The dreadful day of the year is coming up: move out day. Moving out of your college dorm or apartment is a pain in the “you know what.” You have to pack, scrub vigorously so you don’t get charged with any cleaning fees and figure out what to do with the junk you don’t want.

However, L.A.’s Sanitation Department of Public Works will make your moving-out routine much easier by offering to pick up large, bulky items for free. These items can be couches, chairs, tables, refrigerators and whatever else you might have that is large and unwanted. If you leave these items out on the curb without arranging for pick up, it can actually cause harm to the environment. It's easy. All you have to do is call 3-1-1 or 800-773-2489. Just make sure you call first before placing the items on the curb.

For more information on the Los Angeles Sanitation Department of Public works, click here.