Monthly Archives: June 2011

East Bay Refrigerator Disposal

School’s out which means the neighbors will soon be teeming with kids looking for things to do. Recently, a group of youngsters from East Bay took a bus trip up to Sacramento to champion a high-quality summer program for low-income neighborhoods. This is actually a very serious issue facing kids and is called the “summer slide.” A study has found that for kids who take the summer off from being engaged in learning tend to drift further away from developing the skills they’ll need when they return to school. This doesn’t mean that kids should stay in school year round (although some parents might like that!). Instead, they should be given the opportunity to enroll in programs that bring them structure and fun activity like sports, reading and field trips.
That’s just what those East Bay kids were doing as they toured the capital and got to ask lawmakers what their favorite summers were when they were kids. Everyone has a fond memory of vacations by the beach or up in the mountains. Maybe it was a cross country trip with the whole family packed into a RV. Whatever the memory, summer is definitely a time for kids to be outdoors engaged in all kinds of fun. The goal is to have a safe summer. Every 4th of July we’re reminded of the dangers of playing with fireworks with displays of department store mannequins getting blown up by firecrackers. However, there is another danger that could be found around neighborhoods in the form of abandoned refrigerators.
All it takes is one tragedy to release how crucial it is to properly dispose of your old refrigerators. Even putting an old fridge in your garage isn’t 100% full proof. There is simply no telling what kind of exploration a kid will get into over the summer. And don’t try saying, “Stay out of the garage.”  That’s just an open invitation to go there! The best course of action would be to hire a professional hauling company like Junk King to take away that refrigerator and dispose of it properly. Not only can you rest assured that you’re unused appliance won’t cause any harm; you’ll actually be in compliance with the law.
If you decide to keep that fridge then you either have to remove the door or padlock it. Taking off the door is easy but then you’ve got the door and the fridge sitting there collecting dust and rust. The padlock option is viable but the bigger question is why are you going to hold onto something that you’ll never use again? Do you really want to waste the storage space? One call and you can have the icebox taken away. And while you’re at it, you might also find several move large items worthy of the trash heap. Just because the junk haulers are taking away your fridge doesn’t mean they can’t also take away all your other trash!

Oakland Old TV Disposal – Your Old Television Can Be History

Like it or not, reality TV programming has changed the landscape of what we watch on TV. A quick glance of TV history can find that various programming genres have gone through cycles. In the beginning, the airwaves were dominated by sitcoms featuring radio stars and variety programs. At the beginning of the 60’s it was all about the westerns and corny “hillbilly” type humor. The 70’s brought a wave of realism not only through dramas and miniseries but also in the half hour sitcom arena. In the 80’s the message was escape through luxury and the sitcom was dead. Then in the 90’s, the sitcom was back. And in the new century, reality TV began muscling out the scripted programming to lay claim to several hours of a week of real people, real chefs, real designers, real teens and pretty much anything else where some drama can be created. Oddly enough, this kind of programming has been around for a long time.
Way back in 1948, Allen Funt began a long history of catching folks in the act of absurdity with his Candid Camera series. This was our first glimpse of real people acting like themselves. There were also plenty of talent and quiz shows in that first decade of television history. In fact, the scandal of providing contestants with answers on the quiz show $64,000 Question nearly ruined a network. Could this be why the networks today would rather have a Wipeout or Deal or No Deal type of show than a quiz show?
As for watching families, couples and other “real” people go through the drama of their daily life, it wasn’t MTV which started it all, but PBS. A documentary film maker followed the Loud family back in 1973. The result was the riveting real life drama of An American Family. It actually took audiences and networks several years to recover from the raw nature of watching a family self destruct from within. However, this type of programming came roaring back with the premiere of MTV’s Real World. Now it would seem that Andy Warhol’s prediction of everyone being famous for 15 minutes is actually coming true as the television airwaves are jammed packed with dozens of real folks in all kinds of situations and lifestyles. We just can’t look away!
The bottom line is that television provides hours of entertainment for people around the world – especially those in the Bay Area . It also offers a window into that world by providing up to the minute news. Can you really imagine living without TV? The question then becomes what shape is your current TV set in? Is it time for replacement? If you’ll still watching television on a bulky set you might be ready to upgrade to a slim and crystal clear flat screen plasma TV. When these sets first hit the Bay Area market, they were selling for around $10,000. Now, you can find amazing deals on big screen plasma for under $900. When you’re ready to upgrade, you’ll need to get rid of that old set.
Junk King Alameda is your on-demand East Bay & Oakland TV disposal crew, standing by to properly get rid of that old dinosaur of a TV. All you’ll have to worry about is what to watch after the crew efficiently hauls off your old (and heavy) television.  Simply call 1-888-888-JUNK or book a free on site estimate.

Berkeley Hauling – Let the Pros Handle the Junk

A random sampling of Berkeley, CA happenings reveals a little bit of something for everyone.  Many students hang out on the lawn of the Berkeley campus, studying, chatting and planning their weekends.  Berkeley business owners prepare their various goods and services – from an eclectic mix of foods to various baubles that are targeted at incoming tourists.   The question is: what did you do with your week?
If you decided to kick back at home maybe you had the chance to take stock of exactly what condition your living space is in. Actually, we’re talking about available space, as in, how much do you have? Could it be that you’ve become overwhelmed and overcrowded with unwanted junk. Perhaps your Berkeley weekend activity could be a complete overhaul of your home, garage, attic and closets. Might not be as fun as a night out at some Berkeley bars, but you’ll be guaranteed a reward and that would be with all those new wide open spaces.
Let’s face it; the most common excuse for not getting rid of all your old junk is you don’t have the manpower or the transportation. That’s why you should think about tapping into a local Berkeley hauling crew like Junk King to help you get rid of all that junk. This is a professional team of haulers who who is accustomed to efficiently move junk out of homes.
What could be on your list of “junk that should be gone?” Are you holding onto some old bed frames that will never make it back to a bedroom? Do you have pieces of furniture that you would be too embarrassed to even donate to the Salvation Army? Maybe you’ve even got a warped sounding piano that has outlived its usefulness in your home. Those are pretty big pieces to move around and that’s why you should bring in the pros to handle this score.
The other benefit from hiring professional movers is that they’ll have the trucks to haul this stuff away. What are your options? Break that ratty sofa down into a million pieces and haul it off one SUV trunk load at a time? Would you even know where to take this junk? You might be surprised at how far out of Berkeley you would have to go just to dump your trash. Is that how you really want to spend the weekend?
Instead, slap a post-it note on every item you want taken away and let the professional hauling crew do the rest. They’ll have your place cleared of junk in no time and you can get out to enjoy all that Berkeley, California has to offer.