Are you downsizing or relocating? Or just have some stuff you want removed from your house? Every now and then need a couple of strong guys to deliver furniture or take away a big load of donations?
These 3 options provide ways to jettison the stuff you don’t want.
Remoov is a company that takes everything away and sells or donates, recycles and trashes items you don’t need. They literally “remove” everything, sell what they can and give you the difference between the cost of the moving and processing and 50% of the proceeds from the sales of items. They curate to get the best price for the items. They sell items through their online auction site: TheLocalFlea.com.
- 50% of the value of the sold items
- Donation receipt for your taxes
- Your junk responsibly discarded
- A new home for your unwanted items
They are committed to reducing waste by increasing recycling and reuse of products. The timeframe for the removal of items can be quite short. Getting money back from items sold can take many weeks. Pricing is easy to figure with their online graphic.
Having an estate sale is a one traditional way of clearing a home. MaxSold is an ONLINE only version of an estate sale.
What do you have to do to prepare? Separate items you want to keep from those you want to sell. Items for sell will be grouped into “lots”, photographed, put into an online catalog and marketed locally. Viewers of the auction have 1 week to bid on items. Pickups are scheduled for 1 day in particular time slots and managed by MaxSold staff. Purchasers must show ID and proof of purchase before being escorted to pickup their “lots.”
The whole process takes 2 weeks end to end. Max Sold charges 30% or $10 per lot OR $1000 overall whichever is higher. MaxSold does not handle donation or disposal of items that don’t sell.
Think of this as Uber for movers. On-demand or by schedule you can get 2 guys to load, haul, deliver or move things within a home. A simple to use phone app lets you set your pickup location, add a photo of items to be handled, get an instant quote, and movers can be on their way within 30 minutes. You can also schedule a date & time in the future if needed. Currently only available in SF Bay Area (all counties) and Los Angeles. Drop-off point can be up to 150 miles from pickup.
Examples of when to use:
- Bringing home furniture from IKEA or another store
- Taking away boxes of books for donation
- Taking away a load of junk to the dump
- Moving furniture between rooms of the house
- Pickup a craigslist purchase and deliver to your house
These are only 3 of many different ways to declutter and downsize. When you’re ready, help is available!