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Too much junk can clog a home or office space and render it uncomfortable to use. When people buy new items for their homes, they often move unwanted or no longer used items to attics, basements, and garages. Many of these items are still functional – not broken, just upgraded.

Eventually, when unwanted things accumulate to an uncomfortable point, they are thrown in the trash and end up in landfills. As landfills reach their capacity, finding new locations is increasingly complex, so minimizing what is placed in landfills should be scrutinized. That starts with making better buying decisions.

Our modern “disposable” culture manufactures many items with built-in obsolescence. These are usually inexpensive models of products but need to be replaced more frequently. The old models end up as junk. Here are some junk removal tips that need to be considered before exchanging “hard-earned” money for these junk items.

Junk Removal Tips


Mattresses are regularly junked. A cheap mattress will last only a few years, but a quality mattress can last up to 15 years. Buying fewer mattresses over a lifetime means fewer junked mattresses. Old mattresses are hard to resell – most people don’t want a used mattress. Rather than throwing a mattress in the dump, use a junk removal service that will have the materials recycled – keeping it out of the landfill.

Vacuum Cleaners

Vacuums are used weekly and sometimes daily. Frequently used items should be carefully selected. Cheap vacuums made chiefly from plastic parts are not the best solution because they wear out quickly. A vacuum manufactured with metal parts can last 25 years or more. Buying items that do not need to be replaced frequently costs a bit more but saves money in the long run. Plus, metal parts can be recycled while most plastics cannot.


The grass in your lawn will always grow, and since you cannot leave it unattended, a lawnmower is needed. As a junk removal expert, McJunk removes up to four lawnmowers every week because people sometimes get fed up with theirs. Do some research and only purchase a lawnmower that can function well for a minimum of 10 years with proper maintenance. And instead of junking an old one, find a lawn service or repair shop that can cannibalize the parts to repair other mowers.


It’s easy to walk into a furniture store and a piece of cheap furniture. Of course, quality furniture can be resold, but that’s not always true for inexpensive furniture. If you can’t afford new quality furniture, try a flea market. When selecting furniture, look for something that you’ll be happy with for a long time and pay a little more for it. If you move frequently, quality furniture will hold up better.


As a junk removal service, we see homeowners investing in these junked items over and over again. The expense is massive – not only buying items repeatedly but then disposing of them. McJunk offers the safest and fastest means of removing junk items from your home or office space. Contact us at 919-850-4377 and schedule an appointment today.