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Downsizing can be as easy as 1-2-3 with the right hauling service

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November 8th, 2017
Storage room chock full of household items

When it comes to downsizing, the toughest part for most seniors is probably getting started. But once they get going, another road block arises: getting rid of the stuff they no longer want or need. Luckily, companies like 123Junk in Northern Virginia specialize in taking one person’s junk—and potentially turning it into another person’s treasure.

A wide range of services

123Junk hauls away items from your home that you no longer want or need. Their first priority is to donate any useable items to local charities, including Habitat for Humanity or The Salvation Army. If the hauled junk can’t be donated, 123Junk determines whether it can be recycled or simply taken to the dump. 

Partners in the process

Seniors learn quickly that downsizing is a process, not a single to-do list item. 123Junk knows this very well, and is ready to support clients at multiple stages of that process. Don’t hesitate to schedule a pickup during the initial clear-out phase as you prepare the house to go on the market—and then another when you’re really ready to empty the house of unwanted items used for staging. 

Donating made simple

Cleaning out the garage, basement, attic, and even closets can lead to a possibly overwhelming amount of unwanted items. Fortunately, almost anything not broken, ripped, stained, or heavily used can be donated, as long as the hauling company’s charity partners have space. Best of all, the hauling company figures out what can be donated and coordinates with local charities to see what they can take—saving you a ton of time and energy. 

Big items? No problem.

For easily donating or disposing of larger items, a company like 123Junk is ideal. It can be difficult and sometimes dangerous to move big furniture, electronics, exercise equipment, or appliances—not to mention boxes or bags loaded with smaller items—without professional assistance. That’s why involving a hauling company is important not only for your downsizing process but also your health and safety.