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Frequently Asked Questions

Answers About Our Moving & Junk Removal Services

Many of the questions we receive start with the simple phrase, "Can you move?" followed by several different questions about what our local moving and junk removal company can accommodate.

We decided it was time to start sharing our answers with the world so that everybody could relax and look forward to a flexible and convenient moving experience to help you go the distance.

how do i move heavy furniture?

Hauling heavy furniture is the most challenging task when moving to a new home. Let College HUNKS help! We specialize in hauling your heaviest furniture pieces safely. If you’re undertaking the task of moving heavy furniture yourself, there are several things you can do to lighten the load and protect yourself and your heavy furniture pieces from damage. First, decide how you will maneuver the furniture to its destination outside and inside your home. Figure out your “route” and clear the area to create a safe pathway. When possible, remove all drawers and items stored inside to lighten and distribute the weight evenly. Next, measure furniture and doorways to ensure the piece will fit through doors and hallways with ease. If necessary, disassemble odd-shaped or protruding features on the furniture that could potentially hurt or hinder moving it through a doorway or hall. To protect your furniture, use furniture blankets and tie-downs or wrap it in plastic.

Once your furniture is wrapped and ready, with assistance, use power from your legs to lift furniture onto a dolly or hand truck to further transport it with ease. If you’re on carpet, tile, or hardwood floors and need to move a piece slightly or across the room and don’t have a hand truck or dolly, carefully lift each corner of the furniture and place felt sliders underneath to allow you to slide furniture across the floor without damaging the floor or the furniture.

Without a doubt, the best way to move heavy furniture is to leave the heavy lifting to the HUNKS. College HUNKS Hauling Junk & Moving offers stress-free and hassle-free moving of your heaviest furniture, whether it’s down the hall, across town, or you need it hauled away for good. Call us to schedule your upcoming move!

Are your local moving and junk removal services safe?

Our team of professional movers and junk removers are licensed and insured for the safety of our clients and their property. Our moving and junk removal experts are clean-cut and certified College HUNKS moving and junk removal professionals. All of our HUNKS (Honest, Uniformed, Nice, Knowledgeable, Service) are trained extensively on moving and junk removal, as well as customer service.

How much do you charge for junk removal?

We offer complimentary, no-obligation estimates to meet the unique specifications of your budget. Don’t like the number you hear? No pressure, we’ll never charge you unless you decide you’re comfortable with the price.

Do you handle electronics recycling?

Definitely. Electronics recycling and removal can be a tricky thing to handle on your own: Where can they be safely dropped off? Where do you recycle? At College HUNKS Hauling Junk & Moving, we safely recycle and dispose of all unwanted electronics in the most eco-friendly way possible.

When you hire junk recycling and disposal services from us, we’ll make sure your electronics are transported to local recycling centers in your area. As the nation’s leading moving and junk removal company, we stand by our promise to keep our planet looking great while also protecting the environment. No matter your junk removal or recycling needs, the College HUNKS team will always do their part to ensure eco-friendly service from start to finish

How about furniture removal?

Whether it’s your old couch, bed, mattress, dresser, or an old table, we can handle all furniture removal. We do our best to give it a second life with one of the many local charities we're partnered with, including Goodwill, and Habitat for Humanity ReStore®.

Is your junk removal service eco-friendly?

Feel guilty for adding to your local landfill? Don’t sweat it. With junk removal and recycling services from College HUNKS Hauling Junk & Moving®, you can rest assured we’ll do our part to keep our planet green through eco-friendly practices. All non-hazardous waste we remove will be disposed of in the most eco friendly way possible, donating and recycling up to 70% of all items we remove from your property.

How Do I Prepare for a Junk Removal Service?

Spending the weekend weeding through rusty equipment, old furniture, and dusty boxes is a task few look forward to. College HUNKS Hauling Junk & Moving specializes in removing unwanted items that clutter your home so there’s no need to spend your weekend buried in junk and driving to and from the closest dump. Preparing for your junk removal service is as easy as looking through your items and deciding which items you want to be hauled away. We can take everything from old furniture to yard waste and appliances.

Divide the area into sections

Assess the area you want to be cleared out and divide it into sections. This is helpful if you want junk removed from a room or large area. Working in small sections at a time makes the overwhelming task of sorting through junk much easier.

Separate what you want to be removed from what you want to keep 

Separate unwanted items from items you want to keep. Leave the heavy lifting to the HUNKS . . . if the junk for removal is too heavy, don’t attempt to move it yourself. Instead, make a list or tag the large items in each section you want us to haul away and sort the remainder. Tagging or making a list of items to haul away is especially helpful if you have a friend or family member overseeing the junk pick-up.

If there are items that can be given a second life, College HUNKS will take care of that – we donate 70% of what we haul away. We will sort through your junk items and identify those that can be used by someone else and take them to a nearby donation center on your behalf.

