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Your Guide to Junk Removal

So you need to clean out your home and get rid of junk? Move.org has all the information you need, from how to hire a professional junk removal company to money-saving tips to decluttering strategies you can use yourself.

Your Guide to Junk Removal

So you need to clean out your home and get rid of junk? Move.org has all the information you need, from how to hire a professional junk removal company to money-saving tips to decluttering strategies you can use yourself.
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Move.org compares national junk removal companies by analyzing costs, services, and availability to find the best options for your home project.

Whether you’re decluttering for a renovation or downsizing for a move, you’ve got plenty of other things to spend on. We’ll help you cut costs and explore all your options.

Professional junk removal companies are convenient, but they’re not the only option for decluttering and downsizing.

Our top picks for junk removal companies

We researched nationwide junk removal companies and dug deep into their pricing, services, recycling options, and customer reviews. These four earned our top recommendations.
Best overall
collegehunks
College Hunks Hauling Junk & Moving
4.1 out of 5 stars
4.1
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    Full-service junk removal
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    Donation pickup
Most convenient
1800gotjunk
1-800-Got-Junk?
3.6 out of 5 stars
3.6
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    Full-service junk removal
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    Donation pickup
Best prices
loadupuunkremoval
LoadUp
3.8 out of 5 stars
3.8
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    Full-service junk removal
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    Donation pickup
Best for DIY
wastemanagement
Waste Management
4 out of 5 stars
4
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    Dumpster rental
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    No donation pickup

Compare junk removal companies

If you want to do your own research before hiring a moving company, these guides and side-by-side comparisons are a great place to start.

Junk removal company reviews

Want to learn more about a specific junk removal company? Read our reviews for in depth info on their pricing, services, and availability.
Company
Rating
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1800gotjunk1-800-Got-Junk?
3.6 out of 5 stars
3.6
wastemanagementWaste Management
4 out of 5 stars
4
collegehunksCollege Hunks Hauling Junk
4.1 out of 5 stars
4.1
loadupuunkremovalLoadUp
3.8 out of 5 stars
3.8
junkkingJunk King
3.7 out of 5 stars
3.7

Junk removal costs and how to save money

Professional junk removal is convenient, but it can be pricey. We’ll help you find ways to save and explain how it all works.

Looking for moving resources?

If you’re looking for junk removal services because you’re getting ready to move, we can help with that, too. Learn more about the three basic moving services to determine which option is right for you.
Professional move
They handle it all.

Professional movers load your stuff, ship it to your new home, and unload it all for you. It’s the easiest—but most expensive—option.

Containers
You load, they ship.

You load up all your belongings, but the movers transport your container to your new home. It’s the middle road for effort and cost.

Move truck rentals
You do all the work.

Worried about costs? Rent a truck, load it yourself, drive it to your new home, and unload all your things. You do it all—and save a lot.

Latest junk removal resources

Here are the latest reviews, guides, and checklists we’ve published on junk removal.
When you need to toss old junk, you can pay professionals to take it or...
The experts at Move.org reviewed 1-800-GOT-JUNK?'s costs, services, and availability. See if 1-800-GOT-JUNK? is right...
Looking to do some DIY dejunking or undertaking a remodeling project around the home? Learn...
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