Fairfax Times Article Exerpt — When Junk King finds treasure in trash

Angela Woolsey of the Fairfax County Times writes a charming article about Junk King, Jun 24, 2016. Here is an excerpt; click here to see the whole article.

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Joey Powers was helping a woman in her late 90s clean out her house after the death of her husband when he stumbled across the cabinet of knives. It turned out that the woman’s husband had worked as a coroner for the U.S. Army during World War I, and he’d used the knives to perform autopsies.
“Especially in the D.C. area, there’s so much history, and so much that the older generations are getting rid of now,” Powers said. “Even though we have to let a lot of it go, it’s really cool to be able to take these little pieces of history and give them a little bit more life.”
Joey Powers donated a collection of photographs he found from the Alexandria area to the George Washington Historical Society in Mount Vernon.
“It’s not every single day that we’re running into priceless antiques or anything, but it certainly happens,” Joey said, prompting Graham to joke that his drivers might all turn into antique dealers someday.
Junk King boasts its drivers’ integrity as a chief selling point. They’re instructed to inform customers if they find something potentially valuable instead of trying to sneak it away.
“They’re honest guys, and if they weren’t, they wouldn’t last here,” Graham said, citing an example of when he managed to stop an Anacostia customer from throwing a print by Maxfield Parrish, an influential, early 20th-century painter, into the garbage can.

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Junk King Finds Treasure in your Trash

Joey Powers was helping a woman in her late 90s clean out her house after the death of her husband when he stumbled across the cabinet of knives.

It turned out that the woman’s husband had worked as a coroner for the U.S. Army during World War I, and he’d used the knives to perform autopsies.

Though he says that the discovery was “a little spooky” at first, Powers uncovers fascinating odds-and-ends and historical mementos like that knife collection on a fairly regular basis, one of the perks of his job as a driver for the Fairfax branch of the California-based trash removal service Junk King.

Read full article at http://www.fairfaxtimes.com

Washington Post article: Hoarding is a growing concern

The Washington Post, Health and Science section has a good article about hoarding. Sara Solovitch April 11

At Junk King, we work with professionals, like Maria Spetalnik (Conquer the Clutter).  Maria provides the counseling, planning, and support.  We help with the heavy lifting and disposal of the unwanted clutter.  We provide the labor and trucks.  Our crews respect the client,  We also respect the environment by repurposing, donating, or recycling everything.  We are 100% landfill free.

As Sara Solovitch states, “Hoarding is different from merely living amid clutter, experts note. It’s possible to have a messy house and be a pack rat without qualifying for a diagnosis of hoarding behavior. The difference is one of degree. Hoarding disorder is present when the behavior causes distress to the individual or interferes with emotional, physical, social, financial or legal well-being.”

Call Conquering the Clutter or Junk King Fairfax.  We can help, whether you have a little clutter or  a lot.

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Six Reasons to call Junk King Fairfax

1.Bulk Trash Removal and more . . .
Junk King has the trucks, crews, know-how, and flexibility to solve your bulk trash and debris removal. We can take all those items that the subscription trash service can not take such as white goods, furniture, over-size items, e-waste, tires, hot-tubs, sheds, demolition debris . . . everything but hazardous materials.

2. Best-rated Bulk Trash Hauler
Independent customer reviews such as Angie’s List and Listen 360 put us in first place for customer service. Our Listen 360 score of 97 out of 100 (more than 1,000 independent reviews) puts Junk King in the top 1% of all home services companies in the United States.

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3. Flexible Bulk Trash Hauler
You can book same-day jobs or schedule routine pick-ups. We are big enough to haul away and dispose of 400 cubic yards of debris each day. Yet, we are small enough that you work directly with the owners; we work with your schedule and within your budget.

4.  Reasonable and Transparent Pricing
Junk King charges by volume with no hidden charges. We work with clients to find the the most cost-effective options.

5. Most Eco-friendly Bulk Trash Hauler
Junk King is 100% landfill free. We are the only hauler in the area that has a warehouse where we separate items for the best disposal option.

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6. Veteran Owned and Operated
Two generations of veterans—Dan and Alex—started Junk King Fairfax. We continue their dedication to excellence and pride in service for our clients. We hire vets. All our employees are W2. We are fully insured.

Junk King Franchise Owners,  Dan Graham and Alex Powers.

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Junk King and Traffic in the Washington DC Area

If you are a DC commuter, you will not be surprised to learn that our Metro Area has the worse traffic in the United States.

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According to a report by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute and INRIX Inc., traffic congestion across the nation reached a new peak last year and is greater than ever before.

They analyzed federal data on the number of cars on the road and on traffic speed data collected by INRIX on 1.3 million miles of urban streets and highways.

Washington DC ranked as the worst congestion measured in annual extra hours commuters spend in their cars due to delay, together with the cost in lost time and fuel.

On average, Washington, D.C.-Virginia-Maryland commuters lose 82 hours stuck in traffic at an annual cost of $1,834 per commuter.  Ouch!

In our own modest way, Junk King helps reduce congestion. Each of our big trucks holds the equivalent of six pickup truck loads of debris. In a typical day, each of our trucks makes two full hauls to the dump, which helps keep an equivalent twelve pickup trucks off our already crowded roads.

The next time you find yourself behind a Junk King truck, remember that it’s better than being behind six pickup trucks. When you call Junk King, you get the best service at a good price, 100% landfill free recycling, and you help reduce road congestion. What’s not to like?

Fix any junk removal problem with Junk King Fairfax

Junk King is a junk hauling and junk removal company in Fairfax VA. Our goal is to not only to take off all the items that you no longer need off, but do so in a way that makes your life stress free and make the environment better.

We use large trucks that are able to remove your junk on any day requested by you. All kinds of junk and trash are handled by us, quickly and efficiently. From not in use appliances to entire basements, we can take care of all.

