1. Attend training classes given by moving and clean out companies. The classes will train you how to properly wrap, package, and remove items if your clean out company is left with any goods. Use the telephone directory to help you find clean out and move out companies that provide these classes.
2. Visit your city or county’s clerk’s office and apply for your business license for your clean out company. You’ll need to provide your driver’s license with your current address. File your clean out company’s fictitious business name. You will need your clean out company’s business name and your current address to file for your clean out company’s business name. Visit the IRS website to apply for your Employer Identification Number. You’ll need your social security number and your business name to fill out the IRS-Form SS-4. After completing the form, electronically send the application and you will receive your EIN for your clean out company immediately.
3. Hire your employees to start and open your clean out company. Employees should be physically fit for lifting, pushing and cleaning purposed. Hire one part time and full time. Their responsibilities should include carrying out tasks appointed by managers and customers, participating in clean out duties from your clean out company, attending team meetings and arriving on time for their shifts. The founder is responsible for payroll, scheduling, filings, and receiving phone calls. Ultimately, the more clean out jobs your clean out company gain, you’ll hire additional employees.
4. To lower your clean out company’s overhead, attend and complete the required training classes to be a certified upholstery technician for your clean out company. Visit the Institute, Cleaning and Restoration’s website for more information about requirements and qualifications to become certified for your clean out company.
5. Purchase materials to hep get your clean out company up and running. Buy office supplies, record keeping and administrative software, cleaning products and uniforms for your employees, if needed. To cut down overhead cost, employees could wear a solid colored t-shirt like black with blue jeans and steel toe boots.
6. Contact a dumpster company that leases out their clean up trucks for your clean out company. You can use the telephone directory to find a dumpster company. Review the options of renting to own mid-sized truck from a rental company like Enterprise or Hertz. Compare rates and package deals such as one year lease with low interest rates.
7. Create business cards for your clean out company. Include the clean out company’s contact information like the location, phone number and email. Design a website that explains your clean out service, rates and the process your clean out company uses for each clean out service. Advertise your clean out company by using social networking sites, local publications and posting flyers on local bulletin boards.