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Junk Removal for Remodeling Projects

If you’re tackling a home remodel project, you need a reliable junk removal company to make your remodeling project easier and protect your home and family during the project. A good junk removal service can help with one of the most complex parts of home remodeling: getting rid of old construction material, furniture, old appliances, and all the stuff that is getting in the way of your home remodel. Some of the reasons why you need junk removal before, during, and after your remodel are:

Safety For Your Property, Workers, And Your Family 

Construction debris, building materials, and other junk can be a big risk to your property. When construction materials are left lying around, they can cause accidents and damage that can impact your home. Workers can be hurt by old material lying around, as can your family and pets. Professional junk removal eliminates many of the risks posed by remodels and will help keep your property and family safe. 

Peace of Mind

The clean-up after a remodel can be a big project and one that homeowners don’t want to do. Knowing that a professional junk removal company can take care of all the debris, junk, old furniture, cabinets, fittings, wire, and other materials for you will give you peace of mind and let you just enjoy the upgrades you’re making to your home. 

More Time

A professional junk removal company can come and remove junk and construction material during and after the remodel so that your home is clean and you can spend time enjoying your home and not cleaning up after a remodel. With a professional crew of junk removal experts, your garage, worksite, or remodel debris can be cleared out in just a couple of hours. That means you don’t have to spend a day or several days cleaning up and hauling things to the dump. 

Affordable Rates And No Dump Fees

When you’re cleaning up after a remodel, you may have lots of different types of material that need to be removed. Dump fees for each separate type of material that you need to clean up can add up very quickly. You won’t have to worry about extra dump fees or additional costs. The quote you are given is the price you’ll pay, no matter what junk you have that needs to be removed. 

Better for the Environment

Professional junk removal companies like Elite Services abide by ethical, climate-friendly pledges. All materials that can be recycled will be recycled, and other materials will be repurposed appropriately or disposed of in ways that won’t harm the environment.

 

Contact our experts at Elite Services company for expert residential or commercial junk removal services for your remodeling project! Give us a call or fill out our online contact form.

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How to Declutter Your Home Before Moving

Decluttering your home has many benefits, including letting go of some items that are no longer needed. Understandably, some things are essential when we buy them but become useless in the long run. Taking along with you clutters like these is not suitable for your new home. Now that you want to move, you get the chance to declutter and go with the property that will add value to your life.

5 Tips To Effectively Declutter Your Home Before Moving

Most times, its confusing to identify the things you need to keep from those that are no longer needed. This is particularly true if you attach sentimental value to an item. Here are the tips for picking valuable items:

 

  • Begin decluttering process as soon as possible

 

Many people make a mistake when moving to a new house is waiting until its time to move before the start of decluttering. That timing is wrong and ineffective because you will pick unnecessary items. Create enough time to think about what is essential and what is not. The best decluttering decisions come when you are not in haste or running out of time to move. When you have more time to yourself, you can pick necessary items for your new home.

 

  • Cancel out sentimental Items

 

Many people find themselves stuck between the phrase, It will be useful someday. That statement is why homeowners fill their garage with items that add no utility to their lives. You may find yourself contemplating the usefulness of one or more items. In that case, it means you are not deriving any benefit from it. It is impossible to have a second thought about crucial materials. If that item has utility to offer, it wont be in the garage for many months.

 

  • Pick Items according to their importance

 

You can declutter your home before moving by selecting the essentials. Applying this technique will probably discover that most items you keep in your home deny you enough space. To do this, write out the things you need the most by rooms in the building. You can begin from the living room, bedroom, kitchen, or garage. If you work from home, its ideal sorting your office first or lasting to ensure you tidy things up properly. Also, you can have a scale of 1 to 10 to evaluate your property before selection.

 

  • Gather Your Clutters for Recycling or Donation

 

By applying a scale for selecting items, you will separate redundant items from useful ones. Fortunately, the split items can still be useful for something. You can donate or transfer them to a local recycling center, depending on the nature of the items. Redundant Irons and metals should be recycled. It is an inexpensive way to declutter your home for a new beginning.

 

  • Dont neglect your maintenance routines

 

Decluttering will be effective only when you do your chores continuously. Moving to a new home doesnt mean you should stop your routine maintenance. Since you are still occupying the space, do whatever it takes to make the surrounding looks clean and well-arranged. It helps you to identify necessary items quickly. When its time to pack, you can pick things up conveniently without worries.

Conclusion

You dont have to start living in your new home the same way you do now. Understand that not all materials are essential. If you need to get rid of unwanted items in your home, Elite Services is a junk removal expert. Give us a call today or fill out our online contact form for more information!

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The Dangers of Hoarding

Hoarding not only causes people to live a lower quality of life and has a negative impact on mental health, but it can also actually affect your physical safety. Hoarding is an issue that requires time, concentration, and a professional junk removal service to solve. Once a person puts the time & effort into eliminating the clutter, they can go on to live their best life in a healthy home.

Mold & Infestations

One of the main issues with hoarding is the sanitary element. If floors and surfaces are piled with various junk, it is not possible that they are being sterilized properly, and you never know what you might have accidentally left lying around that is not aging well. The possibility for mold & insect or rodent infestations is very high in hoarding situations. Along with arranging a junk removal service for your cleanout, you may want to have an exterminator in mind as well.

Getting Crushed or Trapped

Hoarding often means that items are piled as high as the ceiling in some places of the home. Even something that seems minor, like a stack of papers, can be hazardous if it falls on a person. These piles can even end up blocking air vents and effecting ventilation, and also raise at which a fire can spread.

Fires

If a house trapped by hoarding catches on fire, the danger level is even higher than average. As previously mentioned, you can easily be trapped among the clutter with no way of escaping. Along with putting the residents at risk, this puts emergency responders at an even higher risk.

