If you are planning on cleaning out that overstuffed garage, old storage unit, or just giving your house a fresh start with a remodel, there are essential DIY junk removal tools that can help you get started. When you’re ready for help, Just Rubbish Removal is here to assist you.
Just Rubbish Removal is a junk company that serves businesses and homes in the New York Metro area. The goal is to clean up New York City and recycle as many objects as we can.
Below we are going to give you the necessary junk removal tools for the task at hand and ones that we believe to be helpful as you achieve your goal. Then, when you are finished with your junk removal, reach out to Just Rubbish Removal. Our team will haul away clutter, trash, furniture, and more.
Essential DIY Junk Removal Tools
Ready to get started? Here is a list of essential junk removal tools:
Gloves: First things first, go to your local store, and grab a box of latex gloves and hardware gloves. There’s no way to know exactly what you’ll come in contact with. Protecting your hands is very important. Sharp objects, dirty objects from demolition cleanups, and more will be nice to keep off your hands.
Mask: A mask will help protect your nose and lungs from dust and other allergens that your junk may contain. Not only will this help if you have allergies, but it’s best to only breathe safe, clean air.
Safety Goggles: Just as important as your nose, lungs, and hands, you have to protect your eyes as well. Never start your junk removal process without safety goggles.
Appliance Dolly: A good appliance dolly costs around $200, so we recommend that you rent this item. This junk removal tool is extremely helpful for moving large items like ranges, washing machines, refrigerators, furniture, and more.
Most appliance dollies also come with a strap to secure whatever appliance or furniture you are moving. They also come with a sliding caster that allows you to easily move whatever you’re hauling away up and down the stairs.
Utility Cart: Utility carts are usually around $100 if you buy one that will last you. They are handy to have around the house, and you can use it for other projects. If you don’t think you will use one again, you can always rent one from a U-Haul company.
Forearm Forklift: A forearm forklift is just one of those junk removal tools that you must have. Most forearm forklifts have the option to add an extension strap, but it is not necessary. A forearm forklift is also one of the least expensive tools for a DIY junk removal project.
Moving Blankets: Having a few moving blankets or something similar will allow furniture and appliances to easily slide through your property and protect flooring and other surroundings. If you don’t feel like you will use a moving blanket again, you can also use a thick blanket or comforter.
Dumpster: A dumpster is an essential junk removal tool when you are working on a DIY junk removal project. Whether it’s an office cleanout or just bulk trash removal, you can rent one from Just Rubbish Removal, and if you need guidance on what size you need or other material, they will help you, as this is their expertise.
Helpful Non-Essential Junk Removal Tools
Tarps: Tarps come in handy when you’re trying to secure your load. You will also want to use a skinnier rope to secure the tarp to the truck bed or trailer. Both supplies can be bought at your local hardware store.
*Tip- Cheaper tarps tend to rip in the wind, so you may want to spend a few more bucks to get one that will secure and protect your junk removal load.
Four-Wheel Dollies: Again, this list is not items that are a must-have, but having a four-wheeled dolly can be helpful and more manageable for some people to navigate. They can come in handy when trying to move items from one place to another that aren’t too heavy, like removing items from office cubicles.
Orange Flags: flags can also be purchased at your local hardware store when you pick up your other items. You will want to have a flag or some kind of bright color sticking out the back of your pickup truck if you have a load of junk back there. It allows other drivers on the road to be aware of their surroundings in case anything was to fall out or anything that may be sticking out already.
Painters Tape: Painter’s tape seems to be a handy junk removal tool because it is used to secure doors and drawers shut so that in the moving process, they do not randomly open and cause damage to any other items or vehicles.
It’s also helpful when you go to move your item out of your truck or trailer so that when you pick it up, the drawers don’t fly open, dropping and ruining the furniture.
Basic Tool Set: Having a basic tool set along with junk removal tools would be helpful. Make sure the toolset that you get has a set of hex key wrenches. This is a standard tool used to disassemble furniture. And, at the bare minimum, you will need a set of screwdrivers.
Ratchet Strap: Ratchet straps are used to secure a load to a pickup truck if you are having someone in your friend or family group haul away something for you. You can find videos online showing you how to use a ratchet strap to ensure the load is secure.
Disposing of Trash Correctly
Many homeowners toss their trash wherever during a project, but that is no way to protect our environment. If you dispose of waste yourself, make sure it is in the right place. You can do this by hiring Just Rubbish Removal to take care of the task for you, or you will have to rent a dumpster.
Luckily there are plenty of environmentally friendly options when dealing with trash. Instead of throwing it in a garbage can, try to reuse all that you can or donate it. You can try repurposing old items, creating new ones, and keeping them or selling them to earn some extra cash. Not all junk has to go straight into the dumpster.
Junk Removal Tools: An Extra Hand
We are able to provide immediate assistance with junk removal, disposal of trash, clutter, furniture, and more.
Junk removal alone is a lot for one person to handle, so it makes sense if you have some of your friends and family over to help you. If that is not an option, Just Rubbish will be there to assist in the same way as a family would.
We happily serve Brooklyn, NY; Bronx, NY; Staten Island, NY; Kings Country, NY; Manhattan, NY; and Richmond County, NY.
Reach out today, as we are able to provide haul-away services for your next DIY junk removal project. And when you are ready to get rid of the junk you have accumulated, you are not alone because Just Rubbish Removal will provide all the needed help and advice to get you started and well on your way to responsible junk removal.