be sure your metals are recycled? Contact McJunk at 919-850-4377. We offer metal trash pickup services and have expertise in responsibly converting these scrap into reusable goods.

Monday, January 6, 2020

Dumpster Rental vs. Hiring a Junk Removal Company

There are several reasons someone might need to get rid of large volumes of waste. Construction projects can accumulate mountains of trash. A garage, basement, or attic cleanup could also result in a lot of debris. Discarding furniture or other clutter can cause a pile-up of garbage. Most homeowners do not have the equipment to haul all these items to a local landfill. In any of these situations, junk removal will need to be arranged. There are two possible solutions to these situations. One option is to rent a dumpster. A rental is a less expensive option but involves more work. Alternatively, a junk removal company can do all the heavy lifting. This article will go over the pros and cons of each choice.

Dumpster Rental

Dumpster rental services are ideal for people who are working on small projects. Rentals are cheaper and allow individuals to get rid of the waste as they work. In short, dumpster rentals are suitable for anyone wanting to work at a self-set pace. Still, while there is a lot of freedom in a dumpster rental, it comes with some requirements. There has to be an accessible level area on the property to set the dumpster. The person renting the dumpster may have to acquire a permit for the dumpster (some jurisdictions require permits to limit where the dumpster is placed, and the amount of time it is allowed to be there). This process can require extra money and time. In addition to renting the dumpster, rentals require payment for dumping the trash (usually based on the amount of waste and any dumping fees at the landfill). These issues will have to be sorted out individually. Research any local rules about dumpsters to ensure everything runs smoothly.

Hiring a Junk Removal Company

When getting rid of a sizeable amount of waste, a junk removal company is a necessity. With a large amount of trash, doing all the work alone ceases to be cost-effective. Fees pile up, and work becomes inefficient. Getting a junk removal company will make a big project run smoothly and create less hassle overall. All of the hard work will be done by someone else. So there is no worry involved. Every inch of an area will be made clean by professionals. Pricing will depend on the volume of the trash, but it is worth getting this service, especially if a project has to be completed in a limited timeframe. This service can also be a good option if there isn’t enough space on-site to accommodate a dumpster. Even if there is a smaller amount of waste involved, this convenient service can be useful. The bonus of using a junk removal company is that they will sort all items into trash, recyclables, and donations and distribute them accordingly. This service helps keep items out of the local landfill.

For more information on hiring a junk removal company for your next clean-out project, contact McJunk at 919-850-4377.