Get an estimate

Once you have a clear idea of the junk you want the HUNKS to remove, call College HUNKS for a free estimate. We’ll provide you with an accurate estimate and in many instances, we can provide same-day service.

Can I Book Same-Day or Next-Day Junk Hauling?

Did you just find out you have guests coming to visit this weekend and you need junk removed from your home today? When you contact us at College HUNKS, your request is handled quickly by our friendly and professional team that is eager to help. Same-day and next-day junk hauling service can often be accommodated but is based on availability.

For faster service, we suggest booking early during the week to avoid busy weekends and holidays. Junk removal availability and pricing are based on your location, the type of items being removed (i.e., furniture, construction debris, appliances, yard waste, etc.), and how much there is to remove. Therefore, we have found that it is best to know exactly what you need to have hauled away before calling us so that we can provide an accurate rate and schedule your junk removal service date as soon as possible.

Once your appointment is scheduled with College HUNKS, there’s no need for sorting or heavy lifting, College HUNKS will do the work for you. Some customers have found that it works best for them to tag the items that should be hauled away while others make a quick list so that they can check things off as they are loaded on the truck but the HUNKS are good with taking directions from you as they go so don’t stress about it too much.

If you need a junk removal service you can count on to get the job done, contact College HUNKS today at (833) 626-1326 – we got this!

What is A Basement Cleanout?

If you are one of the homeowners lucky enough to have a basement where you can store everything from seasonal decorations to extra furniture, you know the value that extra space in your basement adds to your home. But, you also probably know how quickly the basement can fill up with everyone’s stuff. Whether you are using your basement as storage or redesigning it into a home office, guest quarters, or an extended entertainment area, a basement cleanout is a great way to get rid of items that you no longer want or use and get organized.

College HUNKS can help you reclaim your basement so you can create more storage or living space by removing the junk from your basement. Regardless of the item’s size or the reason you need it removed, you can count on the HUNKS to get it out of your way. We carefully pack and haul your unwanted items up the stairs, out of your home, and onto our truck. There is no need for you to haul them to the curb or dispose of them yourself. Our professionally trained teams can haul away old furniture, appliances, boxes of clothing, carpeting, and much more.

The College HUNKS junk removal teams are fully licensed, bonded, and insured to provide you with peace of mind. We will sort, remove, load, haul, and either properly dispose of or donate every item cluttering up your basement. If our teams determine your items can be put to good use by someone else, they will take them to a nearby donation center on your behalf – we know how important it is to protect our planet and not fill every landfill with our junk.

When you’re ready to schedule your basement cleanout, call the team that will get the job done right – College HUNKS.

How Do I Get Rid of Junk In My Garage?

Did you know that 50% of homeowners named the garage as the most cluttered and disorganized area of their home? If you are feeling a little frustrated by the mess in your garage, trust us, you are not alone. The idea of cleaning out your garage can be overwhelming. College HUNKS offers garage cleanouts that remove the junk from your home’s most problematic area but there are a few things you can do on your own to get rid of junk in your garage.

  • Take on one area at a time. Use your time wisely by being methodical and moving through your garage in sections.
  • Organize items into piles. Make piles for donation, keep, and junk. As you move through each section, if you haven’t used the item in over a year, it’s safe to say that it’s time to donate it or trash it. For items that are too heavy to move, place a color-coded sticker on them so it’s easier to remember what’s junk.
  • Reorganize items you want to keep. Look at the things you are keeping and reorganize them by type (i.e., sports equipment, tools, holiday decorations, etc.). Label a few storage bins to keep things organized and it will be easier to find these items later. 
  • Add shelving to your garage. Adjustable shelving units are a great way to keep your garage from getting cluttered again. They help keep things off the floor and out of the way.
  • Reconsider the big appliances. If your family is not really using that deep freezer or extra refrigerator anymore, College HUNKS can donate them so someone else can make good use of them.

Call College HUNKS to clear out your garage and haul away your donations and junk. The HUNKS can haul away a wide array of items from your garage cleanout including old tires, scrap wood, tools, refrigerators, etc. We will provide a free estimate for your garage cleanout before beginning any work so you can be assured of a stress- and surprise-free experience.

how does junk removal work?

Have an old couch or dresser you need to be removed? Have a cluttered basement full of junk that needs to be cleared out before remodeling? Are you decluttering before your upcoming move to a new home? College HUNKS Hauling Junk & Moving’s junk removal service involves removing your unwanted items and properly disposing of them or donating salvageable goods to local charities that may be able to give them a new life.

Our junk removal services are as simple as calling us and scheduling an appointment to have the HUNKS come out to your home or business. On junk removal day, all you need to do is point out the items that need to be hauled away and the HUNKS will get to work. Before you know it, your junk will have been removed.

