Providing AEDs During SCA Awareness Month

October is SCA Awareness Month. The owner of Junk Masters, Tiffany is herself a survivor of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA), so we couldn’t let it pass by without saying something.

In July 2022, Tiffany unexpectedly experienced SCA and thankfully received CPR within 30 seconds of her heart stopping. Just a few weeks after the incident, she was back on her feet and on the job. She has thankfully made a full recovery with no mental or physical ailments and attributes a lot of that to the fantastic care she received during the first minutes, hours, and days of the incident.

It is crucial to take quick action in the event of SCA by starting cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or administering shock from an automated external defibrillator (AED). Calling 9-1-1 and getting someone to find an AED are important. But starting CPR can truly save a life.

Junk Masters Donating Proceeds to Fund AEDs

Although they are life-saving, we have found that there are a surprisingly low number of AEDs accessible to the public. During October, Junk Masters will donate a portion of all proceeds to purchase AEDs. We encourage all businesses to consider having one, especially if workers are doing dangerous tasks or you have a large team.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest takes more than 350,000 lives each year and is the leading cause of death in America. Truly anyone of any age can experience SCA, including people who have no sign of heart disease.

The only chance of survival is if the victim receives life-saving defibrillation from an AED within the first four to six minutes. Every minute that passes without a shock from an AED decreases the chance of survival by 10%. Administering hands-only CPR can be a bridge to life until an AED arrives.

Make a difference and save a life. Learn CPR.

How to Get Rid of Scrap Metal

Do you have an old metal desk, shelf, broken grill, or other bulky scrap metal items you’d like to get rid of? Especially if you cannot fit the items in your trash can? If you’re able to move those items to your driveway, you may be able to utilize an inexpensive option to get rid of those large items.

Scrap metal is always in demand. Often, you can often find “scrappers” in your area who will pick up items for free. They take the items and repurpose them (if possible) or resell the metal at a local metal junkyard.

Sometimes you may find a scrap hauler driving around your neighborhood before trash day. If you see some looking at the garbage piles, just flag them down. While this is certainly an option for you to get rid of your scrap metal items, it may be more reassuring and effective if you set up a scrap metal pickup with someone instead.

🚲How do you setup a scrap metal pickup?⚓️

  1. Bring the items outside and create a pile. The first thing you want to do is get your scrap metal together to see what you have. Next, clear them from your home. Most scrap haulers do not have insurance or a business established, so there’s a liability to having them in your home. Bringing items outside also makes it easier to schedule a pickup.
  2. Take a photo or two of your pile. It is best to photograph the pile from multiple sides and bring attention to any large or heavy items. Scrappers may be driving 20-30+ miles for your pickup so they’ll likely want to know the trip is worthwhile.
  3. List it on Facebook, Nextdoor, Craigslist, etc. with a description of what needs to be removed and a deadline. List items that may be repurposed and the condition of items. Also indicate whether you are willing to split out items or want someone to come and get the whole pile.
  4. Pick the one which seems the best fit. You will likely get many responses. You may want to select someone living in your general area, or just the first person who responds who seems like they can handle the job.

 

Need a Professional Option?

Have heavy items or hard-to-move items? Need items brought out of your home? Not able to move items yourself? Junk Masters pros also remove scrap metal items for a fee, primarily based on the volume the items take up. Appliances that contain freon have an additional environmental recycling fee and, due to weight, some items require special equipment for removal which may result in additional charges.

Our team members are fully licensed and insured and have the strength, know-how, and equipment to get even the largest removal tasks done. Call or text Junk Masters at 317-456-2055 with information about your project to learn how we can get rid of your scrap metal today. 

Commercial Property Cleanout

Has a tenant left a few things behind at your property? Do you have a property or warehouse in need of a commercial property cleanout service? Junk Masters is happy to offer commercial warehouse and property cleanouts as well as residential cleanouts. Don’t stress about that cleanout project – call in the pros!

 

Warehouse Cleanout in Noblesville IN

In a recent commercial cleanout project we completed in Noblesville, our client was left with a warehouse full of discarded clothing. After quick inspection, we found that most of the items were unusable with stains, tears, and many otherwise undesirable used unmentionables. It almost seemed as if the clothes had been filtered through for quality items, and only the discards remained. We thought these items might have been considered for sale as clothing bales for pennies a pound — but it looked like the tenant’s textile baling business had been abandoned before that could happen.

