9 Things to Declutter Before Winter Strikes

October is here and winter is just around the corner. We all know it’s not always the most fun time of year, especially when the ice and snow arrives. Do you have a garage full of stuff and no place to park your cars? Now is the time to tackle that garage, basement, or even attic to free up space and make sure you can make your garage parking space available before the winter storms hit.

If you’ve been putting off a few things around the house, like decluttering the garage so your car can fit inside, there is no better time than now to get around to it! Although it may not be your favorite thing to do, it doesn’t have to be a painful process. Junk Masters is here to help you get rid of all the excess stuff that you don’t know what to do with. From donation piles and old furniture to yard debris, now is the time to take action before everything is frozen in place.

  1. Boxes – Whether you have too many boxes from online purchases, a recent interior design project, or a move, cardboard can quickly pile up to become a heaping mess. Break down your boxes so they can be thrown away easily in your recycle bin.
  2. Old and broken electronics -Whether large or small, old TVs, vacuum cleaners, and inefficient appliances don’t need to live in your garage or basement permanently. These items can often be recycled with local partners who will put them to good use.
  3. Summer clothing and swimwear – With temperatures rapidly dropping, now is the time to review your closet to see what you may not have worn all year. If it no longer fits, you don’t like how it looks on, or you can’t remember why you bought it, let go of it.
  4. Fall clothing and winter coats – Since you’re bringing these clothes out now, it’s a great idea to review what still fits, what you like to wear, and what you still see yourself wearing.
  5. Dead plants and yard debris – Yard debris is terrible for your grass and the longer it lays, the browner it will get. So now is a great time to get rid of it. Have dead wood around? Dead wood piles are a great place for bugs to live and if you have a lot of limbs, brush, or other wood piled up, you may find yourself with more rodents or insects than you’d like visiting on a regular basis.
  6. Toys and games – Although the cold season is a great time to play indoors, if your kids have not touched those playthings in more than 6 months, it’s a great idea to do a purge.
  7. Summer gear – It’s time to review those pool items, camping gear, old grills, outdoor toys, and seasonal decor to identify what you no longer want or need. Whether the items are broken, old, or just no longer wanted by your family, there’s no reason to let them sit and gather dust (or snow!)
  8. Office. craft, and school supplies – Check all your supplies like glue sticks, markers and pens for dead items, and look at papers, folders and ribbon for things you know you’ll never need. Think about what you can actually use and need, then get rid of the rest.
  9. Guest room – The holidays often lead to house guests, so if you’ve been using your guest room for extra storage or piling things on the bed, take a moment to filter through everything. If you haven’t needed an item in 6 months or more, and it’s not a seasonal decoration, you probably can just let go of it.

How do you get rid of things?

Once you’ve figured out what you are going to get rid of, you have a few options for getting these things out of your house. It’s recommended that you get them out as quickly as possible so you can enjoy all that free space.

  • Sell them – Are they in great shape? Depending on your time frame for return, you can try selling you items via online sites like ebay or Facebook Marketplace, or take them to a local consignment or auction business. The amount of many you get will vary with each of these items, but so will the amount of time and research you’ll need to do to properly value items yourself, write descriptions, and take photos.
  • Donate them – If items are still in good shape but you don’t want to hassle with selling them, donation is a great option. Find a local charity in your area where you can drop items off, or work with a local junk removal company like Junk Masters
  • Trash them – If you’ve just got a few items, you can put them in your regular trash bin for pickup. If they are larger, your local trash service may also offer special pickup services to remove items that you leave curbside. When your junk pile is very large, you may want to take items to your local landfill in a truck, get a dumpster, or call a local junk removal service in your area (like Junk Masters) to quickly and efficiently remove the items. The latter is especially helpful if you do not have the ability or desire to move the items yourself.

What are your ready to part with? Junk Masters offers full-service junk removal and is here to help you empty that garage quickly so you don’t have to worry about that harsh winter weather. Don’t get left out in the cold – call or text us at 317-456-2055 or submit a quote request online.

Junk Masters Joins the F.C. Tucker Home Services Program

Junk Masters is proud to announce that it has joined the F.C. Tucker Home Services program, a hand-selected list of over 200 home service professionals and small businesses based in central Indiana. Finding a reputable company to help you maintain and upgrade your most expensive asset can be a real challenge, especially if you have recently moved to a new neighborhood. While social media and online reviews provide a lot of feedback, there is even more one should do to ensure that their service providers are reliable and trustworthy.