We can remove the following items from your property:

  • Furniture
  • Carpeting
  • Appliances
  • Office equipment
  • Remodeling debris (i.e., cabinets, sinks, etc.)
  • Carpeting
  • Tires
  • Mattresses and box springs
  • Yard waste
  • Electronics
  • Hot tubs
  • And much more

It is important to note that we do not remove hazardous materials such as chemicals, fertilizers, aerosols, or asbestos. These items must be disposed of properly for the protection of the environment and our local communities.

If you’re ready for a day of junk removal from your home or business, call the College HUNKS Hauling Junk & Moving team in for reinforcements. We got this! Our team will ensure your unwanted items are donated (when possible) or disposed of safely.

is your junk removal service eco friendly?

Clear your clutter with a clear conscience when you hire College HUNKS Hauling Junk & Moving for your next junk removal project. You can feel good knowing College HUNKS is dedicated to keeping our environment safe with eco-friendly choices made on behalf of our junk removal customers.

Our team will identify items that could be put to good use by a new owner and ensure those items end up in the hands of local charities that can help make that happen. At College HUNKS, we only haul non-hazardous materials and properly sort items at our facility to ensure reusable goods are donated to local charities such as Goodwill and Habitat for Humanity Restore. The average American produces 4.5 pounds of trash daily in addition to the clutter that piles up in homes year after year – unread books end up on closet floors, old bikes sit around in garages when kids outgrow them, unused hot tubs take up valuable space in backyards, etc. And, we know offices and businesses of all types also accumulate all sorts of unwanted items like old office furniture and electronics in storage rooms and basements as well.

You don’t have to live with the mess anymore and you don’t even have to lift a finger to get rid of it. College HUNKS Hauling Junk & Moving takes the hassle out of removing all of the clutter in your home or business and we do our part to ensure we help lighten the load in our landfills by making responsible choices. Call your trusted source for junk removal, College HUNKS, today!

how much does junk removal cost?

College HUNKS offers professional, stress-free, and affordable junk removal services to homes and businesses. Junk removal is a customized service that varies in cost based on your needs.

Factors such as where you live, items you need to be hauled away, the volume of items to be hauled away, and the time required can determine the cost of your junk removal job. On average, junk removal costs can range from $150-$750 depending on these factors. College HUNKS Hauling Junk & Moving offers a free, no-obligation quote on our junk hauling services. Our junk removal cost includes labor, gas, and the drop-off of your items at a local charity or disposal site (depending on the items) so there will be no surprise fees on the day the job is completed.

As the industry’s premier junk removal provider, we are committed to offering top-notch service from the moment you schedule your appointment to the moment the HUNKS wave goodbye as they drive away with your junk loaded on the truck. For your peace of mind, we are licensed and insured.

When junk removal services are needed, we know that other services can also be needed. If you need more than junk removal, College HUNKS offers labor services including:

Our junk removal services include removing everything from appliances to furniture and office equipment, yard debris, and hot tub. Contact us today for a free junk removal estimate as you declutter your home or business!

How is junk hauling priced?

Junk hauling is a labor-intensive job that involves hauling away unwanted items for disposal or donation. Several factors determine junk hauling prices. Variables such as the pick-up location, the time it takes to load and remove junk items, and the type of items being hauled (for instance, remodeling debris versus furniture) must be considered when pricing is determined. Another price indicator is the amount, or volume of items, being hauled away which is often measured by the space taken up in the hauling truck. For example, a truck half-filled with junk items will often be priced less than the cost of a full truck. No job is too big or too small for the HUNKS. College HUNKS Hauling Junk & Moving offers a free, no-obligation quote for your junk hauling job. Our experienced junk hauling teams can remove the items listed below from your home or business. However, for the safety of our HUNKS and our customers, as well as the environment, we do not haul away hazardous materials.

  • Furniture
  • Carpeting
  • Appliances
  • Office equipment
  • Remodeling debris (i.e., cabinets, sinks, etc.)
  • Carpeting
  • Tires
  • Mattresses and box springs
  • Yard waste
  • Electronics
  • Hot tubs
  • And much more

From experience, we have found that when junk hauling services are needed, our customers often need a few extra hands for some other tasks. College HUNKS offers labor services such as:

How much of the donation pickup do you handle?

At College HUNKS, our team can do it all. Our movers and junk removal experts can pick up any items you’re donating from anywhere on your property. We’ll sort, pack, and haul them off without any effort on your part, and you can rest easy in the knowledge that they’ll get a second chance at life with one of our non-profit partners.

Do you handle furniture pickup?

Yes! Any and all furniture you want to give away, we can take. Our team of professional movers will lift and load even the heaviest sofa or table and transport it to a local home or office donation facility. Once your belongings are at the donation facility, they will determine if the furniture is able to be re-purposed.