We also make sure we follow environment friendly practices, and recycle products wherever we can. Some of our services include:
• E-waste – We can pick up computer hardware and other e-waste from your home or office and dispose them safely.
• Commercial – Our junk hauler team can come in and haul away any broken fittings, boxes and any other unused or not in any more use stuff that clutters your shop.
• Backyard – Just cleaned up your yard or patio? We can pick up all your green waste and haul it away.
• Moving house or end of tenancy – Moving is a stressful time.Let our junk hauler Fairfax, VA team take care of all the trash and unwanted items you may have collected over the years.

Fix Any Debris Removal Problem with Junk King Fairfax

Junk King is a junk hauling and disposal company in Fairfax VA. Our goal is to not only to take off all the items that you no longer need off, but do so in a way that makes your life stress free and make the environment better.
We use large trucks that are able to remove your junk on any day requested by you. All kinds of junk and trash are handled by us, quickly and efficiently. From not in use appliances to entire basements, we can take care of all. We also make sure we follow environment friendly practices, and recycle products wherever we can. Some of our services include:
• E-waste – We can pick up computer hardware and other e-waste from your home or office and dispose them safely.
• Commercial – Our junk hauler team can come in and haul away any broken fittings, boxes and any other unused or not in any more use stuff that clutters your shop.
• Backyard – Just cleaned up your yard or patio? We can pick up all your green waste and haul it away.
• Moving house or end of tenancy – Moving is a stressful time.Let our junk hauler Fairfax, VAteam take care of all the trash and unwanted items you may have collected over the years.

Junk Removal Tips for Clients at Fairfax, VA

Junk King offers junk removal services in Fairfax for both private and business clients. Our junk hauling and removal team incorporates junk haulers, our garbage trucks and gear to handle your garbage.Here are our expert’s junk removal tips on how you and Junk King can save cash:

1. Haul away all the junk you can at the same time- When wetake junk in bulk we save time and diesel. This permits our organization to extend these saving by giving trash volume discounts.
2. Flatten your junk- Break down the old junk items so they can fit flatter in the truck. Cardboard boxes, tables and other trash can be broken down into flatter pieces that will fit better in our trash truck.
3. Maximize the garbage service- Stuff your trash can and other recycling bins with as much as you can. That way you don’t have to use a secondary trash removal service.
4. Join with somebody for collecting junk- Get together with your neighbors and have your garbage uprooted in the meantime.This takes after the same principle that the more junk volume you have the more you save.

After the above process just indicate to take my junk and we will be off in a jiffy with the best offers from Junk King Fairfax, VA today.

Yard Clutter and Mosquitoes

Yard clutter and debris—such as tires, scrap metal, buckets, cans, bricks, toys—often trap rain water and become a breeding ground for mosquitoes, which are famous for transmitting diseases from the simple summer cold to West Nile and worse. Piles of dead brush, rotting logs, dilapidated sheds, and unused hot tubs also become a breeding for mosquitoes and other pests.

A tire int he backyard full of mosquito larvae

Adult mosquitoes lay eggs in stagnant or slow moving water, or on moist soil or leaf litter in areas likely to collect water. By eliminating these water sources, you can keep new generations of mosquitoes from taking up residence in your yard.

Female mosquitoes can lay up to 300 eggs at a time. Usually, the eggs are deposited in clusters – called rafts – on the surface of stagnant water, or they are laid in areas that flood regularly. Eggs can hatch in as little as an inch of standing water. Females will lay eggs up to three times before they die.

Mosquitoes spend their first 10 days in water. Water is necessary for the eggs to hatch into larvae, called wigglers. Wigglers feed on organic matter in stagnant water and breathe oxygen from the surface. They develop into pupae, which do not feed and are partially encased in cocoons. Over several days, the pupae change into adult mosquitoes.

In addition to decluttering your yard, also consider these tips:

1. Drill holes in the bottom of any garbage or recycling containers stored outdoors.

2. Keep gutters clean and unclogged.

3. Keep swimming pools cleaned and chlorinated, even when not in use.

4. Walk your property after a rain, and look for areas in the landscape that are not draining well. If you find puddles that remain for four or more days, regrade the area.

5. Aerate ornamental ponds to keep water moving and discourage mosquitoes from laying eggs. Stock the pond with mosquito-eating fish.

6. Empty water containers twice per week. Birdbaths, pet water bowls, flowerpot saucers, wading pools, foot baths, garbage can lids, and pottery attract mosquitoes.

Junk King can help you declutter your yard for the sake of your health as well as your enjoyment.

Spring Cleaning –Tips to Donate, Repurpose, Recycle

Are you ready to jump into spring? Here are four of our best tips to make your spring cleaning painless.

  1. Prepare yourself with boxes, bags, markers, and tape so you can clearly label and pack the items you’re sorting.
  2. Make a list of the areas you want to tackle, and clean one area at a time. Whether you want to tidy up your bookshelf, the kids toy area, or your garage, tackling them one at a time will help keep the project manageable.
  3. Know where to donate.Habitat for Humanity, Purple Heart, or The Salvation Army vary in what they accept and prefer. For a list of acceptable items, click on any of their names above.
  4. Call a reputable hauler. Reputable haulers disposed of larger items properly, and they work with larger recycling facilities to ensure all possible items are recycled.

Are you ready to get started? Call us at 888.888.JUNK (5865) or visit us on the web at Junk King Fairfax.

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For those of you that love the shabby chic style, look no further than one of our favorite blogs, Recycled Interiors, for inspiration on giving old items a new purpose.

Do you want to get the look? Author, Helen Edwards has written a guest blog exclusively for our readers, Five tips for including thrift shopping & salvaged junk into your home decorating. Enjoy!

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