F.C. Tucker Home Services vendors have been personally interviewed before being invited into the program and also must provide proof of insurance. Vendors are also upheld to a high level of responsiveness and performance. All vendors are established, legitimate businesses with a desire to provide a high level of customer service to their clients.

Junk Masters is excited for the opportunity to work with over 1,200 real estate agents in the Indianapolis-region who are part of the F.C. Tucker team. With the current competitive real estate market, it’s more important than ever for a home to make a good first impression. Whether it’s improving curb appeal before a home is listed, removing items that a new buyer doesn’t want to keep a closing on time, or helping a home buyer get rid of that post-moving day trash, Junk Masters thrives on providing timely solutions for home owners in and around Indianapolis.

The best news is that even if you’ve never bought or sold a home with F.C. Tucker, their list of trusted home services vendors is available for all to use online. Review vendors by category, search by name, or review the listings on the map to see what businesses are in your area.

Be sure to check the list out yourself the next time you are in need of a recommendation.

Junk Masters Joins MIBOR

Junk Masters Inc. actively works to build relationships with local Realtors and other businesses. Not only do we look to provide high-quality junk removal services for our clients, but we also love to network with fellow entrepreneurs and support their businesses.

We are proud to announce that Junk Masters Inc. has joined MIBOR Realtor Association in central Indiana to support the local marketplace and strengthen our collaboration with other real estate professionals.

As a junk removal company in Fishers, IN, Junk Masters knows that both home buyers and sellers have a great need for getting rid of items in a timely manner, especially when a closing is on the line. Becoming a member and working with the local real estate association in central Indiana, MIBOR, allows Junk Masters to reach a network of over 8,600 members who are dedicated to professionalism in the homeowner industry.

Real estate professionals form a special bond with home owners during the sale or purchase of a home and have an opportunity to provide much needed advice during what is sometimes a difficult process. Today more than ever, transactions and closings move very quickly, and Junk Masters knows that it’s crucial to have a timely solution for getting rid of last minute items in a home that is being sold.

  • Are you selling a home? We are happy to provide quick turnaround times and even weekend pickups for those clients who need to get rid of any items a home buyer may not want. Don’t let your closing be in jeopardy just because you left behind some boxes, electronics, or other unwanted items in your home.
  • If, on the other hand, you are buying a home, Junk Masters has the solution you need to dispose of all those unwanted moving boxes, furniture that may not fit in your new home, or there were items left behind in your new home that you just don’t want — reach out to us and we’ll take care of it for you quickly and efficiently.

Whether you can be at the home personally or will be providing remote access, Junk Masters looks forward to helping with your real estate junk removal needs. We provide confirmation photos on site to show what has been collected as well as confirm that the home is in perfect shape for its new owner. We are always happy to provide our customers with an invoice and offer a range of remote payment options as well, including Venmo, Zelle, and credit cards over the phone.

What do you need removed from your home? Contact Junk Masters via phone or text at 317-456-2055 to schedule a pickup appointment today.

How to Get Rid of Yard Debris in Hamilton County

If you live in a home in Hamilton County, Indiana (including Noblesville, Fishers, Carmel, and its surrounding areas), you may find yourself with a lot of yard debris during the year. Trees, bushes, and shrubs needs to be trimmed often, and sometimes it’s easy to get carried away with the cutting…but not so easy to fit everything in your trash can later. We’ve all been there!

When your yard debris pile gets too big for you to just get rid of yourself, it’s time to call in help. There are a few options if you’re looking to get rid of your yard debris – and you may not even have to leave your backyard.

Gauge the Size

Depending on how large your pile is, one of your most cost-effective options is using a pickup truck or trailer to load everything up and haul the debris to a local green waste recycling center. There are sites in Noblesville like Tiffany’s Lawn & Garden Supply which will take tree trimmings and bushes for a small fee to be used for mulch. If you don’t have a truck or trailer, you may be able to borrow one from a friend or rent one in your area.

When the pile gets to be more than a few pickup loads worth, a good DIY option is a green waste dumpster. Dumpsters can be brought to your home and conveniently placed for you to fill up with your yard debris. These are specifically for green waste like tree limbs and shrub trimmings and nothing else should be added to them. If you’re going to put other trash into that dumpster, you’ll want to get a regular waste dumpster instead.

