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Tips For Staying Safe At Home This Summer

Tips For Staying Safe At Home This Summer


Stay-cations and backyard getaways are a popular alternative these days to high-priced trips to theme parks and resort destinations and can be less risky.

Staying safe while staying at home this summer means much more than avoiding sunburns and bee stings. And knowing what to do and what to avoid can mean a much more enjoyable time "getting away from it all."


Having a Safe Vacation at Home this Summer - and Any Time of Year

"Seriously? Who gets hurt at home?"

While you might be thinking that this is a bit over the top in terms of promoting caution, the fact is that almost 54 percent of all injury-involved accidents occur at home. In other words, far more than those that take place at work, on the road, or anywhere else outside of the home. 

Or, to put it another way, being at home can be dangerous!

And not to be too heavy-handed with this point, unfortunately there were an estimated 156,300 preventable injury-related deaths that occurred in or near homes in 2020, or about 78 percent of all preventable injury-related deaths during that year.

Again, that does not include auto or work-related deaths. 

So, how do we make sure that "hanging around the house" won't hurt us?

We've put together this handy guide and checklist of tips to help you stay safe at home this summer and all through the year:


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The family vacation is a venerable American tradition. And, except for the last two years of the insidious coronavirus pandemic, the numbers of families taking vacations has steadily increased.

For example, according to a 2019 AAA Travel survey, nearly 100 million Americans, or four in 10 U.S. adults, were planning to take a family vacation that year. Of course, that number nosedived the following year when the full brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic kept most Americans behind closed doors.

However, what arose out of the shutdowns and stay-at-home orders was a rise in so-called "stay-cations" and backyard getaways complete with outdoor kitchens, big screen TVs on the patio, and a surge of outdoor game playing. 

And, while the vacation and hospitality industry is finally seeing major increase from the COVID years, many Americans are still opting to stay home and vacation there. 

The good news is that they can do so and do it safely with the right steps.


When You Want to Stay Home When You "Get Away"

There's a great deal to be said for taking a so-called "stay-cation" and enjoying the benefits of getting away from it all in the comfort of your own home.

No rental cars, no airport security, no expensive room service or overpriced tourist hotel rooms. 

And, perhaps best of all, no packing and unpacking! But the one downside from vacationing at home is the mess. Unlike that pricey hotel, there is no housekeeping service. Nor are the armies of groundskeepers and maintenance staff keeping everything clean, safe, and in working order.

No. Unfortunately, it all falls on you!

If the backyard is cluttered and unsightly because of the piles of junk and debris that are still there, it can definitely take away from the romantic ambience your outdoor space might otherwise provide for those outdoor getaways at home.

The good news is that you don't have to be responsible for removing, loading, and hauling all the yard waste and outdoor debris, household junk and clutter, or all the stuff you no longer want that is still taking up space in the garage.

Instead, you can have someone else come in and take it all away and dispose of it for you!


Junk King is the Best Choice for All Your Junk Hauling Needs

Once you've decided to have someone come and take care of all the trash and junk hauling from your backyard and other places in your home, you'll need to determine which firm is the right one for the job.

But we can tell you that it is an easy decision since Junk King really is the best choice!

That's because Junk King always provides efficient, safe and eco-friendly residential junk removal services so you don’t need to worry about the pick up or disposal of the debris after your cleanup project is done.

And our experienced debris removal team can break down and haul off any types of structure or equipment you might have in your yard, as well. 

Old storage shed? Not a problem! Broken hot tub? We got it! Just give us a call.

Our professional and insured yard waste removal team will show up at your home and we call 15 minutes before we arrive on site. Once there, we’ll give you a free estimate based on how much room your junk takes up in our truck. You simply point and we'll haul the debris away with no hidden fees.

So, ready to get your outdoor spaces junk free? It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3.

Make an appointment by booking online above or by calling 1.888.888.JUNK (5865).



Tips For Staying Safe At Home This Summer


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