Lessons Learned About Furniture Removal in the Junk Removal Business


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You may have a big house, but if you think of the furniture as an obstacle that’s taking up space, then you probably feel cramped. Furniture removal in your home is essential if you want to make your living space feel bigger. If you’re moving into a new home, or if the room needs some renovation, getting rid of old and unused furniture can open up so much storage space. But what do you do with old and bulky furniture? The junk removal business can help! You see, removing that old sofa or table will not be enough. You’ll also need to remove it from your property, which means hiring a junk removal company to take care of the rest for you. Here are 5 tips for starting up the business and getting a good start:

 

Hire licensed and insured workers

Junk removal is a dangerous trade, so it’s important to hire workers who are licensed and insured. If something goes wrong, you’ll be covered in case of an injury. This is the first thing you should look for when hiring workers for a job. You can ask for credentials such as IDs or licenses. Workers’ compensation insurance is a must. It’s important to verify that they have current insurance coverage and that the coverage is valid. If they are not legally permitted to do the job, they might not be able to help you with the furniture removal. It’s also important to check that they are insured for general liability. This will cover them in case of injury to themselves or any of your employees or guests.

 

Get people to know about your business

One of the best ways to get customers is to make sure they know about your business. Be it online or offline, you have to get the word out there. You can make fliers and post them in nearby shops or hang them on the local bulletin board or even hand them out to your neighbours. You can also post ads on local classifieds websites. If you want to make the most out of your marketing efforts, you can hire a marketing professional or company that can help you get your business out there. If you want to make sure customers keep coming back to you, you can offer them discounts or special offers. You can also offer a free estimate or a free cleaning service. Or you can even offer to do the job for free.

 

Ask for the cash up front

If you are hired for furniture removal, the client might ask you for a discount. It’s important to stand your ground and not accept a discounted rate until you’ve done the job. Once you’ve finished, you can discuss a discount. Make sure you get the client to sign a contract stating the terms and conditions. This will make sure you get paid for your work. If you are hired for a furniture removal job, make sure you get the client to pay you upfront. If a client is being reasonable, then you can ask them to pay after the job is done. This can be a good idea, but it’s always better to get the money upfront.

 

Make sure you have the right tools

You’ll need the right tools for a furniture removal. You can hire a Bobcat service to help you with the furniture, but make sure you have the right tools and equipment to lift and break down heavy, immobile furniture. Hand tools and gloves will be essential, while heavier equipment will be necessary for lifting and breaking down furniture and appliances. You can always rent or buy the necessary equipment. Research to find out which tools are necessary for furniture removal, and then buy them. This will help you do the job more efficiently and safely.

 

Find out if there are any special items you need to handle

Some pieces of furniture might have specific handling requirements. For example, an old, dusty, and musty sofa can probably spread harmful chemicals if it’s not handled properly. You might need to wear protective gear and use special tools to handle it. Make sure you know what to do in each situation so you can handle the furniture safely. You might need to break down the sofa and take it to the dump or some other place where they accept old furniture. Make sure you know the special handling procedures for each type of furniture.

 

Bottom Line

Getting rid of unwanted furniture can be a big help in the removal business. But you’ll have to do more than just gather it up and haul it away. You’ll need to dispose of it properly, as well. Junk removal companies can help you with furniture removal, but you’ll also need to be prepared with the right tools and necessary safety precautions.

Aaron Champion

Meet Aaron Champion, the person behind the words you read on this site. Based in Naples, Florida, Aaron is a US Army Veteran and founder of Junk Hauling Express. Before becoming involved in the junk removal industry, Aaron worked as a Business Consultant, running his own consulting firm for over ten years. Through his consulting work, he successfully helped many companies overcome obstacles to improve their performance, company growth and impact their bottom lines. In 2019, Aaron partnered up with, Brandon Louisseize, an expert in the junk removal industry. Combining his extensive consulting and entrepreneurial experience with Brandon’s expert industry knowledge. Together, they founded what is now a thriving junk removal and hauling business in Naples, Florida. Through his articles, Aaron hopes to provide his readers with valuable knowledge to simplify the junk removal process, helping you declutter your homes, properties and walk you through home demolition projects so you can do it yourself. Aaron is like your friendly neighborhood handyman, giving you tips, answering your questions, and walking you through what can often feel like an overwhelming process.

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