Get Good Supplies

  • Tarps – When loading yard debris, tarps can be very helpful for transporting piles of branches. Just be sure not to overload the tarp so that you can still move the tarp with the help of a second person to dump or load it.
  • Gloves – Yard debris can be very prickly and physical. Be sure to wear good, thick gloves to protect your hands while you are picking things up and loading them.
  • Rake – You’ll want to make sure you clean up the little debris when you’re done too. Leaves and small twigs are easier to grab when they are piled up together.
  • Chain saw – In some cases, depending on what you need to be removed, you may need a chain saw to make the pieces smaller and easier to transport
  • Small garbage can, tube, or garbage bags – Depending on availability, you may want to use any of these or a combination of them to pick up all the little stuff so prevent it from blowing around as you move it to your vehicle or dumpster
  • Water – Remember to stay hydrated while doing yard work, especially if it’s a hot day and you’re in the sunshine.
  • Physical strength – The only other thing you need now is to get to work! You’ve got to load your piles into the dumpster or vehicle so they will disappear forever so it’s just going to be a bit of stooping, twisting, turning, and throwing now to get everything cleaned up.

Are you reading all this and suddenly filled with dread? Don’t have all these supplies and don’t want to buy them? Lack the time, vehicle, or interest to do all this yourself?

Call in the yard debris removal pros in Hamilton County! Junk Masters is happy to come and take away your yard debris in a quick and efficient way. We have everything needed to get the job done. From old firewood piles to freshly fallen limbs, just send us a few photos of your yard debris pile at 317-456-2055 and we can give you an estimate.

We are a local, family-owned business based in Fishers, Indiana, and we’d love to help you reclaim your garden space.

Moving Clean Out in Fishers IN

Are you preparing for a move or did you recently move? Junk Masters can help!

Do you find yourself with lots of boxes, styrofoam, packing materials, and perhaps even a few pieces of furniture you no longer need? Just set it aside and we can take care of that moving day trash.

When the pile is more than you can fit in your garbage cans or the local trash service isn’t able to take them along, give Junk Masters a call! We’ll be there to take care of it in a flash.

 

Moving day can cause a lot of stress but the one thing you don’t need to worry about is how to get rid of that extra moving trash! We’re happy to remove your empty moving boxes, bulky TV boxes, packaging for new furniture, foam inserts, and so much more.

Is there a closing day deadline approaching? No problem – we’ll make sure everything is out in time. Do you have a lot of extra food you can’t take with you because you’re moving across the country? We can take household waste also — just please let us know at pickup so we can properly dispose of those items at the landfill.

We also enjoy working with local businesses. If you’re a real estate agent, property manager, or home services provider who is referring a client – just let us know. We have experience working with out-of-state owners and remote access, too, and are fully licensed and insured.

Did you do a few renovations and now find yourself loaded down with way more boxes than you can get rid of? Whether you’ve got them all piled up or spread around your home, just point out what you need to have taken care of and we’ll take care of it.

 

Eliminate the moving day stress with a single call or text. If you’ve got your moving junk ready to go, just snap a few pictures to send to us via text at 317-456-2055. Junk Masters will be happy to provide you with a free estimate for removal services and proper disposal. Junk Masters strives to recycle as much as possible from cardboard boxes to electronics.

What to Declutter Before a Move

Moving is a very exciting time and it requires a great deal of organization as you transition from one home to another. Whether you will have more or less space at the end of your move, you are certain to have items that you will no longer need when all is said and done. It’s also a good idea to only pack the items which you need or want for your new home. Why bother to pack, store, and move a bunch of stuff that you haven’t touched in the last 3 years?

What to Declutter Before a Move

If you’re planning a move soon, there is no better time to start decluttering. The earlier you can start getting rid of things, the better.

If you’re wondering what you should declutter before a big move, the simple answer is EVERYTHING.

  • Closets
  • Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms
  • Kitchen
  • Garage
  • Laundry Room

As you take each item out of the drawer or off the shelf to pack it, think about how often you use it and if you love that item. If you never use it, it’s a good item to get rid of. If you’re keeping it because it has sentimental value, consider if you could hold on to the memories that item provides in another way – such as pictures, instead.

Here are a few things to consider as you go through items:

  • Do you love this or need it? Have you used it in the last year?
  • Will you need the same wardrobe you have now or will it change?
  • What about your furniture? If you’re going to a different area of the country, will the decor style remain the same?
  • Are you downsizing? If so, what rooms will you no longer have in your home? Will you eliminate a garage or storage shed? What about kitchen space and extra bathrooms or bedrooms?

