The Bailey household of Vandergrift loves getting soiled serving to others.
Married couple Joshua and Richelle Bailey co-own Bailey’s Junk Removing on Grant Avenue in Vandergrift.
The enterprise, established in 2012, dealt with greater than 650 junk removing jobs within the Alle-Kiski Valley final yr.
The couple’s 5 sons — Chandler, Cassius, Cayden, Camden and Cobadiah — all work for the household enterprise.
Joshua Bailey is a Kiski Space alumnus who served within the Military and labored as a private coach and within the senior house care business.
He mentioned, a couple of decade in the past, he began to note televisions discarded alongside roadsides. That indicated a normal want for disposal of things not dealt with by common rubbish pickup. He determined to create a brand new enterprise mannequin for his giant household.
“I noticed a necessity,” Bailey mentioned. “I’ve at all times had a aspect hustle, together with scrap removing, and it is a full-time job now. I did this for monetary safety.”
Bailey’s Junk Removing primarily handles property cleanouts, spring cleansing jobs and hoarder situations.
“I’m typically shocked by how individuals reside. There are conditions I see the place persons are residing in unsanitary situations,” Bailey mentioned. “I’d say about 10% of the roles we go on, the situations usually are not match for residing.”
The hoarding jobs are often from property house owners who’ve evicted tenants.
“It’s all socio-economic ranges, too,” Bailey mentioned. “I’ve seen $500,000 houses that appear like a crack home whenever you stroll inside. … You go inside and also you’re knee-deep in trash.”
However not all junk jobs are dangerous.
“One of many first jobs we had was in New Kensington, and I discovered $100 neatly folded inside a sea shell,” Joshua Bailey mentioned. “We’ve discovered cash stuffed inside partitions, too.”
Richelle Bailey, a Kiski Space grad, home-schools the couple’s kids on the household’s 126-year-old home. The youngest, Cassius, 11, will probably be required to pitch in additional when he turns 12.
“They begin actually working at 12, and so they learn to cope with individuals,” she mentioned. “We assist individuals clear up their houses inside and outside.”
The Baileys mentioned the highest three objects from junk removing gigs are furnishings, electronics and family items.
Vandergrift actual property agent Marilee Kessler mentioned she recommends the Baileys’ companies to shoppers.
“They’re a tremendous instance of fine old style American values of onerous work, honesty and independence,” mentioned Kessler, who’s additionally a Vandergrift councilwoman.
Buyer Laurie DeLuca of East Vandergrift employed the Baileys final yr to empty out her daughter’s condominium throughout a transfer.
“They loaded it completely. We have been extraordinarily proud of them. They have been courteous and delicate with all of her furnishings,” DeLuca mentioned.
DeLuca’s husband, Jeff, frequents Bailey’s Resale Store at 116 B Grant Ave.
Chandler Bailey manages the upstairs store, filled with cherry-picked objects the household deems value promoting.
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Chandler Bailey, 22, supervisor of Bailey’s Resale Store, holds a classic phone on the retailer, which is filled with objects from junk removing jobs that the household deems value promoting.
“He purchased some good vinyl information there. And it’s simply enjoyable to go searching,” Laurie DeLuca mentioned.
Bailey’s Resale Store is open by appointment solely by calling 724-393-8426.
Chandler Bailey, 22, mentioned he’s amazed on the cool finds that end result from the household junk hauls.
“I like seeing the pure pleasure on individuals’s faces after we end eradicating the junk they by no means thought they’d do away with. It’s satisfying offering a useful service to the individuals of Vandergrift and past,” he mentioned.
Bailey’s jobs vary in value from $135 to $735, however every job is priced individually based mostly on location, period of the work and what’s required.
The undesirable junk eliminated by the Baileys goes to one in every of two areas: McCutcheon Enterprises, a waste administration firm in Allegheny Township, or Westmoreland Cleanways and Recycling in Latrobe.
Different companies provided by Bailey’s are labor for rent, demolition, pickup and supply to new addresses. In addition they have a aspect gig in boulder gross sales.
“We discover them in outdated foundations that folks don’t need,” Joshua Bailey mentioned.
Bailey’s Junk Removing could be reached on 724-472-6384.
Joyce Hanz is a Tribune-Assessment workers author. You may contact Joyce at 724-226-7725 , email@example.com or through Twitter .