There was literally a mountain of bags and bundles of clothing in this commercial warehouse, taller than my head. Each of the bags weighed 100-150 lbs and there was a risk of the bags starting a landslide as you tried to pull them apart. The heap and its weight was rather overwhelming if one was going to move it by hand — and these were not items that any resale company or donation center would want to sort through. We weren’t even sure the clothing was safe or free from drugs or paraphilia since we had no idea what the origin of the clothing was.

Clothing Mountain

We attempted to connect with a textile recycler in the Indianapolis area that might be able to take the items in 15 cubic yard loads — but unfortunately found there were not any. So instead we transported all of these textiles away to the nearest transfer station. And from there, it is burned up into energy at a local power facility in Indiana. It’s recycling at its finest.

 

Our Commercial Property Cleanout Strategy

It was clear from the start that completing this project by hand was going to be backbreaking and take forever. At Junk Masters, we utilize top-of-the-line equipment to complete your junk removal project. In this case we needed our 15 cubic yard dump trailer and our Bobcat MT100 mini-skidsteer. These powerful tools allowed us to eliminate 90 cubic yards of textiles which weighed 12 tons in no time!

Within just a few days we had this commercial warehouse cleaned out and ready to be put back on the market. Our licensed and insured junk removal professionals eliminated the piles safely,  efficiently, and responsibly. Junk Masters has full commercial liability insurance and never illegally dumps the items we remove.

Don’t let mountains of trash, furniture, or debris prevent you from getting your rental back to making money. Get the professionals at Junk Masters to eliminate all your junk headaches at your commercial property. Text or call us today at (317) 456-2055.

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Moving Day Trash Out Carmel IN

Moving Day Trash Removal in Carmel IN

Owning less is better than organizing more!

Whether you’re moving, downsizing, or just getting rid of the clutter – Junk Masters is here to help.

Getting rid of stuff in small quantities is easy. That’s what trash cans are for each week. And if you only have one or two large items, your local trash service may be able to take your items with them if you schedule a pickup. But what do you do when you have enough to overflow your trash cans and you’re moving away in the next few days?

This client needed some last minute help to clean up some trash during their move out process. We were called out on the day of their move to remove everything they weren’t taking to their new home. With our dump trailer, we had it loaded up in no time so this client could head to their closing with one less thing on their mind!

 

Moving Day Trash Out Carmel IN

 

Wondering what sort of items we take? The short answer is, “Almost everything.” You can find a detailed list of what we take at this link. We want to be as helpful to you as possible and have found local partners to get rid of some of the more complicated items you may need to dispose of. What exactly can we take? Here’s a few items we can take:

  • Household trash (including bagged  food from your fridge or freezer)
  • Household goods and decor
  • Cardboard boxes and packaging
  • Furniture – broken or ready for donation
  • e-Waste, old electronics, lighting, large and small appliances, exercise equipment
  • Construction materials and debris
  • Scrap metal
  • That randomness taking up space in your home, garage, or yard

Don’t keep putting off the inevitable. We’re just a phone call or text away at 317-456-2055.

Introducing the Owner of Junk Masters

In case we haven’t met yet, I’m Tiffany – the human you’ll find when you pull back the curtain. 🪄 I thought I would take a moment to introduce myself as the holidays grow close.

When you reach out to Junk Masters, you’ll usually be talking to me and I’ll be there every step of the way. Junk Masters is a small, locally owned, female-led business and calls and jobs are handled by a husband and wife team. While we don’t have a large team helping us out, just two people with the right equipment can get a lot of things done. And if we can’t – we’ll let you know!

Personal service and attention to detail make us different from other junk removal companies. We make the process fun and easy for you and we enjoy helping you eliminate your headaches. I have a passion for decluttering and living organized – although none of us is perfect and we don’t live in bubbles where nothing is ever out of order! Life is meant to be lived and enjoyed – and sometimes that means having less to take care of so you have time for experiencing more.

Give us a call or text to get started at 317-456-2055.

What can I help you get out of your life? You know you’re ready to say goodbye – you just need the right person to take it away. Know from the moment you call that a friend is here to take care of your junky, cluttered problems. No judgement and no questions asked!

Moving Day Junk Removal in Fishers IN

Moving day leaving you with extra junk and stress? Let Junk Masters help!

When the moving truck arrives and everything starts getting pack, you may find that you don’t want some items or that they won’t actually fit. What will you do? Leaving them behind isn’t an option, especially with a closing or rental deposit hanging in the air.

Make a stressful situation disappear with one simple call or text – just reach out to Junk Masters at 317-456-2055.


