How hard is it to remove carpet?

Home Depot wants $240 to remove the old carpet before they install the new stuff. The area is 2 small bedrooms, a hallway, and some stairs (around 500 sq ft). Is it worth it to do myself?
take a box cutter, and cut a slice in the carpet, then just tug and it will pull right up, unless its glued down (which its usually not). even if it was glued down google for what will soften up the glue (acetone or mineral spirits probably). its held in along the edge with tack strips. the carpet will pull right off of them, and the tack strips come off with a prybar and hammer. if its on concrete, when you pull up the strips, it will take small quarter sized pieces of concrete with it (from my experience), then just get a small tub of premixed concrete and patch the holes,then lay down whatever you want (tile, wood, etc).

hardest part is throwing away the carpet, you’ll throw it into the back of your pickup and take to a landfill, or what I do is get up at 3am and find a dumpster behind a store that isn’t seen from the road, and toss it in there

take a box cutter, and cut a slice in the carpet, then just tug and it will pull right up, unless its glued down (which its usually not). even if it was glued down google for what will soften up the glue (acetone or mineral spirits probably). its held in along the edge with tack strips. the carpet will pull right off of them, and the tack strips come off with a prybar and hammer. if its on concrete, when you pull up the strips, it will take small quarter sized pieces of concrete with it (from my experience), then just get a small tub of premixed concrete and patch the holes,then lay down whatever you want (tile, wood, etc).

hardest part is throwing away the carpet, you’ll throw it into the back of your pickup and take to a landfill, or what I do is get up at 3am and find a dumpster behind a store that isn’t seen from the road, and toss it in there

Cool, I’m going to give it a shot. It’s an upstairs area so it’s just nailed into the floorboard. I think the padding is probably glued so that will be the hardest thing to remove. Home depot only warranty’s their install if you use their padding.

Haha luckily I live near the dump so it’s not a big deal…
It’s really easy to remove. Plus, if it’s on top wood floors, the padding is probably just stapled not glues, so you can remove it easily by ripping it and then using a screwdriver for the staples.
a bit off the subject, how much they asking for install?

screw carpet, get laminate flooring like armstrong, which is a brand that you can get at lowes. i have it in my house and its way better than pergo and a little cheaper too