Ventilation Issues

If clutter inadvertently blocks an air vent, this can be lethal without you even knowing. Air vents are in place to ensure proper ventilation of the gases we should and should not be breathing in. If they are not able to work properly, you could end up breathing in toxic fumes such as carbon dioxide.

Will You Need a Junk Removal Service?

In almost all cases of hoarding, the help of a junk removal service is necessary to dispose of the junk accumulated. You might consider renting a dumpster or just hiring a removal service to come and remove the items. Elite Services & Demolition is happy to help you or your family members out of the hoarding trap and into a healthier home. Call today and we can talk about your needs!978-317-5388

Get The Facts About Compulsive Hoarding Behavior

Over the course of a lifetime, it is natural to collect a variety of trinkets, keepsakes, and odds and ends that start to fill up your home. Many items we keep contain memories, sentimental value, or and can even become collectors items with historical value. However, collecting too many things to the point of absolute clutter in a space may be a sign of compulsive hoarding behavior. Here are the facts that you should be aware if you suspect that you or someone in your life suffers from compulsive hoarding behavior.

Compulsive hoarding must include each of the three following conditions:

  • An individual retains many items, including items that appear to be useless or of little value to most people
  • The items kept create significant clutter in living spaces to the point where the individual cannot use their living spaces in a reasonable way
  • The items kept cause distress or issues in day-to-day activities

It is important to note that hoarding is different from collecting because in hoarding, individuals typically do not display their items proudly in an organized fashion, but instead collects the items in a disorderly way that creates significant clutter in living spaces.

Symptoms of compulsive hoarding behavior include:

  • Signficant difficulty in disposing of items
  • A pronounced amount of clutter in the office, home, car, or other spaces that impedes the ability to use furniture, appliances, or regular walkways
  • Losing important items in the clutter
  • Feeling overwhelmed by the volume of items that have taken over living spaces
  • Difficulty resisting acceptance of free items, even if the items are clearly useless or excessive
  • Buying unneeded items because they are a good deal or to stock up
  • Avoiding friends and family due to embarrassment about living space

Here are recommended guidelines that can help someone with compulsive hoarding behavior:

  • Have respect for the individuals right to make their own decisions about their items at their own pace.
  • Try to sympathize with the individual and understand the importance of his or her items to him or herself as you develop a plan together to reduce the clutter.
  • Encourage the individual to come up with ideas to make their home into a safer and more ideal living environment.
  • Team up with the individual to offer collaborative solutions to motivate the individual to discard or organize.
  • Help the individual recognize that hoarding interferes with their goals or values in life.
  • Maintain trust by always asking before eliminating an item.

For helping recovering hoarders who are ready to de-clutter to improve their living situation, contact Elite Services Junk Removal for a free estimate today.

Tips to Clean Out and Organize Your Garage

With winter fast approaching, now might be the perfect time to try and declutter the garage, and get rid of anything you dont use. To get as much done as possible, be sure to clean out and throw away items before you start your organization. To ensure a cleaner garage, be sure to follow the steps below.

  • Ask yourself when was the last time you used it? If the answer is more than a year ago, throw it out.
  • For any items that you believe you can get some value for, consider a garage sale or posting your items online to sell. It doesnt hurt to see who might be interested in what you no longer have any use for, and any extra cash flow is always beneficial.
  • Make three piles of donation, trash, and what you are keeping.
  • Be sure to have a structured system including shelving, if it doesnt already exist. This is a real space saver as you can put things on the wall instead of overstuffing your drawers.
  • Having bins where more items can be stored will help declutter and to become more organized. Introduce a color-coded system to make certain items easier to find, such as: tools, Christmas ornaments, etc. Make sure to clearly label the container.
  • Review your items to make sure you are not getting rid of anything you may need, and vice versa.
  • Once you have established all your categories, and you know what you no longer need, contact us to finalize your clean up!

We offer a variety of services such as furniture removal, yard clean-up, and appliance removal, and would love to help make your life hoard-free.

For more information about how Elite Services can help you out, feel free to fill out our online contact form or give us a call at 978-317-5388.

Bedroom Furniture Removal

bedroom removalYou’ve lived in the same bedroom for over 20 years, with the same bed, mattress, night stand, dresser and shelves. It is time for an upgrade. The spring time is often a popular time of the year were people start getting ride of those winter blues. Winter tends to keep people inside & stuck on the couch with a cup of hot chocolate. With spring projects starting to pop up, bedrooms are an area where upgrades are often open. You sleep and spend so much of your life in your room, shouldn’t it be a special place?

After your new furniture has come in, your old stuff has to go. Elite Services specializes in the removal of all bedroom type furniture. Wecreate a quick process for where we can come in and take anything you wish. No more heavy lifting and injured backs on your end. You can also know that after removal we recycle everything that we can.

If your upgrading your bedroom and need old furniture removal, call the specialists at Elite Services at978-317-5388.

Couch & Sofa Removal

Almost every family in the country has come to that point where they finally realize there old couch just isn’t cutting it. Many people just suddenly realize maybe when visiting a family or friend that new couches are actually clean, extremely comfortable and look great. Unfortunately, you cant just leave you big, honking old sofa on the side of the street for the town to take away for you.

Elite Services Junk Removal & Demolition out of Swampscott has removed many couches over the years from homes. You can just give us a call and we will come in and take it away from you. There is no need to stress about your couch situation. Elite Service is located in Swampscott but does a share of work from Salem to Newburyport. Our furniture removal also doesn’t stop at couches, we can help with anything you need help getting rid of. For more information about our Junk Removal services, give us a call at 978-317-5388.