With same day availability, we have the resources you need to get rid of those last minute headaches like food remains, furniture that won’t fit in the truck, and stuff you just don’t need. Since you already know where you’ll be moving to, you’re probably doing a lot of mental planning of where everything will go. If you already know something isn’t going with you and don’t have the time or energy to get rid of it on FB Marketplace or Craigslist (or it simply isn’t worth it), Junk Masters will make sure it disappears.

If you’re a planner, reach out early so we can arrange to be there after your moving truck leaves to pickup the mess.

Our client in Fishers needed junk removal services on short notice so we made sure to get there quickly. They were moving out of their apartment and had a few items that they knew they didn’t want to take with them. We were able to recycle many items and donate others to help reduce the waste going into our landfills.


Don’t leave it in the curb to cause more headaches- call Junk Masters to take it away! 317-456-2055.

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Garage Cleanout in Fishers

Winter is here and snow in inevitable. If you don’t enjoy scrapping ice and snow off your windshield, now is the time to start thinking about scheduling a garage cleanout. Although we don’t help with the organization (Though we can recommend a few great people for the task) we are here to remove all those unwanted items in a jiffy!

Our client needed a place to park his cars during the winter as well as provide a space for that bulky Jeep hardtop! Since he wasn’t using his workbench or a desk on the other wall, we were happy to take them away. We also removed a pile of wood scraps to free up the entire corner. This garage cleanout in Fishers was complete and the client couldn’t have been happier!

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An example of a quick garage cleanout in Fishers IN.

Is it time to get that garage cleanout in Fishers started? We can take moving boxes, old electronics, furniture, packaging, and so much more. All you need to do is tell us that you’re ready to get rid of it — we can take care of the rest!

What are a few items you may want to get rid of from your garage?

  • Cardboard and packaging
  • Sports equipment you haven’t used in more than a year
  • Old shelving
  • Unwanted decorations
  • Broken furniture
  • Old appliances
  • Non-working electronics or machines
  • Renovation debris or leftover items
  • Unwanted or old cans of paint
  • Old grills

See a more comprehensive list of items we can remove from your home or business here.

Reach out if you’re in Fishers, Noblesville, Carmel, Zionsville, Pendleton, NE Indy or other nearby areas! We’d love to help you with your garage cleanout project. You can send us a request online or reach out at 317-456-2055 via call or text with details about your project for a free estimate. Especially during the colder months it’s nice to have a clean garage that allows for parking. No more iced up windows – don’t wait to get your garage winter ready!

Dishwasher Removal in Carmel

Need to get rid of old appliances or electronics like a dishwasher in Carmel? No problem! Junk Masters is here to help!

A client who has used us in the past recently reach out to ask if we could help her remove this old dishwasher and packaging from her front doorstep in Carmel. She had been expecting the delivery service of her new dishwasher to remove the old one–  but they never showed up. After waiting more than a week for them to appear, she decided to call in the junk professionals.

Do you have an old fridge, dishwasher, washer, dryer, or other appliance that needs to go? Junk Masters is here to get rid of it! Whether it’s working or not, we find the best solution for disposal like donating or recycling. These items will never end up in the landfill when you choose Junk Masters as your junk removal specialist.

E-waste is a growing concern around the world and Americans create electronic waste at an alarming rate. Americans throw away an estimated $55 billion in e-waste material annually (more than the 2019 Gross Domestic Product of many countries) and, in the United States and Canada, every person produces roughly 20kg of e-waste annually.

It is important that e-waste such as old appliances and electronics is properly recycling. Not only can we harvest much needed resources for future electronics, but keeping these items out of landfills prevents them from leeching harmful pollutants into the groundwater.

Reach out if you have a dishwasher to remove in Carmel, IN, or other ewaste such as appliances or electronics to remove in Noblesville, Fishers, or surrounding areas. Give us a call or text at 317-456-2055 or send us an online request with details about your project today. We look forward to hearing from you and getting things cleaned up for you quickly.

7 Ways to Prepare for a Move

Are you planning on moving soon? It’s a big life moment and it can cause a lot of stress if you are not prepared for what lays ahead. If you are downsizing, you have an even larger challenge to conquer! Not only do you need to pack, but you have to get rid of so much.

Don’t give up hope, though! You can make it through, especially with the following tips!

