As time goes on, most of us tend to find ourselves with plenty of extra “stuff” and not enough room to have everything stored away and not feel chaotic. If you feel like you are about to be featured on “Hoarders,” it’s time to look around and see what you can start getting rid of. And, if you are feeling just too overwhelmed to do it alone, there are several options available for help.


  • Nova Junk Removal- I love that Nova Junk Removal will both recycle and donate what they can.
  • Junk King- will rent you a dumpster to do your own pitching or they will come haul stuff away for you.
  • Git Rid Of It- These guys appear to do the typical junk removal but on their website, it says they will also do shed and hot tub dismantling. I’ve seen some pretty nasty looking sheds out there so this is a great way to help the curb appeal of your backyard.
  • 1-800 Got Junk- I think everyone’s heard of 1-800 Got Junk, but did you know they also do leaf removal? I didn’t and think this is a great way to shape up your front yard in the fall.
  • 123 Junk- I really like that not only do these guys recycle and work with area charities but they are a local company and I try to work with locals as often as I can. And, not only that, but they appear to be well liked by Angie’s List.


If you’re like me (and most people) you probably want to know a little bit about who you’re looking at doing business with. Here are two good reviews of local junk removers:

Home Advisor Local Reviews

Yelp Local Reviews


And, if you just need a little extra space while you try to organize it yourself, you can look at having a portable unit at your home for a bit.

  • Smartbox is nice because they can offer various sizes, including a relatively small one, to meet your needs. It’s great if you only need a little space so as not to pay for a larger box.
  • PODS is one of the original on-demand storage companies. They too offer various sizes and sell boxes and other moving items too. PODS are great for storing and moving.
  • Zippy Shell is similar to the others and claims to be more affordable than traditional storage.


Whether you need someone to come and just “take it all” without you having to go through it or you want a little on-demand storage while you work, there are many options available to help you purge it all. Check out the options, compare their offerings and be sure to read the reviews. I’m sure you’ll find something to help you out.


After the big purge, if you’re ready to sell (or buy) a home, give me a call. I’m happy to help.


Robin Butler, Your friend in the real estate business