Junk Removal Before Moving

By azjunk | Junk Removal

Oct 19

Moving is tough, but it's tougher when moving with junk.

One of our customers recently moved and when they got things to their new house, they spent days going through stuff and tossing junk. They collected dozens of boxes of trash, clothes, toys, old movies and CDs and tons of other old useless stuff. When we picked up their load, they expressed how much easier it all would have been if they had decluttered before they moved.

We couldn’t agree more.


Moving with junk happens to the best of us.

We’ve all been there, even when we moved out of our college dorm we took boxes of junk with us, some that remain unopened to this day. If you don’t get rid of it before you move, you’ll end up hauling it to your new home. You and, hopefully, some of your buddies will spend hours loading, hauling and unloading boxes. Do you really want to add more work by packing up all that junk too?


If you do take all that stuff with you, you’ll spend days, just like our customer, going through it just to toss most of it out. Because no one wants a bunch of old junk cluttering up their new spacious place. Or, you’ll be so excited to get your new place set up and settled in,  all that old crap will just sit there, in those decrepit ugly boxes, taking up space, as usual. And you’ll be too tired to mess with it after days of arranging furniture and hanging pictures.

Take it from us, remove your junk, then start your move.

If you declutter first, your move will be so much easier.


Step 1 - Call a Junk Removal Company

The first step to preparing for a move is hiring a junk removal service. Before you start packing up boxes of clothes, dishes, movies, and other crap you haven’t used in years and secretly know you won’t use for years to come, call AZ Junk. We’ll get rid of all that junk, including the boxes you haven’t opened since your last move. It will make a huge dent in the amount of work you have to do and will help streamline the rest of the moving process. If you live outside of the Phoenix metro area, preform a google search for "local junk removal company" to find a qualified cleanup and hauling company near you.

Step 2 - Sorting 

For most of us this is the hard part. It's time to sort the good from the bad. Now, bad doesn't mean it's total junk, but it may not be something you'll use in the near future or ever. Since most of us tend to use our garage for storage, start there.

Ask yourself the basic questions: 

  • How long has it been since I have used this?
  • Will I ever use it again?
  • How much is it worth?
  • Can I buy it again for pennies on the dollar, if I really do need it later?

Once you have decided what you can live without make two piles: one to have hauled away, and if you must, one of things you want to sell.

Pile 1: Sort through your things; since most of us tend to use our garage for storage, start there. Decide what is no longer important to you, what has lost its value, and what you simply don’t want any more. As you sort through your stuff you’ll find the items you plan to take with you, will organize themselves.

Pile 2 (optional): After you sort, you may end up with a collection of items that have lost their value for you but might be worth something to others. Consider having a garage sale, posting items on Craigslist, or using Facebook Garage Sales.

Step 3 - Pour a Cold Drink

Relax and watch us haul away your junk.

Benefits of Removing Junk Before Moving


  • Less stuff to move
  • Less stuff to unpack 
  • Less junk at your new place
  • We donate your reusable items to people who can use them
  • We recycle junk instead of filling up landfills 

Schedule a Pick Up

Call us now to schedule a pickup and we'll be in route to make your move easier. 

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