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The true meaning of Junk!

Professional junk removal can be incredibly helpful if you own a home or business. Junk removal declutters your life and eliminates stress. Not sure if you need junk removal? Here’s everything you need to know about this service.

What is Junk?

Junk is anything that just takes up space without a purpose. Your junk could be something that at one point had a purpose, but with time, it has decreased in value and usefulness. Junk harms not only your personal environment (home or office) but also the environment as a whole. In many cases, junk can be reused by others, repurposed to provide a new function, or recycled into something that could be used by someone else.

Junk Removal Vs. Garbage Pickup

You might assume that professional junk removal is the same thing as garbage disposal or trash pickup, but the two are very different. With trash pickup, you get your trash bins picked up on a regular basis, usually once a week. In most cases, this is just everyday garbage: food waste, empty containers, and the like. On the other hand, junk removal is intended for larger items or a larger number of items that will exceed the capacity of your garbage disposal bins.

Whether you’re a homeowner or business owner (or both!), you can benefit from junk removal.

Residential junk removal might consist of cleaning out the damaged and purposeless items after an estate sale or prior to a big move. You might also be in the middle of your own home renovation project and have large pieces of debris that won’t fit into your garbage cans. Junk removal can give you labor and transportation to get rid of these items for good.

Businesses such as home improvement companies, contractors, and property managers often use junk removal to clean up the aftermath of their projects. Professional junk removal is useful for cleaning out foreclosures and renovation projects. And, if you’re cleaning out your office or warehouse after a couple of years of things piling up, a junk removal service can save you a lot of time and effort.

Junk Removal Options

There are three main types of junk removal: full-service, self-service, and labor only. Not every company offers all three options. So, make sure you know what kind of junk removal you want and find a company that offers it.


With full-service, you get manual labor to actually remove your junk for you. Junk removal workers will go into your home, take out your junk, and drive it away to dispose of it. You won’t have to worry about anything. Your house or business space will no longer be cluttered and all the junk will be properly disposed of.


As for self-service, you won’t get the advantage of manual labor. However, you will get a dumpster in your yard, which will more appropriately fit the larger size and number of items you want to be removed. The junk removal company then hauls the junk away to properly dispose of it


Labor Only

Some junk removal companies also offer labor-only services. This is useful if you don’t want your items thrown away, but you could use an extra hand moving them. Whether you’re moving or simply want some furniture rearranged, these companies can give you the muscle you need to get the job done quickly and safely.

Lightning Junk Removal offers full-service junk removal to take care of all of your unwanted items. We also offer labor only services to help you move, pack, and unpack. Give us a call today to get a free quote! You can even book same-day or next-day service.