What To Do with the Stuff You Declutter

As you decide to get rid of stuff, you also have to decide what to do with it. There are typically 3 options:

  1. Sell it
  2. Give it away
  3. Throw it away

Each of these options comes with a varying degree of complications and sometimes even risks.

  1. Selling items can be very rewarding and give you some cash in your pocket, but it can also be rather time-consuming and isn’t realistic for everyone. Your items need to be in very good condition to be sold and should be desirable to others. If items only sell for a few dollars, you probably don’t want to spend half a day cleaning, writing about, and photographing items, especially if you have lots to sell.
  2. Giving items away may involve local donation centers or even people via free websites. This can be just as time-consuming as selling if you list items individually, which is not possible if you are getting rid of lots of items at once. A charity like Goodwill may be willing to pick up your donation if you have a lot of high-value items available.
  3. The most simple option for most, especially due to the time crunch of moving, is throwing things away. If it will fit in the trash can, your weekly service offers lots of opportunities to get rid of your junk. Or if you’ve got more than will fit in your bins at once, start a junk pile. Once you’ve gone through everything in your house, you can load these items up and take them to a recycling center. Or you may want to bring in a junk removal professional like Junk Masters to get rid of everything at once and even do a move-out cleanup.

Does the thought of decluttering all the rooms in your home make you feel overwhelmed? Is there just too much? If you need assistance in reducing and decluttering, Junk Masters can help. We offer hoarder help for more advanced situations. Reach out today for your free quote to gain your space back at 317-456-2055.

Yard Debris Removal in Fishers IN

What do you do with all the cuttings after you trim your bushes and trees? Sometimes, all that yard debris will fit in your garbage can. But when the project grows larger than expected, call Junk Masters to have your yard debris removed in Hamilton County.

If you recently found yourself in possession of more logs, firewood, or tree trimmings that you know what to do with, don’t make your neighbors or HOA angry! Just call or text Junk Masters for a quote and we will take care of everything.  317-456-2055

We will bring in our limb and yard debris equipment to get the job done quickly and efficiently so you can have full use of your lawn again.

  • Whether it fell down naturally or you cut it down – we’ll take it.
  • Whether you had great intentions to use it as firewood or not – we’ll take it.
  • Whether it’s been in your yard a day or a year – we’ll take it

Let go of the burdens keeping you from enjoying your garden and give us a call.

See a few before and after examples of projects we’d done recently on our Yard Debris Removal page.

Wonder what we do with all the yard debris that we collect in Fishers and the surrounding areas? We happily partner with local mulch producers who are constantly turning this into new mulch, so you don’t have to worry about any of this ending up in a landfill.

Are you looking for yard debris removal in Hamilton County, IN, or Indianapolis? Give us a call or text at 317-456-2055.

 

5 Key Benefits Of Professional Junk Removal

So you’ve typed in “junk removal near me” and found Junk Masters along with a collection of other professional junk removal services. You may be wondering – is there a real difference between the variety of junk removal companies you find out there?

Yes! 100 percent of the time! In the home services industry especially, there is a lot of variance in the quality of individuals you encounter. Some businesses may only be operating part-time and not be set up as businesses at all, opening both of you up for liability should something go wrong. Other junk removal businesses may be large corporations or franchises with little interest in the local community. So here are a few way that we set ourselves apart from the junk removal crowd:

  1. Junk Masters is a fully insured and licensed company that is run by a husband and wife team. You will be meeting us personally when you call, email, or text us, and we’ll be the people coming to your home each time you need to clean up a bit.
  2. This is our full-time business and we are dedicated to making the lives of our clients simpler and cleaner one truck-load at a time. We use professional equipment and work quickly and efficiently to get the job done. And we value each and every client with a hope to build long-term clients for life.
  3. We never illegally dump ANYTHING! Seeing things left on the side of the road just makes us sad for the victims of another “dump and run”. We work with local recycling partners and non-profits to repurpose as many materials as possible. We’re certain that not all the companies you find when you look for junk removal near me can say the same.
  4. Junk Masters is professional, reliable, and responsive. Your referrals and repeat business mean a lot to us and we always strive to exceed your expectations.
  5. You don’t have to lift a finger! The best part of hiring someone else to do your junk removal is that you don’t have to do all the heavy lifting. With a single call or text, you can have all your troubles removed.