  1. Give yourself as much time as possible. It seems logical enough, but if you are considering a move any time in the future, NOW is the time to get started with decluttering and deciding what is important enough to move. If you haven’t moved in a long time (20 years or more), it’s possible that you will have many outdated items in your home, from medications to office products to electronics. These can be taken to local recycling partners or may be able to be thrown away in your local trash. Or you may want to call in assistance like a decluttering pro or a junk removal company like Junk Masters.
  2. Declutter before you pack. Have you ever done a huge purge of stuff and just felt better afterwards? Having less causes lower amounts of stress. You don’t need to worry about organizing it, knowing where it is, or when you’ll next use it. If you can’t remember the last time you wore something or used it, you definitely don’t need it. The less you move, the lower you moving bill also. You pay for every box you move, either with the moving company or when you move it yourself. Make sure what you’re moving matters.
  3. Inventory the contents of your boxes. If you are packing long-term or doing a big move, keeping an inventory of the contents of your moving boxes can be a lifesaver. You may want to do this with paper lists, lists in your favorite app that can be searched, or via photos of the contents of each box. Number boxes and mark them with a few important items as well to keep track of items important to you and your family.
  4. Fill in the gaps in your boxes. When boxes are flipped upside down, nothing inside should move around. If you are using a moving company, you want to be extra sure that boxes are fully packed and do not have big air pockets. Things get shifted and placed weirdly during moves and you don’t want everything moving around inside, causing damage.
  5. Plan services and reservations ahead of time. Think about the utility services you will need to set up and reserve. Make sure that you can get the movers on the day you need, get all your trash out and home clean, and also get things like internet and electricity switched over for a smooth transition.
  6. Pack in stages. Moving your home can be a huge task, so start with items that you know you won’t need often before your move like books, DVDs, off-season clothes and so on. This also allows you time to consider what you don’t need anymore or won’t have space for in your new home as you go. (Declutter, declutter, declutter!)
  7. Back up files and pack important documents. There are certain items you always want to keep track of, so you can keep a small box on-the-ready during the moving process that helps you keep those items in sight all the time. Checkbooks, contracts, identification documents, and other similar important documents should all go in there for you to move personally.

Hopefully these 7 tips will get you well on your way to a happy and easy move. If you need assistance getting rid of unwanted furniture, e-waste, trash, or more, Junk Masters is here to help. We provide junk removal services in Fishers, Carmel, Noblesville, Pendleton, Anderson, and surrounding areas in Indiana. Call or text 317-456-2055 with details about your project to get started today.

Is Junk Removal in Indianapolis Free?

You’ve realized that you have a garage full of stuff to get rid of, from furniture to boxes of junk. But how? You may be thinking that surely someone will want to come and take your stuff for free? You will find many social media marketplaces loaded with ads for free playhouses, swing sets, hot tubs and more. Some of these connections work out and you have a happy transaction. But should those ads for free pickup fall through and you still find yourself with that soiled couch in the basement, what do you do next?

If you have access to a large truck or a trailer, you may be able to transport items away yourself. Will that be free? No. There are gas expenses, your time, and perhaps rental fees for the truck or trailer. Then, when you get to the local transfer station, there will be an additional fee. Most of them in the Indianapolis area charge $25 or more per cubic yard. It often surprises people that there is such a charge for the disposal of items – but getting rid of trash gets more expensive all the time. If you drive a king size mattress and two twin box springs to a transfer station for disposal, you will often be looking at fees of $150-200 or more for disposal.

For some homeowners, pickup from your local trash services may be an option, especially if you only have one or two things. To utilize this service usually requires reaching out to them, registering a pickup, paying an additional fee per item, and waiting for their schedule date (usually once a month for your area) to arrive.

If you’re looking to be a bit more hands off, you need something gone quickly, or you’re tired of moving it around (or just physically can’t), professional junk removal services in Indianapolis are a great place to start. Junk Masters is one option for junk removal. When you hire a pro, you don’t need to move everything again or worry with how you will transport it to the dump. Whether the items you are getting rid of are piled together or still sitting in the bedroom or basement space where you last used them, a fully insured junk removal service can carefully and thoughtfully remove them from your home without causing any damage.

Professional junk removal services are also not free. Much like removing the items yourself, we incur similar costs. What sort of costs do junk businesses face, you ask? Junk Masters is a registered corporation in Indiana and we have maintenance fees for our trailers and truck, commercial insurance fees, gas charges, and fees for disposal of your property.  Some items such as televisions, freon-containing devices, tires, and paint have additional environmental disposal fees as well.

Do you have questions about junk removal in Indianapolis? We’d love to hear from you. Leave a comment below or send us a text at 317-456-2055.