River Valley Junk & Demo

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Dump Your Junk or Ditch It: Dumpster Rental Vs. Professional Junk Removers

The Pros and Cons of Renting a Dumpster vs. Hiring a Professional Junk Removal Company

So you’re finally ready to get rid of all that old junk taking up space in your home. But now you’re faced with a crucial question: should you rent a dumpster and do it yourself, or hire a professional junk removal company to take care of it for you? Both options have their pros and cons, which we’ll explore in more depth below.

Renting a dumpster: the pros

Renting a dumpster can be cheaper than hiring a professional junk removal company, depending on the size of the dumpster you need and how long you need it. You can get rid of all your junk at once, rather than making multiple trips to the dump or waiting to schedule a junk removal company. If you are working on a project over time, don’t worry. Dumpsters can be rented for almost any time frame, from a few days to a few weeks.

Renting a dumpster: the cons

There are some difficulties in renting a dumpster. Sometimes it is difficult to coordinate delivery and pick-up times with the rental company. Dumpsters aren’t always available when you want them so it’s best to plan ahead. You also have to make sure you don’t throw away anything that can’t go in a dumpster, such as a hazardous material.

It can be a lot of work when you rent a dumpster. You have to do all the loading and unloading yourself, which can be difficult if you have large or heavy items. Finally, once it’s full you have to call the rental company to come pick it up, which can take time.

Hiring a professional junk removal company: the cons

Depending on how much junk you need removed, it can be more expensive to hire a professional junk removal company. And they may not be able to accommodate your schedule as much as a rental company would. You may have less control over what happens to your junk once it’s removed from your home so be sure to find out if they recycle or not.

Hiring a professional junk removal company: the pros

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You can sit back and relax and watch as the professional junk removal team takes away all of your unwanted items. You get to point a finger at an unwanted item and like magic, it’s gone in a few minutes. They will dispose of all of your unwanted junk properly, including recycling or donating items where possible. Professionals like River Valley Junk & Demo can handle large or small projects and provide you an estimate beforehand so there are no surprises when it comes time to pay.

The Bottom Line

All in all, whether you rent a dumpster or hire a professional junk removal company is up to you. But, we’re biased and we think you should hire a locally owned, professional junk removal and light demolition company. Consider your needs and preferences before making a decision. And once you’ve gotten rid of all that old junk? You can finally enjoy your clean and clutter-free home!