Where do you drop off donations?

We have a variety of partnerships with local charities and non-profit organizations, and an especially close partnership with Goodwill, where we drop off thousands of donations monthly. Goodwill pickup and delivery is one of the most common things we handle, and we’re glad to be able to do our part in reducing the waste that contributes to landfills. College HUNKS is also proud to be partnered with Habitat for Humanity ReStrore® charities across the country.

What if the charity doesn’t accept the items?

Sometimes the things we pick up do not meet the requirements of the charities we partner with for donations. If your local charity cannot accept your items, we will transport all remaining items to a local recycling center or a waste-to-energy facility at no additional cost to you. As the industry’s leader in eco-friendly junk removal, recycling, and donation pickup and delivery, landfills will always be our last resort.

What else can College HUNKS do for me?

Moving and hauling junk is only the beginning for us. We also offer hourly labor, full moving services, light demolition, storage solutions, home staging, and many other home related services to make decluttering, cleanup and relocation easy.

What kind of hourly labor do you offer?

Any furniture you need lifted or rearranged, our team of professional movers and junk haulers are here to make it easy. Whether it’s your living room, bedroom, or office, we can move your furniture until it’s in just the right spot. Additionally, we are able to provide many other re-arranging services.

We’ll take care of all the heavy lifting and hauling so you never have to lift a finger. Big or small, our hourly labor services are designed with you in mind, to help make your next big move or cleanup project as convenient as possible.

What kind of demolition services do you offer?

With light demolition and cleanup services from College HUNKS Hauling Junk & Moving®, we can take down your shed or kitchen cabinets quickly and efficiently, we can even remove all of the left over demolition debris. No matter your demolition needs, count on our team to deliver expert service you can depend on.

Can you get rid of my old car?

Unfortunately we cannot haul away or dispose of cars.

Does College HUNKS have a national accounts program?

Yes! College HUNKS Hauling Junk & Moving® is proud to work with property management organizations, senior move managers and senior living communities, national retail chains, relocation companies, and transportation and logistics organizations ... just to name a few. Interested in learning more about our national partnership opportunities? Please email NationalAccounts@chhj.com for more information.

Why should I start a College HUNKS franchise?

College HUNKS is a unique company with a strong brand name and service history, and our profit margin has grown exponentially in the last few years. Americans spend around $10 billion dollars a year on moving and moving related costs, and within an industry that is largely composed of movers in jeans and scruffy shirts, we offer a professional and friendly moving experience you won’t find anywhere else.

How much does starting a College HUNKS franchise cost?

Total cost will vary between $108,700 and $273,200. In liquid capital, you’ll need around $75,000. For more details, visit our College HUNKS Franchising site and request a free College Hunks Franchise information report.

What information does College HUNKS collect?

We collect information from you when you subscribe to our newsletter, fill out a form, or schedule a service or estimate. When ordering or registering on our site, you may be asked to enter your name, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number, or other details pertaining to your requested service or information. You may, however, visit our site anonymously.

What do we use your information for?

Your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs. We use this information to improve and personalize services including (but not limited to):

  • Moving Services
  • Junk Removal Services
  • Donation Pickup & Delivery Services
  • Franchise Opportunities
  • To personalize your experience
  • To improve our website
  • To process transactions
  • To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature
  • To send periodic informational emails

The email address you provide for order processing may be used to send you information and updates pertaining to your order, in addition to receiving occasional company news, updates, related products, or service information.

Note: If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.

How do we protect your personal information?

College HUNKS implements a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you place an order or enter, submit, or access your personal information.

We offer the use of a secure server. All supplied sensitive/credit information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our database to be only accessed by those authorized with special access rights to our systems and are required to keep the information confidential. After a transaction, your private information (credit cards, social security numbers, financials, etc.) will not be stored on our servers.

Do we use cookies?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser that enables the sites or service provider systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.

We use cookies to understand and save your preferences for future visits and compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may contract with third-party service providers to assist us in better understanding our site visitors.

These service providers are not permitted to use the information collected on our behalf except to help us conduct and improve our business. If you prefer, you can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies via your browser settings.

Do we disclose any information to outside parties?

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential.

We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or other’s rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Third party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. Therefore, College HUNKS Hauling Junk & Moving® is not responsible or liable for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

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Because we value your privacy, we have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent.

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Changes to our privacy policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page.

This policy was last modified on 3/20/2020.

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Honest. Uniformed. Nice. Knowledgeable. Service.

With the most 5-star reviews in the industry, we provide expert service through our licensed, trained professionals. That means you can always trust our team to be courteous, friendly, and handle your belongings with the utmost care. With College HUNKS, you can count on your move to be a fun, pleasant experience.

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