Don’t wait any longer. Call or text Junk Masters at 317-456-2055 to free up that space.

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4 Ways to Get Rid of a Mattress in Noblesville IN

Do you live in Noblesville, Indiana, or near there and have an old mattress that you no longer need? When you decide it’s time to get rid of that old mattress you have a few options for getting rid of it.

The first thing you need to consider is, “Can or would someone else want to use this mattress?” If there are any excessive stains from bodily fluids (blood, urine, feces, or even sweat), the mattress should be bagged and disposed of.

 

How to Get Rid of a Good Mattress

If yes, you may be able to give the mattress away online – Using websites like Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist, and NextDoor, you may be able to quickly get rid of an old mattress that is clean and in good shape. In Indiana, many donation centers will not accept old mattresses, regardless of their age or quality, because they are not able to sell them. But individuals are able to sell or gift their own mattresses to other individuals.

Getting rid of your mattress online will require taking a few photos of the mattress and may also require taking a few measurements. You’ll also need to write up a description and then prepare to respond to individuals as they reach out to claim your old mattress. You probably want to move the mattress to a location in your home that is convenient for pickup as well. This may be close to your front door or in a garage so that anyone coming to pick it up will not need to be in your home long.

 

How to Get Rid of an Old Mattress

If your mattress is stained, soiled, old, or otherwise just not fit for others to use it, it’s time to throw that mattress away. There are a few options for disposal, some rather simple and others involving more effort.

  1. Move it to the curb for large trash pickup day — If you’ve got time and space to store that mattress for a while, your local trash collection service may be able to take your old mattress for a low fee or no fee. This is a great option when you have no other items to remove or the mattress is smaller. But if you need it gone quickly or your trash service misses your pickup, you’re at their mercy.
  2. Take the mattress to a local landfill or transfer station — You will need a larger vehicle to move a mattress, especially if its a king size. This may require you borrow or rent a truck or van to complete the task. You will also encounter fees at the local landfill. These vary by location and may be up to $100 per mattress in certain transfer stations.
  3. Have a junk removal service to take care of it for you — If you are looking for the most simple option which doesn’t require you to lift a finger, Junk Masters is here to help. We are able to remove the mattress from your home, or you can bring it to a more convenient location in your home for us to pick it up.

 

Do you have other items to get rid of like moving boxes or even a hot tub to haul away? Then calling a junk removal service is your best option. Junk Masters always disposes materials in a responsible and legal way. We do not support illegal dumping and operate with full insurance and local licensing. We are a family-owned business based in Fishers, Indiana.

If you are located in Fishers, Noblesville, Carmel, Castleton, or Northeast Indianapolis, please contact Junk Masters today for a no-obligation quote at 317-456-2055. You can also send us a description and a few photos via text along with any questions you may have.

5 Tips For Decluttering Your Basement in Fishers, IN

Decluttering your basement in Fishers, IN, can be a huge task, especially if you have a lot of shelving or items in storage there. The key thing to remember about decluttering your basement or any other room in your home is that you didn’t fill it up in an hour, and you don’t have to empty it in one either!

Decluttering can be a very difficult process for some because you just don’t know what to get rid of. What if you need something later? And even when you decide to get rid of something, what do you do with it?

Here are five tips to make your next basement decluttering a success!

  1. Work in 15-minute bursts followed by a 5-minute break. Once you’ve completed that, go back for another cycle of work.
  2. Take it one shelf/drawer/box at a time. Don’t overwhelm yourself by trying to clean out the whole room all at once; just break your basement down into sections and then portion those out as well. Smaller “bites” of work make the task more manageable.
  3. If you haven’t touched it in more than a year, you don’t need it. Whatever it may be –  games, books, clothing, furniture, decorations, etc. – if you’re not using it, and can’t remember the last time you did use it, it’s time to let someone else get some use out of it. If it’s broken, fix it or put it in the trash.
  4. When it comes to getting rid of things, make it easy on yourself. If you’ve got the time and interest, sell items locally on Facebook or Nextdoor. Or donate items to a local charity if you don’t want the hassle.
  5. If you’ve got a lot of items and don’t know where to start, call in a professional. The Junk Masters team can help you sort through big or overwhelming jobs as well as just get the junk gone that you don’t want to see anymore. Contact us at 317-456-2055 with details about your project and we’ll provide you with a free quote.